Crochet your very own orange! These orange plushes fit in the palm of your hand and are a great addition to a play kitchen or can be used as a stress ball.
The orange starts at the top. It is worked in continuous rounds and a stitch marker is recommended to help you keep track.
Round 1: Ch 2 and Sc 6 in second ch from hook (6)
Round 2: 2 Sc in each St (12)
Round 3: *2 Sc in next St, Sc in next St* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4: *2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 2 Sts* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 5: *2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 3 Sts* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 6: Sc in each St around (30)
Round 7: *2 Sc in next St, Sc in next 9 Sts* repeat 3 times (33)
Round 8 - 10: Sc in each St around (33)
Round 11: *Dec, Sc in next 9 st* repeat from * a total of 3 times (30)
Round 12: Sc in each St around (30)
Pause here to add eyes in round 7 (see photos), with 3 St between them.
Add a little smile in the row below. Eyebrows are optional, and are done in slanted lines above the eyes.
Round 13: *Dec, Sc in next 3 st* repeat from * a total of 6 times (24)
Round 14: *Dec, Sc in next 2 St* repeat from * a total of 6 times (18)
Pause here to start stuffing, and continue stuffing as you go.
Round 15: *Dec, Sc in next 1 st* repeat from * a total of 6 times (12)
Round 14: *Dec* repeat from * a total of 6 times (6)
Cut and leave long tail for sewing. With extra yarn, weave in and out of final 6 sc circle. Pull extra yarn through orange and cut off extra.
Chain 5, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next 3 chains (total of 3 hdcs). Chain 3 to go around the end. 1 hdc in each of the next 3 chains down the other side of the leaf (down the starting chain). Finish with 1 sc in next chain. Leave 12 inch long tail for sewing, and cut yarn. Thread starting tail through the underside of the leaf down to the bottom so it meets the other tail. Tie both tails together.
Depending on your preference, you can either sew the leaf to the top of the orange, or attach it with fabric glue. To use the fabric glue method, thread a yarn needle with both green yarn tails of the leaf and go through the very top of the orange. Come out the side of the yarn, but don’t pull the leaf tight onto the orange yet. Lightly coat both sides of the tail between the leaf and orange with fabric glue before you pull tight. Cut extra yarn. The glue should dry and hold the leaf on securely!
I hope you enjoyed this pattern! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time. This pattern is the property of BabyCakesStudios, so please do not claim this pattern as your own. You are welcome to sell finished products made from this pattern, but do not sell this pattern as your own. Thank you!