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Pregnant Avocado Amigurumi (Free Crochet Pattern)

by - April 08, 2020


Dear fellow crocheters,

Please meet... *drumroll*... Miss Pregnant Avocado! 🥑

I designed this mother-to-be avocado as a prop for my own pregnancy announcement.  I had decided to share my news on social media just a couple days ago, at 24 weeks pregnant.  Here's how it looked!


Isn't it sweet how this cheerful avocado half is cradling her belly bump (the seed) as she patiently awaits the birth of her precious baby?


Other than utilizing it as a creative pregnancy announcement prop, I thought it'd make a cute gift for any expecting mom with a bun in the oven too!

This avocado amigurumi is a relatively quick and easy crochet project.


It really only has two parts -- the top half and the bottom half!


After having fun with adding details, like the eyelashes, mouth, and arms, you get to sew the two portions together!


You can also easily customize your own avocado by using different appliques or embellishments.  I happened to think she looked pretty cute with a bow, so a bow it was!



If you like this design of mine, you can check out the other free patterns that I share on my blog!


You can also PIN it for later!

Scroll down for the free, written pattern instructions.  If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!





Pregnant Avocado Amigurumi

Free Crochet Pattern


Copyright Notice -- © 2020 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SweetSofties). No wholesale. You may not copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.


Introduction:
The Pregnant Avocado is a cheerful avocado half who cradles her belly bump (the seed) as she patiently awaits the birth of her precious baby!  This clever amigurumi design makes a cute gift for any expecting mom with a bun in the oven, or to use as a creative pregnancy announcement prop!  It is a relatively quick and easy crochet project that requires some sewing and adding details.  You can easily customize this avocado by using different appliques or embellishments.

The PDF pattern includes instructions to guide you through the entire project and includes numerous photo references with clear, written instructions.

Size: 
  • Height: 3½ inches (9 cm)

Level: 
  • ★★☆☆☆  Easy / Beginner 
  • Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), attaching yarn, changing colors, sewing parts together, and sewing details.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • FO: fasten off 
  • MR: magic ring 
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dec: decrease 
  • FLO: front loops only

Materials:



~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~

Important Note (Read before beginning!)
  • The ‘Seed Pit’ and ‘Top Portion’ are crocheted as one piece.  Do not fasten off unless the pattern states to do so.
Seed Pit (Belly)
Start with brown yarn.
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)
R5-R6: Sc around. (24 sts)
Without fastening off, continue with the avocado’s top portion.

Top Portion (Face)
Switch to yellow yarn.
R7: In FLO: (sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts)
R8: (Sc 4, inc) x 6. (36 sts)
Sl st in next st. Fasten off.
Count back 16 sts and attach yarn to the 16th sc from where you fastened off. We will now work in rows.
R9: Ch 1, turn. (When you turn your piece, you are working in the opposite direction, so flip your avocado around.) Sc 8. (8 sts)
R10: Ch 1, turn. Dec, sc 4, dec. (6 sts)
R11: Ch 1, turn. Sc 6. (6 sts)
R12: Ch 1, turn. Dec, sc 2, dec. (4 sts)
R13: Ch 1, turn. Dec 2. (2 sts)
Switch to light green yarn.
R14: Ch 1, turn, sc around the entire top portion. Join with a sl st to the first sc.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Bottom Portion (Back)
Start with dark green yarn.
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)
R5: (Sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts)
R6: (Sc 4, inc) x 6. (36 sts)
R7: Sc around. (36 sts)
R8: Sl st in next st. Ch 1, turn. (We will now work in rows.)  Sc in next st (not same st as the ch 1).  Sc 9. (10 sts)
R9: Ch 1, turn. Dec, sc 6, dec. (8 sts)
R10: Ch 1, turn. Dec, sc 4, dec. (6 sts)
R11: Ch 1, turn. Sc 6. (6 sts)
R12: Ch 1, turn. Dec, sc 2, dec. (4 sts)
R13: Ch 1, turn. Sc 4. (4 sts)
R14: Ch 1, turn. Dec 2. (2 sts)
R15: Ch 1, turn. Sc around the entire bottom portion. Join with a sl st to the first sc.
R16: Ch 1, sc around. Join with a sl st to the first sc.
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the ‘Top Portion’ later.


~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~

  1. Add 6mm plastic safety eyes to your avocado. (I inserted mine between R9-R10 of the Top Portion, 5 sts apart.) 
  2. Sew eyelashes, a mouth, arms, and hands using your yarn needle and scrap yarn. 
  3. Using the long yarn tail from the bottom portion, sew it to the top portion.  I stitched into the back loops of the top portion. Be sure to stuff your avocado before you sew it up completely!  
  4. If desired, add a bow and secure it with hot glue.  

And that's it!  Congratulations on finishing your Pregnant Avocado!





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Also, if you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!





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