Strawberry – Free Crochet Pattern

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission.

Let’s learn amigurumi with this how to crochet a strawberry tutorial that was made for beginners! This free crochet pattern includes both the written pattern and a full video tutorial for every step of the process!

learn to crochet a strawberry with this free amigurumi pattern and video tutorial


I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern available here on my blog! An ad-free, formatted PDF version of this crochet pattern is also available for purchase here:


This free crochet pattern to crochet a strawberry is a “beginner” level pattern. Minimal crochet experience is necessary. For even more detailed instructions on the stitches used here, take a look at my crochet stitch tutorials.

Pin this pattern for later.

Add this free crochet strawberry pattern to your favorites on Ravelry.

Free Crochet Pattern For Beginner Strawberry Amigurumi

Pattern Specifics

Measurements: Approximately 4.5” tall
Gauge: Not necessary for this pattern; see notes
Hook Size: 4.0mm (G) crochet hook
Other Tools: tapestry needle, stitch markers, scissors
Yarn Weight: Medium (4) Worsted Weight
Yarn Used: WeCrochet/Knit Picks Brava Worsted
Yardage: color A (pink): 31 yds, color B (green): 5 yds, small amount of black and white yarn for embroidery
Other Materials: poly-fil stuffing, 12mm safety eyes

learn how to crochet a strawberry with these materials

Abbreviations

st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
SC = single crochet
SC2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (invisible decrease is recommended)

Special Stitches

SC2tog (using invisible decrease method): Insert hook into front loop of the first stitch. Insert hook into front loop of second stitch. Yarn over. Draw through the first two loops on hook. Yarn over. Draw through both loops on hook.

Notes

  • Checking your gauge is not required for this pattern. Use a hook that is smaller than the size recommended for your yarn weight. This will ensure that your stuffing will not show through the stitches.
  • All pieces are worked in the round. Use a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of each round.
  • Invisible decreases are recommended. Please see “Special Stitches”.
  • Safety eyes and noses pose a choking risk for babies; therefore, if making this toy for a baby, I recommend using yarn, felt, or embroidered details.
  • Strawberry requires stuffing. Stuff as you work to ensure the piece is completely filled. Do not add stuffing to the stem.

Pattern

Using 4.0mm (G) hook:

Strawberry

Using color A (shown as pink):

R1: Begin with 6 SC in a magic ring. (6 sts)

R2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

R3: 1 SC in each st around. (12 sts)

R4: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

R5: 1 SC in each st around. (18 sts)

R6: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

R7: 1 SC in each st around. (24 sts)

R8: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)

R9-11: 1 SC in each st around. (30 sts)

R12: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)

R13-14: 1 SC in each st around. (36 sts)

R15: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (42 sts)

R16-17: 1 SC in each st around. (42 sts)

Insert safety eyes between R13-14 with approximately 6 sts showing between them.

Strawberry Video Tutorial (PART 1)

This video is also available on YouTube. Watch this video: Strawberry Amigurumi Tutorial Part 1 on YouTube.

R18: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)

R19: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)

R20: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)

R21: *SC2tog, 1 SC in each of the next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)

Fill with stuffing.

R22: *SC2tog, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

R23: *SC2tog. Repeat from * around. (6 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving long strand. Weave yarn in and out of remaining sts. Pull tight to close. Tie off and weave in ends.

Stem

Using color B (shown as green):

R1: Begin with 4 SC in a magic ring. (4 sts)

R2-4: 1 SC in each st around. (4 sts)

R5: Working in the front loop only, 2 SC in each st around. (8 sts)

R6: *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st. Repeat from * around. (12 sts)

R7: *1 SC, ch 5, sl st in second ch from hook, SC in remaining 3 chs, sl st in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to the beginning.

Cut yarn, leaving long strand for sewing. Fasten off.

Strawberry Video Tutorial (PART 2)

This video is also available on YouTube. Watch this video: Strawberry Amigurumi Tutorial Part 2 on YouTube.

Assembly & Finishing

Center the stem on the top of the strawberry, over the final round of the strawberry piece. Attach the stem by sewing the stem to the strawberry around R6 of the stem, leaving the leaves made in R7 of the stem to remain unattached.

Using black yarn, embroider a smile that is 4 sts wide and 2 rounds high, over R8-9.

Using black yarn, embroider eyebrows beginning 2 rounds above the eye on the inside, and crossing over 4 sts to the outside of the eye and down 1 round.

Using white yarn, embroider seeds over a 2 stitch size, sporadically around the strawberry.

Strawberry Video Tutorial (PART 3)

This video is available on YouTube. Watch this video: Strawberry Amigurumi Tutorial Part 3 on YouTube.

We Crochet / Knit Picks Brava Worsted

Ad-Free PDF Pattern for Strawberry

Tips & Tricks

  • This pattern is worked in a continuous round. Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds while you are following this crochet a strawberry tutorial.
  • Familiarize yourself with the techniques used in this free crochet pattern with my crochet tutorials.
  • Use the invisible decrease stitch to make your sc2tog decreases blend in with your other stitches.

Alterations

  • Use a plush yarn like Parfait Chunky, along with a corresponding hook, to create an extra squishy strawberry!
  • Create different face details with embroidery to make your crochet strawberries even more fun!

More Free Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

Check out my other free amigurumi crochet patterns! In keeping with the theme of strawberries, you may also like my strawberry triceratops pattern, or my strawberry lemonade stygimoloch pattern!

small crochet chicken amigurumi

I hope you enjoyed this pattern! If you make it, leave me a comment below.

Want to see more from me? Be sure to subscribe to my email newsletter so that you never miss a pattern!

Follow along with me on Instagram for daily updates and a behind the scenes look at my designs.

I’d love to see what you make with this tutorial! Don’t forget to share your finished work with me: on social media by tagging me @thenicolechase, in your Ravelry projects, or post over in my Facebook group!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting!

Nicole

PATTERN COPYRIGHT © 2024 NICOLE CHASE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 
PATTERN MAY NOT BE ALTERED, COPIED, REDISTRIBUTED OR SOLD AS YOUR OWN PATTERN. 
YOU MAY SELL THE FINISHED PRODUCT ON A SMALL SCALE. PATTERN/DESIGN CREDIT GIVEN TO WWW.THENICOLECHASE.COM IS APPRECIATED. PERMISSION TO SELL DOES NOT INCLUDE MASS PRODUCTION. LARGE SCALE PRODUCTION IS PROHIBITED.

PHOTOGRAPHY COPYRIGHT © 2024 NICOLE CHASE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 
PHOTOS MAY NOT BE ALTERED, COPIED, REDISTRIBUTED OR SOLD AS YOUR OWN.

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *