The last but not least in my series of crochet veggies is THE BANANA.
I had been thinking about the banana for some days because I didn’t really know how to make this crescent-moon-like shape… But I’m pretty satisfied with the result. It’s a toy anyway… it has to be identifiable, but I didn’t really need too much detail level. It’s not one of those absolutely perfect plastic food replicas they have in Japan…
Read more for the pattern and some pics!
(It’s worked in the round, from bottom to top)
Make a magic ring and make 5 single crochets in it (5)
Row 1: Sc in each of the next two sc, 2sc in next sc, sc in each of next two (6)
Row 2: Sc in each sc around
Row 3: Sc in each of the next two stitches, 2sc in next. Repeat till the end of the row (8)
Row 4: Sc in first sc, 2sc in next. Repeat till the end of the row (12)
Rows 5 to 10: Sc in each sc.
Row 11: 2sc in first sc, sc in the next 5 sc. Repeat (14)
Row 12 to 16: Sc in each sc around
Row 17: 2sc in first sc, sc in the next 6 sc. Repeat (16)
Row 18 to 22: Sc in each sc around
(Now we start decreasing)
Row 23: 2sc together, sc in the next 6. Repeat (14)
Row 24 to 28: Sc in each sc around
(If you haven’t suffed it yet, do it now)
Row 29: 2sc together, sc in the next. Repeat (9)
Row 30: (Repeat row 29) (6)
Row 31: sc in each. Close leaving a long end.
To make it look more banana-ish, take a yarn needle and pass this long end through all the stitches longitudinally (from top to bottom) not through the stuffing but through the actual stitches. Pull tight and make a knot at the end. This will maintain the banana bent. I don’t have pictures of the process.
Or you could instead hide a wire inside so it’ll maintain the shape…
Minions love bananas…