Mini Popsicle Free Crochet Pattern

My popsicle pattern is my newest food-themed free crochet pattern!

Read on to learn more about my design process and inspiration, or scroll to the end to get the free pattern. If you’re in a hurry and need to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here.

More adorable food amigurumi patterns:

A super customizable mini popsicle!

Making (no-sew) mini crochet food is one of the simple joys of life, and this popsicle is absolutely guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

I made it with a simple three stripe pattern that can be customized to your holiday or your favorite colors (July 4th, anyone?) .

The popsicle shape might look hard, but it’s really just a sphere, with a rectangle crocheted onto the bottom. I love that you don’t ever have to whip out your tapestry needle on this one — I’ll be walking you through how to use a no-sew technique to “stitch” together two pieces!

If you ever need a refresh on sewing, however, be sure to check out my comprehensive guide on how to sew amigurumi pieces together!

I made a little companion pattern for this popsicle, a bear-sicle, which you can also make for a cute set! See the pattern here!

Tips for making this pattern!

This popsicle pattern is relatively straightforward, but if you’re new to changing colors in amigurumi, this can be a great pattern to practice on.

I have an awesome photo tutorial on the easiest technique that I know (and use all the time) for changing colors in amigurumi, so if you need a refresher that should be a big help.

Apart from that, the shaping of the popsicle is nothing to worry about, since you literally make it the same way you would make a ball.

I love sweet and simple patterns and this is definitely one of them!

The opening for the popsicle stick in the bottom is created by a few chains stitches and skipped stitches so that you can slip your popsicle stick through at the end.

I used a little bit of hot glue to secure it, but you can also skip that step if your amigurumi won’t be roughly handled.

The Pattern

  • If you want to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here!

Description

This adorable popsicle is the perfect way to welcome summer! This incredible no-sew pattern looks more complicated than it is to make — if you can make a ball, you can make this pattern! You can customize this popsicle to all your favorite colors for summer!

Yarn

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  • Hobbii Amigo (sport)
    • (<1 skein) Light Pink
    • (<1 skein) White
    • (<1 skein) Lavender
      • Light purple

Notions

  • Size D 3.25mm Clover Amour hook
  • 4.0mm safety eyes
  • black embroidery thread
  • fiberfill stuffing
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers
  • popsicle stick cut in half
  • (optional) hot glue gun

Abbreviations

  • BLO: back loop only
  • ch: chain
  • CC: contrast color
  • dec: decrease
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • inc: increase (work two single crochets in one stitch)
  • MC: main color
  • MR: magic ring
  • rnd: round
  • RS: right side
  • sc: single crochet
  • sk: skip
  • x sc: work x number of single crochets
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • WS: wrong side
  • (x sts): total number of stitches for the round
  • (…) x: work all steps within parentheses x number of times

Technical Notes

  1. Crochet in continuous spiral rounds, unless specified otherwise. Use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to keep track of the last stitch in each round.
  1. When filling with polyester stuffing, pull apart each large chunk into many smaller chunks. This ensures an even distribution of firmness within the amigurumi.
  2. To avoid large holes in the crochet fabric, increase tension until the holes cannot be seen, or choose a crochet hook a size down.
  3. Use sewing pins to secure parts of the amigurumi before you sew them.

Color Coding

The MC is pink, CC1 is white, and CC2 is light purple.

Special Stitches

  • How to embroider a nose: see this tutorial

Final Size

2″ (5.5cm) x 4″ (10cm)

POPSICLE (begin in MC)

  • Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6 sts)
  • Round 2: inc x6 (12 sts)
  • Round 3: (sc, inc) x6 (18 sts)
  • Round 4: (2 sc, inc) x6 (24 sts)
  • Round 5: (3 sc, inc) x6 (30 sts)
  • Round 6: (4 sc, inc) x6 (36 sts)
  • Round 7-8 (2 rnds): sc around (36 sts)
  • Switch to CC1.
  • Round 9-13 (5 rnds): sc around (36 sts)
  • Insert 4.0mm safety eyes between rnds 11 and 12, with 3 stitches apart. Using black embroidery thread, embroider a “v” shaped mouth directly in between the eyes (fig. 1).
  • Switch to CC2.
  • Round 14-18 (5 rnds): sc around, sl st to first stitch (36 sts)
  • Shape the piece with your hands so that the opening forms a long rectangle measuring about 13 stitches for the long sides, and about 5 stitches for the short sides (fig. 1). Finish off and weave in the end.

Fig. 1: Main piece of popsicle done, with eyes and mouth. The bottom of the piece has been shaped into a rectangle with the side facing you measuring 13 sts across.

BOTTOM PIECE (in CC2. See Special Stitches for FSC. Worked in turned rows.)

  • Row 1: FSC 9, chain and turn (9 sts)
  • Row 2: 4 sc, chain and skip 1 sc, 4 sc, chain and turn (9 sts)
  • Row 3: 9 sc. Do not turn your work. (9 sts)

Border: Chain 1 and crochet to the left along the side of the rectangle, one stitch in each row for a total of 3 stitches.

  • Place 3 single crochets in the corner and sc 9 across the long side. Then, sc 3 in the corner and sc 3 back up the short side of the rectangle. Sc 3 in the corner and sc 9 more across the final long side.
  • You should have 36 stitches total, with the long sides measuring 13 sts and the short sides 5 sts (fig. 2).

Feel free to make adjustments to ensure that you end up with 36 sts. Do not finish off.

Fig. 2: Finished bottom piece.

Assembling the pieces: Match up the long sides of the bottom piece with the long side of the popsicle (fig. 3). Insert your hook through the next stitch of the bottom piece as well as the popsicle piece, and slip stitch all around. Stuff as you go, and insert the popsicle stick halfway through into the chain space in the bottom piece. If you wish, secure the popsicle stick with hot glue.

Fig. 3: Crocheting through the bottom piece and the popsicle piece.

Your popsicle amigurumi is all done! I hope you enjoyed crocheting it and found the pattern helpful. I would love to see your finished amigurumi, so share a picture on Instagram with me by using the #littleworldofwhimsy and tagging me @littleworldofwhimsy.