My Watermelon 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.
An easy refreshing treat to make!
This adorable miniature watermelon slice is a perfect quick and easy project for the summertime. I love making play food because it’s always just so cute and is sure to be a huge hit with virtually anyone.
This watermelon might seem a little tricky because of its unique wedge shape, but it’s actually just made from a regular cone from a magic ring like any other project. A huge win-win!
I’ve made my watermelon in the classic red, but I can definitely see a huge array of them in pinks and yellows as party favors or keychains.
Tips for making this pattern!
This pattern is made from a magic circle for the top part, which is then shaped into a wedge shape.
The light green part of the watermelon is worked in a color change — if this is your first color change project, check out my tutorial here on changing color in amigurumi to get you on your way!
After finishing the top half of the watermelon, all that’s left is to make the rind.
This is worked back and forth to make a rectangle, with a neat border crocheted all around it. If you’ve never crocheted a border before, check out my video below — it’s super easy!
More adorable food amigurumi patterns:
- Jumbo Waffle Free Crochet Pattern
- Sushi Set Free Crochet Pattern
- Ice Cream Bear Free Crochet Pattern
- Bubble Tea Free Crochet Pattern
- Bread with Butter Free Crochet Pattern
- Jumbo Strawberry Free Crochet Pattern
- If you want to take this pattern offline, grab the beautifully formatted, ad-free, PDF pattern from Etsy here!
This tiny watermelon slice works up quickly and is super cute! It fits snugly in the palm of your hand and can be customized to any other melon slice. This pattern is accessible to beginners, and you can adapt it to any size you want by changing the weight of the yarn!
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- WeCrochet Brava Sport (sport)
- (<1 skein) Red
- (<1 skein) Alfafa (light green)
- (<1 skein) Hunter (dark green)
- Size D 3.25mm Clover Amour hook
- 5.0mm safety eyes
- black embroidery thread
- fiberfill stuffing
- tapestry needle
- stitch markers
- 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
- 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.
- When filling with polyester stuffing, pull apart each large chunk into many smaller chunks. This ensures an even distribution of firmness within the amigurumi.
- To avoid large holes in the crochet fabric, increase tension until the holes cannot be seen, or choose a crochet hook a size down.
- Use sewing pins to secure parts of the amigurumi before you sew them.
- Invisible finish off: click here for tutorial.
- Foundation Single Crochet: click here for tutorial.
For this pattern, the MC is Red, CC1 is Alfafa, and CC2 is Hunter.
Approx. 2.5″ x 2.5″ or 8 cm x 7 cm
WATERMELON SLICE (begin in MC. See Special Stitches for FSC.)
- Round 1: 6 sc in MR (6 sts)
- Round 2: inc x6 (12 sts)
- Round 3: (sc, inc) x6 (18 sts)
- Round 4: sc around (18 sts)
- Round 5: (2 sc, inc) x6 (24 sts)
- Round 6-9 (4 rnds): sc around (24 sts) Round 10 (3 sc, inc) x6 (30 sts)
- Round 11-12 (2 rnds): sc around (30 sts) Round 13 (4 sc, inc) x6 (36 sts)
- Round 14-15 (2 rnds): sc around (36 sts)
- Round 16: (5 sc, inc) x6 (42 sts)
- Switch to CC1. Insert 4mm safety eyes between rnds 13-14 (from the top), 4 sts apart. Using black embroidery thread, embroider a “V” shape on round 14, below the eyes. Round 17-19 (3 rnds) sc around (42 sts)
- Switch to CC2.
- Round 20: sc around (42 sts)
- Shape the cone with your hands so that the opening of the cone forms a long rectangle measuring about 16 stitches across at the very bottom for the front and back, and about 5 stitches across on each of the sides. Finish off and weave in the end. Using black yarn, sew black seeds on rounds 8 and 11 (counting from the top).
RIND (in CC2. See Special Stitches for FSC. Worked in turned rows.)
- Row 1: FSC 3, chain and turn (3 sts)
- Row 2-13 (12 rows): sc across, chain and turn (3 sts)
- Border: Chain 1 and crochet to the left along the side of the rectangle, one stitch in each row for a total of 12 stitches. Place 3 single crochets in the corner and sc 3 across. Then, sc 3 in the corner and sc 12 back along the long side of the rectangle. Sc 3 in the corner and slip stitch into the first stitch of the border. Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
- Watch this tutorial for how to crochet a single crochet border!
- Stuff the watermelon slice and whip stitch the rind to the opening, roughly matching up the long sides and the short sides.
- To help you make sure you don’t over or under shoot, attach a stitch marker at each of the corners. The stitch counts of the rind and top part may not match exactly, but it’s okay.
- Stuff the watermelon further as you finish sewing.
Your watermelon 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.
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