Hi! This is Jess from Let’s Do Something Crafty, I’ve known Laura and Tia a little while now and they are so lovely plus I adore their blog so I’m very happy to be guest posting for them.
This is a fun little crochet tutorial and in it I will show you how to make some crocheted cherries. I will be turning into necklaces but you could actually do anything with them, you could sew them onto clothing or make bunting with them, the possibilities are endless!
What you will need:
- Bright pink / red yarn
- Bright green yarn
- Crochet hook (I used a 5mm)
- Large needle
Note: I used chunky yarn but you could use anything thickness you wanted depending on what you wanted to do with the cherries.
1. I started with a magic circle (I haven’t shown you how to do this but there are lots of tutorials on Youtube if you aren’t sure) then I worked 8 dc stitches into the circle and slip stitched them together (don’t tie off) before pulling the circle tightly closed.
2. Chain 1 then work 1 dc into the same space before working 2 dc stitches into each remaining stitch from the first round. Slip stitch together then tie off.
3. Repeat step 1 and 2 then weave in the ends.
4. Join the green yarn on to the top of the circle and chain stitch 4 then tie off. Repeat on the second circle but after the 4th stitch push your hook through the last green stitch of the first cherry and slip stitch to join them together. Weave in the ends.
This will give you your cherries…
5. To turn them into necklaces I tied some yarn on to the back and chain stitched it to the required length.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and that it makes sense, I only learnt how to crochet myself a year ago so the terminology is still fairly new to me. If you wanted to ask me any questions you can find me on Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram. Or if you would like to see more of my crochet projects and other crafts then you can visit my blog.
Thanks for reading and thanks for having me Little Button Diaries!