Crochet Avocuddler Pattern

Who wants to avocuddle?! This is probably my most favorite item I have EVER made! The Avocuddler is a BIG, squishy pillow in the shape of an avocado! It is tremendously cuddly and you will not be able to fight the urge to snuggly up next to it!

Design Inspiration

I designed the Avocuddler as a birthday gift to my 11 year old step daughter, and she LOVES it! I think the best part about the Avocuddler is that you can make it for ANYONE! It’s a great cuddle buddy for kids younger and older, teens, and adults! This will be a must make for Christmas and birthday gifts!

I used Bernat Blanket Yarn, which is incredibly soft and squishy, and it also adds a nice texture to the pillow. I also added safety eyes and a smile to my pillow for a bit of extra fun, but you can easily omit that step if you want a faceless avocado! This pattern is beginner friendly, works up SO fast, and only uses 1 stitch! So let’s get making!

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Notes

● The front and back panels are worked in rows. At the end of each row CH 1 and turn. The CH 1 does not count as a stitch. The pit is worked in the round. Do not join at the end of each round. Use a stitch marker to keep proper count
● Repeat instructions given between asterisks (*) until the end of each round or until otherwise stated
● The number in parenthesis at the end of each row/round states the total number of stitches for that round
● Final size is approximately 23″ tall

Supplies

● Bernat Blanket Yarn in
Go-Go Green (darker green): approx. 6 oz (126 yards)
Lemon Lime (lighter green): approx. 5.5 oz (116 yards)
Taupe (brown): approx. 2 oz (42 yards)
● Medium (4) Weight Yarn in Black for mouth (approx. 6”)
Hook: 8.00 mm (L)
Polyester Fiber Fill for stuffing (approx. 10 oz)
● 2 12 mm Safety Eyes
Yarn Needle and Scissors and Stitch Marker

Abbreviations (US Terms)

ST – Stitch
SL ST – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG –Single Crochet Two Together

Pattern

Front Panel (Lemon Lime)

CH 13

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in each CH across (12)
Row 2: 2 SC in 1st ST, SC in each ST across until 1 ST remains, 2 SC in last ST (14)
Rows 3-11: Repeat row 2 until there are 32 STs across.
Rows 12-22: SC in each ST across (32)
Row 23: SC2TOG, SC across until 2 STs remain, SC2TOG (30)
Row 24: SC in each ST across (30)
Rows 25-40: Repeat rows 23 & 24 until there are 14 STs across
Row 41: SC2TOG, SC in the next 10 STs, SC2TOG (12)
Row 42: SC2TOG, SC in the next 8 STs, SC2TOG (10)
Row 43: SC2TOG, SC in the next 6 STs, SC2TOG (8)

SC in the same ST. Working to the left, make a SC boarder around the entire panel (you will work 2 SC in each of the 4 corners to help make a smooth corner and work 1 SC in each row/ST). There will be a total of 110 SC around. Tie off yarn. Set aside front panel and move onto the pit.

Pit (Taupe)

Magic Circle, CH 1

Round 1: SC x8 inside circle (8)
Round 2: 2 SC in each ST around (16)
Round 3: *SC in the 1st ST, 2 SC in the next* (24)
Round 4: *SC in the 1st 2 STs, 2 SC in the next* (32)
Round 5: *SC in the 1st 3 STs, 2 SC in the next* (40)
Round 6: *SC in the 1st 4 STs, 2 SC in the next* (48)
Round 7: *SC in the 1st 5 STs, 2 SC in the next* (56)
Rounds 8-10: SC in each ST around (56)

Tie off yarn leaving long 24″ tail. Place pit onto the front panel centered between rows 7 & 24. Use stitch markers to keep the pit in place and take your yarn needle and sew the pit onto the front panel. Be sure to stuff with fiber fill before sewing the pit up completely. When you reach the end, secure the yarn on the back with a few knots.

Optional: Place eyes centered between rows 32 & 33 and about 6 STs apart. Using the 6″ strand of black, medium weight yarn, make a “V” shape between the eyes to create a smile.

Back Panel (GoGo Green)

Repeat the instructions of the Front Panel but do not tie off yarn at the end.

Place the front and back panels together so that they line up, and the face on the front panel is on the outside. Working in both panels, SC the pieces together. You will work 1 SC in each ST around for a total of 110 SC’s. Be sure to stuff with fiber fill before stitching it up completely. Tie off and weave in end.

And you are all done! I hope you enjoyed the pattern for this Avocuddler! Be sure to show off your finished creation on Instagram and don’t forget to tag me so I can see!

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You are free to sell the items you make with this pattern, and I’d love if you could please link back to this page. You do not have permission to republish or distribute this pattern in any way or claim it as your own. Do not use my photos in your sale listings or for any other purposes. Thank you.



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