Crochet Papaya Pattern

This amigurumi papaya is a quick, beginner friendly pattern, that uses minimal supplies! This pattern is available for FREE on my blog or you can follow along with the video tutorial on my YouTube Channel! You can also find a printable, PDF version in my Etsy Shop!

Design Inspiration

This papaya is the ninth pattern for the Pregnancy Progress Project! Measuring about 11″, it’s the same size as a baby at 22 weeks of pregnancy! Not only is this papaya a cute addition to tracking your pregnancy, it would also make an adorable toy for your kids or pets!

March 2018: 22 weeks pregnant!
2019: new & improved design!

Notes

  • Pattern is worked in rows. Chain 1 and turn at the end of each row. The chain 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • The number in parenthesis at the end of each round states the total number of stitches for that round
  • Final size is approximately 11 inches

Supplies

  • Medium (4) weight yarn in Orange, Green, and Black
  • Hook: 4.00mm (G)
  • Polyester Fiber Fill
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • 2 10mm Safety Eyes (Optional)
  • Black Crochet Thread (Optional)

Abbreviations (US Terms)

ST(s) – Stitch(es)
CH – Chain
SL ST – Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet Two Together

Pattern

Front and Back Panels
(make 2: make the front panel in orange first, then the back panel in green second.)

CH 5

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook. SC in each ST across (4)

Row 2: CH 1 and turn. SC across (4)

Row 3: CH 1 and turn. 2 SC in 1st ST, SC in next 2 STs, 2 SC in last ST (6)

Row 4: CH 1 and turn. SC across (6)

Row 5: CH 1 and turn. 2 SC in 1st ST, SC in next 4 STs, 2 SC in last ST (8)

Row 6: CH 1 and turn. SC across (8)

Row 7: CH 1 and turn. 2 SC in 1st ST, SC in next 6 STs, 2 SC in last ST (10)

Row 8: CH 1 and turn. SC across (10)

Row 9: CH 1 and turn. 2 SC in 1st ST, SC in next 8 STs, 2 SC in last ST (12)

Row 10: CH 1 and turn. 2 SC in 1st ST, SC in next 10 STs, 2 SC in last ST (14)

Rows 11-18: CH 1 and turn. SC across (14)

Row 19: CH 1 and turn. SC in 1st ST, 2 SC in next 12 STs, 2 SC in last ST (16)

Rows 20-32: CH 1 and turn. SC across (16)

Row 33: CH 1 and turn. SC2TOG, SC in next 12 STs, SC2TOG (14)

Row 34: CH 1 and turn. SC2TOG, SC in next 10 STs, SC2TOG (12)

Row 35: CH 1 and turn. SC2TOG, SC in next 8 STs, SC2TOG (10)

Row 36: CH 1 and turn. SC2TOG, SC in next 6 STs, SC2TOG (8)

Row 37: CH 1 and turn. SC2TOG, SC in next 4 STs, SC2TOG (6)

(When the front panel is complete)

CH 1 and SC around the entire front panel, working 1 SC into each row along the sides and each ST along the top and bottom. Work 2 SC into each corner to help create a smooth corner. When you reach the beginning, SL ST to the 1st SC made. Tie off yarn and add the seeds, eyes, and smile:

When you complete the front (orange) panel, take the black yarn and sew on the seeds. You can make the seeds as dense or spread out as you like, and try making them in a oblong shape in the middle of the front panel. If adding a face, be sure to leave enough room to place the eyes and smile.

Add the eyes between rows 10 & 11 and using your black crochet thread add the mouth in a ‘V’ shape centered between the eyes and 1 ST down.

Make the back panel in green.

(Once the back panel is complete)

CH 1 and SC around the entire front panel, working 1 SC into each row along the sides and each ST along the top and bottom. Work 2 SC into each corner to help create a smooth corner. When you reach the beginning, SL ST to the 1st SC made. CH 1 and turn. Place the back panel on top of the front panel so the edge lines up, and SC the two panels together. Again, work 1 SC in each row along the sides and in each ST on the top and bottom, and work 2 SC in each corner. Fill your papaya with stuffing before closing. SL ST into the 1st SC and tie off. Weave in your end.

And you are all done! I hope you enjoyed the pattern for this papaya amigurumi! Be sure to show off your finished fruit on Instagram and don’t forget to tag me!

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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