Crochet Watermelon Pattern

This crochet watermelon 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!

Design Inspiration

The watermelon is the 26th pattern for the Pregnancy Progress Project! A watermelon weighs approximately the same size as a baby at 39 weeks of pregnancy! Not only is this a cute addition for tracking your pregnancy, you can also use these as kids play food!

July 2018: 39 weeks pregnant!

Notes

● This pattern is worked in the round, use a stitch marker to keep proper stitch count
● Repeat instructions given between asterisks (*) until the end of each row or until instructed
● The number in parenthesis at the end of each row states the total number of stitches to be worked in that row
● Final Size: 8″

Supplies

● Medium (4) Weight Yarn in Red/Pink (25 yards), Green (15 yards), Black (1 yards)
Hook: 4.00 mm (G)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Fiber Fill Stuffing
● Optional: 2 12mm Black Safety Eyes & Black Crochet Thread

Abbreviations/Stitches (US Terms)

ST(s) – Stitch(es)
CH – Chain
SL ST – Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 Together
HDC – Half Double Crochet

Pattern

Watermelon Flesh (with Red/Pink)

Magic Circle, CH 1

Round 1: HDC x 8 inside circle (8)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each ST around (16)
Round 3: *HDC in 1st ST, 2 HDC in next* (24)
Round 4: *HDC in 1st 2 STs, 2 HDC in next* (32)
Round 5: *HDC in 1st 3 STs, 2 HDC in next* (40)
Round 6: *HDC in 1st 4 STs, 2 HDC in next* (48)
Round 7: *HDC in 1st 5 STs, 2 HDC in next* (56)
Round 8: *HDC in 1st 6 STs, 2 HDC in next* (64)
Round 9: *HDC in 1st 7 STs, 2 HDC in next* (72)
Round 10: *HDC in 1st 8 STs, 2 HDC in next* (80)

SL ST into next ST & Tie off yarn

Add eyes between rounds 6 & 7. Using the black crochet thread, create a “V” shape centered between the eyes for the smile.

Create the seeds by threading the black yarn around the watermelon flesh, working up one row at a time. When you reach the desired amount of seeds, tie off yarn.

Watermelon Rind (with Green)

CH 2

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from the hook. CH 1 & turn (1)
Row 2: 2 SC. CH 1 & turn (2)
Row 3: 2 SC in each ST. CH 1 & turn (4)
Rows 4-38: SC in each ST. CH 1 & turn (4)
Row 39: SC2TOG x 2. CH 1 & turn (2)
Row 40: SC2TOG (1)

Do not tie off. CH 1.

We will now attach the flesh and rind to each other. Working in each row of the rind and each ST around the flesh, SC the 2 pieces to one another. Start by folding the watermelon flesh in half so the face is in the center. Work the first ST in the top right corner of the flesh and down the left side of the rind. Then work 1 SC across the botton then back around the other side. There will be a total of 80 SC around. Be sure to stuff the watermelon with fiber fill before closing up.

SL ST to the 1st ST and tie off yarn. Weave in ends. And you’re all done!

I hope you enjoyed the pattern for this crochet watermelon! Be sure to show off your finished fruit on Instagram and don’t forget to tag me!

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