Crochet Tutorial – Mini Watermelon slices

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 So after what I said about crochet bunting, um, here’s a pattern for some more…  A variation on the tropical theme, hopefully more ‘affectionate homage’ than ‘blatant rip-off’…

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I’ve used the Woolyknit 100% British Wool Aran again, apart from the seeds, which were a scrap of old grey aran I had left over.

You will need:  Aran-weight yarn in pink and green, small amount of black or dark grey, 5mm crochet hook.

UK crochet abbreviations:

Ch; chain

dc:  double crochet

htr:  half treble

tr:  treble

So here goes:

Chain 10
Chain 10
Dc into 3rd chain from hook.
Dc into 3rd chain from hook.
Htr in next stitch, then tr in next 4, htr in next and 2dc in last stitch
Htr in next stitch, then tr in next 4, htr in next and 2dc in last stitch
Turn over, and ch 3.
Turn over, and ch 3.
Tr in 4th ch from hook
Tr in 4th ch from hook
2tr in next stitch, *1tr in next stitch, 2tr in next stitch, repeat from * to end of row.
2tr in next stitch, *1tr in next stitch, 2tr in next stitch, repeat from * to end of row.
End pink with a slip stitch, drawing the green yarn through to join.   Turn over
End pink with a slip stitch, drawing the green yarn through to join. Turn over
Ch 2, 2dc in first pink stitch
Ch 2, 2dc in first pink stitch
Dc in each stitch...
Dc in each stitch…
2dc into last stich, join with slip stitch.  Sew in ends, apart from the green end you finished with if you are making bunting, otherwise sew them all in!
2dc into last stich, join with slip stitch. Sew in ends, apart from the green end you finished with if you are making bunting, otherwise sew them all in!

They will need blocking – I was lazy and gave them a quick press with a hot steam iron, which gives them a slightly felty look, which I don’t mind.  If you want to retain the stitch definition, then it’s pin, damp and wait I’m afraid!

Make your seeds by sewing up and down twice for each one, then snip the ends off at the back.
Make your seeds by sewing up and down twice for each one, then snip the ends off at the back.

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And there you have it!  If you want to make them into bunting, make a long chain and use the end you didn’t sew in to sew them on at intervals.  But you could put them on anything, really…  Ooh, you could do circular ones for coasters!   These ones are about 3 1/2 ” by 1 1/2 “, so coasters might need to be a bit bigger…

 Also, this is my first ever crochet pattern, so if you notice any really novice errors, please do let me know!

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