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Amigurumi Citrus Collection

© June Gilbank 2013

Make your own amigurumi fruit bowl with an entire collection of citrus fruits: life-sized and realistically shaped orange, lemon, grapefruit, lime and clementine patterns. Crochet a realistic fruit selection, or make a cute fruit family by giving each fruit a face – the choice is yours.

amigurumi citrus collection by planetjune

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amigurumi citrus collection crochet pattern

Send me a donation and receive the easy-to-print PDF version of the pattern as a thank you! It includes some additional info that you’ll only find in the PDF version: a citrus leaf pattern, in both written and stitch diagram versions, with full instructions on how to add a crocheted leaf to any of your citrus fruits!

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This is a free PlanetJune original crochet pattern. Feel free to use items made from this pattern however you wish, but I’d appreciate credit as the pattern designer. Please do not reproduce the pattern anywhere else; instead post a link to http://www.planetjune.com/citrus/

Not ready to make it yet? Add it to your Ravelry queue:

amigurumi citrus collection by planetjune
Each amigurumi citrus fruit is the size and shape of its real counterpart!

Terminology

ch chain
invdec invisible decrease
Note: If you prefer, you may use a standard sc2tog decrease in place of each invdec.
sc single crochet (double crochet for UK/Aus)
sl st slip stitch
st stitch

Notes

  • Do not join at the end of each round; rounds are worked in continuous spirals.
  • Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round. Move the marker up each time you start a new round.
  • All the citrus fruit are worked from the top down.

You will need…

  • E US/3.5mm crochet hook
  • Small amount of worsted weight yarn in citrus colours with an optional contrast colour
  • Polyester fibrefill stuffing
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends
  • Stitch marker

amigurumi citrus collection by planetjune

Size

Approx 2 – 3.5″ (5 – 9cm) diameter. (Your gauge and yarn choice will affect the finished size slightly.)

Colour code

MC main colour yarn (orange, yellow, green)
CC contrast colour yarn (e.g. green) – optional

Note: If you prefer, you may ignore the contrast colour that creates the stem ‘button’ and work the entire fruit in the main colour.

Orange

With CC, make a magic ring, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st)
With MC:
Rnd 2: in front loops only, sc in each st around. (6 st)
Rnd 3: in both loops from now on, 2 sc in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
Rnd 5: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st) six times. (24 st)
Rnd 6: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st) six times. (30 st)
Rnd 7: sc in each st around. (30 st)
Rnd 8: (sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st) six times. (36 st)
Rnds 9-10: sc in each st around. (36 st)
Rnd 11: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st) six times. (42 st)
Rnds 12-13: sc in each st around. (42 st)
Rnd 14: (invdec, sc in next 5 st) six times. (36 st)
Rnd 15: sc in each st around. (36 st)
Rnd 16: (sc in next 2 st, invdec, sc in next 2 st) six times. (30 st)
Rnd 17: sc in each st around. (30 st)
Rnd 18: (invdec, sc in next 3 st) six times. (24 st)
Rnd 19: (sc in next st, invdec, sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
Rnd 20: (invdec, sc in next st) six times. (12 st). Stuff orange through hole.
Rnd 21: invdec six times. (6 st)
Fasten off, stitch the remaining hole closed and weave in the end.

Lemon

With CC, make a magic ring, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic ring. (4 st)
With MC:
Rnd 2: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) twice. (6 st)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) three times. (9 st)
Rnd 4: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st) three times. (12 st)
Rnd 5: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
Rnd 6: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st) six times. (24 st)
Rnds 7-8: sc in each st around. (24 st)
Rnd 9: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st) six times. (30 st)
Rnds 10-12: sc in each st around. (30 st)
Rnd 13: (invdec, sc in next 3 st) six times. (24 st)
Rnds 14-15: sc in each st around. (24 st)
Rnd 16: (sc in next st, invdec, sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
Rnd 17: (invdec, sc in next st) six times. (12 st). Stuff lemon through hole.
Rnd 18: (invdec, sc in next st) four times. (8 st)
Rnd 19: invdec four times. (4 st)
Fasten off, stitch the remaining hole closed and weave in the end.

Grapefruit

With CC, make a magic ring, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st)
With MC:
Rnd 2: in front loops only, sc in each st around. (6 st)
Rnd 3: in both loops from now on, 2 sc in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
Rnd 5: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st) six times. (24 st)
Rnd 6: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st) six times. (30 st)
Rnd 7: (sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st) six times. (36 st)
Rnd 8: sc in each st around. (36 st)
Rnd 9: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st) six times. (42 st)
Rnd 10: sc in each st around. (42 st)
Rnd 11: (sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st) six times. (48 st)
Rnd 12: sc in each st around. (48 st)
Rnd 13: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 st) six times. (54 st)
Rnd 14: sc in each st around. (54 st)
Rnd 15: (invdec, sc in next 7 st) six times. (48 st)
Rnd 16-17: sc in each st around. (48 st)
Rnd 18: (sc in next 3 st, invdec, sc in next 3 st) six times. (42 st)
Rnd 19: sc in each st around. (42 st)
Rnd 20: (invdec, sc in next 5 st) six times. (36 st)
Rnd 21: (sc in next 2 st, invdec, sc in next 2 st) six times. (30 st)
Rnd 22: (invdec, sc in next 3 st) six times. (24 st)
Rnd 23: (sc in next st, invdec, sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
Rnd 24: (invdec, sc in next st) six times. (12 st). Stuff grapefruit through hole.
Rnd 25: invdec six times. (6 st)
Fasten off, stitch the remaining hole closed and weave in the end.

Lime

With CC, make a magic ring, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic ring. (4 st)
With MC:
Rnd 2: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) twice. (6 st)
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
Rnd 5: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st) six times. (24 st)
Rnd 6: sc in each st around. (24 st)
Rnd 7: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 st) three times. (27 st)
Rnds 8-10: sc in each st around. (27 st)
Rnd 11: (invdec, sc in next 7 st) three times. (24 st)
Rnd 12: sc in each st around. (24 st)
Rnd 13: (sc in next st, invdec, sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
Rnd 14: (invdec, sc in next st) six times. (12 st). Stuff lime through hole.
Rnd 15: invdec six times. (6 st)
Rnd 16: invdec twice. (2 st, plus 2 unworked)
Fasten off, stitch the remaining hole closed and weave in the end.

Clementine

With CC, make a magic ring, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring. (5 st)
With MC:
Rnd 2: in front loops only, sc in each st around. (5 st)
Rnd 3: in both loops from now on, 2 sc in each st around. (10 st)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next 4 st, sc in next st) twice. (18 st)
Rnd 5: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st) six times. (24 st)
Rnd 6: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st) six times. (30 st)
Rnd 7: sc in each st around. (30 st)
Rnd 8: (sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st) six times. (36 st)
Rnds 9-11: sc in each st around. (36 st)
Rnd 12: (sc in next 2 st, invdec, sc in next 2 st) six times. (30 st)
Rnd 13: sc in each st around. (30 st)
Rnd 14: (invdec, sc in next 3 st) six times. (24 st)
Rnd 15: (sc in next st, invdec, sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
Rnd 16: (invdec, sc in next st) six times. (12 st). Stuff clementine through hole.
Rnd 17: invdec six times. (6 st)
Fasten off, stitch the remaining hole closed and weave in the end.

Finishing: Orange, Grapefruit & Clementine

The three round citrus fruit have all been designed to have an indented top, but this shape won’t be obvious when you stuff the fruit. To restore the shape, use the tip of your fingernail to push down all around the edge of Rnd 1 to indent the contrast-coloured round. Once formed, this lip will hold its shape. (Alternatively, leave Rnd 1 sticking up so the contrast colour represents an attached stem ‘button’.)

amigurumi citrus by planetjune - finishing

Optional: blushed effect [Orange & Grapefruit]
To make a realistic blood orange or pink grapefruit, load up a large makeup brush with blush makeup, and pounce the colour onto random areas of the fruit. Keep it as a subtle shading as shown on this grapefruit (below) or build up the colour with additional blush.

amigurumi citrus by planetjune - blushed effect

Note: The blush colour obviously won’t stand up to a lot of playing, or washing, so keep this addition for a purely ornamental fruit, not a toy!

amigurumi citrus collection by planetjune

I hope you enjoy this pattern. Please leave me a comment below if you do, and consider leaving me a donation. Thanks!

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10 Comments »

  1. .: petrOlly :. said

    What a surprise :) A very clever and summer-like idea. I especially like how you made the green stems – really very ingenious :)

  2. Simone said

    What a great summer pattern! They all look delicious! When are we going to make a fruit along on Ravelry? :)

  3. Lindy said

    Brilliant – they look so real and good enough to eat!
    Love, Lindy xx

  4. One of our chickens is named Clementine, so I will of course have to crochet her one! ;) Thank you for the adorable free pattern!

  5. DIMITRA MAKROPOULOU said

    The shapes are perfect, you have a gift!

  6. Aran said

    Thank you for these patterns!

  7. Riana said

    Hi June!

    The fruits turn out to be really lovely, especially the ‘blushing’ one =D
    I’d really like to crochet them, but I’m having a hard time following the pattern instruction. Do you by any chance have the diagram-type pattern instead of the written instruction one?

    Thanks

  8. Valia said

    Thank you for the patterns. They are perfect! I

  9. NERI said

    HELLO! Thank you for these patterns!

    I CAN NOT DO IT BECAUSE I DON’T UNDERSTAND; PLEASE I CAN EXPLAIN THIS? AS I DO THIS?
    Rnd 1 to indent the contrast-coloured round. Once formed, this lip will hold its shape. (Alternatively, leave Rnd 1 sticking up so the contrast colour represents an attached stem ‘button’

    • June said

      Just look at the 3 pictures below that paragraph, Neri: the left picture shows Rnd 1 sticking up, and the right picture shows it after you’ve pushed it in. You don’t even need the words, really – just follow the pictures (or leave it sticking up if you prefer) :)

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