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Published on December 8th, 2017 | by Kate Eastwood

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Crochet Club: Sprouts with everything!

Kate Eastwood loves sprouts, so when we asked her to recreate these little veggies in yarn, she leapt at the challenge!

Now, I don’t know about you, but I do love a good sprout come Christmas, so when I was asked if I could come up with some sprouty Christmas decorations I didn’t need to be asked twice!

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Whether you fancy a few to hang on some wintry branches or several to make a wreath, this is the pattern for you!

sprout

Each sprout is made up of two separate parts – a ball for the centre and a wrap around outer layer for the leaves. The finished sprout measures approx: 3.5 to 4cm.

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For my sprouts I used two different yarns that were very similar in colour as I wanted to get a variagated sproutlike effect! I used one of the greens for the inside and the other green for the outside.

I used 1 x Berroco Pima 100 in Chive, 8415 and 1 x Cascade Sunseeker in Daiquari green, 33.

I worked with a 3mm hook. You may find a stitch marker helpful to mark the ends/beginnings of your rounds.

You will also need a small amount of soft toy stuffing.

For my wreath I used some green raffia and florists wire to create the base, and I added some green ribbon and bells.

For my hanging sprouts I added some co-ordinating ribbon to make the hanging loops.

cascade sun seeker

To make the inside of the sprout (in a continuous round)

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Round 1: Using one of the greens make a Magic Ring and then work 4 DC in to the ring.

Round 2: Work 2 DC in to each of the stitches from the first round, 8 sts.

Round 3:  *Work 1 DC in to the first stitch, followed by 2 DC in to the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * all the way round, 12 sts.

Rounds 4 and 5: DC 12.

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Round 6: Work 1 DC, then decrease by working the next 2 stitches together with 1 DC, 8 sts.

Now stuff your sprout tightly.

Round 7: Decrease by working 2 DC together all the way around, finish off using the end of the yarn to sew the hole closed tightly.

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sprout

To make the outer leaves of the sprout:

Row 1:  Using the alternate green to the inside of your sprout , work a chain of 13.

Row 2:  Starting in the second chain from the hook work a row of 12 DC. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 3:  *Work 1 DC in to the first stitch followed by 2 DC in to the next.* Repeat from * to * to the end of the row, 18 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 4:  *Work 1 DC in to each of the first two stitches followed by 2 DC in to the next.* Repeat from * to * to the end of the row, 24 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 5: *Work 1 DC in to each of the first three stitches followed by 2 DC in to the next.* Repeat from * to * to the end of the row, 30 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

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Row 6:  To create the wavy edge to make the leaves work the following stitch pattern: *DC 1, HTR 1, TR + DTR + TR all in one stitch, HTR 1, DC 1*. Repeat from * to * twice.

Now work the following stitch pattern: * Sl St 1, DC 1, HTR + TR + HTR all in one stitch, DC 1, Sl St 1.* Repeat from * to * twice.

Finish off, leaving a long tail.

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Finishing off the sprout

With the right side facing out, and starting with the end that has the taller leaves, carefully wrap the outer layer around the inside of the sprout. Pin in place. Using a needle and the long tail of yarn left from the finishing off, sew the outer layer to the centre of the sprout securely.

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Hanging the sprouts!

To finish these off I simply added a hanging loop made from co-ordinating ribbon.

The Sprout Wreath

To make the base for my wreath I twisted lengths of green raffia in to a circle and to hold it firmly in place I then wound thin florists wire around it. I covered the wire with a final layer of raffia.

I added a raffia hanging loop.

I used a glue gun to attach the sprouts to the raffia wreath but they could just as easily be sewn in to place.

I then added in some small clusters of jingle bells in between the sprouts and I finished it all off by adding a green velvet ribbon at the top.

Sprouts have never looked so good!

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About the Author

Living just outside Bath, Kate is fortunate enough to be able to indulge two of her biggest loves -- living right in the middle of the countryside but within easy distance of retail therapy. When not working at her nursery school she loves nothing more than a day of pootling around, with crochet, sofa and tea being right at the top of the list.




2 Responses to Crochet Club: Sprouts with everything!

  1. DebbieW says:

    Oh my goodness, I love brussel sprouts and these look absolutely delectable! Thank you Kate, this will be in my kitchen…soon. : )

  2. Sharon Bravey says:

    These are fantastic! My hubby loves sprouts & I loath them. I may just make some f these so that he can have some to keep!

    Thank you for your pattern.

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