Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Crochet Beet Pattern
Ok, here’s a crochet version of the beet. First, let me preface this in that I just free form crocheted this and then tried to convert it into a pattern, so if it doesn’t work out quite the same for you, I would suggest playing around with it some. If it’s a pattern error, then please reply to this post and I’ll put any corrections on there. The second thing: I used handspun yarn for this, so my gauge changed a little throughout the pattern. Your beet should look better than mine does if you use a commercial yarn since mine is a fuzzy llama, romney, angora blend that I never dreamed would become a beet for Dwight :oP
ETA: Geez I’m tired. Uses a US size G hook :oP
Chain 12 (if you want a longer leaf stalk, then chain more. This will become the first leaf branch shooting off of the beet)
In the second chain from hook, make 6 sc. Slip stitch to join to work in the round.
Rd 1: Sc in each stitch
Rd 2: 2 sc in each stitch
Rd 3-4: sc in each stitch
Rd 5: sc, 2sc, repeat from to end of round, just sc any leftover stitches that don’t work into the repeat.
Rd 6: sc to end
Rd 7: sc four stitches, 2sc in next stitch, repeat from to end of round, same as before
Rd 8-12: sc to end of round (note for a stumpier beet, use less. Use your own judgment as beets vary quite a bit anyways)
Rd 13: Sc2tog, sc the next 3 stitches, repeat from to end of round, sc any extra stitches not able to fit in pattern.
Rd 14: sc to end of round
Rd 15: Sc2tog, sc in the next 2 stitches, repeat from to end of round as before.
Rd 16: sc to end of round
Rd 17 to end: Sc2tog until you have one stitch left (don’t worry about rounds here as this is trying to make a pointed end to your beet). Bind off and leave the tail as long as you want the main beet root thing to be.
on cast on chain, pick up in contrast color in third stitch from slip knot (away from beet). Sc, moving to the slipknot for 3 stitches. 2sc in slip knot hole, do not turn, and sc three stitches down the other side of the chain. You’ll be working in a half circle design with massive increases to create a ruffle-y leaf.
Row 2: 2sc in each stitch until end of row, ch 1 turn.
Row 3: 2sc in each stitch until 2 stitches from end. Sc2tog, ch 1 turn
Row 4-5: 2sc in stitch, sc next stitch, repeat from to last 2 stitches, Sc2tog, ch1 turn.
Row 6-7: Sc two rows even, ch1 and turning at end of round.
Row 8: Sc2tog, Sc2tog, sc to end of row. Ch 1 turn
Row 9: Sc2tog, Sc2tog, sc to end of row. Ch 1 turn.
Repeat Rows 8-9 until your leaf is as long as you want it to be. Bind off and weave in ends.
To make a second or third leaf, pick up and chain until chain is desired size and then follow leaf pattern in the same way.