Free Crochet Pattern – Orange
Orange Is The Happiest Color
Frank Sinatra once said that Orange is the happiest color. He might be right,. Orange is my son’s favorite color so at least he gets happy about it. Oranges are orange (obviously), cheese doodles are orange (LOVE them), and traffic cones are orange (wait, whaat?!).
Enough with the jiddisch!
This pattern is one of four available fruit patterns on this blog. Check them out here:
The pattern is crochet around in a spiral, without closing the laps. Insert a marker (such as a piece of yarn in a contrasting color) in the first stitch of the row. This makes it easier to see where the laps begin and end.
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What you need:
- Orange yarn (Sport weight, 5 ply)(E.g. Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice in Tangerine Mist*)
- Brown yarn (Sport weight, 5 ply) (E .g. Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice in Chocolate*)
- Crochet hook C / 3 m.m.*
- Yarn needle
ch = Chain
sc = Single crochet
dec = Decrease
It’s time to start crocheting the orange!
Using orange yarn:
Row 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring. (6 sts) Click here if you need help with the Magic Ring.
Row 2: Sc 2 in each sc around. (12 sts)
Row 3: *Sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (18 sts)
Row 4: *Sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times. (24 sts)
Row 5: *Sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (30 sts)
Row 6: *Sc 4, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (36 sts)
Row 7: Sc 36
Row 8: *Sc 5, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (42 sts)
Row 9: *Sc 6, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (48 sts)
Row 10: *Sc 7, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (54 sts)
Row 11: *Sc 8, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (60 sts)
Row 12: *Sc 9, 2 sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (66 sts)
Row 13-21: Sc 36
Row 22: *Sc 9, dec 1*, rep 6 times (60sts)
Row 23: *Sc 8, dec 1*, rep 6 times (54 sts)
Row 24: *Sc 7, dec 1*, rep 6 times (48 sts)
Row 25: *Sc 6, dec 1*, rep 6 times (42 sts)
Row 26: *Sc 5, dec 1*, rep 6 times (36 sts)
Row 27: *Sc 4, dec 1*, rep 6 times (30 sts)
Row 28: *Sc 3, dec 1*, rep 6 times (24 sts)
Row 29: *Sc 2, dec 1*, rep 6 times (18 sts)
Row 30: *Sc 1, dec 1*, rep 6 times (12 sts)
Continue stuffing firmly.
Row 31: *Dec 1*, rep 6 times (6 sts)
Fasten off and weave in end.
With brown yarn:
Embroider the top of the orange (see picture below). Secure all loose ends.
How did it go? Did you finish your orange or do you need some guidance? If you’re a beginner needing help, just shoot me an email or leave a comment below. If you’re a long-time crocheter, well you might know more about crocheting than me. But you’re welcome to email me as well!
Let’s chat down below! Do you have links to any awesome patterns? You’re more than welcome to share.