Free Pattern: Happy Avocado Amigurumi

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Free Pattern: Happy Avocado Amigurumi

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Meet the Happy Avocado! He is the happiest of all the avocados because he knows that, unlike his fellow avocados he will never be cut open, tossed in a blender, and turned into guacamole… yes, life is good for a crochet avocado!

I actually first designed the Happy Avocado a few years ago, during a very short lived project to crochet food from A-Z. I made it halfway through a carrot. Maybe one day I’ll get further down the list, but for now I have an avocado! There is a slightly wonky banana too, which I may release one day if I can figure out how to make him… less wonky.

The Happy Avocado is easy to make and would make a fun addition to a child’s kitchen play set. Or put him in a bowl with your real avocados like I did, and let him watch as his friends get chopped into pieces and eaten.

…was that too dark?

Read on to find a list of supplies and techniques needed to make the Happy Avocado Amigurumi, plus links to my Pattern shops where you can purchase the pattern.

 

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Happy Avocado Amigurumi Pattern

This adorable avocado is the happiest of avocados! Look at him hanging out with his buddies in the food bowl, knowing that unlike his fellow avocados he will never be cut open, tossed in a blender, and turned into guacamole… yes, life is good for a crochet avocado!

Skill Level

Beginner

Finished Dimensions

Approx 4″ tall

Supplies Needed

Terms & Abbreviations

All details below are based on US crochet terms.
 
  • Mc: Magic Circle
  • Ch: Chain
  • Sl: Slip Stitch
  • Inc: Increase
  • Dec: Decrease – I recommend using the Invisible Decrease
  • FLO: Crochet in front loop only

Pattern Notes

You will first make the avocado’s ‘body’ in two pieces and sew them together. Start each half of the avocado in a continuous spiral. Use a stitch marker and do not join rounds or turn. Starting at Row 7, switch to rows and turn at the end of each row with a Ch 1. You will switch back to rounds in Row 13. The pit is made in continuous rounds and then sewn on separately.

When reading the pattern, (_,_)*x means that you repeat the instructions in the bracket “x” number of times. For example, (Sc 1, Inc)*6 means to repeat (Sc 1, Inc) 6 times. The number in brackets at the end of each row is the  total number of stitches you will have when you  finish that row.

Pattern Instructions

Back of Avocado

Using dark green:

Round 1: Sc 6 in a Magic Circle (6)

Round 2: Inc*6 (12)

Round 3: (Sc 1, Inc)*6 (18)

Round 4: (Sc 2, Inc)*6 (24)

Round 5: (Sc 3, Inc)*6 (30)

Round 6: (Sc 4, Inc)*6 (36)

Work in rows from Rows 7-12:

Row 7: Place 1 slip stitch in next stitch of Row 6, then: Ch 1, turn, skip over the slip stitch, Sc 8 (8)

Row 8: Place 1 slip stitch in next stitch of Row 7, then: Ch 1, turn, skip over the slip stitch, and Sc across (8)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, Dec, Sc 4, Dec (6)

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, Sc across (6)

Row 11: Ch 1, turn, Dec, Sc 2, Dec (4)

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, Sc across (4)

Round 13: Do not turn. Sc 1 into the same place as the last stitch of Row 12. Work Sc 5 down the side, then Sc 1 into the base of the rows. Sc 26 around to the other side. Sc 1 into the base of the other side, Sc 6 up the side, then Dec*2 across the top. (42)

Round 14: Sc around (42)

Round 15: Sc around (42)

Finish off, leaving a very long tail.

Front of Avocado

The front of the avocado is made the same way as the back, but without the last two rounds.

Using light green:

Round 1: Sc 6 in a Magic Circle (6)

Round 2: Inc*6 (12)

Round 3: (Sc 1, Inc)*6 (18)

Round 4: (Sc 2, Inc)*6 (24)

Round 5: (Sc 3, Inc)*6 (30)

Round 6: (Sc 4, Inc)*6 (36)

Work in rows from Rows 7-12:

Row 7: Place 1 slip stitch in next stitch of Row 6, then: Ch 1, turn, skip over the slip stitch, Sc 8 (8)

Row 8: Place 1 slip stitch in next stitch of Row 7, then: Ch 1, turn, skip over the slip stitch, and Sc across (8)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, Dec, Sc 4, Dec (6)

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, Sc across (6)

Row 11: Ch 1, turn, Dec, Sc 2, Dec (4)

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, Sc across (4)

Round 13: Do not turn. Sc 1 into the same place as the last stitch of Row 12. Work Sc 5 down the side, then Sc 1 into the base of the rows. Sc 26 around to the other side. Sc 1 into the base of the other side, Sc 6 up the side, then Dec*2 across the top. (42)

Finish off and weave in ends.

Back of Avocado
Front of Avocado

Sewing the Front and Back Together

Hold the front and back of the avocado together, with the good sides facing out, and match them up as best as possible. Pin in place. Using the long end from the back of the avocado, begin stitching the pieces together as follows: Insert the needle through the back loop of the front piece, then around the post of the corresponding stitch on the back piece. Pull tight, and repeat on the next set of stitches. When most of the avocado is sewn together, stuff firmly and sew up the final few stitches.

Pin the front and back together
Insert needle into the back loop of the front piece, then around the post of the stitch on the back piece (from front to back and out front again). Pull stitches tight.

Adding a Ridge Around the Avocado

Using dark green:
 

Join the yarn in one of the front loops of the back piece of the avocado. You can attach it anywhere around the avocado, it doesn’t matter. You’ll want to crochet the ridge quite tightly, so it doesn’t stick up too far but still adds some depth to the avocado.

Round 1: FLO – Sc around (42)

When you’ve gone all the way around, finish off and weave in all ends.

Join dark green yarn to the front loop of the back piece of the avocado

Avocado Pit

Using brown:

Round 1: Sc 6 in a Magic Circle (6)

Round 2: Inc*6 (12)

Round 3: (Sc 1, Inc)*6 (18)

Round 4: Sc around (18)

Round 5: Sc around (18)

Finish off, leaving a long end.

Pin the pit to the front of the avocado, centering it over the spiral shape of the rounds as best as possible. Sew the pit to the avocado, adding stuffing as you go.

Adding the Face

Take a length of black yarn and stitch on the mouth as shown. Glue on the googly eyes.

To add the pink blush onto the cheeks I used a Q-tip. Pick up some blush with the Q-tip and apply a small amount to the cheeks, using the Q-tip to spread it around and blend it in.

crochet avocado doll on white background - front view

I hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to comment below or email me.

And if you made your own Happy Avocado I would love to see a picture on Instagram! Make sure to tag me so I don’t miss it, @waywardpineapplecreations.

© Wayward Pineapple Creations | Julia Simpson  This pattern and all related images are copyright protected. You may sell items made from my patterns, but please do not copy/paste, distribute, or alter the pattern and claim it as your own.

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