Psychotic Tomato

Materials:

         For Tomato: Size 10 Crochet Thread (1 ball each color [1]) (STC) variegated green, (TC) red or green

         For Eyeball: DMC Size 8 Perle Cotton Thread (1 ball each color) (EW) White (0001), (EP) Black (0310)

         For Iris: (EI) Any Variegated Colorway in DMC Size 8 Perle Cotton Thread (1 ball) or Artfabrik Size 8 Thread http://www.artfabrik.com/index.html (1 hank)

         US B1 Hook

         Tapestry Needle

         Fiberfill

Abbreviations:

BL back loop(s)

hdc half double crochet

st stitch

ch chain

ML make leaf

STC stem color

EIC eyeball iris color

R - row

sts stitches

EPC eyeball pupil color

Rnd round

TC tomato color

EWC eyeball white color

sc single crochet

tog together

FL front loop(s)

sl st slip stitch

 

 

Gauge:

12 sts x 12 rows = 1

Directions:

~ Tomato ~

* Pattern is worked in the round. Each round begins with ch 1 and ends with sl st in first sc of round to join.

Rnd 1 (STC) ch 2, 8 sc in first ch, sl st to join rnd

Rnd 2 (FL) ch 1, in FL 2 sl st, [(ML): ch 9, sl st in second ch from hook, 1 slp st, 3 sc, 3 hdc, sl st in first available st on foundation rnd 2], slp st, ML, sl st, ML, sl st, slp st in first sl st on rnd 2 to join FL leaf rnd, fasten off STC

Rnd 2 (BL) (TC) attach TC in BL of first sc of Rnd 2, ch 1, 2 sc every st, sl st (16 sts total)

Rnd 3 ch 1, (1 sc, 2 sc in next st) 8 times, sl st (24 sts total)

Rnd 4 ch 1, (2 sc, 2 sc in next st) 8 times, sl st (32 sts total)

Rnd 5 ch 1, 1 sc in every st, sl st

Rnd 6 ch 1, (3 sc, 2 sc in next st) 8 times, sl st (40 sts total)

Rnd 7 ch 1, (4 sc, 2 sc in next st) 8 times, sl st (48 sts total)

Rnd 8 ch 1, 1 sc in every st, sl st

Rnd 9 ch 1, (5 sc, 2 sc in next st) 8 times, sl st (56 sts total)

Rnd 10 ch 1, 1 sc in every st, sl st

Rnd 11 ch 1, (6 sc, 2 sc in next st) 8 times, slp st (64 sts total)

Rnds 12 thru 19 ch 1, 1 sc in every st, sl st

Rnd 20 ch 1, (6 sc, sc 2 tog) 8 times, sl st (56 sts total)

Rnd 21 ch 1, 1 sc in every st, sl st

Rnd 22 ch 1, (5 sc, sc 2 tog) 8 times, sl st (48 sts total)

Rnd 23 ch 1, 1 sc in every st, sl st

Rnd 24 ch 1, (4 sc, sc 2 tog) 8 times, sl st (40 sts total)

Rnd 25 ch 1, (3 sc, sc 2 tog) 8 times, sl st (32 sts total)

* Stuff with fiberfill.

Rnd 26 ch 1, 1 sc in every st, sl st

Rnd 27 ch 1, (2 sc, sc 2 tog) 8 times, sl st (24 sts total)

Rnd 28 ch 1, (1 sc, sc 2 tog) 8 times, sl st (16 sts total)

Rnd 29 ch 1, (1 sc, sc 2 tog) repeat to end of Rnd, fasten off with enough thread to gather ends tog to close hole.

~ Eyeball ~

* Pattern is worked in the round. Each round begins with ch 1 and ends with sl st in first sc of round to join.

Rnd 1 (EPC) ch 2, 8 sc in second ch from hook, sl st, fasten off EPC

Rnd 2 (EIC) attach EIC at first sc of Rnd 1, ch 1, 2sc in every st, sl st (16 sts total)

Rnd 3 ch 1, (1 sc, 2 sc in next st) 8 times, sl st, fasten off EIC (24 sts total)

Rnd 4 (EWC) attach EWC at first sc of Rnd 3, ch 1, 1 sc in every st, sl st

Rnd 5 ch 1, (2 sc; 2 sc in next st) 8 times; sl st (32 sts total)

Rnds 6 thru 8 ch 1; 1 sc in every st , sl st, fasten off after completion of Rnd 8

~ Eyelid (Optional) ~

R 1 ch 15, beginning in second ch from hook sc 14, turn

R 2 ch 1, sc 2 tog, 10 sc, sc 2 tog, turn (12 sts total)

R 3 ch 1, sc 2 tog, 8 sc, sc 2 tog, turn (10 sts total)

R 4 ch 1, sc 2 tog, 6 sc, sc 2 tog, turn (8 sts total)

R 5 ch 1, sc 2 tog, 4 sc, sc 2 tog, turn (6 sts total)

R 6 ch 1, sc 2 tog, 2 sc, sc 2 tog, fasten off (4 sts total)

 

Finishing:

Sew eyeball to tomato making sure that eyeball seam faces top. Stuff eyeball with fiberfill before closing seam. Sew eyelid to tomato, short side up (see picture for placement).

This design and pattern are the sole property of Regina Rioux Gonzalez and monstercrochet.com and may not be used for sale, reproduction or distribution. Items made from this pattern are not to be used for sale, reproduction or distribution. Copyright 2006 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

 



[1] Enough thread to make more than one tomato.