Free Crochet Pattern – Strawberry Shortcake

Free Crochet Pattern – Strawberry Shortcake

I have so many patterns to type. I am working on it as my husband and I decided to build a wine bar from scratch and that is taking a lot of my time. I am also working on Youtube tutorials. The first one will be Axel the Axolotl. Alas, my day job gets in the way of actually shooting and editing videos, but I am plugging along.

One of the things that helps me with designing is trying other peoples patterns. Here’s Krakken Girl!

Krakken Girl

I think I should have made her hair a touch longer, but I loved the sweater and using wire for the tentacles. You can find her shop here. There are some really fun and funky patterns. I obviously don’t have time to make them all, but I can dream.

Anyway, the way the pattern instructed me to put the spots on the tentacles inspired me to try Strawberry Shortcake. I was having the hardest time figuring out how to put the strawberries on her hat. Then it hit me, red sharpie.

Remember Strawberry Shortcake? You don’t have to be old like me, there have been a ton of reboots.

Strawberry Shortcake Mini

As a child of the 80s, I wanted the Strawberry Shortcake toys so bad. Her and her gang besting the Purple Pieman definitely made it to my daily play time.

Here’s the free pattern. Remember free patterns have not been tested. There may be typos or issues. If you make her tag me using @drunkenauntwendy or #drunkenauntwendy so I can see your take.

Have fun.

Materials


Brava Sport Weight Yarn

Cotton Candy (22 yds)

Peapod (4 yds)

White (3 yds)

Cream (10 yds)

Red (15 yds)

12 mm safety eyes

Red Marker

Pink Marker

Black Embroidery floss
Size E crochet hook

Large eye blunt needle

Polyfiberfill

Abbreviations

SC – Single Crochet

Ch- Chain
INC – SC 2 stitches into same stitch

DEC – SC two stitches together
FLO – Front loops only

BLO – Back Loops only

Gauge – Gauge is not important for this project, but if you are making it from the kit, you should use the right size needle to insure you don’t run out of yarn.

Notes:

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each round.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

Crochet section is worked in partly in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each round.  Then you don’t have to count every round. Do not join unless instructed to.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

BODY

In Peapod, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, change color to white [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch, change color to green [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times, change color to white [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times, change color to green [24].

Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times, change to red [30].

Round 6: SC row [30].

Round 7: SC in BLOS [30].

Rounds 8-9: SC Row [30 each round].

Round 10: (13 SC, DEC) 2 times [28]. Change Colors to Green

Round 11: (5 SC, DEC) 4 times [24].

Change colors back to Red

Round 12: (4 SC, DEC) 4 times [20].

Round 13: (8 SC, DEC) 2 times, change color to white [18].

Round 14: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].

Fasten off. Stuff and set aside.

RUFFLE

In Red, join to the BLOS from Round 7, (Slip Stitch, HDC, 2 DC in next stitch, HDC, Sl) 6 times.

HEAD

In Cream, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (5 SC, INC) 3 times [21].

Round 5: (6 SC, INC) 3 times [24].

Rounds 6-8: 3 rounds SC [24 stitches each round].

Stop here and insert safety eyes, between rounds 7 and 8, Embroider eyelashes before putting backs on.

Start Stuffing

Round 9: (6 SC, DEC) 3 times [21].

Round 10: (5 SC, DEC) 3 times [18].

Round 11: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].

Round 12: DEC 6 times [6].

Fasten off.

Using pink marker draw on cheeks

Cut 4 inch sections of red yard to attach for the hair. Attach the hair around round 4 leaving face uncovered about 11 stitches. Attach more hair in rounds 6 and 8 to fill out the hair.

If you chose to add bangs attach yarn in a straight line across the portion you left uncovered. Trim them short after you put on the hat.

HAT

In Cotton Candy, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: INC in each stitch [24].
Round 4: INC in each stitch [48].

Rounds 5-9: 5 rounds SC [48 stitches per round].

Round 10: (DEC) 24 times [24].

Round 11: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18]

Round 12: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12]

This next section is work back and forth in rows

Row 13: 6 SC in FLOS [6]

Row 14: Ch 1, turn, (SC, INC) 3 times [9].

Row 15: turn, HDC, DC, HDC, SC, SL, SC, HDC, DC, HDC [9]

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Sew to the top of the head.

Using red marker draw berries on the hat. Intersperse wherever you feel they need to be.

Other old cartoons have been on my work table.

Rosie

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