It looks like Spring is finally settling in here in London, so I wanted to share this fitting tutorial with you. Raspberries have started popping up on our grocery stalls. But if I buy a punnet now, I know it’ll be gone in no time at all (with the help of my two little Gremlins at home). Hopefully, these crochet raspberries will resist the test of time and greed.
I have very fond memories of raspberries from when I was little. If you’ve seen ‘Amelie’, you might understand why. I used to do exactly what the little girl does at the beginning at the film. I’ve always associated them with the end of school term, summertime and a certain cheekiness. Some of the fruit I ate was not always ‘legally’ acquired, if you know what I mean…
These crochet raspberries also form part of my latest Paris/childhood memories theme. I’ve just come back from a four month-stay in Paris, my hometown, with loads of ideas for recipes and DIYs, one of which will be about the Paris metro. So, stay tuned! Below are the instructions for the fruit.
If you’ve done some crochet before, you’ll find this really easy.
All you need to do is stitch 7 single crochet stitches in a magic circle. For the second row, you’ll need to make double crochet stitches in each previous stitch, giving you 14 stitches at the end. After that, finish the raspberry/blackberry with two rows of 14 single crochet stitches.
If you’re a beginner, like me basically, I would recommend watching videos on Youtube about making crochet ice cream cones. This might sound confusing but, if you think about it, the tip of a cone is very similar to a raspberry. I learnt to crochet with videos like these, so I’m sure you’ll get used to it in no time. Get your stitches on!