Avocado Softie – Free Crochet Pattern

I’m so very excited to participate in the 2021 Softie CAL! If you have not heard of the CAL Central Softie CAL, you can find more information in the Introduction Post by Marie from Underground Crafter. There will be 10 fabulous softie patterns for you as well as an end of CAL Giveaway that you can find here. My pattern contribution is another adorable request from my daughter. She has been obsessed with avocados lately (not sure why) and asked for a small avocado stuffy to cuddle with. Scroll down to check out the FREE crochet pattern for this simple yet adorable Avocado Softie (nicknamed the Avocuddle Softie.) I hope you enjoy it! Happy Crocheting!

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Avocado Softie

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Skill Level:

Easy

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc dec – single crochet decrease
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

14 stitches & 16 rows = 4″ (in sc)

Finished Size:

  • Approximately 4″ wide and 5″ tall

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. If you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • This pattern is worked in 3 parts that are joined together.
  • This pattern utilizes the Magic Circle (or Magic Ring) technique. You can find the tutorial here.

Instructions:

Inside:

With Color A, Magic Circle, ch 1,
Round 1: Work 6 sc into the magic circle, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (6 sts)
Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc into each st around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (12 sts)
Round 3: Ch 1, *1 sc into the next st, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (18 sts)
Round 4: Ch 1, *1 sc into each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (24 sts)
Round 5: Ch 1, *1 sc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (30 sts)

We are now going to work in rows to create the teardrop shape of the avocado.
Row 1: Ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 7 sts, turn. (7 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc into each of the 3 sts, 1 sc dec over the last 2 sts, turn. (5 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc into the next st, 1 sc dec over the last 2 sts, turn. (3 sts)

Sc evenly around for 2 rounds. Fasten off, leave a 12″ long tail for sewing.


Outer Shell:

With Color B, Magic Circle, ch 1,
Round 1: Work 8 sc into the magic circle, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (8 sts)
Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc into each st around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (16 sts)
Round 3: Ch 1, *1 sc into the next st, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (24 sts)
Round 4: Ch 1, *1 sc into each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (32 sts)
Round 5: Ch 1, *1 sc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (40 sts)

We are now going to work in rows to create the teardrop shape.
Row 1: Ch 1, 1 sc into each of the next 9 sts, turn. (9 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc into each of the 5 sts, 1 sc dec over the last 2 sts, turn. (7 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc into each of the 3 sts, 1 sc dec over the last 2 sts, turn. (5 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc into the next st, 1 sc dec over the last 2 sts, turn. (3 sts)

Sc evenly around for 2 rounds. Fasten off.


Center (Avocado Pit):

With Color C, Magic Circle, ch 1,
Round 1: Work 6 sc into the magic circle, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (6 sts)
Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc into each st around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (12 sts)
Round 3: Ch 1, *1 sc into the next st, 2 sc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st. (18 sts)

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.


Finish:

  • Place the avocado pit onto the center of the inside piece. Using the yarn tail from the pit and a yarn needle, begin sewing the pit onto the center. Add a little fiber fill to make the pit more pronounced (if desired.) Fasten off, weave ends.
  • Place the inside piece on top of the outer shell, with the wrong sides facing each other. Using the yarn tail from the inner piece and a yarn needle, begin sewing the inner piece to the outer shell using the whip stitch method. I find that going through the back loop of the inner piece stitches and the front loop of the outer shell stitches leaves a cleaner look. After sewing about two thirds of the pieces together, begin stuffing with fiber fill. Continue to sew the pieces together. Before you fully close, make sure that you have enough fiber fill inside. Fasten off, weave all ends.

Kaylee did not want any eyes or a face so we left the softie as is and will consider putting a face on it in the future!

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