Spring Onion Cuties

One day last week I just had a big urge to make a spring onion! Of course I had to stop everything else and get to work and this little guy was created. The pattern is very easy and works up super quickly, before you know it you’ll have a whole bunch of onions.

This is the basic pattern which has no pictures included, the full inexpensive pdf with lots of pictures can be purchased from my website shop or from my etsy shop.

This pattern includes step-by-step instructions in AMERICAN terminology

Please note this pattern is for PERSONAL use only. You may make as many items as you wish for yourself or as gifts. You may sell any items you produce from this pattern but please link back or give credit to me as the designer. Please do NOT share, reproduce or sell this pattern in part or as a whole. Please do not use any pictures. Please respect my rights as a designer.

The Spring onion will be approx. 8  inches tall from base to tip when using the recommended yarn and hook. Feel free to experiment with different yarns and hook sizes but please be aware this will change the size

TOOLS AND MATERIALS

  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Approx 50g 0f dk/light worsted yarn, I used Ricorumi cotton dk in colours cream and pistachio
  • Very small amount of black embroidery cotton or thin yarn
  • 6mm safety eyes
  • toy stuffing
  • yarn needle

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Sc – Single crochet
  • Sc2tog – invisible decrease
  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st – stitch
  • Rnd – round
  • Stitch count is in ( ) at the end of each row.
  • Starting at the base of the spring onion
  • Using cream 
  • Rnd 1: working into a magic ring 6 sc. 
  • Rnd 2: [2 sc in next st] 6 times. (12)
  • Rnd 3: [1 sc, 2 sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
  • Rnd 4: [2 sc, 2 sc in next st] 6 times. (24)
  • Rnd 5: [3 sc, 2 sc in next st] 6 times. (30)
  • Rnd 6-10: 30 sc
  • Rnd 11: [8 sc, sc2tog] 3 times. (27) 
  • Rnd 12: 27 sc.
  • Rnd 13: [7 sc, sc2tog] 3 times. (24)
  • Rnd 14: 24 sc.
  • Rnd 15: [6 sc, sc2tog] 3 times. (21)
  • Place safety eyes now between rnds 9-10 approx 6 sts apart.
  • Rnd 16: 21 sc.
  • Rnd 17: [5 sc, sc2tog] 3 times. (18)
  • Rnd 18: 18 sc. Change colour to pistachio at the last st of the round.
  • We will now make the stalks.
  • Rnd 19: 6 sc, ch 4, flatten the stalk
  • Rnd 20: sc into the 1st st from rnd 19 and in each of the next 5 sts, sc into each of the ch 4 (10)
  • Rnd 21-46: 10 sc.
  • Rnd 47: [3 sc, sc2tog] twice. (8)
  • Rnd 48-49: 8 sc. 
  • Rnd 50: [2 sc, sc2tog] twice. (6)
  • Rnd 51-52: 6 sc. 
  • Sl st into the next st to finish off. Leave a long tail and weave through the front loops of the last 6 sts, pull tight to close. Secure with a double knot then hide it inside the stalk.

Stuff the bulb of the onion now.

  • STALK 2
  • In pistachio 
  • Join in yarn to the same st where the last green st is from rnd 19 (the 6th st) and ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st)
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc, sc into the loops left behind when you crocheted into into the chain 4 from round 20, 4 sc. (10)
  • Rnd 2-22: 10 sc.
  • Repeat rounds 47-52 from stalk 1.

Before we make the third stalk, just add a little more stuffing and using the end of a hook to add a little stuffing to the base of the 2 stalks. 

  • STALK 3
  • In pistachio 
  • Join in yarn to the same st where the last green st is from the 2nd stalk (the 6th st) and ch 1 (doesn’t count as st) leave a long beginning tail and don’t work over it. 
  • Rnd 1: 6 sc, ch 4, flatten the stalk.
  • Rnd 2: sc into the 1st st from rnd 1 and each of the next 5 sts, sc into each of the ch sts, 4 sc. (10)
  • Rnd 3-16: 10 sc.
  • Repeat rounds 47-52 from stalk 1.
  • Using the beginning tail from the 3rd stalk, sew the gap between the stalks closed neatly and secure with a double knot. Hide the tail inside the onion.
  • Using Black embroidery cotton or thin yarn, embroider a smile.

Thanks so much for making my Spring onion, please share him with me on instagram