Friday, April 29, 2011

Berry Yummy



   "Sweet May hath come to love us,
   Flowers, trees, their blossoms don;
   And through the blue heavens above us
   The very clouds move on."
   -  Heinrich Heine, Book of Songs

May Day!  It comes tomorrow and the feeling of Spring and new beginnings and happiness abounds.  The shining sun, buzzing bees, and pretty flowers puts one in the mood for BBQ and lemonade and berries bursting with juice.  But, of course, the vines are yet empty.

Just because berries won't be available until summer, though, doesn't mean that we can't enjoy some right now!  Yarnberries are always in season!  


I thought about making a pie wedge or a tart, but settled on just a lovely bowl of fresh berries.  In honor of May Day, I'm offering both the berries and the dessert bowl patterns here for free!


Berry Berry
#
directions
1
ch 5, ss in the 1st ch, sc 6 into the ring
2
(inc, sc) – 9 st total
3
(dec, sc) – 6 st total
4
For a small, rounded berry, skip this step.
(sc) - 6 st total
5
fo, leave a long tail for sewing
close the opening:
use an embroidery needle to run the yarn from the inside of each st to the outside, then pull the yarn tightly to cinch the opening closed, weave in the loose end
This pattern is perfect for making blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries, salmonberries, and loganberries.  Yummy!

Dessert Bowl
rd
directions
total
1
mc hdc 6
6
2
ss into the 1st st, ch 2, hdc into the same st, (hdc inc)
12
3
for this round only, work into the back loops only:
ss into the top back loop of the ch, ch 2, hdc into the same st, hdc 2, (hdc inc, hdc 2)
16
4
ss into the top back loop of the ch, ch 2, hdc into the same st, hdc 3, (hdc inc, hdc 3)
20
5
ss into the top back loop of the ch, ch 2, hdc into the same st, hdc 4, (hdc inc, hdc 4)
24
6
ss into the top back loop of the ch, ch 1, hdc, [dc 2], [hdc, sc], sc), ([sc, hdc], [dc 2], [hdc, sc], sc)
42
7
fo, weave in loose ends





Please do not sell this pattern or reproduce it in any way.  If you would like to share it, please do not copy & paste, but instead link to this page.  Items made from this pattern are not to be sold under any circumstances.  This is a pattern free for your personal or charitable use only.  Thank you!


A perfect accompaniment to the Let's Do Lunch food set!
Happy May and Happy Crocheting!

1 comment:

  1. how cute!! tx for the 'freebie' to accompany my etsy purchase! berry sweet of you...ardith ellis :)

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