Monkey business by DROPS Design

Crochet toy banana in DROPS Paris.

DROPS design: Pattern no W-021-bn
Yarn group C
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BANANA WITHOUT SKIN:
Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
50 g colour no 14, strong yellow

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4.5 mm - or size needed to get 18 dc = width 10 cm.

Accessories: Some cotton wool for filling.
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BANANA WITH SKIN:
Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
50 g colour no 14, strong yellow
50 g colour no 17, off white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4.5 mm - or size needed to get 18 dc = width 10 cm.

Accessories: Some cotton wool for filling

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
BANANA WITHOUT SKIN:

WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE:
After last dc on the round, continue to next round with 1 dc in next dc (= first dc from previous round). NOTE: Insert a marker at the beg of round between last dc and first dc on the round, move the marker upwards when working.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 dc by working 2 dc in next dc.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 dc by working 2 dc tog as follows: * Insert hook in next dc, get thread *, repeat from *-* one more time, make a YO and pull thread through all 3 sts on hook.
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BANANA:
Worked in the round in a circle. Work 2 ch with strong yellow on hook size 4.5 mm.
ROUND 1: Work 3 dc in 1st ch - READ WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE.
ROUND 2: Inc 1 dc in every dc = 6 dc.
ROUND 3: Inc 1 dc in every dc = 12 dc.
ROUND 4: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 5: Work 1 dc in every dc but inc 1 dc in 1st and last dc on round = 14 dc.
Repeat 4th and 5th round (i.e. inc 1 dc in 1st and last dc on every other round) so that there are 20 dc on round.
ROUND 12: Inc 1 dc in each of the first 2 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, dec 4 dc over the next 8 dc - READ DECREASE TIP, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, inc 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc = 20 dc.
ROUND 13 and 14: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 15: Inc 1 dc in each of the first 3 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, dec 4 dc over the next 8 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, inc 1 dc in last dc.
ROUND 16 and 17: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 18: Inc 1 dc in each of the first 4 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, dec 4 dc, 1 dc in each of the last 4 dc.
ROUND 19 and 20: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 21: Work 1 dc in each of the first 2 dc, inc 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, dec 4 dc over the next 8 dc, 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc.
ROUND 22 and 23: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 24: Work 1 dc in each of the first 4 dc, inc 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, dec 4 dc over the last 8 dc.
ROUND 25 and 26: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 27: Dec 1 dc over the first 2 dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, inc 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, dec 3 dc over the next 6 dc.
ROUND 28 and 29: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 30: Dec 2 dc over the first 4 dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, inc 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, dec 2 dc over the next 4 dc.
ROUND 31: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 32: Dec 2 dc over the first 4 dc, work 1 dc in every dc until 4 dc remain, dec 2 dc over the next 4 dc = 16 dc.
Repeat 32nd round 2 more times = 8 dc. Fill the banana with some cotton wool. On next round dec 2 dc = 6 dc remain, then work 12 dc with 1 dc in every dc, cut and fasten the thread.
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BANANA WITH SKIN:

WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE:
After last dc on the round, continue to next round with 1 dc in next dc (= first dc from previous round). NOTE: Insert a marker at the beg of round between last dc and first dc on the round, move the marker upwards when working.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 dc by working 2 dc in next dc.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 dc by working 2 dc tog as follows: * Insert hook in next dc, get thread *, repeat from *-* one more time, make a YO and pull thread through all 3 sts on hook.

COLOUR CHANGE:
To get a nice colour change work last dc on round as follows: Insert hook in last dc, get thread, make a YO with the new colour and pull it through all sts on hook. Continue on to next round with the new colour.
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BANANA:
Worked in the round in a circle. Work 2 ch with strong yellow on hook size 4.5 mm.
ROUND 1: Work 3 dc in 1st ch - READ WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE.
ROUND 2: Inc 1 dc in every dc = 6 dc.
ROUND 3: Inc 1 dc in every dc = 12 dc.
ROUND 4: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 5: Work 1 dc in every dc but inc 1 dc in 1st and last dc on round = 14 dc.
Repeat 4th and 5th round (i.e. inc 1 dc in 1st and last dc on every other round) so that there are 20 dc on round.
ROUND 12: Inc 1 dc in each of the first 2 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, dec 4 dc over the next 8 dc - READ DECREASE TIP, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, inc 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc = 20 dc.
ROUND 13 and 14: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 15: Inc 1 dc in each of the first 3 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, dec 4 dc over the next 8 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, inc 1 dc in last dc.
ROUND 16 and 17: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 18: Inc 1 dc in each of the first 4 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, dec 4 dc over the next 8 dc, 1 dc in each of the last 4 dc.
ROUND 19 and 20: Work 1 dc in every dc, switch to off white in the last dc on last round - READ COLOUR CHANGE.
ROUND 21: With off white work 1 dc in each of the first 2 dc, inc 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, dec 4 dc over the next 8 dc, 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc.
ROUND 22 and 23: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 24: Work 1 dc in each of the first 4 dc, inc 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, dec 4 dc over the last 8 dc.
ROUND 25 and 26: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 27: Dec 1 dc over the first 2 dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, inc 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, dec 3 dc over the next 6 dc.
ROUND 28 and 29: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 30: Dec 2 dc over the first 4 dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, inc 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, dec 2 dc over the next 4 dc.
ROUND 31: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 32: Dec 2 dc over the first 4 dc, work 1 dc in every dc until 4 dc remain, dec 2 dc over the next 4 dc = 16 dc.
Repeat 32nd round 2 more times = 8 dc. Fill the banana with some cotton wool. On next round dec 2 dc = 6 dc remain, cut the thread, sew the last 6 dc tog with thread end.

BANANA SKIN:
Worked back and forth. With strong yellow and hook size 4.5 mm, work as follows on last round with strong yellow: Work 1 dc in each of the first 6 dc, turn. Work 12 dc rows (every row beg 1 ch, 1 dc in every dc). On next row dec 1 dc at beg and end of row, then work the remaining dc tog 2 by 2 on next row, cut the thread. Repeat on the next 8 dc on round, then on the last 6 dc on round = 3 banana skins.

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Basket - see pattern SmåDrops 23-56
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Carrot - see pattern SmåDrops 23-57
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Kiwi - see pattern SmåDrops 23-58
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Strawberry - see pattern SmåDrops 23-59
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Apple - see pattern SmåDrops 23-60
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Pear - see pattern SmåDrops 23-61
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Clementine - see pattern SmåDrops 23-62
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Mushroom - see pattern SmåDrops 23-64
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Anikjl56 07.11.2017 - 13:41:

Oh merciiii bcp Mme drops pr votre reponse passez une bne après-midi 😘!!

Anikjl56 06.11.2017 - 14:46:

Bonjour je n'ai pas trop compris combien elle mesure une fois fini merci pour votre aide et bon lundi après midi!!😘!

DROPS Design 07.11.2017 kl. 10:13:

Bonjour Anikjk56. D'apres une des photos, la banane a des mesures plus ou moins reelles. Bon travail!

Dagmar 02.06.2016 - 15:05:

Ich glaube bei der geschälten Banane ist ein Übersetzungsfehler drin. Ganz am Ende bei der Banane steht "Danach, rund 12 fM häkeln (je 1 fM in jeder fM). ". Der Satz steht im Norwegischen nicht drin.

Jax Blunt 27.04.2015 - 18:02:

I'd love a pattern where you could actually peel the whole banana, if that makes any sense. Improves play value :)

Lamelo 08.08.2014 - 22:38:

Facile et rapide à faire. Toujours très bien expliqué. Merci

Joyce 07.06.2014 - 20:48:

I crocheted a small round circle in black at the bottom end of the banana to give it a more realistic look

Yvonne 27.01.2014 - 17:48:

Hallo, in Runde 15 heißt es, 8 fM 2 und 2 zusammenhäkeln. Ist damit das gleiche gemeint wie 2 Maschen zu einer zusammenhäkeln, indem man durch die zwei nächsten Maschen sticht und dann den Faden durch alle drei Schlaufen zieht? Wie z.B. Beim Apfel in Runde 17 1 fM abn. VG! Yvonne

DROPS Design 28.01.2014 kl. 07:54:

Liebe Yvonne, bitte schauen Sie sich die entsprechenden Videotutorials an, dort erklären und zeigen wir, wie Maschen zusammengehäkelt werden.

Linn 31.12.2013 - 09:16:

Hei! Hvor i oppskriften står det hvordan man lager skallet som er åpnet (altså de "løse" delene som henger og flagrer)? Og når skal man skifte til lys gul? Jeg skjønner rett og slett ikke oppskriften... Takk for svar!

DROPS Design 12.02.2014 kl. 00:21:

Hei Linn. Det var en del av oppskriften som ikke hade kommit med når vi la den ut online, beklager, men nu er den der :)

Sirkka Hauhtonen 21.11.2013 - 11:29:

Virkataanko bananin kuori suoraan banaaniin,kuoren ihje oli hieman epäselvä

DROPS Design 27.11.2013 kl. 15:50:

Kiitos huomautuksesta! Ohjeesta oli jäänyt osa pois. Nyt koko ohje on julkaistu.

Sofia Prüller 16.09.2013 - 21:12:

Hej, jag har ett problem med banan med skal. Hur ska man kunna både byta färg och virka fast bananblad i samma varv? Ska man göra det ena i inre maskbågarna och det andra i yttre? När jag försökte titta på originalmönstret på norska fanns inte hela mönstret med. Mvh Sofia Prüller

DROPS Design 03.10.2013 kl. 09:19:

Du kan virka fast bananblad med nya färgen så du gör det samtidigt. Lycka till!

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