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Crochet toy kiwi in DROPS Paris.

DROPS design: Pattern no W-023-bn
Yarn group C
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Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
50 g color no 39, pistachio
50 g color no 43, green
Some left-over yarn color no 44, brown

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4.5 mm/ US 7 - or size needed to get 18 sc = width 10 cm / 4''.

ACCESSORIES: Some poly stuffing for filling

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
MAGIC CIRCLE:
When piece is worked in the round, start with this technique to avoid holes in the middle (instead of ch-ring): Hold the yarn end and wind the yarn one time around the index finger to make a loop. Hold the loop with left thumb and middle finger, place the thread over left index finger. Insert hook through the loop, make a YO and pull thread through loop, work ch 1, then work sc around the loop. When the desired no of sc have been reached, pull the yarn end to tighten the loop. Fasten the yarn end at the back. Continue to work in the round in a circle.

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

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

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

COLOR CHANGE:
To get a nice color change work last sc on round as follows: Insert hook in last sc, get thread, make a YO with the new color and pull it through all sts on hook. Continue on to next round with the new color.
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KIWI:
Worked in the round in a circle. Start by making a MAGIC CIRCLE - read explanation above - with pistachio on hook size 4.5 mm/ US 7 at the top of a cut kiwi.
ROUND 1: Work 7 sc in the magic circle - READ WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE.
ROUND 2: Inc 1 sc in every sc = 14 sc.
ROUND 3: * 1 sc in next sc, inc 1 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 21 sc.
ROUND 4: * 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, inc 1 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 28 sc.
ROUND 5: Work 1 sc in every sc - switch to green in the last sc on round - READ COLOR CHANGE.
ROUND 6-10: With green work 1 sc in every sc.
ROUND 11: * 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, dec 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 24 sc.
ROUND 12: *1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, dec 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 18 sc.
ROUND 13: * 1 sc in next sc, dec 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 12 sc.
ROUND 14: Work all sc tog 2 by 2 = 6 sc, cut the thread. Fill the piece with some poly stuffing, sew the last 6 sc tog with thread end.
Sew some stitches with brown at the bottom of piece in pistachio.

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Basket - see pattern SmåDrops 23-56
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Carrot - see pattern SmåDrops 23-57
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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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Banana - see pattern SmåDrops 23-63
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Mushroom - see pattern SmåDrops 23-64
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