- yarn – I used sport (5 ply) Steinbach Wolle Capri (50 g / 125 m; 100% cotton)
3 shades: light green, green and brown
- crochet hook 3 mm
- polyester fiberfill
ch – chain, sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), rep – repeat
WORK IN CONTINUOUS ROUNDS. DO NOT JOIN OR TURN UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED.
IT WOULD BE WISE TO USE A STITCH MARKER AND PLACE IT IN THE FIRST STITCH OF EACH ROUND TO MARK THE BEGINNING OF IT.
Light green. Work 6 sc in a magic ring.
1: 2 sc in each st around = 12
2: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times = 18
3: (sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times = 24
4: (sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times = 30
5-8: Sc in each st around
9: (Sc in each of next 3 sts, sc2tog) rep 6 times = 24
10: (Sc in each of next 6 sts, sc2tog) rep 3 times = 21
11: (Sc in each of next 5 sts, sc2tog) rep 3 times = 18
12: (Sc in each of next 4 sts, sc2tog) rep 3 times = 15
13: (Sc in each of next 3 sts, sc2tog) rep 3 times = 12
Start filling the pear and add stuffing as the work progresses.
14-16: Sc in each st around
17: (Sc2tog) rep 6 times = 6
Close the hole by leading the thread through all 6 sts, pull tight. Set the pear aside.
Take darker green yarn for making the leaf. Ch 5. Sc from the second st from hook, hdc in the next 2 sts, sc in the last st. Ch 1 and continue on the other side of the starting chain. Sc into the first st, hdc in the next 2 sts, sc in the last st. Sl st in the first sc.
Set the leaf aside.
Cut about 50 cm of the brown yarn. Make a knot in the end but do not pull it together, instead leave it loose. Twist either yarn ends a couple of more times around the knot. Grab from both of the yarn tails and pull tight so it will become like a small nodule.
Bring the longer yarn tail through the pear starting from the bigger tip. Also weave in the shorter yarn tail. Hold the pear right side up, find a whole between the stitches and insert your hook. Grab the brown yarn tail and bring through the loop.
Ch 10. Attach the leaf really close to the tail. If you wish to use the pear as a key chain holder then it`s wise to add the key chain ring before attaching the tail to the pear.