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Red Chile

Since our move to Texas this summer, I have been wanting to capture some of Texas through crochet. It’s a beautiful state rich in history and culture. I have a few ideas for some big projects but want do a free, weekly project. Up this week is a red chile pattern.

Even before the move, I had wanted to crochet red chilies for my kitchen. This pattern is simple, fast, and just downright cute – not to brag or anything but I am quite pleased at how it turned out.

I’ve only tested the pattern but I worked through it a few times trying to catch mistakes so if you see anything that doesn’t make sense, just leave a comment. I really should do some videos, too as it is so much easier to show technique than trying to explain it.

Red Chile Crochet Pattern

What you will need

Small amount of red and green yarn
Size 3.0 MM crochet hook

Abbreviations used

SC- Single Crochet
DEC – decrease
sl st – slip stitch

Start with magic ring
Round 1 SC 4 into magic ring
Round 2 2 sc into next sc, 1 sc, 2 sc into next sc, 1 SC(6)
Round 3 2 sc, 2 sc, repeat until end of round(8)
Round 4 2 sc, 3 sc, repeat until end of round(10)
Round 5 2 sc, 4 sc, repeat until end of round(12)
Round 6 2 sc, 5 sc, repeat until end of round(14)
Round 7 Even sc (just one sc in each sc in the round)(14)
Round 8 Even sc(14)
Round 9 Inc 2 sc, inc 2 sc, sc next 5, dec , dec, sc next 3
Round 10 Inc 2 sc, inc 2 sc, sc next 5, dec , dec, sc next 3
Round 11 Even sc
Round 12 Even sc
Round 13 Dec, sc in next one, dec, sc in next one

Stuff

Round 14 Dec over next 2 sc(3 times)

Sew close with a yarn needle , pull yarn through bottom of pepper to make an indent in top of pepper

Stem

The stem isn’t very hard but I’ve put in a few pictures since it’s not really done in a round or rows. Basically you will work away from the foundation(main stem) to branch off to make the leaves and come back to that same point.

with green yarn , chain 10

slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook until the last chain (9)

sc 5, sl st into next two single crochets from hook, sc into next two. Sl st into last sc

sc 5, sl st into next two single crochets from hook, sc into next two. Sl st into last sc
sc 5, sl st into next two single crochets from hook, sc into next two. Sl st into last sc
sc 5 sl st into two, sc into next two. Sl st into first leaf(go behind stem)

Hot Cross Buns

With Easter fast approaching, I wanted to make a few little gifts for my Sunday School class. I teach pre-k and have two students – one of which is my daughter. I wanted it to be something with religious meaning. I decided to crochet hot cross buns. After not finding a crochet pattern, I decided to chart a cross and go from there.

I tried a few different techniques and like binding off after each row the best. It gives the best definition of the cross. The downside is that you have a lot of loose yarn ends. I wrote down my pattern and hopefully it is somewhat legible. If anything is unclear, just let me know.

Hot Cross Buns Crochet Pattern

Yarn – Medium Worsted Weight- tan and cream colors

Hook – size F (3.75mm)

Begin with a chain of 24 with tan yarn

Row 1 – SC into 2nd chain from hook and into the next 9 for a total of 10. Switch to cream color. SC into next three. Switch back to tan for the remaining 10 stiches. So your first row will have 10 SC in tan, 3 SC in cream, and 10 SC in tan. Bind off.

Row 2-10- Join tan yarn in first SC of row. SC into first sc and into the next 9. Then switch to cream for next 3 SCs. Switch back for the last 10. Bind off *Repeat row 8 more times.

A note about switching colors – On the last stitch of a color before swapping, pull through the color so you have two loops on the hook. Then yarn over with the new color and complete the SC.

Row 11-13 – Switch to cream color and do three rows in it – binding off after each completed row.

Row 14-22 – Join tan yarn in first SC of row. SC into first sc and into the next 9. Then switch to cream for next 3 SCs. Switch back for the last 10. Bind off *Repeat row 8 more times.

For the back piece –

SC 2, six SC into second chain from hook.

Rnd 2 – round – 2 SC into each SC

Rnd 3 – 2 SC into next stitch, one SC. Repeat for round

Rnd 4-7(more or less) – Continue working in the round – adding six stitches until you have a piece about the size of the cross square.

Join the two pieces with the right side facing out. Use a whip stitch. You will have to gather a little of the square at the corners to make it fit into the circle. Once you get most of it together, stuff it. Then continue to close it up.

Take a little black yarn to make the embellishments at the top.

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