Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Carrots - From mere rabbit food to Paul Cezanne

"The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution. "
Paul Cezanne

I am a bit dramatic for this early in the week, but I think you will be revolutionised into action when you see this absolutely adorable carrot pattern from Lionbrand Yarns.

I used Elle Courtelle 4-ply 098 Citrus and Elle Family Knit Olive. The Courtelle is a plain acrylic yarn, but it feels really soft and squishy. The pattern is perfect for a baby shower lastminute gift and works up very quickly.

You can just stuff it and be done with it or you can buy a little bell or a small cheap plastic rattle and insert it into the carrot before closing up and adding the leaves. I find that the plastic rattle's sound is much better than the little bell.

This one has two leaves, but I have made another one with four leaves. Add as many as you like!

Find the free crochet pattern here.

If you don't crochet and would like to order one of your own contact hand2heartsa@gmail.com.


ria said...

Only kind of carrot I like!

RugbyMad said...

Congratulations with your first blog entry. It's awesome.

Love the carrot, so sweet. Maybe stick a bell in it for a puppy toy or a baby rattle?

Adri said...

;-) @Rugbymad - I already did that! The carrot on the blog has a bell in it. And my new carrot ready for sale has a baby rattle in it. But a puppy or cat toy is also a good idea. Not for my dogs, though. It will take them 2 seconds to destroy my hard work!

Adri said...

Ria - Just happy to help you overcome your aversion to carrots!