Monday, November 23, 2015

[Tiny] Fruits of My Labor

I made these tiny fiber fruits recently for the Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day, Mrs. Meyers Hunt competition on Instagram. It's an homage to some of their fresh product scents, and those lovely food/fruit collages Instagrammers love so much! They were fun to make, and can be used for many things, such as the samples below. Great for applique, or arranged in a frame as artwork. Enjoy! 


The basil and apple were patterns were eyeballed, and I traced around a penny to make the outside yellow of the lemon, and made the inside white circle a bit smaller. The lemon wedges are satin stitch embroidery. I used a water soluable marker to mark out each wedge. The orange slice is crocheted as follows: 

2.25mm crochet hook & Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread Classic 10, in orange and white. 

With orange, make a magic ring. 
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). Make 11 dc in the ring. Cut thread and pull through last loop. Make an invisible join. Do this after every row. (12 dc)
Rnd 2 (With orange, begin anywhere): Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in the same st, 2 hdc in each st around. (24 hdc)
Rnd 3 (With white, begin anywhere): Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), sp-3 (into center ring) in the same st, 1 sc, 2 sc in next, sp3, 2 sc in next, 1 sc, [sp-3 & 1 sc in next, 1 sc, 2 sc in next, sp-3, 2 sc in next, 1 sc] rep 4 more times. (36 sc)
Rnd 4 (With orange, begin anywhere): Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, [2 sc, 2 sc in next] rep to end. (48 sc) 
Weave in ends.