For this project you will need:
9 yards of worsted weight yarn in white
(I used Cascade 220 superwash.)
1 yard of worsted weight in light/lime green yarn
48 yards of a soft dk weight yarn in forest green
(I used Diamond Luxury Collection
100% Super Baby Alpaca.)
a pair of 6 or 7 mm safety eyes
a small amount of fibre fill
3.75mm crochet hook
a darning needle
a stitch marker
Optional: some rustic jute twine to tie around your onion in a bow for decoration
– or to tie a bunch together.
For the white part of the onion:
Begin with a magic circle of 6 single crochet stitches
Round 1: 2 sc in each (12)
Round 2: 1 sc, sc inc (repeat) (18)
Round 3: 2 sc, sc inc (repeat) (24)
Rounds 4-6: sc in each (24)
Round 7: sc, sc dec (repeat) (18)
Round 8: sc in each (18)
Place the safety eyes between rows 5 and 6
approximately 6 or seven stitches apart.
Round 9: sc, sc dec (12)
Round 10: sc in each (12)
SWITCH COLOUR TO LIGHT/LIME GREEN
Round 11: sc in each (12)
Round 12: sc in each (12)
Fasten off leaving an end long enough to sew to the green stalks.
Stuff your onion with a small amount of fibre fill.
To make the white roots for your onion:
Use your leftover white yarn, and with your darning
needle thread through the bottom where the magic
circle comes together. Stitch six or eight times leaving
two inch long loops. Snip the ends of the loops, then
untwine the ply of the yarn to create the squiggles.
To make the stalks stitch approximately 70 rounds in total slowly increasing from six stitches to ten.
There is no exact process of increasing, in fact by using a different count for each stalk, your onion will look more realistic. Your green onion stalks should measure between 8.5 and 10 inches when finished.
Fasten off two of the stalks, leaving a longer end on the third for sewing together.
Magic circle of 3 sc crochet stitches
Round 1: 2 sc in each (6)
Rounds 2-9: sc in each (6)
Round 10: add one sc to this round anywhere (7)
Rounds 11-25: sc in each (7)
Round 26: add one sc anywhere (8)
Rounds 27-40: sc in each (8)
Round 41: add one sc anywhere (9)
Rounds 42-58: sc in each (9)
Round 59: add one sc anywhere (10)
Rounds: 60-70: sc in each (10)
To attach the green stalks to the white onion:
First, fasten off two of the green stalks, leaving the third with along end for sewing.
Sewing just in the centre of the three stalks,
stitch the stalks together either using a slip stitch with your crochet hook or by using the darning needle.
Continue to stitch them together in the centre until you have approximately 12 stitches
around outside of the three stalks.
Use the light/lime green to sew the white onion to the green stalks, placing two stitches into each stitch.
Decorate your onion with a small piece of jute twine wrapped around a few times
then tied into a bow.
ENJOY YOUR ONION!
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