One of the best things about summer is all the fruit! Celebrate the warm weather with this fruity list of 16 free crochet fruit patterns.
“Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and stay sweet on the inside.”Unknown
IIIIIt’sssss SUMMERTIME, y’all!!! Woohoo! Sarah from A Plush Pineapple here with my most favorite free patterns roundup yet! I even tried to talk Ashley into an ALL PINEAPPLE roundup, but we settled on summer fruits instead! Grab your crochet hook, this one is a good one.
Let’s talk about that quote for a moment. It’s on every pattern that I publish. You want to know why? Okay, okay, maybe it’s partially because it’s pineapple-related…BUT…here’s the deeper reason.
Life is hard. Bad circumstances come your way. People try to tear you down (especially when you’re succeeding). So often, you are misunderstood by the VERY PEOPLE you are trying to serve and help. And all you can do, is stand tall, wear a crown, and stay sweet on the inside.
Stand tall by realizing that you have something to offer the world. You are here for a reason. You may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but you are SOMEONE’S cup of tea.
Wear a crown by realizing that you deserve success and celebration as much as the next mompreneur! Your victories may be small ones but celebrate them! Don’t get caught up in other people’s successes that you lose sight of your own goals!
Stay sweet on the inside by never responding to hatred with hatred. Love conquers all, my friends. The only way to fight back when you’re challenged with accusations of “You stole my pattern,” or “The download didn’t work, so you must be trying to rip me off,” is with KIND WORDS. Don’t let others control you with anger! Instead, control them with kindness!
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I hope this crochet fruit roundup inspires you in more ways than gettin’ fruity for summer! As you scroll and ooh and aah and add projects to that WIP list, may these fruity patterns remind you that if this world needs anything right now…
…it’s a little more sweetness!
It’s not summer without refreshing lemonade, amiright? Let’s kick off this crochet fruit roundup with our first free crochet pattern, the Crafty Lemon PEEL-o by Ashley right here at A Crafty Concept! I just love how she makes words and patterns so much fun! This pillow is so perfect for a porch or patio chair and it’s great for beginners!
You can easily follow this same pattern and make different fruits by changing the yarn colors. Orange yarn to make an orange slice pillow, green yarn for a lime slice, and pink yarn to make a grapefruit pillow!
I wonder how easy it would be to turn it into a kiwi slice?
Of course, it can’t be a summer fruit roundup without…PINEAPPLES!!! Give me all the pineapple-y things! They are my specialty, after all. The Plush Pineapple Pillow pattern was one of my earlier designs, and I even included a color chart, a C2C tutorial, AND a tassel-making tutorial! It looks great as a decorative pillow on the front porch since pineapples are the fruit of hospitality!
Eeek! I love these! This Watermelon Dishcloth Set by Maria’s Blue Crayon is so adorable. Cotton yarn dish cloths are so handy. I love that they are all different yet coordinating. I mean, those black seeds! C’mon! Genius! These would make doing dishes fun for littles when teaching them chores and double as festive kitchen decor.
How cute is this Strawberry Garland by Golden Lucy Crafts? I absolutely ADORE the detail on the leaves! This fruity bunting speaks to all of us 80s babies moms that grew up with Strawberry Shortcake! Isn’t that making a comeback anyway? I wonder if there’s a way to scent your new crochet strawberry garland to smell like strawberry shortcake!
When I saw this Wonderful Watermelon Bag by Divine Debris, I knew it had to be in the roundup! Look how awesome the colorwork is on the rind! What a fun crochet fruit project bag this would make! It would also be perfect for toting around all of your summer essentials on a family vacation!
I seriously have no words for how cute these fruit slice Citrus Key Chains by Spin a Yarn are! Look at their faces! LOOK AT THEM! Laughing, winking, smiling, omigosh, I practically have to give them names to go with their personalities! These crochet fruit keychains would look so cute hanging on a rack where your customers’ checkout as a last-minute grab! Keychains always sell well because they make excellent gifts!
Speaking of making doing the dishes fun, check out this Lemon Dish Scrubbie by Rebekah Haas Crochet! She said that the leaves are the perfect size for cleaning hard-to-reach places (think bottle nipples and sippy cup parts)! Plus, it’s adorable! You could sell them in a bundle of three and package them with a label that looks like a glass so it looks like lemonade!
These Watermelon Wall Hangings by A Crafty Concept are the cutest crochet fruit things ever. I love the pompoms. I love the fringe. I love it all! These would make any little girl’s summer-themed room look spectacular. Talk about a focal piece!
Ashley used worsted weight yarn for this pattern and the instructions are perfect for beginners.
This Plush Pineapple Appliqué, my friends, is one of my pride and joy designs. I have seen my followers slap it on anything and everything you could think of! I originally designed it to go with The Everything Cozy pattern by Kathy of Kathy’s Kozies (peep the adorable matching buttons she made), but it goes with so much more! I’ve seen it on a summer front door wreath, baby onesie, and toddler overalls to name a few!
The best thing about this pattern is you only need scrap yarn to make it!
Look at this little Kawaii Strawberry by Spin a Yarn! Did you squeal when you saw it? I did! You could totally make this scented by adding some oils or potpourri when stuffing it! It would make a cute key chain, or you could make a set of them and sell them in a little basket as a kids toy strawberry set!
I need these Watermelon Chunky Slippers by Blackstone Designs in my life. My feet are always cold. Yes, even in summer. These look so warm and cozy! I could slide around my house all day in these! Plus, rumor has it that she has a kid-sized version available too! Matching mommy-and-me socks, here I come!
I mean, what in the world? How much cuter can a crochet baby item be than a strawberry hat with leaves on the top? Repeat Crafter Me has some genius patterns and this Strawberry Hat is one of them. It’s perfect for newborn pictures and for protecting a baby’s delicate head in the summer sun! I love how she used white yarn to make the little strawberry seeds.
Loving me some more PINEAPPLE-y patterns! Here’s another adorable key chain pattern by Spin a Yarn. Look at that diamond trellis stitch detail! The diamond trellis stitch is one of my favorite stitches to work with. (Check out this stitch tutorial.) I could even see these as a cute pair of earrings! Is there anything cuter than amigurumi fruits?
Ok, check out this Watermelon Decor Set by Desert Blossom Crafts! It’s a matching centerpiece and watermelon coaster set! Can’t you just see that at a picnic or family reunion get-together? It would be such a conversation starter!
Ok, this one is gonna blow your mind because it’s actually a collaboration between me, A Plush Pineapple AND Ashley, A Crafty Concept! It was kind of the beginning of our business friendship! The Pineapple Wall Hanger is Pineapple meets Crafty Boho! I even have a video tutorial on how to make the hibiscus flower!
Let’s finish off with this adorable Watermelon Sunglasses Pouch by Eye Love Knots! It’s so cute! I can see it hanging on the side of the watermelon bag just a few patterns back! It could probably also fit cell phones, tissues, or other accessories!
I hope that you enjoyed this roundup full of SUMMERY goodness! Remember! If you make any or some or ALL of these patterns, tag the designer and let her know how much you enjoyed her design! After all, staying sweet on the inside isn’t just for pineapple-lovers!
Be sure to check out all of my other roundup posts for Ashley! There’s something for every season!