Thursday, February 23, 2012

Paopu Fruit Pattern

I really wanted to make a small Paopu fruit, but couldn't find a pattern for one. I know that you can just make one using a star and leaf pattern, but why not just make an official pattern to share with everyone anyway? Here's my rendition of a Paopu fruit. The one I made is pretty small with the star being about 3 1/2 inches tall. As always, you can change the size by changing the sizes of both hook and yarn weight.

G Hook (any size you prefer really)
Worsted Weight yarn in yellow and green
Tapestry needle

ch= chain
sc= single crochet
hdc= half double crochet
dc= double crochet
sl st= slip stitch
inc= increase (2 single crochets in 1 stitch)
dec= UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED decrease ( single crochet 2 stitches together)
[...] = repeat anything in between
F/O= finish off

Number of stitches is indicated in parentheses at the end of each round.

STAR: Make 2 in yellow
Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring or however you like to start. (5)
Rnd 2: [inc] (10)
Rnd 3: [sc, inc] (15)
Rnd 4: [ 2 sc, inc] (20)
Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] (25)
Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] (30)

1st Point: With yellow
Row 1: 6 sc in next 6 stitches, turn (6) I recommend placing a stitch marker in the next unworked stitch to keep you place.
Row 2: 2 sc, dec, 2 sc. turn (5)
Row 3: 2 sc, skip a stitch, 2 sc, turn (4)
Row 4: sc, dec, sc, turn (3)
Row 5: Decrease over all 3 stitches (Instead of pulling up 2 loops like a regular decrease, pull up 3 loops.) (1)
F/O, weave in ends.

2nd-5th point: With yellow
-Join yarn to the next unworked sc with a slip stitch.
Row 1: sc in same stitch as joining, 5 sc across, turn (6)
Row 2-5: Repeat rows 2-5 of the 1st point. DO NOT finish off after the 5th point.

Star completion:
Step 1: Evenly work 5 sc down the left side of the 5th point. You will be working in this direction to the finish.
Step 2: Evenly work 5 sc up the side of the next point.
Step 3: Work 3 sc into the tip of the point (Meaning the stitch made in Row 5 of the points.)
Repeat steps 1-3 until the beginning of the star, slip stitch and F/O

LEAF: With green
Ch 10 (I recommend making the initial tail long so you can use it to sew on to the fruit later.)
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, sc, sl st (9)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sl st, sc, hdc, 4dc, hdc, sc (9)
F/O. Weave in tail

-Line the stars up evenly with the right side facing outward. Sew them together in the same color yarn by whip stitching through both stars' front and back loops. Begin to add stuffing into the corners as you finish sewing around them, and finish stuffing before closing.

- Sew leaf to the top of one point.

That's it! Feel free to ask questions if you need help!


Please do not sell the pattern or products made from this pattern without permission. Thanks!


  1. Oh my god! I love Kingdom Hearts. ^-^ I'm so glad to find this pattern! <333

    Would it be okay if I sold a few finished Paopu Fruits to a local craft fair (most likely next summer) if I get around to making a few? If yes, I plan to make little cards to go with them with a url and username so people can find your site and other stuff you do. ^ ^

    1. Hi there! I'm glad you like the pattern ^^.

      I don't mind if you start selling these at a craft fair, but I do ask that you send me an email with a photo of at least one finished product, location (just in general), and date in which you will sell. I just like to keep records...bad experience lol. My e-mail is

    2. Alright, I can do that. X3 I haven't made any yet, but once I do, I'l totally post pictures of them.

      I actually put up pictures at my deviantART account. :3 Which is here:

      And yes, this is the same person as the Lee Anne name. I just finally made a Google+ account so I can just easily write comments on blog sites like these. XD

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  3. Very nice looking paopu fruit, and thank you for posting the pattern!

    I just have one quick question (since I'm new to making amigurumi): When you talk about the points of the fruit, do you create them separately or do you create them while making the center piece of the fruit itself? (Noticed I have to make two star center pieces to eventually sew together?) I apologize if I'm asking an obvious question. Thank you again in advance!

  4. Hello! My name is Ashley. I love your pattern for the paopu. I was wondering if I could use the pattern to make plush for the upcoming gaming convention in my home town. This would go toward my fundraising for college tuition. I would put a sign with your account info giving you credit for the pattern design.

    You have beautiful work! Thank you for sharing it!

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  6. Do you mind if I sold one finished product from the pattern to a friend?