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
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.
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!
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