Thursday, March 8, 2012

Crochet Fortune Cookie Tutorial

I've looked around and couldn't find a good tutorial for a crochet fortune cookie so I decided to make one myself. :p

He's a lot smaller than the first one I made and I think this makes him that much cuter. :)

Here's how to make one of your own:

Step 1: Crochet a circle/round

Front/Right side of the round
Back/Wrong side of the round
 Pattern for the round (make 1)

Make a magic circle
(You want to medium long tail on this end too)
Row 1: into the circle 6 sc (6)
Row 2: 2 sc into each sc around (12)
Row 3: 2 sc into each sc around (24)
Row 4: 1 sc into each sc around (24)
Fasten off and leave a long tail.

You are going to crochet in the round. Do not join.
Click here for a video showing you how to crochet the round.

Step 2: Stitch the middle down

You will first fold it into the fortune cookie shape so you can see where you want to stitch. You can use this folding method to fold circles of felt and get felt fortune cookies too.

First fold the circle in half. Where you fasten off your yarn should be at one point in the half circle.

Then you push the middle up while pulling the ends down.

You have the fortune cookie shape. It might look a little weird if you don't push out the sides. Don't worry about that because you will all a little fiberfill in at the end. You want to stitch the center together so it will hold the curved shape.

To stitch the center pinch the points together and flip out the sides so you can see the inside center.

Then put a couple of stitches into the center with the tail from the magic circle.

This is the view from the right/front side. You can see that it holds the center together.

Step 3: Close up the outside

Tuck in the rest of the tail inside.

Now, line up the stitches and use the long tail from your last stitch of the circle and go under 1 stitch from each side. You would put the needle where you would put the crochet hook.

You would pull tight. I didn't in this picture so you can see that I am kinda stitching a figure 8 and not like a whip stitch.

You will go back through from the same side you came out of. Doing this will hide the yarn.

Stuff a little as you go to keep the shape.

I use the back of my crochet hook to help get the stuffing into the small spaces.

Step 4: Add the "fortune"

Stop when you get to the last 3 stitches.

Take a piece of ribbon and fold it in half. Then you will stitch around the ribbon with the yarn.

When you get to the end, take your needle and exit somewhere else in the fortune cookie.

Pull tight and cut off the excess yarn.

To use the "fortune" as a place to put the keychain or cell phone fob finding, use some thread and make some stitches into the actual ribbon the same way you did the yarn so it won't show through.

As you can see my finished fortune cookie is about 1.5 inches. i used a 3.25mm hook and Caron simply soft yarn.

Please let me know if anything is especially confusion. I tried to take many pictures.

Have fun and good luck! :)

1 comment:

  1. Since I don't know how to crochet, this tutorial looks complicated.....but that's just me. I'm sure it's actually quite easy.

    And may I say that your needle in those last few pictures looks scary O_o"

    Great job on this little cutie!