Sour Lemon – Amigurumi Pattern
Sometimes life hands you lemons. Sometimes you can make those lemons into something sweet.
This sour lemon amigurumi is a super quick, sweet little pattern that is sure to please little and big hands alike.
If you like it, I’d love for you to check out the other nine patterns in my book, All the Ways You’re Important to Me, a bedtime story in which you’re invited to stitch up all the little characters that appear throughout the story.
Some notes before we get started!
- Worsted-weight yarn of your choice (I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn) in:
- Yellow (sunshine)
- Small amount of black worsted-weight yarn for eyes
- Small amounts of felt in:
- Pink (for cheeks)
- Black (for mouth)
- All purpose thread in:
- US F/3.75mm crochet hook
- Stitch marker
- Tapestry needle
- Sewing needle
- Fiberfill for stuffing
Skill Level: Beginner
Size: Approximately 10 centimeters (4 inches) long.
Pattern Notes: Unless otherwise specified, this pattern is worked using the amigurumi method. Rounds are worked in a continuous spiral (no need to slip stitch at the end of a row and chain one before beginning the next one). To keep track of where I’m at in the pattern, I use a brightly colored paperclip as a stitch marker in the first stitch of each row. The amigurumi technique is very forgiving in terms of gauge! I tend to be a tight crocheter, so I usually to start with a slightly larger hook than patterns call for. If you have a more loose or standard gauge, simply size down your hook until the stitches look right for you!
Construction: Body is worked in one piece. I like to sew my facial features on before adding the fiberfill, but facial features can be added once lemon is completed if you prefer.
Abbreviations (US terms):
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- inc: single crochet increase (two single crochet stitches into the same stitch)
- dec: single crochet decrease (crochet two crochet stitches together)
- st: stitch(es)
- [number]: indicates number of stitches in each round or row
Round 1: 4 sc in magic ring. Pull tight to close. 
Round 2: (inc, sc in next st) twice 
Round 3: inc in each st around 
Round 4: (inc, sc in next st) around 
Round 5: sc in each st around 
Round 6: (inc, sc in next 2 st) around 
Round 7: sc in each st around 
Round 8: (inc, sc in next 3 st) around 
Round 9: sc in each st around 
Round 10: (inc, sc in next 4 st) around 
Rounds 11-15 (5 rounds): sc in each st around 
Round 16: (dec, sc in next 4 st) around 
Round 17: sc in each st around 
Round 18: (dec, sc in next 3 st) around 
Round 19: sc in each st around 
With pink felt, cut two ovals measuring approximately 15mm long and 10mm high. With black felt, cut a half circle measuring approximately 15mm long and 10mm high.
Sew on facial details with coordinating thread and sewing needle, using the photo as a guide (center of face will sit between Rounds 13-14).
Next, with tapestry needle and worsted-weight black yarn, embroider two sideways “v’s” for eyes.
Begin stuffing lemon and continue stuffing as you go.
Round 20: (dec, sc in next 2 st) around 
Round 21: sc in each st around 
Round 22: (dec, sc in next st) around 
Round 23: dec around 
Round 24: (dec, sc in next st) twice 
Finish off and weave in ends.
And there you have it! A sweet little sour lemon! I would love to see your work! Tag me on Instagram (@handcraftingalife) or share in the comments below!
Do you love it? This and nine other patterns can be found in my children’s book, All the Ways You’re Important to Me.
This Sour Lemon pattern is provided free by Cassandra Rendon with the intention of spreading a little joy and to celebrate the publication of her first book, All the Ways You’re Important to Me. Please feel free to make and give away or sell any amigurumis made from this pattern, but please keep in mind that copying this pattern for your own commercial use is not allowed (plus it’s just kind of a jerk move). For additional information, please contact Cassandra Rendon on her blog (wordpress.com/handcraftingalife) or on Etsy (etsy.com/shop/lascosaschiquitas).