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Feb 22, 2019 17:50:04   #
emilythestrange
 
I am interested in making cherries out of yarn - to be stitched onto things I have made.

I found a square of garter stitch I could use for a baby cloth? As its very soft.

I started by trying the €œmagic circle in crocheting, but I can’t get to grips with it.

So I improvised with knitting 3 rows and pulling tight and threading through onto itself.

Any tips ? I much prefer knitting !
Im thinking I need to do a little leaf now. Dont know how?

Im expecting a baby girl whom I will be calling cherry€ that€™s the reason :)


 
Feb 22, 2019 17:53:14   #
no1girl (a regular here)
 
may I say the stems are far too thick for that size fruit. Keep trying!
Feb 22, 2019 18:09:38   #
lainey_h (a regular here)
 
no1girl wrote:
may I say the stems are far too thick for that size fruit. Keep trying!


They're cute, but I agree. Consider just stitching a stem onto the piece you've knit, not knitting or crocheting it. Or maybe make the cherry a little larger.
Feb 22, 2019 18:46:50   #
Helma (a regular here)
 
lainey_h wrote:
They're cute, but I agree. Consider just stitching a stem onto the piece you've knit, not knitting or crocheting it. Or maybe make the cherry a little larger.


Or just chain stitch with a smaller size crochet hook .
Feb 22, 2019 20:28:29   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Helma wrote:
Or just chain stitch with a smaller size crochet hook .


Feb 22, 2019 20:38:10   #
klrober (a regular here)
 
Could you just do a grouping of French knots for the cherries & then a running stitch for the stems?....you could make them any size you want then....
 
Feb 22, 2019 20:55:46   #
rainie (a regular here)
 
On the cloth, slip as if to purl the 1st stitch in every row. That will neaten up the edges a little.
The cherries are a cute idea.
Feb 22, 2019 21:46:40   #
canuckle49 (a regular here)
 
Lots of great suggestions ! I had a friend who named her daughter Cerise, which is French for cherry and also a beautiful colour. 🍒
Feb 23, 2019 05:13:44   #
emilythestrange
 
For the stems I cast on then casted off. Any ways of making it thinner? Maybe thinner yarn? Both are DK.
I know the pink thing is abit sloppy, I did it a month after learning how to knit.
I’m trying to practice so I can attach some onto cardigans or a baby blanket.

I tried crocheting but I can’t pull through without the sts slipping off. Just can’t get to grips with it
Feb 23, 2019 08:04:49   #
ltokos
 
I love her name!! Congrats!
Feb 23, 2019 10:49:29   #
galby
 
What a cute idea. Smart doing a washcloth to learn. It is a great way to practice new stitches and work on tension with different yarns, and if used as washcloth/dishcloth it is practical. Also something this size is not overwhelming. My grands like washcloths done in pipsqueak, really soft.
 
Feb 23, 2019 10:56:51   #
liz morris (a regular here)
 
There are quite a few patterns on Ravelry for knitting leaves. It's worth a look. I haven't looked, but there might be cherries too.
Feb 23, 2019 11:32:21   #
Butterfly53
 
Looks like you made the wash cloth out of acrylic yarn. You may find that you more prefer the feel of cotton on the skin. And yes, if you slip the first stitch of each row as if to purl it will probably make a cleaner edge.

Lovely idea! However, I'd think that crochet works better into the shape than knit does. . .
Feb 23, 2019 12:31:58   #
cmh2knit
 
I looked up a video on crocheting magic circle and followed along. Had to pause the video from time to time and it took a few practice tries but it really isn't too hard. Just takes a few tries. If you are still having trouble, then chain 2, slip stitch into 2nd chain, single crochet X number of times into the ring before finishing off. If you need larger circle, then chain1 and sc into each stitch around, or do sc 2x into each stitch around. A chain stitch for the stems should be adequate, but if they are too wide and you can use thinner yarn or embroidery floss and just work the stem directly onto the item.
Feb 23, 2019 16:13:23   #
riversong200 (a regular here)
 
The cherries are great but I agree with others that the stems should be thinner. Fun idea.
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