5” x 1 ¼” x 1”
13cm x 3 cm x 2.5cm
- A small amount of any type of yarn will do, with the appropriate size crochet hook. I used Kingcole Pricewise Double Knitting 100% Acrylic yarn in shade 272 for the mid green of the pod, and shade 53 for the lighter green of the peas.
- 3.5mm (U.S. Size 3) hook (or the correct size for your yarn)
- A yarn needle for sewing up
16 sts or 10 rows dc per 4”/10cm
I use American crochet names, but the British ones are given here in italics also.
ch – chain/s
sc – single crochet = British – double crochet
dc – double crochet = British – treble crochet
st/s – stitch/es
sl st – slip stitch = British – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet = British – half treble crochet
sc dec – single crochet decrease (pull a loop through each of the next 2 sts, yarn over hook and draw through both sts)
Pea Pod side (Make two)
Using mid-green, ch 24.
Row 1: Skip one ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 17 ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch, ss in next ch. (This leaves one ch with no st in it and makes the pea pod nice and pointy)
Row 2: Turn work. Skip 1 ch, ss in next st, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 12 sts, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts, ss in next st.** Fasten off.
For second side of pea pod, work from * to **, then ss to end of pod.
Hold both sides flat against each other and work a line of sc through both sides to join them together. This leaves a nice ridge along the back. You could also sew along the edge using blanket stitch instead.
Pea (Make 5)
Make a slip ring (magic ring), (instructions here) and ch 2. (Counts as first hdc)
Make 6 hdc in ring, pull the ring closed and join with a ss. (7 sts)
Next round: Ch 2, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of next 5 sts, ss to join.
Next round: Ch 1, sc dec three times, ss to join and fasten off. Leave a long tail of yarn and use this to stuff the pea. Push it into the pea with the wrong end of the crochet hook.