Inspiring Image: Basket of knitted vegetables on Pinterest by Sachiyo Ishii.
We need your crafty hands, love and talents !!!
Calling knitters and crocheters! Can you help knit one of the following ingredients for our Stone Soup project to be auctioned off at our Waldorf School of Orange County March 15, 2014 fundraiser? Novice to the advanced knitters are welcomed. Ideally, the project should be completed by February 14, 2014 in time for photographing.
Thank you to all those who are already working on a vegetable! We still need knitted…
- Asparagus – see below
- Butternut squash – free knitted pattern below
- Cauliflower – crochet and knitted project (advanced. Ask Jzin for pattern)
- Potato – free knitted pattern below
- Greens such as kale, chard, etc
- A sack (of barley)
- Avocado – crochet, see below for pattern $3.50 online
- Anything else you think would look good in your stone soup. Scroll down to get ideas.
Please e-mail Jzin (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can do it.
If you have leftover yarn and other supplies to donate, bring over to craft group on Tuesday morning. Perhaps someone can use the color for their veggies.
The idea is to make everything about life size or bigger and stuffed firmly for little hands to hold and love. Also be aware that small items such as berries should come with long stems, attached perhaps 2 berries together, so it will not be a choking hazard for small children.
Thank You to the Many Hands that Make Light Work
So far these crafty hands are busily knitting on our Stone Soup ingredients …
- listed alphabetically by ingredients
- Artichoke – Susan Watkins
- Carrot – Lillian Zien
- 2 stalks of Celery – Michaela Hellar of the original curvy boards fame (OpenEndedCreations on Etsy).
- Corn – Yvette Fabian, our second grade assistant
- Cucumber – Gloria Chang
- Eggplant – Arieta Bizaro
- Garlic – Maggie Levanski
- Garlic – Gina Franco
- 3 Mushrooms of different sizes – Geraldine Strub
- Peas in Pod – Sonia Parisi
- Pumpkin – Phyllis Gilmer of Rose Cottage Store on Etsy
- 3 Radishes – Susan Watkins
- Strawberries – Maggie Levanski
- Tomato – Gloria Chang
- Zucchini – Maria Matamoros
- Large wooden salad bowl – Linda Baldwin
- Apron with crochet vegetable motif – Geraldine Strub
- Leek – Geraldine Strub
- Peas in Pod – Claudia Boden
- Pear – Wende Zomnir
- Stones – Michaela Hellar
- Tomato – Gary Tryan
Patterns and Inspirations, Listed Alphabetically by Vegetable
I have compiled a list of some vegetable pictures and patterns to seduce you into helping us make one (or more) knitted vegetable(s). C’mon … your souls wants it!
Thank you to all the knitters who create these beautiful vegetables and so freely share their patterns and creations with us. We are thankful to you! – Jzin
Here’s a gorgeous artichoke by Linnaea on Etsy for your foodie child.
Knitted Butternut Squash
I love the texture of this corn. However, these are portholders. If you can knit them as regular stuffed plush toy for this project, that would be great. Free pattern and video tutorial in Spanish.
Free pattern for these beautiful Domedweller’s Loom Knitted Indian Corn is available on Ravelry.
Another crochet corn. Pattern by voodoomaggie available online for $2.
Here’s a free pattern by Julia Kelly on Ravelry. Thank you Julia!
I wonder if you can take Hansi Singh’s garlic pattern, enlarge it in orange(bulb) and green (shoots) to make onion.
Okay, I know, pears are not veggies. But these are so cute. If you want to make it for our Stone Soup project, I will not complain! Thank you Jenn Clark for telling me about this lovely tutorial!
Brown dimpled knitted realistic potato! French set of fruit and vegetable knitting patterns by Brooke & Beth. This one costs $5.00 to download on Ravelry. But you get a set of French vegetables.
I also found this knitted potato pattern here for free.
We already have takers for radish and carrots. Thank you! We can still use parsnips (much larger than radish, in lavendar and white) and daikon radish (like carrot, larger and white).
Okay, strawberries are not vegetables, but they will look so delicious mixed into the veggie baskets! I think a gourmet chef will know how to prepare it in a stone soup! Thank you Marina Alonso for showing me these beautiful strawberries!
Please make your strawberries with long stem, attached perhaps 2 berries together. This way it will not be a choking hazard for the very little ones.
While I am digressing in the strawberry patch, here’s another delicious looking strawberry. I love the contrast of the white seeds to the red berry!
Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh
Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh
Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh book cover
Gorgeous Treasures Available on Bidpal: Support our Waldorf School of Orange County 2014 Gala and Auction.
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