I’m considering making a bunch of these as favours for Lottie’s birthday party next month so I combined some of the bits I’ve picked up from amigurumi and cupcake patterns and came up with a pattern of my own. I have come across crochet macarons before but they always turned out so small and not very macaron-looking. So here’s my own attempt at a pattern.
They are pretty much the same size as a regular macaron you get from a cafe. Perfect for pretend tea parties and play kitchens.
Here are the finished products. They work up in about half an hour if you’re familiar with the 6-12-18-24-30 round stitch expansion.
(20c coin for scale)
I think they look pretty good. Here’s the super basic pattern.
U.S based terminology; SC = single crochet, SlSt = slip stitch, Ch1 = chain one, (2SC) 1SC x 6 = two SC into one stitch to create an increase, 1 SC into the next stitch then repeat six times.
You will need;
- 3mm crochet hook
- 8ply yarn in 2 colours
- Toy stuffing or yarn scraps
- Scissors & Yarn needle
Method; Top Biscuit
- SC 6 stitches into a magic circle. Sl St to join. Ch1.
- Crochet 2 SC into each stitch around. You should end up with a stitch count of 12. Sl St to join and Ch1.
- (2 SC) 1 SC x 6 until you reach a stitch count of 18. SlSt and Ch1.
- (2SC) 2 SC x 6 to increase to 24 stitches. SlSt and Ch1.
- This is the final increase round. (2SC) 3 SC x 6 to reach a stitch count of 30. SlSt to join and Ch 1
- 30SC SlSt, Ch1
- 30SC change colour and Sl St, Ch1 to reach row 8 with a new colour
- 30 SC into back loops only. SlSt to join. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
- Repeat steps for rows 1 – 7 and fasten off instead of changing colour.
vvvv What you have should look something like this vvvv
Notes on Sewing
Everyone has their preferred way of putting crocheted toys together. In this instance putting the needle straight through the V created by the SC in the frosting and then into the bumps on the inner side of the bottom biscuit all the way around created the neatest edge. It also made a little ridge on the bottom part to match where you crocheted into back loops only.
Sew 2/3 of the way closed then stuff with toy filling or yarn scraps. Don’t over stuff or you’ll end up with an oval shaped ball. Even out the stuffing by holding your macaron in the centre between your thumb and forefinger and rotating it to flatten the shape slightly. Finish closing the gap and sew in your ends. And that’s it!
I’ve made a bunch of these and have plans to put them in my Etsy store as well as use them for party favours.
I’m loving making these and I hope you will too.
The usual blog pattern disclaimer notes apply; You can sell the macarons you make but don’t sell this pattern. If you share it one your blog, Pinterest etc. please link back here. Thanks!