Crochet Macarons Pattern

Feb 2019 Update – PDF Pattern now available on Etsy

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.

free crochet macaron pattern from liz&lottie

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.

crochet macaroons 3

  (20c coin for scale)

I think they look pretty good. Here’s the super basic pattern.

Crochet Macarons

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.

{xx} = stitch count at end of round.

You will need; 

  • 3mm crochet hook
  • 8 ply/ DK yarn in 2 colours – one for the biscuit and on for frosting.
  • Toy stuffing or yarn scraps
  • Scissors & Yarn needle

Method; Top Biscuit

  1. 6 x SC into a magic circle. Sl St to join. Ch1. {6}
  2. 2 x SC into each stitch around. Sl St to join and Ch1. {12}
  3. (2 SC) 1 SC x 6. SlSt and Ch1. {18}
  4. (2SC) 2 SC x 6. SlSt and Ch1. {24}
  5. Final increase round. (2SC) 3 SC x 6. SlSt to join and Ch 1 {30}
  6. SC into each stitch around. SlSt, Ch1 {30}
  7. SC into each stitch, change colour and Sl St, Ch1 to reach row 8 with a new colour. {30}

Frosting

8. 30 SC into back loops only. SlSt to join. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Bottom Biscuit

Repeat steps for rows 1 – 7 and fasten off instead of changing colour.

vvvv What you have should look something like this vvvv

crochet macaroons 1

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.

crochet macaroons 2

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.

Liz x

The usual blog pattern disclaimer notes apply; You can sell the macarons you make but don’t sell this pattern. If you share it on your blog, Pinterest etc. please link back here. Thanks!

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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot like Christmas

Halloween is only just starting to get big here in Australia. Our Oct 31st tradition of closing the blinds and ignoring the one neighborhood kid who watches too much American TV is changing slowly but Christmas is still the focus. I get very excited when the tinsel and plum puddings start appearing mid-October and have started stocking up for the big day.


My favourite shop displays are at David Jones. I found this beautiful massive tree yesterday. This tree was taller than our apartment roof! I should’ve put my sister next to it for scale but trust me it was huge!

I usually host a big family dinner on Christmas Eve and we spend Christmas Day with my husband’s family before dodging wildfires to visit my family in the bush on Boxing Day. Busy enough? This year I want to add something though. I intend to make Lottie an advent calendar with homemade crocheted trinkets and a verse from the Nativity Story in each day’s package. Does anyone else have a home made advent calendar? What do you include? Does it keep the kids engaged all month long? A friend of mine is a Sunday school teacher and she has some interesting ideas about telling toddlers the Christmas story.

I’m super excited and will be posting our advent updates here 🙂

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Liz xx

Sick days

After successfully avoiding the wave of Hand, Foot & Mouth that’s swept through Lottie’s daycare service, our friends’ kids and ballet class we’ve all been struck down one by one with a nasty cough and runny noses.

Sick toddlers are not fun, sick husbands are worse. All in all we’ve gotten a decent amount of sleep and kept super warm so we’re on the mend.

The days stuck inside haven’t been wasted. Lottie’s old change table is finally gone and a beautiful open wardrobe we scored for free (thanks gumtree) is now home to tutus, coats, blankets and way too many shoes for a 2 year old. I gave the bathroom a warm and beautiful make over with purple & grey towels, a fluffy mat, candles and apothecary jars adding so much to the ambiance with no paint used at all. And I’m working on my latest obsession – thick, stylish ear warmers. I’ve worked out the kinks in the pattern and can’t wait to post the results.

It’ll be another sick day inside but with tea parties, crochet projects and the Care Bears it won’t be a boring one.

Liz x