One of my favorite things about summer is the time when our backyard garden is ripe for the picking. Walking out to the backyard and coming in with an armful of tomatoes and cucumbers makes my day. With this in mind, I decided to create a summer-themed garland full of veggies to celebrate!
The garland includes patterns for a carrot, mini-cucumber (or pickle), tomato, peas in a pod, onion, beet, and corn on the cob. All of the projects are worked seamlessly and in the round. The only separate piece is the corn husk which has a short section worked back and forth. The veggies can be used for a garland, to make perfect individual ornaments, to be used as play-food for the young ones, or to be displayed in a bowl on a coffee table. The veggies are fun but also kind of elegant.
The pattern is really beautiful if I do say so myself. It’s really a little veggie-filled book. I made watercolor illustrations of each of the vegetables, there is a table of contents to make things easier to find, there are several exclusive video tutorials I filmed along the way, and it’s generally light and airy to the eye with step-by-step numbered instructions.
Finished measurements and Weight in grams after stuffing:
Carrot – 4-inches in length without stems, 6 grams
Tomato – 1 ¾-inches tall without stem, 9 grams
Peas in a Pod – 3-inches in length without stem, 3 grams
Corn on the Cob – 4 ½-inches in length, 11 grams
Cucumber – 3 1/2-inches in length, 5 grams
Beet – 2 ½-inches in length without roots and leaves, 7 grams
Onion – 2 ½-inches in length, 5 grams
Barrett Wool Co. Wisconsin Woolen Spun Fingering Weight, 100% American Wool; (450 yards/100 grams), in the following colors:
Carrot – Hazelnut (dark orange) and Bay Leaf (light green)
Tomato – Jam (red) and Pine Needle (dark green)
Peas in a Pod – Pine Needle (dark green) and Bay Leaf (light green)
Corn on the Cob – Sunny (yellow) and Bay Leaf (light green)
Cucumber – Pine Needle (dark green)
Beet – Pressed Flower (purple), Birch (white) and Pine Needle (dark green)
Onion – Birch (white), Bay Leaf (light green) and Pine Needle (dark green)
US size 2 double-pointed needles for all of the projects
Corn Husk ONLY – US size 3 double-pointed needles
Check needle size to obtain the correct gauge.
7.5 sts per inch in stockinette stitch on smaller size needles
Corn Husk ONLY: 7 sts per inch in stockinette stitch on the larger size needles