Crochet Carrot Softie

Crochet Carrot Softie sitting in an Easter basket with green paper grass

Crochet Carrot Softie – FREE pattern

This Crochet Carrot Softie pattern is cute and quick to make! I thought making a plush carrot around Easter-time would be fun. This project is made with velvet yarn like last week’s, Easter Egg Softie. I love the color of this orange yarn – I found it on Amazon! (see the link to purchase below) I’ve been enjoying making these softies and adding eyes to an inanimate object/food – it’s unexpected and makes everyone smile who sees them.

Crochet Stitches for the Carrot Softie Project

This Crochet Carrot Softie free pattern uses simple crochet stitches – mainly single crochet and one easy variation of the single crochet so you can create the unique carrot shape. I also used a double-strand of the velvet yarn since it was rather thin on its own. But you could crochet this carrot with a single-strand and smaller hook (I recommend Size G/4mm) and you would have a mini-Crochet Carrot Softie!

Eyes and Feet?

Of course, you could make this without the eyes or even without the cute little feet – it’s up to you! Because of the pellets I used in the bottom of the carrot, it stands up pretty well without the feet. (see more info about the pellets in the supply list below)

Orange velvet carrot crocheted with eyes, mouth and 3 green leaves on top

Skill Level: Easy

(All of the stitches are basic stitches but it can be challenging to work with the velvet yarn especially for beginners because it is sometimes difficult to see your stitches – If you are a beginner, I recommend making the same pattern with medium weight non-velvet yarn to practice. I also found that crocheting with this lovely orange color is much easier than other colors because you can see your stitches better.)

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4 1/2″tall x 2 1/2″ wide (at widest point)

Emerald and Orange velvet yarn for the softie project


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Velvet yarn – 2 skeins of orange velvet yarn (or 1 skein that you wind off a small ball so that you can use a double-strand) and 1 skein of green velvet yarn

(I used NICEEC chenille yarn in orange for the carrot and Bernat’s Baby Velvet Yarn in Emerald for the leaves)

J/6mm hook and G/4mm hook

Jumbo tapestry needle

Small amount of polyester fiberfil (stuffing)

8mm safety eyes (2)

Small amount of black thread and embroidery needle

Optional: 1/8 cup plastic pellets and plastic sealable bag

(The carrot really needs something to weight it on the bottom so that it can stand up straight (since it is narrower on the bottom than the top) – but you can use a small rock or coins wrapped in a sealed plastic bag as alternative weights)

Other supplies for the project - safety eyes, needles, hooks and black thread for mouth

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Special Stitches and Abbreviations:

Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into st, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hk

Back Loop Only = Insert hook into back loop of stitch

Hid-Sc2tog (hidden single crochet 2 together) – This is a special “hidden sc-increase” technique: Insert hook into front loop only of next st; insert hook into front loop only of next st after that; YO, pull through first 2 loops on hook; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook

Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp; YO, pull through all 3 lps on hk

Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hk into st; YO, draw up a lp; (YO, pull through 2 lps on hk) twice

Reg-Sc2tog (regular single crochet 2 together) = Insert hook into next st, YO, draw up a loop; insert hook into next st, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook

YO = yarn over

Ch = chain

RS = Right Side

Sp = space

Hk = hook

Lp = loop

Sk = skip


This project is worked in the round

Instructions for the Crochet Carrot Softie:

Special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above


With larger hook and double-strand of orange yarn, ch 2

Round 1:

Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk – do not join.

Round 2:

Work 2 sc in each st around – do not join. (12 sc)

Round 3:

Working in the back loop only, sc in each st around; join with sl st to 1st sc. (12 sc)

Round 4:

Ch 1; now working in both loops, sc in each st around; join with sl st to 1st ch. (12 sc)

Round 5:

Repeat Round 4

Round 6:

Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st; sc in each of the next 5 sts; 2 sc in next st; sc in each of the next 5 sts; join with sl st to 1st sc. (14 sc)

Rounds 7 – 8:

Repeat Round 4

Round 9:

Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st; sc in each of the next 3 sts; (2 sc in next st, sc in each of the next 3 sts) 2 times; sc in last 2 sts; join with sl st to 1st sc. (17 sc)

Rounds 10 – 13:

Repeat Round 4

**Using photo as a guide add safety eyes

**Please remember that even with safety eyes a young child should not be left alone with this project – there is still a chance that the safety eyes could pull through the crocheted fabric detaching from the project and become a choking hazard – To make them even more secure you can sew a circle of fleece fabric (with a small hole in the center) to the crocheted fabric behind the eye before putting on the plastic safety cap**

**You may want to add the feet at this point when the bag of pellets and the stuffing is not in the way but it is up to you – I chose to add the feet last because I could better see where to place them when the carrot body was fully stuffed; If you would like to add the feet now, skip down to the instructions for making the feet 

**With embroidery needle and black thread add mouth

**Add bag of pellets into bottom of carrot body and then add fiberfil on top up to last round completed

**(Chance of choking hazard with the pellets – there is a chance some of the pellets can come out of the project. You can make them more secure by encasing the small bag of them with wide packing tape)

Round 14:

Ch 1, (hid-sc2tog, sc in each of the next 3 sts) 3 times; sc in each of the last 2 sts; join with sl st to 1st sc. (14 sc)

Round 15:

Repeat Round 4

Round 16:

Ch 1, (hid-sc2tog, sc in each of the next 3 sts) 2 times; hid-sc2tog, sc in each of the last 2 sts. Fasten off with long yarn tails. (12 sc)

Leaves – Make 3:

With smaller hook and green yarn, ch 8

Sl st in 2nd ch from hk; sc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in last ch; Ch 1; now working on other side of ch, sl st in 1st st; sc in next st; 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in last st. Fasten off.

Foot – make 2:

With large hook and double-strand of orange yarn, ch 2

Round 1: 

5 sc in 2nd ch from hk – do not join for this round and throughout

Round 2: 

2 sc in each st around (10 sc)

Round 3: 

Reg – Sc2tog  5 times across the next 10 sts (5 sc)

Round 4: 

Sc in each of the next 2 sts; sl st in next st – leave remaining sts unworked and fasten off with a long tail for assembly

Finishing for the Crochet Carrot Softie:

Diagram showing how to sew the leaves together

With tapestry needle and yarn tails sew 3 leaves together (with Right Sides facing) along the sections shown in photo above – A to B, C to D, E to F – so bottom points of all leaves touching

With orange yarn tails and tapestry needle, sew leaves inside top opening of carrot while also sewing opening closed

With tapestry needle and yarn tails sew on feet

Crochet Carrot Softie made of orange velvet yarn  - has eyes, mouth and little feet and even 3 green leaves coming out of the top

And there you have it – your Crochet Carrot Softie is complete! Don’t you just love how it turned out? Are you going to use it in your own Easter (or kitchen) decor or are you going to give it to a loved one or friend? Let us know in the comments below – I would love to hear about it! This is a super quick project – I was able to make mine in less than an hour and I had plenty of yarn leftover to make more than one!

If you liked this softie project, you may also like some of my other “softies”: Easter Egg Softie, Pumpkin Pie, Mr. N. Courage Mint and the Mushroom Cuties.

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Thank you for visiting – Happy crocheting!


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