Prepare for cuteness overload! Meet a couple of darling Crochet Peas in this Peas in a Pod Get Married pattern!
This marks a first for me on this little blog: I am bringing a premium pattern over to the blog… for free… in its entirety! Crazy? Or brilliant? I’m not quite sure yet. But if your fingers are itching for the perfect wedding or bridal shower gift… well.. read on, my friend! These crochet peas might just be the perfect fun project!
I designed this little set a few years ago as part of a bridal shower gift for my son and daughter in law. Two years later and they are still one of the sweetest, most in love couples I know. While they are very much alike (hence the ‘two peas in a pod’), they really shine in how they love and support each other in their differences. I love hearing the kind things one shares about the other–whether it’s a triumph at work or a great meal or a home repair win. They celebrate the extraordinary in ordinary life ~ something we could all do a bit more, I think.
My take on the two wedding peas involves all the details! The bride’s floral crown is crocheted as is the grooms shirt and tie. Much attention was given to the pod so that it fits neatly around the two peas. And the tendril and tiny leaves on the pod for these crochet peas are just the perfect finishing touch.
Let’s get started on these little cuties…
Crochet Peas: Peas In A Pod Get Married
Here is what you will need:
- Crochet Hook Size B & F (here are my favorite crochet hooks)
- Worsted weight yarn
- Light Green (Sample used Bernat Satin Soft in Fern)
- Dark Green ( Sample used Vanna’s Choice in Kelly Green)
- White and Black Yarn (Sample used Vanna’s Choice)
- DMC Pearl Cotton, size 5 in purple, white and black (Can be found near DMC embroidery floss), 1 skein each
- Size 6/10 Czech Glass Beads
- 9mm Safety Eyes (1 set for each pea)
- 4”x8” piece Mesh Fabric for Veil
- Tapestry needle, sewing needle & thread
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
Pea pod measures approximately 6.25” wide by 3” high, excluding leaves & vine embellishment. Each pea measures about 2.75” across. Note, your results may vary depending on your gauge.
With light green yarn, and F hook:
R1: Ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd chain from hook (8 st) Work in rounds.
R2: 2sc in ea st around (16 st)
R3: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st, repeat from * around (32 st)
R5-9: sc around (32 st). Switch to white yarn
R10-12: With white (or black) yarn, sc around (32 st).
R13: *sc in next 2 st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (24 st)
R14: *sc in next st, sc 2 tog, repeat from * around (16 st) Attach safety eyes in between row 8 and 9, allowing 6 stitches in between eyes. Stuff
R15: sc 2 tog around (8 st) Fasten off, leaving tail for closing (top of head) Weave the yarn through the opening to gather
Starting with back of pod, with dark green, size F hook:
R1: sc in 2ndchain from hook and across. (4 st) Ch 1 and turn.
R2: sc in 1stst, 2 sc in each of the next 2 stitches, sc in last st (6 st) Ch 1 and turn
R3: sc in 1stst, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st (8 st) Ch1 and turn
R4: sc in 1stst, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st (10 st) Ch1 and turn
R5: sc in 1stst, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st (12 st) Ch1 and turn
R6-23: sc across (12 st). Ch 1 and turn
R24: sc in 1stst, sc 2 tog, sc in next 6 st, sc 2 tog, sc in last st (10 st). Ch 1 and turn.
R25: sc in 1stst, sc 2 tog, sc in next 4 st, sc 2 tog, sc in last st (8 st). Ch 1 and turn.
R26: sc in 1stst, sc 2 tog, sc in next 2 st, sc 2 tog, sc in last st (6 st). Ch 1 and turn.
R27: sc in 1stst, sc 2 tog, , sc 2 tog, sc in last st (4 st). Ch 1 and turn.
R28: sc across (4 st). At end of row, do not turn.
R29: Work sc around all 4 sides of piece, working 2 sc in each corner stitch. Do not join to first stitch; remainder of the piece is worked in continuous rounds.
R30-34: Sc around. At the end of the 34throw, slip stitch to next stitch and finish off. Leave a long length for joining.
Sew Sides of Pea Pod:
Test the 2 peas inside the pod you just made. Pinch either side together for a snug fit. On one end, form a stem from the pinched piece (about 6 stitches of the pod are pinched together). On the other end, you may pinch the same way so both sides match or push the center of the pinched end inward, forming a small gather. Sew firmly so the pinched part stays closed and weave in the ends.
R1: 2 sl st in 2ndch and in each ch across (48 sl st). Fasten off, fold in half and sew on stem. Allow vines to curl.
Leaves (make 2):
R1: sl st in 2ndch, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, dc in next 2 st, hdc in last st. Fasten off and sew on to stem, allowing leaves to curl.
Sew vines and leaves on left side of pea pod.
Cut a 4”x8” rectangle of mesh fabric for veil. Gather the fabric on one 8” side by sewing two rows of stitches and then pulling the fabric to gather. Tack veil down on bride’s head.
Flowers (make 3):
With B hook, and purple Pearl Cotton, make a magic ring. For each petal, work *ch 2, 2 dc, ch2, sl st*. Repeat * to * to make a total of 6 petals. Pull yarn tight to tighten the loop and weave in ends. Sew 3 flowers at top of veil, sewing a bead into the center of each flower.
With B hook and white Pearl Cotton, ch 6
R1: 2 dc in 3rdch from hook, dc in the next st, dc in the next st, 8 dc in the last st. rotate your work, and continue working along the opposite side of the starting chain, dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. ch 1 and turn.
R2: sc in ea st in the previous row. Fasten off, sew down on groom pea, as shown.
Grooms Bow Tie:
With B hook and black Pearl Cotton, ch 11
R1: dc in 4thch from hook and across. Ch 1 and turn
R2: sc across and around, working 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off, leaving a long strand for sewing.
Carefully weave yarn to center of strip. Pinch together center and wrap yarn around center of bow tie several times to form “knot”. Carefully knot off on the back of the tie and sew on to the pea, over top of the shirt.
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