This banana is intended to be as lifelike as possible, and is worked end to end (rather than in the round) to create a realistic look to the banana skin.
Make an approximately life-sized banana using DK (light worsted weight, Category 3) yarn and a 3.5mm hook, or you can work a larger or smaller banana using heavier or lighter yarn and varying your hook accordingly!
The pattern includes detailed notes on yarn and stuffing choices. The UK pattern names suitable yarns currently available in the UK that work perfectly for this pattern.
This pattern is available in both UK and US crochet terminology. Both files will be available for you on purchase and you can choose whichever you prefer to use.
Important features of my crochet patterns: My crochet patterns include BOTH a detailed 'tutorial-style' set of instructions with colour photos, AND a succinct unillustrated pattern using standard crochet conventions. I have developed this style because I find I like to see a lot of detail the first time I work a pattern, but if I then work the same piece again, I don't need the pictures, etc, and indeed they can get in the way when I just want a quick reminder of what I'm doing. The PDF is also structured so that the succinct version, with an area for your own notes, is on a single page, making it easy to just take one sheet of paper with you if you have printed it out for quick reference on the move.
I also hate weaving in yarn ends, so this pattern is designed to be worked all in one, without breaking off the yarn at any point, and you will only have one end of the main colour to work in!
Please see my matching fruit crochet patterns.
All my patterns come with my full support! If you have any difficulties, please contact me. I am a real person and I'd love to hear from you and see pictures of your finished fruit! :-)
Once purchased, this pattern remains the copyright of Little Conkers. You may not reproduce all or any part of this pattern. Please do not sell items made from this pattern, without express prior permission (which is usually granted) and credit.