Crochet Squishy Eggplant - Free Crochet Pattern

Friday 1 April 2022


This is a crochet pattern to make this adorable squishy eggplant.

There is a full Youtube tutorial to crochet this eggplant here.

Yarn used

- Hobbii Baby Snuggle

    - Orchid
    - Sage
    - Soft Pink

- Small amount of medium weight black yarn for embroidering mouth and eyelashes

Other Items used

- US G/4.25mm Crochet Hook (or a hook to match the yarn you're using)

- 12-15mm safety eyes

- Poly fill

- Yarn needle

- Stitch markers -optional

Abbreviations and stitches

• MR: Magic ring 
• St(s): Stitch(es) 
• SC: Single crochet
• Ch: Chain Stitch
• Sl St: Slip Stitch
• Sk: Skip a stitch
• Dec: Decrease using the invisible method
• DC: Double Crochet
• HDC: Half Double Crochet
• TR: Treble Crochet
• Inc: Increase (Stitch 2 SC into the stitch) 
• (...) x n: Repeat instructions in brackets n times
**This pattern uses US Crochet Terms**


Using purple yarn:
R1: 6 SC in a MR
R2: 6 inc (12)
R3: (SC, inc) x 6 (18)
R4: (2SC, inc) x 6 (24)
R5: (3SC, inc) x 6 (30)
R6: (4SC, inc) x 6 (36)
R7: (5SC, inc) x 6 (42)
R8: (6SC, inc) x 6 (48)
R9-20: 48SC (12 rounds of 48)

Place safety eyes between R12 and R13, about 10 sts apart

R21: (4SC, dec) x 8 (40)
R22: (3SC, dec) x 8 (32)
R23: (2SC, dec) x 8 (24) 
Start to stuff the piece
R24: (SC, dec) x 8 (16)
Finish stuffing
R25: 8 dec (8)
Close and cut the yarn, leaving a tail for sewing. Sew the hole closed. 


Using green yarn:
R1: 6 SC in a MR
R2: 6 inc (12)
R3: (SC, inc) x 6 (18)
R4: (2SC, inc) x 6 (24)
R5: (3SC, inc) x 6 (30)
R6: (4SC, inc) x 6 (36)
R7: (8SC, inc) x 4 (40)

R8: (SC, ch 5, SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC, DC, TR in last ch, sk 2 st on circle, SC in next st) x 10
(10 leaves)
Sl st to close. Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew on to the top of the eggplant.
(I only sew on the tips and bases of the leaves)


Attach yarn at the top of the eggplant and leaves

Ch 6. Starting in 2nd ch from hook: 5SC back along ch

Close and cut yarn. Tie yarn tails together and pull knot into the piece

Finishing details

Embroider the cheeks using pink yarn

Embroider the eyelashes and mouth using black yarn

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