Non-Fattening Crochet Chocolates

by Kylie Abel
(Wyong, NSW, Australia)

Non-Fattening Crochet Chocolates

Non-Fattening Crochet Chocolates

Say Happy Valentine's Day with non-fattening crochet chocolates!


I absolutely ADORE chocolates. If my taste buds had their way all my meals would consist of an entree of chocolates, a main of chocolates and a dessert of chocolates. Followed up by a hot chocolate covered in whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

Sadly my body shows it too... LOL

So I made these little chocolates out of yarn instead!

They are so easy to make and they look like yummy little chocolate truffles. Pop them in a chocolate box and you have a display that lasts all year round without adding chubbiness to your thighs!

To make them you need to know basic crochet stitches - Chain stitch (ch) US single crochet (sc), and single crochet decrease (sc dec).

Fat-Free Chocolates Pattern:

Requirements:
3mm crochet hook
Small amounts of 8ply yarn in a chocolate colour
Small amounts of stuffing
Yarn needle
Decorations

This pattern is worked "in the round" which means there is no joining of rows. It is worked in a spiral and is also known as Amigurumi. Because of this you might find it easier if you use a "stitch marker". A safety pin, bobby pin, piece of contrasting yarn, etc. are all options to allow you to "mark" the last stitch of each row.

Start: ch2
Row 1: 6sc in 2nd chain from hook. (6 stitches) DO NOT JOIN - just keep working in a circle.
Row 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12 stitches)
Row 3: 1sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc. Repeat 6 times around. (18 stitches)
Row 4-5: 1sc in each sc around. (18 stitches)
Row 6: 1sc in next sc, sc dec over next 2 sc. Repeat 6 times around. (12 stitches)
Row 7: sc dec over next 2 sc. Repeat 6 times around. (6 stitches)
Stuff when the opening is getting smaller. I stuffed when I had completed 4 decreases in the last row, and only had 2 to go. It can be a bit hard to get the stuffing in. Use the blunt end of the crochet hook to help you!
Fasten off and leave a tail a few inches long. Use a yarn needle to sew the small opening shut and thread the tail back through the chocolate to hide the end.

Now you get to decorate your truffle! I used cream coloured yarn to create a white chocolate "drizzle" on one truffle. I also used pearl beads on the other. You could use small fabric flowers, colourful beads, etc. to create the look you want!

Go crazy - decorate a pretty box and put a whole lot of them in to keep as a special display. If you miss that yummy chocolate smell, get some chocolate essential oil and pop a few drops in.

Enjoy!



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Feb 20, 2012
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Chocolate Truffle Crochet Pattern NEW
by: Angie

Kylie, thanks so much for this detailed pattern for making crochet chocolate truffles. Too cute!

I've been on a diet over Valentines Day (can you EVEN believe it?), so I could have used some non-fattening crochet chocolates! (ha ha!)

Thanks again for entering the contest. I'm glad your second entry was a winner, but they were both great! ;)

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