Monday, December 5, 2011

Homemade Larry Cucumber Doll

green crocheted cucumber doll
Amigurumi vegetables are easy to make if you are a crochet beginner. There is a video to help you along too...

Copyright 2011 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 
Finished products can be sold 
This pattern is not to be sold. Furthermore this pattern and all the  images contained inside this pattern are not authorized to be sold as a cross stitch pattern or shared in full on any cross stitch site

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
BLO = back loops only
2tog = 2 stitches together
ch1 = chain one 
dc  = double crochet

Special notes: I worked in continuous rounds with a 3.75mm hook and worsted weight yarn medium #4.  Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below.

For video tutorial click here!


1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st  (12)
3) 1sc in next st,   2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st (36)
7-14) 1sc in each st for 8 rows      
15)1sc in next 5st, 2sc in next st (42)

16-42) 1sc in each st for 27 rows 

*stuff the doll as you go along and shape as you stuff

43) 1sc in next 5st, then 2tog (36)
44) 1sc in each st                          
45) BLO 1sc in next 2st, then 2tog (27)
46+) BLO 1sc then 2tog until you close the gap


1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st, (12)
3) 1sc in next 4st, 3sc in next 3st, 1sc in next 5st (18)
4) 1sc in next 5st, 3sc in next st, 1sc in next 3st, 3sc in next st,
    1sc in next 8st, (22)
(5)1sc in each st
    sl st to next st and finish off

Sew onto head just under the 11th ring, stuff and shape eye before sewing completely around. (refer to video tutorial for tips on how to do this)

cut black felt for the pupil and glue into place
same for mouth...


1) ch 10
2) starting with 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in next 2st, dc in next 7st, finish off
** the flat edges should be facing/touching each other when sewn over eye
Chain 9 or 10 and sew on to outline bottom part of eye


1) magic circle with 4st (4)
2) 2sc in each st (8)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
finish off, stuff and weave tail in and out along the edge then pull the hole closed. Sew into place

And that it! You have a Character Cucumber inspired by the Veggie Tales!!

  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please except this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
Many Blessings to you!


  1. These are so cute! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you and you're very welcome!

      Happy Crocheting!!

  2. What are the dimensions of the cucumber? I think mine is coming out larger than it should.

    1. Hello, you're probably right on track. The height is approximately 8-9 inches or 20-23 cm.

  3. My four year old has only recently discovered Veggie Tales and is in love with Larryboy. For the past several days she has been carrying around a teddy bear calling it Larryboy. I am SO excited I found your pattern and Larryboy costume pattern!!

    1. awwww, that's so awesome! Veggie Tales are great!! I'm so glad you found the pattern.. keep me posted on how it goes :)

      Happy Crocheting!!

  4. My son is 7 and has autism. He loves larry boy and has asked my 81 year old grandmother to make it for him. Problem is she just broke her hip before we found your pattern. Would you consider making me one for a price? thank you

    1. Thank you for the message Danaca. And so sorry to hear of the misfortunes. Hope your Grandmother recovers quickly.

      Unfortunately I can't make anything for sale at this time as my time is stretched so thin. I have small children at home, one that needs special care as well. But if I ever do get some free time to make a Larry Boy I will let you know.

      All the best to you and your family


  5. I sat down to start the Larry Boy pattern yesterday. It did not take my 2 year old long to figure out exactly what I was making. Her squeal of delight could be heard across the whole house! She has been watching me constantly as I work on it. I am her hero. You are mine! Thank you so much for these patterns.

    1. Oh my goodness, how happy your message makes me!! I remember when I made this set and gave it to my son for Christmas he was SO very excited and kept hugging them and playing with them. All the store bought gifts were ignored and Veggie Tales made him so happy. I can hear the excitement all over again and this is truly heart warming! It is your homemade gift that will bring so much happiness to your little girl, you can't beat that hey?!

      Thanks so much for taking the time to write, I really appreciate it!

      Happy Crocheting and all the best to you and your little girl <3

  6. I don't know if I stuffed the eyes fuller or what, but no matter how I tried I couldn't get the top eyelid to work as specified. I finally had to chain 12 for 2 SCs and 9 DCs, and that worked fine. I'm still pretty new at all this, so it's probably something I messed up when I was making the eyes or something, or maybe I was just crocheting the eyelid too tight. But I just wanted to mention it in case anyone else has similar problems.

    That said, I'm SO GLAD I found your patterns! I'm super-low on cash right now and am making all my nieces and nephews, plus my son, each a stuffed animal for Christmas. (Well, or a stuffed vegetable in this case. ;) ) I've done them almost exactly according to specifications, though I have had to change a few things--crocheting eyes instead of buying them to save money, for instance. (Sometimes slightly creepier, but cheaper and I doubt the kids will mind.) I even was able to change the Coraline doll pattern just by using different colors and not doing hair or the hem of the shirt, to make a Spiderman for my nephew! And I figured out how to do Spidey's eyes based on how you do the ears of the elephant. Honestly, I'm learning SO MUCH from you and really appreciate all your patterns and tutorials!

  7. Just found your lovely crochet patterns! Have started the bear (my first go at amigurumi crochet have only done blankets till now!). Thanks for including vegetales! Our kuds live veggietales I think our favourite is the one about David

  8. Sorry I meant kids not kuds! 😀


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