What would you like to find in your socks on Christmas morning? Some candy and tangerines will make you happy.

Let’s crochet the delicious fruit! You can insert some dried tangerine peel into the toys before stuffing and decorate your room with flavored crochet tangerines.

Skill level: beginner

How to make Tangerine crochet patterns?

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = increase (2 sc in one stitch)
dec = decrease ( crochet 2 st as one sc)
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
sl st = slip stitch

Main part
Crochet with orange yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times (12)
Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc) repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc) repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc) repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc) repeat 6 times (42)
Rnd 8-15: sc in all 42 st [42] Rnd 16: (sc in next 5 st, dec) repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 17: (sc in next 4 st, dec) repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 18: (sc in next 3 st, dec) repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 19: (sc in next 2 st, dec) repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 20: (sc in next st, dec) repeat 6 times (12)
Rnd 21: (dec) repeat 6 times (6)
Rnd 22: dec till the end.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing (about 20 cm). Take a sewing needle and insert it in the center of tangerine, push it through and withdraw the needle from the opposite side. Pull off slightly to shape the fruit. Fasten off and hide the tail.

Branch
Ch 10, turn, sc in all 10 st [10]

Leaf
Ch 11, starting from the second ch from hook crochet: sl st, sc in next 2 st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, 3 sc in last st.
Turn and continue working on the opposite side of the chain: sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 2 st, sl st.

Sew the leaf to the branch. Make a loop of appropriate size using chain stitches. Your Christmas tangerine is finished!

Inspiration to you!