Free Crochet Watermelon Pattern

Watermelon is by far my favorite Summer fruit to enjoy each year and I knew at some point I wanted to get one on my hook!

This little gal requires no sewing and is made in one piece by working in continuous rounds. We'll start with a long chain and work both of the foundation chain to get our oval bottom.

I love how the oval bottom provides balance for this amigurumi to sit so nicely on my shelf, but you can also add a weighted base to give more support.

I left one side with all seeds and the other with some cute facial features so I can change up the decor just a little!

However you choose to make yours, I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I did! If you're new to amigurumi be sure to check out our Tips page, I'll walk you through the methods used below!


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Materials -

· Size 4 worsted weight yarn in green, white, and pink (approx. 80 yards total)

(For this pattern I used Dishie Cotton from WeCrochet in shades Jalapeno, White, and Blush)  

· 3.5 mm crochet hook (these are the hooks I use and love!)

· 9mm safety eyes

· Black crochet thread for facial features and seeds

· Scissors

· Tapestry needle (bent tips work wonders for amigruumi!)

· Stuffing

· Stitch markers

Abbreviations - US terminology

MC- Magic circle

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

St(s)- Stitch(es)

Ch – Chain


- Finished watermelon measures about 4.5 inches tall.

- Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched.

- You will be working continuous rounds; I like to use a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.

- The color change in this pattern occurs at the side, I recommend using the invisible color change method to help it appear more seamless.

Invisible Color Change –

1. When completing the last stitch before your color change, insert your hook into your stitch, yarn over with the first color and pull through.

2. Drop your first color and use your new color to yarn over and finish the stitch by pulling through all loops on your hook. You now have your new color on your hook. I like to tie off my old color here as we won’t need to carry it.

3. When starting your next round, complete your first stitch as a slip stitch instead of a SC. When you come back around to start your next round be sure to SC into your slip stitch just as if it were a regular stitch.


We’ll start by crocheting on both sides of a foundation chain to create an oval shape, you will want to keep your chain tight to help avoid the look of ‘holes’ on the bottom.

With green, chain 25

Round 1: SC in the 2nd chain from hook, SC in the next 22 chains, 3SC in the last chain; working down the other side of the foundation chain (see picture), SC in the next 22 chains, complete 2SC in the last chain (which is also the first chain we started with) (50)


Round 2: SC INC in the first st, SC in the next 22 sts, SC INC, 3SC into the next st, SC INC, SC in the next 22 sts, SC INC, 3SC into the last st (58)

Round 3: SC into the first 28 sts, SC INC, SC into the next 28 sts, SC INC into the last (60)

Rounds 4-7: SC around (60)

Round 8: SC into the first 8 sts, INV DEC into the next, rep around (54)

Change to white

Rounds 9-10: SC around (54)

Round 11: SC in the first 7 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (48)

Change to pink

Rounds 12-13: SC around (48)

Round 14: SC in the first 6 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42)

Rounds 15-17: SC around (42)

Round 18: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)

Rounds 19-21: SC around (30)

Here we will add our facial features: (optional)

Insert the eyes 4 stitches apart between rounds 16-17. Add cheeks, eyelashes, eyebrows, and smile to your liking.

With your tapestry needle and black crochet thread add randomly placed ‘v’ or ‘^’ to be your seeds, I filled in what I could at this step and then added more just before closing the watermelon.


Round 22: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)

Rounds 23-24: SC around (30)

Round 25: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 26: SC around (24)

Round 27: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 28: SC around (18)

Round 29: SC in the first st, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12)

Round 30: INV DEC in each st around (6)

Fasten off and sew remaining hole closed.

Your watermelon is complete! I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern, thank you so much for stopping by!

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