Skill level 2 – easy
Coming from the Yangtze River forests, the Chinese gooseberry was introduce in New Zealand at the beginning of the past century, where it becomes known as “kiwi fruit” due to the same name bird, symbol of the country and its inhabitant’s nickname. The kiwi bird is one of most outrageous animal species living on earth. With brown plumage and a long beak to look for food, cannot fly because has not wings. This bird is considered a biological rarity.
Kiwi bird Sam wanted to see the world, not being able to fly push him to sharp its intellect to travel in order to fulfill his dream. He ask for work in Air New Zealand, his country airlines, and became a worldwide ambassador of his homeland. Sam flies now at 12.000 meters altitude, enjoying airline most exclusive services at the same time that invites other passengers to enjoy the best experiences of his country.
The fruit Sam is a delicious kiwi; it is part of our amigurumi fruits collection and takes its name from Sam’s bird story as a tribute of creativity and perseverance of those that, despite of not to have specific skills or resources, are able to overcome life barriers to reach their ends.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a DIGITAL crochet pattern, NOT a finished item.
Pattern is available in English and Spanish
5 pages PDF pattern that contains written instructions and photo tutorial, offering a high level of detail and specification at every step.
Skill level 2 – easy
Stitches and Techniques used (U.S. terminology)
Magic ring, single crochet, half double crochet, third loop, invisible fasten off, changing to a new color.
Crochet hook 3.25 mm
A piece of thick cardboard or plastic for fruit slice
Fiberfill for stuffing
Black beads 3 mm
Sewing thread in white color.
Cotton yarn: fingering.
Scheepjes Catona (100% Mercerized Cotton), 50g/1.8oz, 10x10cm = 26 sts x 36 rows, 125m :
nº 505 (linen); 1 skein
nº 205 (kiwi); 1 skein
nº 162 (black coffee); 1 skein
Using fingering weight yarn, finished item will be approx. 05 cm x 04 cm.
Choose a different yarn weight with the corresponding crochet hook size to make a bigger or smaller version.