Grapefruit Pattern


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Knitting: Grapefruit
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details







Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • The only stitches needed are: knit, slip, make 1, knit two together.

Pattern Description:

Because I couldn't find a pattern that made just the grapefruit I envisioned, I created my own using Amy Szczepanski's method of generating a knitting pattern for any surface of revolution (published in her chapter of Crafting by Concepts).


5 stitches per inch and 6 rows per inch in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • the finished grapefruit is about 5" in diameter.


  • 40--60 yds of yellow DK weight yarn
  • about 8 inches of green DK-or-heavier weight yarn
  • size 6 (4mm) needles, either one very long circular for magic loop or a set of double-pointed needles.
  • a large handful of polyester fiberfill or other stuffing.

You Will Also Need:

  • one stitch marker.
  • tapestry needle.

Suggested yarn:

50 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Shepherd Colour 4 Me



About Designer

About Designer

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I'm a math professor by trade, and (unsurprisingly) my designs are informed by mathematical concepts. I co-edited the books Making Mathematics with Needlework: Ten Papers and Ten Projects and Crafting by Concepts: Fiber Arts and Mathematics with my colleague and friend Carolyn Yackel. You can find out more than you ever wanted to know about me and my way-too-many interests ...

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