The avocado is also known as the alligator pear, reflecting its shape and the leather-like appearance of its skin. The fruit is a good source of potassium, vitamins, minerals and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Avocados are now grown in most tropical and subtropical countries. A unique and cute pattern! Makes a great toy item or decor item! Please Note: This pattern does not come with step-by-step instructional images. Only written instructions and finished item photos. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY slip stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, working in the rounds, changing colours GAUGE Size of finished item depends on crocheting tension, crochet hook size and type/thickness of yarn used. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The whole fruit is 4 inches (10.2cm) longest and 2.5 inches (6.4cm) widest. The cut fruit is 3.5 inches (8.9cm) longest and 3 inches (7.6cm) widest.