So, today we’re gonna make a crochet French macaron. Not macaroon, macaron. Let me explain my sudden obsession with these. There’s a place near where I am that sells macarons. They look so cute in shades of green, pink, yellow, and chocolate. I love to stop at the bakery and just stare at those macarons. One day, I finally went in and bought one to try. It wasn’t what I expected. It was more. Yummy, soft, not-too-sweet goodness. YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!!! Ok, now on with the pattern and no more rambling.
- a G hook
- various colors of worsted weight yarn, preferably different shades of each color per macaron
- 5-6mm black beads
- black embroidery thread
With top and bottom color:
Round 1: ch 2; 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6).
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around (12).
Round 3: 2sc, sc around (18).
Round 4: 2sc, sc, sc around (24).
Round 5: [sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc] around (21). Fasten off.
Repeat the above again so that you have the macaron top and bottom.
With cream/filling color, ch 21 and join, leaving a 12-inch tail for sewing.
Flip the sandwich top and bottom inside out so that the “wrong” side is on the outside. With 12-inch tail of filling, sew the ridge of the 21-ch piece (the ridge is on the back of the chain) to the inner loop of the sandwich bottom piece. On the sandwich top, sew on face, positioning the eyes between the 3rd and 4th rounds, about 2 sc apart. Sew the inner loop of the sandwich top also to the ridge, stuffing when you have a few stitches left. Sew to close.
And there you have it! A cute little French macaron that you don’t have to share with anyone! If you don’t like the look of this one, try this pattern for a different one, but without the eyes and smile.