At the Danish Kreative Dage fair, I bought some happy coloured cotton yarn (brand: Karen Klarbæk) to give it a try. The yarn is amazing, soft as a dream and wonderful to crochet with as it doesn’t split!! More yarn like that, please! The yarn transformed into these pastel coloured French Macarons, perfectly suited for the ’24 Days ‘Til Christmas I’m doing for my youngest. They are easy peasy and quickly done, so even a beginner crocheter can make them.
My toddler loves cakes and I can not wait to see the teaparties she will throw to her stuffies and dolls – no more eggs and carrots!
YOU WILL NEED
Fingering weight cotton yarn
A crochet hook size 3mm (use a smaller size if your stitching is loose or your stuffing will show through)
An embroidery needle
I used the cotton yarn from Karen Klarbæk in the wonderful pastels, but you can use any cotton yarn you have in your stash.
THIS IS HOW IT’S DONE (US)
The macarons are done in half double crochets (hdc), so it’s important that you crochet tightly. If your stitching is too loose, the stuffing will show through and you have to use a smaller hook. Every round begins with a ch2 (counts as first st) and ends with a sl st in the 2nd ch.
- With a color of your choice, put 12 hdc in a magic ring (12)
- 2 hdc in each st (24)
- 1 hdc, 2 hdc in next. Repeat (36)
- 36 hdc (36)
- With white do a round of 36 hdc (36) Fasten all ends.
For the other half repeat step 1.– 4. using the same color as before. Put the two halves together with wrong sides facing and crochet them together with slip stitches: Through both loops of the colored edge and back loop only on the white edged half.
Fill firmly with stuffing when there’s 8–10 stitches left. Now close the gap and fasten the end. Put the Macarons in a pretty bowl and serve them at the tea party in the kids playroom.
Bon appetite and happy hooking!