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Pear-fecto! – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I hope you are enjoying this holiday season. Many of you may know that I love pears as I have written about this slight obsession many times. I thought I would share a quick and simple knitted pear pattern with you today. What a great use for your Spud & Chloë left-overs. The large pear is made in Sweater and the tiny pear is made in Fine.

These pears could be used as toys, pin cushions or home decor. Can you imagine a big bowl filled with knitted pears on your coffee table? Gorgeous! With a thread or ribbon loop added, the tiny pear would make a fantastic ornament. Maybe you want to add a small super ball inside to add some bounce! Why not? Go for it.

Here is some information you might like to know about the pattern for Pear-fecto!

Finished measurements (without the stem):

Large pear: 3 1/2 inches tall

Tiny pear: 2 1/2 inches tall


Note: The pears only use small amounts of yarn! One skein of Spud & Chloë Sweater or Fine will make many pears.

Large Pear:

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards)

Pear: Firecracker #7509 and Firefly #7505

Stem: Rootbeer #7503

Leaf: Grass #7502

Needles: US size 6 double-pointed needles, set of 4

Gauge: 5 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

Tiny Pear:

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine (80% superwash wool, 20% silk; 65 grams/248 yards)

Pear: Popcorn #7800

Stem: Dachshund #7801

Leaf: Cricket #7804

Needles: US size 2 double-pointed needles, set of four

Gauge: 7 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

Materials for both sizes:

Ruler or tape measure

Yarn needle

Stitch marker

Small amount of fiberfill

Optional: small amount of poly-pellets (if making the pear for a small child do not use poly-pellets as they are a choking hazard)


Have fun, Knitters!

Here is the Ravelry link for Pear-fecto!

Click here to download the free pattern for Pear-fecto!

19 Responses to “Pear-fecto! – Free Pattern!”

  1. December 28, 2009 at 10:33 am Barb Yerke says:

    Thank you SO much for Pear-fecto. I, too, love pears and have loved these since I first saw them.
    Again, you have made my day.

  2. December 28, 2009 at 2:49 pm Margie says:

    COMPLETELY off topic but I just have to tell you I had the opportunity to see and feel Spud and Chloe Sweater over the weekend and it is FABULOUS!!! Even better than I ever thought it could be!!!! I can’t WAIT to make the ADORABLE Tea Party Cardi with it, although the owner of the store said she wasn’t getting her S&C patterns until February (?!). Is there someplace to buy S&C patterns online? I’d LOVE to start this sweater IMMEDIATELY!!! Any skeptics out there? Don’t even think twice about a purchase…you’re going to LOVE this yarn!!!

  3. December 28, 2009 at 2:50 pm Margie says:

    Oops…got carried away a bit and forgot to say how adorable the pears are!!

  4. December 28, 2009 at 6:34 pm Terrie says:

    These pears are so adorable!! Thank you for sharing the pattern :)

  5. December 28, 2009 at 10:44 pm Sara in WI says:

    Thank you for the adorable pear patterns! I really don’t like the way pears taste…just how they look! I have several needle-felted pears from a challenge at Lakeside a couple of years ago that will look nice mixed up with the “new” ones!

  6. January 8, 2010 at 2:03 pm Alyssa says:

    Hi! I linked to you in my blog :)


  7. April 21, 2010 at 2:40 pm Jillie says:

    this is sooo cute i think im going to make these for my mom for mothers day! great pattern hope i can make it im only 12 haaha

  8. February 19, 2011 at 5:30 pm Robin says:

    We will definitely try this!

  9. March 9, 2011 at 2:35 pm beverly j carbonatto says:

    I really like these fruits. I think if you made them larger and felted them they might be fun too. What do you think?

    Does anyone know how to make copies of just the instructions? It is a big waste of ink and paper to copy the whole page.

    I am rather computer illiterate!


  10. March 28, 2011 at 9:59 am morgan says:

    OMG! thank you so much for putting up this free pattern, i love the yellow pear!

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  16. December 28, 2009 at 3:59 pm sanderson says:

    The new patterns are being released in mid-January so your yarn shop owner is probably about right on the date, give or take. If I see or hear of some places getting the patterns earlier I will be sure to announce it!

    I know about the yarn, right? I love it, too, otherwise I wouldn’t be here:)