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enemyairship
« on: June 05, 2009 09:22:10 AM »

Hi everyone, I've been lurking this board for 2 years but this is my first post here.

I'd like to ask if anyone would help me crochet a peach shape.  I started crocheting about 3 months ago.  I'm familiar with the basic stitches and techniques and am beginning to make my own patterns, but I can't seem to figure out how to do this peach shape correctly.  

I'm trying to make a Peach Longevity Bun (pastry in the shape of a peach that wishes long life, commonly served to elders in the Chinese tradition) for my grandma's 76th birthday.  Here are some reference pictures:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7l_Y6Ap-VgM/R9l0EA2xcrI/AAAAAAAAAeI/cshGImPgjok/s400/IMG_1216.JPG
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_XwlZ2HSb7ug/RwoLY6aREvI/AAAAAAAAAu0/-eNx81zhkko/s400/DSC01419.JPG

I can make the leaves just fine, but the peach shape really throws me off.  Would anyone be able to help me with this?  Please let me know what I can do for you in return, thank you!   Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2009 10:14:55 AM »

I would start at the point first,

1. ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
2. sc in each sc around
3. (sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in next sc) around

continue to increase each row until you get the width you want and then sc in each sc around for at least 6 rows or more then decrease again and stuff and finish off. 

I'd do a little soft sculpturing to get the peach look and use blush or something like it for the coloring.

I'm curious now--I may make one up and then I'll type up what I did if it works.
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enemyairship
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2009 10:42:20 AM »

Thanks so much, I'm going to try this!  When I first tried to do this I started from the bottom and it looked all wonky when I got to the tip. 

I have some pink spray paint at home and was thinking to make a quick spritz over the bun when I finish and was going to use some thread to make the pinch/crease in the middle.  I hope it will turn out how I have it pictured in my head, haha. 

Thank you again! 
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