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Piece o’ Cherry Pie

By Jennifer Tallapaneni


mmmm, cherries...


Materials:
MC- Crust colored worsted yarn, 1 skein (Example in Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic - Color: Linen)
CC- Red worsted yarn, 1 skein (Example Lion brand Wool-ease 80% acrylic 20% wool- Color: 102 Ranch Red)

1 set of size 6 needles

Tapestry needle
Stuffing (optional)

STITCH PATTERNS

Now with bobble tutorial! Click Here for step by step instructions and photos for working the bobbles in this pattern.

bbl inc [bobble increase] k1 (do not drop stitch from left needle), yo, k1, yo, k1 all into same stitch (there will be 5 loops on the needle within the one stitch). Turn p5 back across the 5 created stitches, turn and k5

bbl dec [bobble decrease] slip 2 stitches knitwise, k3tog, pass 2 slipped stitches over knit stitch. Poke bobble forward with finger and make sure to pull the next stitch tight

K1f&b [bar increase] Knit a stitch, leaving stitch on left needle; knit into the back loop of this stitch


DIRECTIONS

Cherry Filling:
NOTE: Cherry filling is in Reverse Stockinette Stitch. CO 11 stitches LOSELY in CC (multiples of 3 + 2 extra, example done in 3 sets. If you choose, you can do just 2 sets for a non-deep dish pie. Simply cast on 8 stitches).
Purl 1 row, knit 1 row. Start pattern below.

Row 1 (RS): Purl.
Row 2: K1, *k2, bbl inc; repeat from * to last st, K1.
Rowd 3, 5, 7: Purl.
Row 4: K1, *k2, bbl dec; repeat from * to last st, K1.
Row 6: K1, *bbl inc, k2; repeat from * to last st, K1.
Row 8: K1, *bbl dec, k2; repeat from * to last st, K1.

Repeat row 1- 8 five times (or enough times to fit around crust slice). BO all sts.

For Crust:
CO 30 stitches in MC (worked in multiples of 6, example done in 5).

Row 1: Purl
Row 2: *K4, k2tog* repeat until end.
Row 3: *P2tog, p3* repeat until end.
Row 4: *K2, k2tog* repeat until end.
Row 5: Purl
Row 6: Purl
Starting with a knit row continue in St. st. for 16 rows (or width of finished cherry filling) ending in WS row.

Purl 3 rows.
For the wedge shape, continue in St st. decreasing 1 stitch on each side, 1 stitch in from the end for EOR (Every Other Row) twice then every 4th row as follows:
[K1, ssk, knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1
Purl all stitches
K1, ssk, knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1
*Purl all stitches
Knit all stitches
Purl all stitches
K1, ssk, knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1*]

Repeating between * * until 3 stitches remain.

K3tog and fasten off.

Pick up 15 stitches along purl ridge where crust edge meets the back. Knit 1 row. Work same as bottom wedge repeating between [ ].

Extra cherry goodness:
This part is optional but helps to create a more realistic full filling. Make several extra bobbles (cherries).

Bobble:
CO 1 in CC.
Row 1: [K1f&b] 3 times – 6 sts.
Row 2 & 4: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 5: Ssk, k1, k2tog – 3 sts.
Row 6: P3tog- 1 st. Fasten off

Knot CO and BO tails tog and tuck 1 into cherry with Reverse Stockinette Stitch facing. Use other tail to attach to Cherry Filling in random places.

Finishing:
With purl side of the cherry filling facing, weave in all ends. If using acrylic, check yarn label if light ironing is permissible. Use steam and light iron setting to block. If using wool, block in the traditional method. Suggest sewing 1 side of filling together and stuffing with plastic bag remnants to block.
Using MC, sew the top and bottom of the cherry filling lengthwise around pie wedge.
Stuff with filler before seaming up last side. Do not overstuff. Enjoy!

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