An easy project even for the beginner.
A pdf can be downloaded from my blog here:
Step 1: Ingredients
Scraps of cotton yarn (fingering weight) or embroidery floss
2.0 mm hook
Step 2: Get to Crochetin' - the Pattern
Cherry (Make Two)
Make a magic ring. SC 6 in ring. Join. CH1.
R1: 2 SC in each ST around to end. Join to 1st SC. CH1. (12)
R2: Work in back loops only of each SC, SC in each ST to end. Join to 1st SC. CH1. (12)
R3: SC in each ST to end. Join to 1st SC. CH1 (12)
You will want to start stuffing the cherry at this point before the decrease. I use the same color yarn instead of polyfill so it won't show through. The beginning of the tail will be on the inside of the cherry so use that as stuffing also.
R4: Decrease row - SK1 ST, SC in next ST, *SK1 ST, SC in next ST* to end. (6) Join. Fasten off. Weave in ends to close leaving a tail to sew on the top of each stem.
Stems (Make Two-one will be shorter than the other) You can make the stems as long as you want simply by making a longer chain.
1st Stem: CH 10. In 2nd CH from hook, SL ST to end. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
2nd Stem: CH 7. In 2nd CH from hook, SL ST to end. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Leaves (Make Two)
CH 5. Leave about a 4 inch tail to weave down the middle of the leaf when you're done.
In 2nd CH from hook, 1 SC, 1 HDC, 1 DC, 1 SC, SL ST in SC just made. Working on the other side of the ST you just slipped, 1 SC in the ST you just slipped, 1 DC in next ST, 1 HDC in next ST, 1 SC in next ST, SL ST in 1st SC to make point of the leaf. Weave the tail end of the yarn down the center of the backside of the leaf to end. Fasten off.
Step 3: Construction
Sew the leaves to the top of each stem. On one stem, weave in the ends of the leaf and cut. With the second stem, attach leaf and use tail to sew to the other leaf. In the center of both leaves, wrap the end of the yarn around the middle a couple of times. Knot and cut on the back side.
Attach the cherries to each stem. I weave the tail down the center of the cherry to the bottom and then cut the end of the yarn.
Sew the pinback to the back of the leaves.