Banana Split

I found it a little ironic that the same week I was working on this was the same week I had an ice cream related accident with my craft stuff. Strawberry milkshake got into my polyfiber stuffing. Sigh. Luckily I had already finished all of the stuffed parts so I could get it done. Next week’s project is also done (and stuffed).

Anyway, more crocheted food. I was making an ice cream cone when I thought that a banana split might be kind of fun to do. This week’s project is a lot more complex if only because there are more pieces, but there’s nothing really “hard” about it. I recommend assembly as you go so there’s not a lot of little pieces just floating around.

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Materials:

  • I used worsted weight coffee, medium brown, cream, white, red, pink, and yellow.
  • G-sized crochet hook. It’s not the size that’s important so I’m not including a gauge. I crochet pretty tightly, if your stitches are looser you may want to use a smaller hook. The important thing is to make sure that the stitches are tight enough to hold in the stuffing.
  • I used polyfiber stuffing, but any stuffing will do.
  • Scissors to cut the yarn.
  • A needle with an eye big enough for yarn.
  • Hot glue gun and glue.
  • Safety pin, optional.

Part of this is worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to keep your place and move it up as you complete rows. I use a safety pin and just put it through the last stitch of a round.

Ice cream (continuous rounds, make 1 each strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate)
1) ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
2) 2 sc in each sc around (12)
3) sc, 2 sc in next sc around* (18)
4-5) sc in each sc around (18)
6) sc2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)
7-9) sc in each sc around (24)
10) sc2, dec over 2 sc* around (18)
11) sc, dec over 2 sc* around (12)
stuff
12) dec over 2 sc* around (6)
sl st, break yarn leaving enough of a tail to sew with, sew closed, weave in end

Whipped Cream (continuous rounds, make 2)
1) ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook (6)
2) 2 sc in each sc around (12)
3) sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)
4-5) sc in each sc around (18)
6) sc, dec over 2 sc* around (12)
7-8) sc in each sc around (12)
9) dec over 2 sc around (6)
Do not stuff. sl st, break yarn leaving enough of a tail to sew with, sew closed, weave in end

Whipped Cream for Cherry (continuous rounds)
1) ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook
2) 2 sc in each sc around (12)
3) sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)
4) sc in each sc around (18)
5) sc, dec over 2 sc* around (12)
6) dec over 2 sc around (6)
Do not stuff. sl st, break yarn leaving enough of a tail to sew with, sew closed, weave in end

Cherry (continuous rounds)
1) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
2) 2 sc in each sc around (12)
3) dec over 2 sc around (6)
stuff, sl st, break yarn leaving enough of a tail to sew with, sew closed, tie a knot about 1-1.5 inches along tail and cut thread closely above knot

Topping (rows, make 3 each strawberry, pineapple, chocolate)
1) ch 3, sc in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook (2)
2) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc (1)
3-6) ch 1, turn, sc (1)
finish off, break yarn, weave in ends

Banana Inside (rows, make 2)
1) ch 3, sc in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook (2)
2) ch 1, turn, sc, 2 sc in next sc (3)
3) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (3)
4) ch 1, turn, sc2, 2 sc in next sc (4)
5) ch 1, turn, sc2, dec over 2 sc (3)
6) ch 1, turn, sc2, 2 sc in next sc (4)
7) ch 1, turn, sc2, dec over 2 sc (3)
8) ch 1, turn, sc2, 2 sc in next sc (4)
9-14) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (4)
15) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc2 (3)
16) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in next sc, sc2 (4)
17) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc2 (3)
18) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in next sc, sc2 (4)
19) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc2 (3)
20) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (3)
21) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc (2)
22) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (2)
finish off, break yarn

Banana Outside (rows, make 2)
1) ch 5, sc in 2nd-5th ch from hook (4)
2) ch 1, turn, sc3, 2 sc in next sc (5)
3) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (5)
4) ch 1, turn, sc4, 2 sc in next sc (6)
5) ch 1, turn, sc4, dec over 2 sc (5)
6) ch 1, turn, sc4, 2 sc in next sc (6)
7) ch 1, turn, sc4, dec over 2 sc (5)
8) ch 1, turn, sc4, 2 sc in next sc (6)
9-14) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (6)
15) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc4 (5)
16) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in next sc, sc4 (6)
17) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc4 (5)
18) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in next sc, sc4 (6)
19) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc4 (5)
20) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (5)
21) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc, sc3 (4)
22) sc in each sc (4)
finish off, break yarn
Line up and sew together. Start with sewing st 1 and 2 from row 1 of front into st 1 of row 1 of back, sew st 3 and 4 into st 2 of back. Sew bottom first, sew rows 22 to close other end, then stuff as sewing top

Dish (rows worked around initial ch in an oval)
1) ch 7, skip 3 ch (counts as last ch and dc), dc in next 3 ch, 5 dc in first ch, dc in bottom loops of next 3 ch, 4 dc in last ch, join with sl st (16 dc)
2) ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc4, 2 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc5, 2 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, join with sl st (24)
3) ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc4, 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc, 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, dc5, 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc, 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, sl st to join (40)
4) ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc6, 2 dc in each of next 5 dc, 3 dc in next dc, 2 dc in each of next 5 dc, dc9, 2 dc in each of next 5 dc, 3 dc in next dc, 2 dc in each of next 5 dc, dc2, join with sl st (64)
5-6) ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in each dc around, sl st to join (64)
finish off, break yarn, weave in ends

Assembly
Figure out which ice cream you want in the middle (chocolate for me) and glue the whipped cream for cherry on top. Glue the cherry on top of that. Glue the topping on with the wide part (row 1) at the top. Make sure to butt the top of the topping snugly up against the whipped cream. Assemble the other ice cream pieces the same way. Position all three in dish so you can move them around to make everything fit, then glue the ice cream pieces to the bottom of the dish. For the bananas, make sure the inside is on the inside against the ice cream and glue to the bottom of the dish, then glue to the sides of the outside ice cream pieces.

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15 responses to “Banana Split

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful patterns! ā™„ šŸ™‚

  2. I'm having a little trouble on the Dish. The first row says a total of 16 stitches, but there is only 13. ā™„ Jennifer

  3. Ah. Aha. I'm sorry, that's my mistake, it's horribly unclear. šŸ˜¦ There are supposed to be 16 stitches. I've changed the pattern so it makes more sense; if I don't have it right yet let me know and I'll add pics! šŸ˜€

  4. shut up! I have been looking for a pattern for more ice cream stuff – I love this!

  5. Love the banana split!! Thanks for offering it for free. I am also Joy, live in Bama and have 2 kids, lol. Both boys, 19 and 16. I have this terrible addiction to crochet/knit food. This is on my never ending list of yarn food. Thanks again!!Joy in Bama

  6. Ok I finished my banana splits! Check them out: http://elfluvsdwarf.blogspot.com/2010/07/yummy-banana-split.html ~ā™„ Jennifer

  7. Thank you everyone! šŸ˜€ We're taking over Alabama with Joy? šŸ˜‰

  8. Hi Joy,I'm an editor with AllFreeCrochet.com and I just wanted to let you know we linked to your pattern at http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Miscellaneous-Crochet/A-Banana-Split I think this is such a cute pattern and I would love to feature it in an upcoming newsletter. Our readers will love it!Please let me know if this is okay.Thanks,Christine

  9. That's absolutely fine, Christine. šŸ˜€

  10. I'm having trouble with ice cream round 6 sc2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)is that an inc or a dec or simply sc in next 2 sc. Please let me know. Sorry I put this same ? on doughnut thought I was on banana split. OOPS!

  11. šŸ˜€ No problem!sc in the next two sc, then sc inc

  12. Do we sew the banana inside with the banana outside or sew the banana inside with the banana inside?

    • You sew a banana inside with a banana outside. The assembled banana will curve around on the outside and be flatter on the inside, kind-of like the way a banana looks when you cut it in half.

  13. Thanks

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