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Crochet Cheese Wedge Pattern

Thank you for all the love shown towards our amigurumi mice! Here is the long-awaited crochet cheese wedge pattern that everybody has asked for. If you’ve already made the crochet mouse, Mindy, and her three mousketeers, this free pattern will help you complete the adorable mouse and cheese amigurumi set.

crochet cheese wedge pattern

This crochet cheese slice is like a portable playground where the baby mice get to crawl in and out of the holes. They adore playing hide and seek with their mom; how cheeky! On a serious note, they were so play-fessional during this photoshoot and decided to bring the cheese wedge back home.

mice cheese crochet pattern

TECHNIQUES REQUIRED FOR CROCHET CHEESE PATTERN

The basic crochet stitches we will be working with for the triangle cheese block include chain stitch, single crochet stitch, and slip stitch. You will also need to know specific crochet techniques like increases, invisible decreases, and single crochet two-together decreases.

Unlike a typical amigurumi project, the crochet cheese wedge pattern works in ROWs instead of ROUNDs, in which we will then sew up the 2-piece crochet patterns and stuff them.

crochet mouse in cheese wedge

SUPPLIES FOR THE CROCHET CHEESE WEDGE PATTERN

Before jumping to the free crochet pattern below, here are some details you might want to know. To make a cheese amigurumi, you will need to get a 2.5mm crochet hook, a tapestry needle, and a pair of scissors. Since the holey Swiss cheese comes in a particular color, you will need to prepare acrylic yarn in two shades of yellow to match the buttery yellow tone. Not to forget some polyester fiberfill for the stuffing.

amigurumi mouse cheese pattern

HOW TO CROCHET THE CHEESE RIND

First, grab some yarn with a darker tone of yellow for the cheese rind. You will be working in rows, starting with a chain stitch at every new row. Once you’ve reached row 44, place a stitch marker or yarn on the first and last stitch of rows 30 and 43 to mark the vertical sides of the cheese wedge. We will be showing all the detailed step-by-step photos in the pattern section at the end of this post.

how to crochet holey cheese wedge

HOW TO CROCHET THE CHEESE BODY WITH HOLES

This section requires you to crochet some partial rows to form the holes in the cheese. We’ll show you where to insert your stitch markers to begin and end at the specific rows to form the holes. after that, pick the stitches around the existing pit and work into the depth of the hole. This will result in tall, small bumps (or a big hole), which you will hide later inside the amigurumi toy.

how to crochet cheese wedge

HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE AMIGURUMI CHEESE

Here comes the fun part of finally seeing the crochet cheese wedge comes into reality! Fold the crochet cheese body and fit the large open holes against each other. Then, sew the edges to join them properly. Once that is done, you’ll notice that the large holes create this deep hollow circle while the gaps around it are closed off. Grab the cheese rind, and use the yarn markings to align it against the top and bottom of the cheese body. All there’s left to do is join up the sides and stuff the insides of the crochet cheese slice along the way.

mouse amigurumi cheese

“Holey” Cheese Facts
The holes in a Swiss cheese/Emmental result from a particular method used during the production process. It occurs when a certain bacteria (P. Shermani) release carbon dioxide, forming holes of different sizes, which can be controlled with various temperatures, maturing times, and acidity. This is also why no other cheeses have these holes, and only the Swiss cheese is known to have “eyes.”

crochet cheese holes

Time to pour yourself a glass of wine and get a slice of real cheese so you can fully indulge in this free crochet cheese wedge pattern. If you enjoy food-related projects like this amigurumi cheese, check out the following free crochet patterns: carrot amigurumi, apple amigurumi, Easter egg amigurumi, and piggy bun amigurumi.

crochet cheese hole

Crochet Cheese Wedge Pattern

Yield: 5.5" x 2.75" x 3" (H) Cheese Wedge
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Avid Beginner/Intermediate
Estimated Cost: USD 20

Here is the long-awaited crochet cheese wedge pattern that everybody has asked for. If you’ve already made the crochet mouse, Mindy, and her three mousketeers, this free pattern will help you complete the adorable mouse and cheese amigurumi set.

Materials

  • Acrylic yarn in 2 Shades of yellow color
  • Polyester fiberfill

Tools

  • 2.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

Abbreviations

(In US terms)
ch: chain
inc: 2sc increase
inv dec: Invisible decrease
dec: sc2tog decrease
sc: single crochet
sk: skip
slst: slip stitch
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side

CHEESE WEDGE CROCHET PATTERN

CHEESE RIND

crochet cheese rind


With Darker Yellow Yarn.
Row 1 (RS): ch2, inc in 2nd st from hook, turn. {2}
Row 2 (WS): ch, sc 2, turn. {2}
Row 3 (RS): ch, inc, sc, turn. {3}
Row 4 (WS): ch, sc 3, turn. {3}
Row 5 (RS): ch, sc 2, inc, turn. {4}
Row 6 (WS): ch, sc 4, turn. {4}
Row 7 (RS): ch, inc, sc 3, turn. {5}
Row 8 (WS): ch, sc 5, turn. {3}
Row 9 (RS): ch, sc 4, inc, turn. {6}
Row 10 (WS): ch, sc 6, turn. {6}
Row 11 (RS): ch, inc, sc 5, turn. {7}
Row 12 (WS): ch, sc 7, turn. {7}
Row 13 (RS): ch, sc 6, inc, turn. {8}
Row 14 (WS): ch, sc 8, turn. {8}
Row 15 (RS): ch, inc, sc 7, turn. {9}
Row 16 (WS): ch, sc 9, turn. {9}
Row 17 (RS): ch, sc 8, inc, turn. {10}
Row 18 (WS): ch, sc 10, turn. {10}
Row 19 (RS): ch, inc, sc 9, turn. {11}
Row 20 (WS): ch, sc 11, turn. {11}
Row 21 (RS): ch, sc 10, inc, turn. {12}
Row 22 (WS): ch, sc 12, turn. {12}
Row 23 (RS): ch, inc, sc 11, turn. {13}
Row 24 (WS): ch, sc 13, turn. {13}
Row 25 (RS): ch, sc 12, inc, turn. {14}
Row 26 (WS): ch, sc 14, turn. {14}
Row 27 (RS): ch, inc, sc 13, turn. {15}
Row 28 - 44: ch, sc 15, turn. {15}
Place markers on the first and last stitch at Row 30 and 43, this is the vertical side of the cheese wedge when assemble.
Row 45 (RS): ch, sc 13, dec, turn. {14}
Row 46 (WS): ch, sc 14, turn. {14}
Row 47 (RS): ch, dec, sc 12, turn. {13}
Row 48 (WS): ch, sc 13, turn. {13}
Row 49 (RS): ch, sc 11, dec, turn. {12}
Row 50 (WS): ch, sc 12, turn. {12}
Row 51 (RS): ch, dec, sc 10, turn. {11}
Row 52 (WS): ch, sc 11, turn. {11}
Row 53 (RS): ch, sc 9, dec, turn. {10}
Row 54 (WS): ch, sc 10, turn. {10}
Row 55 (RS): ch, dec, sc 8, turn. {9}
Row 56 (WS): ch, sc 9, turn. {9}
Row 57 (RS): ch, sc 7, dec, turn. {8}
Row 58 (WS): ch, sc 8, turn. {8}
Row 59 (RS): ch, dec, sc 6, turn. {7}
Row 60 (WS): ch, sc 7, turn. {7}
Row 61 (RS): ch, sc 5, dec, turn. {6}
Row 62 (WS): ch, sc 6, turn. {6}
Row 63 (RS): ch, dec, sc 4, turn. {5}
Row 64 (WS): ch, sc 5, turn. {5}
Row 65 (RS): ch, sc 3, dec, turn. {4}
Row 66 (WS): ch, sc 4, turn. {4}
Row 67 (RS): ch, dec, sc 2, turn. {3}
Row 68 (WS): ch, sc 3, turn. {3}
Row 69 (RS): ch, sc, dec, turn. {2}
Row 70 (WS): ch, sc 2, turn. {2}
Row 71 (RS): ch, dec. {1}
Fasten.

CHEESE BODY WITH HOLES

With Light Yellow Yarn.
Row 1 (WS): Slip knot with a long tail (reserve it for sewing to the rind) ch 59, begin at 2nd st from hook, sc 58, turn. {58}
Row 2 (RS): ch, sc 58, turn. {58}
Row 3 (WS): ch, inc, sc 7, dec, turn. {10}
Mark the last stitch (the dec stitch) of Row 3 with a stitch marker or tie a short yarn (Red yarn at "Mark 1" as shown in PIC. 1 below).
Continue to crochet the following partial rows of the cheese body base on Row 3.
Row 4 (RS): ch, dec, sc 6, turn. {7}
Row 5 (WS): ch, sc 5, dec, turn. {6}
Row 6 (RS): ch, dec, sc 4, turn. {5}
Row 7 (WS): ch, sc 5, turn. {5}
Row 8 (RS): ch, inc, sc 4, turn. {6}
Row 9 (WS): ch, sc 5, inc, turn. {7}
Row 10 (RS): ch, inc, sc 6, turn. {8}
Row 11 (WS): ch, sc 7, inc, ch 4. {13}
Fasten.
how to crochet cheesePIC. 1

Continue to crochet the following partial rows from "Mark 1" mentioned above.
Row 3 (WS): start from the 5th from the Mark 1, ch, dec, sc 18, ch3, sk 3, sc 7, dec, turn. {30}
Mark the last stitch (the dec stitch) of Row 3 with a stitch marker or tie a short yarn (Yellow yarn at "Mark 2" as shown in PIC. 2 below).
Row 4 (RS): ch, dec, sc 26, dec, turn. {28}
Row 5 (WS): ch, dec, sc 24, dec, turn. {26}
Row 6 (RS): ch, dec, sc 16, ch 2, sk 2, sc 4, dec, turn. {24}
Row 7 (WS): ch, sc 9, dec, turn. {10}
Mark the last stitch (the dec stitch) of Row 7 with a stitch marker or tie a short yarn (Green yarn at "Mark 3" as shown in PIC. 2 below).
Row 8 (RS): ch, dec, sc 7, inc, turn. {10}
Row 9 (WS): ch, inc, sc 9, turn. {11}
Row 10 (RS): ch, inc, sc 9, inc, turn. {13}
Row 11 (WS): ch, inc, sc 11, inc, ch 4. {19}
Fasten.
how to crochet cheesePIC. 2

Continue to crochet the following partial rows from "Mark 3" mentioned above.
Row 7 (WS): start from the 5th from the Mark 3, ch, dec, sc 7, turn. {8}
Row 8 (RS): ch, inc, sc 5, dec turn. {8}
Row 9 (WS): ch, sc 7, inc, turn. {9}
Row 10 (RS): ch, inc, sc 7, inc, turn. {11}
Row 11 (WS): ch, inc, sc 9, inc, ch 4. {17}
Fasten.
how to crochet cheesePIC. 3

Continue to crochet the following partial rows from "Mark 2" mentioned above.
Row 3 (WS): start from the 5th from the Mark 2, ch, dec, sc 7, turn. {8}
Row 4 (RS): ch, sc 6, dec, turn. {7}
Row 5 (WS): ch, dec, sc 5, turn. {6}
Row 6 (RS): ch, sc 4, dec, turn. {5}
Row 7 (WS): ch, sc 5, turn. {5}
Row 8 (RS): ch, sc 4, inc, turn. {6}
Row 9 (WS): ch, inc, sc, ch 3, sk 3, sc, turn. {7}
Row 10 (RS): ch, sc 6, inc, turn. {8}
Row 11 (WS): ch, inc, sc 7, turn. {9}
how to crochet cheesePIC. 4

Don't fasten but continue to crochet the following Row 12 to 14.
Row 12 (RS): ch, sc 16, ch 4, sk 4, sc 18, ch 4, sk 4, sc 16, turn. {58}
Row 13 (WS): ch, sc 58, turn.
Row 14 (RS): ch, sc 58.
Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.
how to crochet cheese PIC. 5

With new strands of yarn, continue to crochet the walls for all the holes from the Wrong Side of the crochet piece.
From the picture above (PIC. 5), we have 5 small holes, 1 Medium hole, and 2 large holes. These 2 large holes are the openings of the big hole that the baby mouse can pass through. Hence, the walls for the large holes are an open-type, whilst the rest are close-type.

Small Holes:
Pick stitches around the hole, for example, if it is a "ch 3", then you will have 3 sts from each bottom and top, and 1 st from each left side and right side, thus, you will need to crochet 8 single crochet stitch around the hole.
Round 1 - Round 4: ch, sc around, slst to first st.
Gather the stitches at the last round then pull to close the opening.
Repeat the same to all Small holes.

Medium Hole:
Pick 18 stitches around the hole by sc 1 in each st.
Round 1 - Round 3: ch, sc 18, slst to the first st. {18}
Round 4: ch, (inv dec, sc) 6 times, slst to first st. {12}
Round 5: ch, (inv dec) 6 times, slst to first st. {6}
Gather the stitches at the last round then pull to close the opening.
how to crochet cheesePIC. 6

Large Holes:
Pick 26 stitches around the hole by sc 1 in each st.
Round 1 - Round 6: ch, sc 26, slst to first st. {26}
Fasten.
Repeat the same to the other Large hole.
how to crochet cheese PIC. 7

How To Assemble Crochet Cheese Wedge

  1. Crochet the rind and cheese body as per the crochet patterns given above.
    crochet cheese rind
    how to crochet cheese
  2. Fold the cheese body by matching the position of the large holes. Sew to join the wall of the large holes. cheese hole
    Sew the yarn ends of the rest of the holes to the inside of the cheese body so that the cavities are able to stay deep and nice. make cheese hole
  3. Align the short edges of the cheese body between the markings of the cheese rind. Sew to join them together. add cheese rind
  4. Followed by sewing up the top and bottom of the rind to the cheese body. Stuff the cheese wedge when you are about to complete the sewing.stuff cheese

Notes

Depending on the speed and hours you are spending on the project, the total time needed is only an approximation.

Stuff the parts firmly and densely to give your amigurumi doll a good shape.

You are allowed to crochet and sell the Crochet Cheese Wedge on small-scale production. However, you are not allowed to republish the patterns and pictures in any form without the prior written permission of Craft Passion.

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Jill

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Just came across this pattern today. Cant' wait to crochet it. You are so talented. Thank you soooooooooo much for the free pattern.

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