tiny sushi, episode two!



Today we’re going to make tiny nigiri :D

Here is my hand in the pic­ture for scale…

Photo 2015-05-30, 10 23 30 PM

It only con­sists of 8 rows alto­geth­er, so it’s a super quick make. The assem­bly instruc­tion sounds more com­pli­cat­ed than it actu­al­ly is. I will be using some origa­mi terms in hopes that it will make it a bit eas­i­er to under­stand, but as always please feel free to drop me a note if you want clarifications :)

I used:

A bit of light worsted weight yarn in white and oth­er nigiri colours (I was using a var­ie­gat­ed orange for salmon and yel­low for egg)

3mm hook

A bit of black yarn (option­al — if adding sea­weed wrapping)

What I did:

*turn­ing ch does not count as a stitch.

Row 1: with white, leav­ing 12″ tail for sewing in the begin­ning, ch 3, sc in sec­ond ch from hook, sc in next ch, turn.

Rows 2–4: ch 1, sc in each of next 2 sc, turn.

Rows 5 (this will be the right side): fas­ten off white, switch to nigiri colour, ch 1, sc in each of next 2 sc in back loop only, turn.

Rows 6–8: ch 1, sc in each of next 2 sc, turn. Fas­ten off at the end of row 8, leav­ing long tail for sewing.


Here’s where some origa­mi moves might be handy… we’re just going to need val­ley fold and moun­tain fold:




So, we’ve cro­cheted a nar­row strip. With right side fac­ing, val­ley fold one of the short ends to the mid­dle of the strip. The mid­dle of the strip is marked by the “ridge” cre­at­ed by stitch­es cro­cheted in the back loops only (row 5). Using long yarn end, secure the fold by sewing the end to the mid­dle and sewing the side seams togeth­er. Repeat with the oth­er short end. Fas­ten off and cut the colour yarn tail, but don’t cut off the white yarn tail.

Then, still with right side fac­ing, moun­tain fold the strip in half along the mid­dle “ridge”. Secure the fold with a few stitch­es through all the lay­ers of the nigiri with the white yarn tail, being care­ful not to let the stitch­es show on the egg/salmon side. Fas­ten off, weave in ends.

If desired, wrap and tie black yarn around the nigiri to imi­tate seaweed.


They make great ear­rings and mag­net, and maybe minia­ture doll­house food?

Have an awe­some week, everyone!


3 thoughts on “tiny sushi, episode two!

  1. Hel­lo Trish,
    Those are the cutest tiny sushi I’ve seen!
    I admire your cre­ativ­i­ty and imagination!!!

    I notice this is Episode Two!
    I’m new at this–where is Episode One???

    Hiromi :)

  2. Hel­lo Trish,
    Thank you for your quick response! I’ve been oot so I’m hap­py to see the link!
    Again, arrogato!

    Hiro­mi :)

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