Welcome warm weather with this pretty and colorful applique. Spruce up a bag, hat or other garment and you'll be ready for summer fun in no time!
Summer Strawberry Applique
By Jennifer Dickerson
- Cotton Yarn (yarn shown is Peaches 'n Creme in "Shocking Pink" "Apple Green" and "Ecru")
- H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
- Tapestry/Yarn Needle
- 3.5 inches across at widest points
- 4 inches tall from top of stem to bottom of strawberry
Instructions for Strawberry:
Foundation: Chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.
Round 1: Work 12 dc into the center of the ring, then join with a slip stitch to close circle and fasten off.
Round 2: Chain 2 and work a dc in the first st. Work 2 dc in the next st, 3 tr in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, 3 tr in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, 3 tr in the next st, 2 dc in the next st. Join with a sl st to close round and fasten off.
Stemless Leaf (Make 1):
Leaf with Stem (Make 1):
Sew or glue on beads or small buttons to the pink part of the strawberry. Alternatively, you can use white/ecru yarn to make french knots on the strawberry. Click here for a full photo and video tutorial to make your own French Knots.
Finishing & Assembly:
Weave in all ends that remain. Sew 2 leaves to the strawberry as shown in the diagram in the photo above. If you haven't yet, add seeds (beads, buttons, or french knots). See "Seeds" section above for more instructions. Attach applique to fabric with a needle and thread or to crocheted/knitted garments with a yarn needle and matching yarn. All finished!
© Jennifer Dickerson 2014
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