Friday, April 25, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern...Summer Strawberry Applique!


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

Materials:
  • Cotton Yarn (yarn shown is Peaches 'n Creme in "Shocking Pink" "Apple Green" and "Ecru")
  • H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry/Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
Sizing:
  • 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):


Seeds:

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!



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© Jennifer Dickerson 2014
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11 comments:

  1. Thank for all your lovely patterns! This one is very sweet.

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    1. You are so welcome, and thanks for your kind comment. :)

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  2. Absolutely adorable!!! Pinned! Thanks for sharing pattern!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you and thanks so much for pinning! Have a lovely day. :)

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  3. Love the strawberry! Thanks so much for the pattern.

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  4. I just love strawberries and crocheting and your strawberry is beautiful. I am going to have to make quite a few of these.

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    1. Thanks so much! I had lots of fun making this one. :)

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  5. Just in Time for Strawberry Season in another Month... so cute, I am already thinking of ways to use this for My Granddaughter, she will love it...On a T-shirt, Headband or a small Tote bag... I had better get Crocheting...Thank you for the Pattern...! ! ! !

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  6. Used the strawberry applique on a tee--just in time for our strawberry festival. Now, since you are so creative with tiny things, do you have a lima bean applique--for our lima bean festival?

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