April 3, 2012

Strawberry Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"

Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to kitchen towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.
*Add them to the front of a homemade card.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 2.75"height x 1.50"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.25mm (D)
*Worsted weight yarn: Red (4yds) & Lime Green (2yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Embroidery Floss: White
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread

PATTERN NOTES
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES 
Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
Other side of the foundation chains - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.

STRAWBERRY with red
  Rnd 1: ch7, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 6dc in last ch, other side of the fountain chains dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 2 chs, 2sc in next ch (18)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in next st, join to 1st st with the invisible join (24)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

Note: you’ll be crocheting all the leaves and stem at once.
LEAVES & STEM with lime green
  1st leaf: ch5, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sl st in last ch (3)
  2nd leaf: ch6, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch, sl st in last ch (4)
  3rd leaf: ch5, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sl st in last ch (3)
  Stem: sl st in the 2nd leaf and ch5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 chs, sl st in the 1st leaf


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     LEAVES...sew them to the rounded part of the strawberry.
     SEEDS...using white embroidery floss, embroider little seeds around the strawberry.
I made them into fridge magnets to hold my son's (he's 5years old) masterpieces. :)

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (April 2012). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I used your leaf pattern (well, kind of) to finish off my strawberry applique and it worked perfectly to cover up my unsuccessful batik. I can't wait to try more of your applique ideas, they are awesome!

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  2. Suzie, I'm glad you like my patterns and I love the way the tank top turn out.

    -Janet

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  3. Oh ! Thank you very much for this beautiful pattern ! I love other fruits appliqués too ! I'll share your page on my blog with your link and mention og the author. I'm sure that my frebch friends will love your work.
    Have a nice day.
    Nijenn

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