March 6, 2016

Milk Carton & Cookie 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.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Cookie approx. size: 2.25"height x 2.25"length
Milk Carton approx. size: 3"height x 2.25"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Beige (6yds), Brown (1yd) &White (8yds)
*Stitch markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Embroidery Floss: Black
*Felt: Black & Light Pink
*Hot Glue (optional)

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.
  You ALWAYS do the first stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
  The ch2, in the beginning, doesn't count as a stitch.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.

COOKIE with beige
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in each st, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch 2, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch1, sc in each st around, join to 1st st with the invisible join (24)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ASSEMBLE
     EYES...with black felt, cut 2 small circles for the eyes. If you have a hole puncher, use that it makes perfect little eyes. Glue the eyes on round 2 with 5 stitches in between them.
     SMILE…with black embroidery floss or thread, embroider the smile.
     CHOCOLATE CHIPS…with brown yarn, make the chocolate chips all around and as many as you like.

MILK CARTON with white
  Row 1: ch10, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and across, ch2, turn (8)
  Row 2-6: hdc in each st across, ch2, turn (8)
  Row 7: hdc in each st across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 8: sk 1st st, sc in next 6 sts, sl st in next st, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 9: sk 1st st, sc in next 5 sts, sl st in next st, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 10: sk 1st st, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in next st, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 11: sk 1st st, sc in next 4 sts, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 12: sc in each st across, ch1, turn and sl st around the entire milk carton.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ASSEMBLE
     EYES...with black felt, cut 2 small circles for the eyes. If you have a hole puncher, use that it makes perfect little eyes. Glue the eyes on row 6 with 2 stitches in between them.
     SMILE...with black embroidery floss or thread, embroider the smile on row 5.
     With the pink felt, cut out a right triangle and 2 stripes. Make one of the stripes, slightly smaller than the other one. Glue the longer stripe on row 8 and the smaller stripe on row 10. The triangle goes on the lower right-hand side.
     With black embroidery floss or thread, embroider the work “Milk” at the bottom. If you’re really bad at embroidering like I am, use a thin sharpie to write it out.

TIPS: You can play around with the eyes and mouth, the possibilities are endless.
You can add a little blush underneath the eyes with a q-tip.



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



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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (March 2016). 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.

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