June 21, 2017

Summer Appliques 2 (starfish & turtle)

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
Starfish: approx. 2"W  x  2"L
Turtle: approx. 3.25"W  x  1.75"L
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Salmon (4yds), Olive Green (3yds) & Lime Green (3yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Embroidery Floss: Black
*Felt: Black, White & Green
*Tapestry Needle
*Wite-Out Pen
*Hot Glue (optional)

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 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.

STARFISH with salmon pink
  Rnd 1: 14hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (14)
  Rnd 2: *ch5, sc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch, sk 2 sts from the 14hdc from round 1, sl st in next st* repeat from * to * 4 more times
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TURTLE SHELL with olive green
  Rnd 1: sc, 2hdc, sc in magic ring, pull tightly to close ch1, turn (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st, hdc+sc in last st, ch1, turn (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2sts, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2sts, 2sc in last st, ch1, turn (8)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, 2sc in last st, ch1 (10)
Along the bottom evenly sc on the surface like in the pictures below.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


TURTLE FEET with lime green
Attach the yarn in the back loops of the the sc that we did on the bottom part of the shell.
ch3, dc in same st, ch3, sl st in same st
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. Repeat same process on the other end.

TURTLE TAIL with lime green
On the left side, right next to the foot attach the yarn on the back loops.
ch3, sl st on same st you attach
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TURTLE HEAD with lime green
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in next st, 2hdc in next st, 3dc in next st, 2hdc in next st, sc+sl st in next st, ch4, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next, sl st into 1st st
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing or gluing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best. (Most people like to use the yarn in the end from the finish pieces to sew them in place but I personally like to use matching thread).
     Tip...I like to first trace the body part I’m going to be working on in a white paper and make a stencil of what I need (any spot in particular). Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
STARFISH
     EYES…with white felt make 2 small circles and glue them in the position you like place. Make 2 slightly smaller circles with the black felt and glue them in the center of the white circles. If you like you can use wite-out pen and make a little dot in the black felt.
     SMILE…using black embroidery floss or thread, embroider a smile.
TURTLE
     HEAD to BODY…sew the head to the body like in the picture below.
     SPOTS…using green felt make the spots. They can be however you want them to be (circles, half circles, hearts, etc…). Glue them in the position you like best.
     EYE…using black felt, make a tiny oval for the eye and glue it in the face. If you like you can use wite-out pen and make a little dot in the black felt.
     SMILE… using black embroidery floss or thread, embroider a smile.


More fun summer appliques that you might enjoy making, along with these..
Would you like to make the sandcastle, pail & shovel? Pattern --> HERE.
Or would you like to make the sailboat & fish? Pattern --> HERE.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s: chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || sl st: slip stitch
st/s: stitch/es || sk: skip || 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!" (June 2017). 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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