February 13, 2019

Avocado Halves Applique "Let's avocuddle"

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: 2.5"height x 1.75"length
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.0mm
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Tea Leaf (11yds) & Green (3yds)
*Felt: Light Brown, Cream & Black
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Thin Ribbon: color of your choice
*Makeup Blush & Q-tip (optional)
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

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.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES 
Half Triple Crochet (htr) - Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru the 3 remaining loops.
Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
Other side of the foundation chains - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
Triple Crochet (tr) - Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (2 loops remaining, Y/O hook & pull thru the 2 remaining loops.

AVOCADO HALVES starting with tea leaf
  Rnd 1: ch11, 2hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, htr in next 3 sts, 8tr in last st, other side of the foundations chains htr in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, sl st into 1st st (26)
  Rnd 2: ch1, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, 2hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in next 4 sts, in last st change to green, sl st into 1st st (30)
  Rnd 3: working in the back loops and loosely sl st in each st around, join to 1st st with the invisible join (30)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     SEED...this part you can make it however you like (oval or heart shape, etc.) in the colors you desired. I'm making mine heart shaped with light brown and cream color felt. Glue them on the lower portion of the avocado just above round 2.
     EYES...using black felt make the eyes. You can play around with it and make them however you like, the possibilities are endless. I simply made tiny circles.
     MOUTH...using black embroidery floss or thread, create the mouth. Make it however you like, the possibilities are endless.
     BOW...make a little bow and you can either sew it on or glue it in place in the upper top left corner of one of the avocados.
     CHEEKS...you can use pink felt and make tiny circles or you can use makeup blush and apply some on each side of the eyes. You can put blush on both or just the one you put a bow on.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || htr: half triple crochet
tr: tiple crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round || f/o: finish off || y/o: yarn over



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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!" (February 2019). 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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