April 6, 2012

Banana 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
approx. 1"length x 2.75"height
...but size can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.0mm
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Yellow (3yds) & Cream (2yds)
*Felt: Black
*Tapestry Needle
*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.

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

BANANA bottom part with yellow
  Row 1: ch9, dc in 4th ch from hook (skip chs count as one dc), dc in next 4 chs, 2sc in next ch, other side of the foundation chains dc in next 6 chs, turn your work (14)
  Row 2: ch6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and into the next 4 chs, sl st across the top, ch6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and into the next 4 chs, continue to sl st around the banana
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

Picture tutorial on how to make row 2. Click on image to enlarge.
BANANA top part with cream
  Row 1: ch9, dc in 4th ch from hook (skip chs count as one dc), dc in next 4chs, 2sc in next ch, other side of the foundation chains dc in next 6 chs (14)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


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).
     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.
     Sew the top part behind the bottom part.
     With black felt, cut a triangular shape and sew/glue it in place at the bottom of the banana.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || dc: double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || 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. Those would be great paired with a cute little monkey face.

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  2. so cute and creative

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  3. I like the Rocky Horror reference (I'm assuming) in your name ! = )

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