March 19, 2017

Ladybug Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use this appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to beach 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.

approx. size: 2.15”height x 1.6”length
…but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Red (5yds) & Black (3yds)
*Felt: Black
*Embroidery Floss or Thread: Black
*Stitch Markers
*Tapestry Needle
*Hot Glue

 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.

BODY with red or color of choice
  Rnd 1: 6hdc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2hdc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sl st in each st around (18)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

HEAD with black
  Row 1: 4sc in magic ring, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 3: sl st in each st across (6)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

     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...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.
     HEAD…sew the head to the body.
     SPOTS FOR THE BODY…using black felt cut a long slim triangle. Glue it in the center of the body. Cut 6 circles for the spots; I like to use a hole puncher cause it makes perfect little circles. Go ahead and glue the circles where you like best.
     Using black embroidery floss or thread, weave through round 3 and 4 to make antennas. I use glue to harden the thread and it won’t move around.

ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half 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!" (March 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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