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Crocheting: Crochet Apple and Bookworm Applique

Tis the season for apples! And back to school projects! And all those Autumn vibes! I whipped up an easy Crochet Apple Applique and then decided the apple needed an adorable bookworm beside it. You can place these on hats, totes, use as magnets, pins, bunting, and more!

I am using Red Heart Super Save Yarn! I am so excited to be adding the Red Heart line to my stash now that they have moved over to be under the Yarnspirations umbrella.

Materials:
Red Heart Super Save Yarn in Spring Green, Hot Red, Brown, and a small strand of Black. Shop yarn on Yarnspirations.com
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Cartoon Safety Eyes
– Black Hair Tie! (clever, right?!)
– Hot Glue Gun

Apple Applique:
with red yarn
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 16 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2 (16 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (32 DC)
Round 3: [2 DC in first, DC in next (repeat 5 more times)], 2 HDC in next, SC in next 2, 2 HDC in next, DC in next, [2 DC, DC (repeat 5 more times)], SC in last 3, join, fasten off.
join in brown yarn to the 3rd SC from round 3 (3 stitches back). We are going to make the stem.
Round 4: Chain 3 + DC in first SC stitch, DC in next, and then 2 DC in last stitch, fasten off and weave in ends.

You can find the LEAF PATTERN HERE

Worm Head:
with green yarn
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)
Round 3: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (30 SC)
Round 5: SC in each stitch around, join, fasten off leaving long tail (30 SC)

Add cartoon safety eyes.
Stitch on a little smile with black yarn.
take your black hair tie and twist it into a figure eight. Use a dab of hot glue to set it in place!

Worm Body:
Chain 26, DC in 3rd chain from hook and in next 5, 3 DC in next, DC in next 8, DC Decrease over next two, DC in remaining stitches, fasten off leaving long tail.

Attach head to body.
Weave in remaining ends or use them to attach your applique to a hat, tote (etc)

Coming Soon: A crochet book bag to stitch these appliques on top of!

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Written by Mary

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