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Monday, May 20, 2013

Want to crochet an apple?

Did you see how my pikachu was hugging his apple? Well, while I'm perfecting the pikachu pattern for release, you can make the apple that he hugs. I'm releasing this pattern on its own for whoever wants to make this tasty fruit.

How to read my patterns:
*CH - chain one
*SC - single crochet
*SC2tog - single crochet two stitches together
*2SC - Single crochet twice in the same stitch
(number) - how many stitches in that round or row
[instruction]x(number) - repeat the brackets that amount of times
[X rounds] - how many rounds that are crocheted the same way

With Red
1. In an adjustable ring, SCx6. (6)
2. 2SCx6 (12)
3. SCx12 (12)
4. [2SC, SC]x6 (18)
5. SCx18 (18)
6. [2SC, SCx2]x6 (24)
7. [2SC, SCx3]x6 (30)
8-10. SCx30 (30) [3 rounds]
11. [2SC, SCx4]x6 (36)
12. SCx36 (36)
13. [SC2tog, SCx4]x6 (30)
14. [SC2tog, SCx3]x6 (24)
15. [SC2tog, SCx2]x6 (18)
16. SCx18 (18)
17. [SC2tog, SC]x6 (12)
Stuff firmly.
18. SCx12 (12)
19. SC2togx12 (6)
20. Leave a long tail. Sew the remaining stitches together.
The apple is crocheted from the bottom to the top and looks like a red lemon right now but it'll will definitely look like an apple when you’re finished. Don’t worry..

Stem Version 1

With Brown
Ch x13
Starting with the second chain from the hook, SCx12

Stem Version 2

With Brown
1. In an adjustable ring, SCx6. (6)
2-9. SCx6 (6) [8 rounds]

With Green
1. In an adjustable ring, SCx6. (6)
2. SCx6 (6)
3. 2SCx6 (12)
4-6. SCx12 (12) [3 rounds]
7. SC2togx6 (6)
8. SCx6 (6)
9. Leave a long tail. Sew the last six stitches to-gether then sew onto the stem.

Sew the stem to the top of the apple then push the needle through to the other tip. Pull tight so the stem goes into the apple.

Sew a little star shape at the bottom tip then push the needle back the way you came. Pull tight so this also goes into the apple. Repeat a few more times through the apple to strengthen the shape.

If you want to see diagrams, I've released a PDF with images into ravelry. Download it here

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