Strawberry applique

February 13, 2016

Hi my dears,
how are you? Well, I feel a little better, after my repeated "awaking" in January. Thank you so much for your support, my dears. This means so much for me. I read every single word, you wrote me, very carefully and it helped me a lot. You are my shining stars! Thank you again! ♥

Today, I am writing one of my favorite posts - my Valentine's gift for you :-) Free tutorial for making these sweet strawberry appliques :-) I wrote this strawberry applique pattern in February 2011. OMG! The time is flying so fast! I hidden it long time ago, because I would like to write the instruction better, but still I hadn't time for doing it, you know. And now, I just took a hook and crochet it. It's time just came. I changed the design of course, as always, when I am writing some pattern updates. But I hope, you will like it as well.

crochet strawberry


Sweet Strawberry

Design by Vendula Maderska
February 2011 – Update February 2016

What do you need?
  • some fine yarn/ sport/ 12 ply / group 2
  • hook 3 mm 
  • tapestry needle
  • common sewing thread and needle
  • beige beads seeds, bead size 8/0
  • scissors
I used this yarn:
100% mercerized Cotton yarn - Catania Solids by Schachenmayr SMC
I used these colors: 408 antique pink, 409 dahlia, 258 strawberry, 212 khaki green, 392 yellow-green. I used approximately 4 gram of yarn for one applique.

crochet strawberry


Measurement of finished applique: The strawberry is about 7 cm / 2,75 inches tall (without stem
 and about 4,5 cm/ 1,7 inches width. Please remember, that the size of finished project depends on used material and your own style of crocheting.

Needed crocheting skills: Easy, but basic crochet skills and work with needle are neccessary :-)

Abbreviations used (US terminology):
Chain (CH)
Slip stitch (SlSt)
Single crochet (SC)
Half double crochet (HDC)
Double crochet (DC)

Instruction:

You will work in circle rounds. It means, that you will not turn the work after finishing every round. At the end of the round, you will join first stitch of the round with 1 SlSt.

Main part of the strawberry:

Beginning: use dahlia pink yarn and crochet CH 13 

Round 1: insert a hook in 4 stitch from the hook ( first CH 3 will be counted as 1 DC) and crochet 2 DC in one stitch, 2 DC in one stitch, 1 DC in next 3 stitches, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 SC in next 3 stitches, 3 SC in last stitch of the row.

crochet strawberry

Continue in circle direction and crochet, you will crochet on the opposite if chains from beginning. You will make: 1 SC in next 3 stitches, 1 SlSt in next stitch, 1 DC in next 3 stitches, 2 DC in next stitch, 3 DC in next stitch (you will have 27 stitches). Join first stitch of the round with 1 SlSt

crochet strawberry

Round 2: CH 3 as a first stitch, 1 DC in first stitch, 2 DC in one stitch, 2 DC in one stitch, 1 DC in next 4 stitches, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 SC in next 4 stitches, 3 SC in one stitch, continue in circle direction and crochet: 1 SC in next 4 stitches, 1 SlSt in next stitch, 1 DC in next 4 stitches, [ 2 DC in next stitch] – repeat 4 times totally (35 stitches), join first stitch of the round with 1 SlSt

crochet strawberry


Round 3: CH 1 as first stitch, 1 SC in very first stitch, 2 SC in one stitch, 2 SC in one stitch, 1 SC in next 19 stitches, 1 SlSt in next stitch, 1 SC in next 8 stitches, [2 SC in one stitch] – repeat 4 times totally, (you will have 42 stitches). Join first stitch of the round with 1 SlSt , end the work.


Shape the applique by your hands nicely. 

crochet strawberry


Leaves:

You will crochet all leaves at once. Use khaki green yarn.

First leaf: CH 7, insert a hook in fourth stitch from the hook and crochet 1 DC in this stitch, 1 DC in next stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 SlSt in next stitch

Second leaf: CH 8 , insert a hook in fourth stitch from the hook and crochet 1 DC in this stitch, 1 DC in next 2 stitches, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 SlSt in next stitch

Third leaf: CH 7, insert a hook in fourth stitch from the hook and crochet 1 DC in this stitch, 1 DC in next stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 SlSt in next stitch

1 SlSt in the top of the second leaf and crochet CH 5, insert a hook in second stitch from the hook and crochet 1 SlSt in next 4 stitches, 1 SlSt in the top of the first leaf and end the work.

crochet strawberry

crochet strawberry


Finishing:

Neaten free threads. Use tapestry needle and contrast yarn and embroider contour of an applique. 

crochet strawberry

Sew the leaves on the strawberry, use common sewing thread and needle.

crochet strawberry


Use light green yarn and tapestry needle and embroider contour of the leaves. Neaten free threads. Sew tiny beads on the strawberry and your applique is finished :-) Congratulation!

crochet strawberry

crochet strawberry


© Vendula Maderska, 2011, update February 2016. This pattern is for personal use only. The pattern or parts of it may be not reproduced, redistributed, resold, translated, published (online or printed), altered, shared or posted (for sale or free) over the Internet or offline! You are allowed to sell finished items based on this pattern in limited series, handmade by you. Please include a link or reference to my blog and write: based on VendulkaM pattern or #vendulkam or #vendulkampattern at socials. Thank you!

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9 komentářů

  1. Soo sweet! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  2. Soo sweet! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  3. Thank you so much! Strawberries are excellent! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  4. Thank you that is so cute & Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

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  5. Glad to read that you are feeling better. Thnaks for this sweet Valentine's present. I love strawberrys.

    Have a great Valentine's day with a lot of love, Margaret

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  6. Thank you very much! It's a lovely idea !
    Franca

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  8. Hi my dears, you are welcomed - enjoy the fun! :-)

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  9. These are lovely and i like how you have added the beads. x

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