FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Teacher Appreciation Week- Quick Apple Crochet Pattern

Teacher Appreciation Week is the first week of May & this year I'm excited to introduce my Farmhouse Apple Crochet Pattern that is quick to work up and can be finished with gift tags for your favorite education leader. You can purchase the ad free, pdf version on Etsy or Ravelry as well. Not a crocheter and want to purchase finished apples? I have them for sale on HERE on Etsy as well.

Farmhouse Crochet Apples

A Bit Unraveled Design

Materials

Suggested yarn: 

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick or equivalent. Shown in color Cranberry.

Yarn weight: Category 6 Super Bulky 

Hook:

Mini: US Size E (3.5mm) 

Medium: US Size G (4mm)
Jumbo: US Size K (6.5mm)


Polyester Poly fill for stuffing

Thin sticks (5” for jumbo, cut in half for medium and mini)

Faux leaves

Twine

Gift tags

Hot glue gun
Darning needle

Stitch markers, as needed


Finished size: 

Mini- 2.5” height x 3” diameter

Medium- 3” height x 4” diameter

Jumbo- 3.5” height x 5” diameter


Abbreviations

ch chain

hdc half double crochet
st(s)
stitch(es)

Skill level: Intermediate

Pattern

This pattern is worked in the round and does not join at end of each round. Use stitch markers as desired. Two pattern options listed below: Size Mini or Medium/Jumbo.

Mini:
Form a magic circle, ch 1

Round 1: 6 hdc in circle, be sure to tighten.

Round 2: increase hdc in each st (12)

Round 3: *hdc in first stitch, hdc increase in next stitch*, repeat from * 6 times (18)

Round 4: *hdc in first two stitches, hdc increase in next stitch*, repeat from * 5 times (24)

Round 5: hdc in each stitch across (24)

Round 6-7: repeat row 6

Row 8: *hdc in first two stitches, hdc decrease*, repeat from * 5 times (18)

Row 9: *hdc in first stitch, hdc decrease in next stitch*, repeat from * 6 times (12)

Stuff shell

Row 10: hdc decrease across (6)

Complete apple by following ending notes in medium/jumbo pattern (**)

Medium/Jumbo:

Form a magic circle, ch 1

Round 1: 6 hdc in circle, be sure to tighten.

Round 2: increase hdc in each st (12)

Round 3: *hdc in first stitch, hdc increase in next stitch*, repeat from * 6 times (18)

Round 4: *hdc in first two stitches, hdc increase in next stitch*, repeat from * 5 times (24)

Round 5: *hdc in first three stitches, hdc increase in next stitch*, repeat from * 5 times (30)

Round 6: hdc in each stitch across (30)

Round 7-9: repeat row 6

Row 10: *hdc in first three stitches, hdc decrease*, repeat from * 5 times (24)

Row 11: *hdc in first two stitches, hdc decrease*, repeat from * 5 times (18) 

Row 12: *hdc in first stitch, hdc decrease in next stitch*, repeat from * 6 times (12)

Stuff shell

Row 13: hdc decrease across (6)

**Cut yarn, leaving 9” tail to work. Weave through stitches to fasten closed. Insert into top and pull through bottom.

Weave evenly through stitches from round 1, insert back through apple to top and pull tightly. This will give the apple its bottom shape. Weave through row 13 stitches, insert back and through apple to give more shape, if needed. Fasten and weave in ends.

Finishing touches

Depending on how you want your apples to turn out, here are my suggested finishes.

Stem only- with hot glue gun, cover bottom of twig with glue and place through top middle of apple (you can find a stitch that is easy to poke through).  

Stem with leaf- assemble stem, hot glue leaf to stem.

Stem with leaf and teacher tag- Assemble stem, tie gift tag around stem with twine. Assemble leaf after.

Feel free to use this pattern for selling finished items, giving pattern credit to A Bit Unraveled. However, you cannot share, sell or distribute the pattern itself. I’d love to see your finished product! Tag your products with #abitunraveled. Follow me on Instagram at @abitunraveled

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