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courtesy of Ladybugz Farms
 
Crochet Appliques
See below:
  • Flower
  • Cat
  • Heart
  • Butterfly
  • 3-D Bumble Bee
  • Leaf
  • Flower buds
  • Star
Coming soon...vines, leaves and of course, a ladybug!
BASIC FLOWER


1.5 inches
Size varies with hook and wool used
Suggest hook size US G 4.00 mm
Creating center of flower [color 1]
  • Chain 3
  • Join with ss to form a ring
  • Chain 1
  • Work 6 sc in ring
  • Join with ss to first sc
  • Fasten off
Creating petals of flower [color 2]
  • Join new color with ss in any sc
  • Chain 1, turn
  • Sc in the ss to join new color
A single petal: each petal is created in one sc in the ring
  • ch 2
  • *yo, insert hook, yo, draw up one loop, yo, draw thru 2 loops *[leaves 2 loops on hook]
  • repeat * to * 2 additional times, each time this leaves another loop on your hook
  • yo, draw thru all loops on hook
  • chain 2
  • sc in next stitch[you have now created one petal]
Repeat each petal in each sc around the centre
  • This will give you 6 petals on your flower
  • Join ss to first sc
  • Fasten off

CAT


Body:
  • Chain 2
  • 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook
  • 2 sc in each sc around [12 sc]
  • *2 sc in next sc
  • 1 sc in next sc
  • repeat from * around
  • do not break off
Tail
  • chain 6
  • sc in 2nd chain from hook
  • ski 1 chain
  • sc in next chain
  • dc in next 2 chain
  • skip 2 sc on body
  • slip stitch into next sc
  • break off
Head:
  • Work as for body for 2 rounds, until you have th e 12 sc
  • Do not break off
Ears:
  • Chain 3
  • Sc in 2nd chain from hook
  • Dc in next chain
  • Skip 2 sc on head
  • Sc in next 2 sc
  • Chain 3 and make the opposite ear
  • Sl st to next sc
  • Do not break off
Attach head to body:
  • Sc around the side of the head
  • Join the body by sc in the next sc but include a stitch from the top of the body as well
  • Do this for 2 sc
  • Continue to sc around the other side of the head
  • Fasten off when you reach the ear.


HEART

Hook size: G
Size: about 2 at the widest point. You can use a smaller hook and thread to make a tiny heart
  • Row 1 Chain 2
  • Row 2 2 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, chain 1, turn
  • Row 3 2 sc in each st; chain 1 turn
  • Row 4 2 sc in 1 stitch, 1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 sc in the last stitch, chain 1 , turn
  • Row 5 and 6 Work a sc in each stitch in the row, chain 1, turn
  • Row 7 Slip stitch in the 1st stitich, 5 dc in the next stitch, sl st in the 4th stitch, 5 dc in the 5th stitch, sl st in the 6th stitich, chain 1, do not turn
Edging
  • Sc in the end of each row to the point of your heart
  • 3 sc in the point
  • Sc in the end of each row to the beginning of the 5 dc in the top of the heart
  • * 1 sc in the 1st 2 stitches, 3 sc in the centre stitch, 1 sc in the next 2 sts*
  • Slip stitch in the space between the shells
  • Repeat from * to *
  • Slip stitch to join to the 1 sc in the border
  • Fasten off
  • Weave in ends.

BUTTERFLY


Body
  • Chain 5
  • Sc down the back side of the chain [4 sc]
  • Skip the first chain
  • Turn corner at the end of the chain, do 3 sc in the last stitch
  • Sc in the top side of the chain [4 sc]
  • Turn the bottom corner, do 3 sc in the bottom stitch
Bottom Wing
  • In the next stitch, group together, sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc
  • sc in next stitch
Top Wing
  • In the next stitch, group together, sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc
  • sc in next stitch
Head
  • sc in the next stitch
  • ss in the next stitch
Top Wing
  • In the next stitch, group together, sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc
  • sc in next stitch
Bottom Wing
  • In the next stitch, group together, sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc
  • sc in next stitch
Finish
  • Fasten off
  • Weave in ends

3-D BUMBLE BEE


3-D Body
    wtih yellow yarn
  • Chain 3
  • ss to first chain to create a small circle
  • 4 sc in circle
  • 2 sc in each sc [makes 8 sc]
    with black yarn
  • add black in last sc of previous row
  • sc in each stitch in round
  • sc in each stitch in round
    with yellow yarn
  • sc in each stitch in round
  • sc in each stitch in round
    with black yarn
  • sc in each stitch in round
  • sc in each stitch in round
  • sc in each stitch in round
  • work two sc together for the round
  • fasten off
Wings
    with white yarn
  • flatten your body so best side is towards you
  • attach yarn with ss into the first stitch of the black row for the head
  • for the smaller wing, in the next stitch work together, sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc
  • ss in next stitch
  • for the larger wing, in the next stitch work together, sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc
  • ss in next stitch
  • fasten off
  • weave in wool ends

LEAF


  • Chain 6
  • ss in 2nd chain from the hook
  • hdc
  • dc
  • ss
  • fasten off

FLOWER BUD


  • Chain 3
  • join with ss to first chain to form a ring
  • chain 1
  • 8 sc in the ring
  • ss to first sc
  • fasten off

STAR


  • Chain 3
  • 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook
  • ss to first sc
  • chain 4
  • ss in back of 2nd chain from hook
  • hdc
  • ss into sc on base ring
Next appliques...vines, leaves and of course, a ladybug!
 
Outdoor decorations
I will be listing how to do some outdoor decorations from common recycled items, stay tuned! Ladybugz Farms will develop the first ever 2006 Christmas Display totally of recycled items.