An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Or something. I don’t think that works with crochet.
- I used worsted weight red and brown, and sport weight medium green.
- G-sized crochet hook. It’s not the size that’s important so I’m not including a gauge. I crochet pretty tightly, if your stitches are looser you may want to use a smaller hook. The important thing is to make sure that the stitches are tight enough to hold in the stuffing.
- I used polyfiber stuffing, but any stuffing will do.
- Scissors to cut the yarn.
- A needle with an eye big enough for yarn.
- Safety pin, optional.
Part of this is worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to keep your place and move it up as you complete rows. I use a safety pin and just put it through the last stitch of a round.
Apple (continuous rounds)
1) ch 6, join with sl st, sc in each ch (6)
2) 2 sc in each sc around (12)
3) sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)
4) sc2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)
5) sc3, 2 sc in next sc* around (30)
6) sc in each sc around (30)
7) sc4, 2 sc in next sc* around (36)
8-11) sc in each sc (36)
12) sc4, dec over 2 sc* around (30)
13) sc in each sc (30)
14) sc3, dec over 2 sc* around (24)
15) sc2, dec over 2 sc* around (18)
16) sc, dec over 2 sc* around (12)
17) dec around, join with sl st (6)
finish off, break yarn, sew closed, weave in end
1) ch 2, sc in second ch from hook (1)
2) ch 1, turn, 2 sc (2)
3) ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each sc (4)
4) ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (4)
5) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc* twice (2)
6) ch 1, turn, dec over 2 sc (1)
finish off, break yarn, weave in ends
Sew leaf to top of apple with a length of brown yarn. Weave one end of the brown in and leave the other out to be the stem. Tie a knot in the end of the stem.