Crochet Pattern: Anchor Appliqué

By Amy Yarbrough – 15 Comments
We have appliqués of all sorts here at Crochet Spot. And now introducing an anchor appliqué! You can add it to a child’s blanket, outfit, or use it on a pillow in the living room to enhance the nautical theme. Crocheted in a single round, this appliqué is easy and very enjoyable to make, and takes little time to complete. There is no end to the ideas with which to use it! Anchor

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 5″ (12.5 cm) wide, 5″ (12.5 cm) tall

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 6 yards)
Crochet Hook H (5mm)

crochet yarn size 4

6 sc = 2’’
7 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 2’’w x 2’’h (5 cm x 5 cm) ch 7.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 6 sc
Row 2 – 7: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 6 sc
Finish off.

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Anchor Appliqué
Round 1: (ch 11, sl st in second ch from hook) 2 times, (ch 2, sl st in second ch from hook) 2 times, sc in next 2 ch, sc2tog 2 times, dc2tog, dc in next ch, ch 14, sc in fifth ch from hook, sc in next ch, ch 10, sc in eight ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, ch 6, sc in fifth ch from hook, sc in next ch, sc in next 8 ch of former ch, skip sl st along first ch, dc in next ch, dc2tog, sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 2 ch, (ch 2, sl st in second ch from hook) 3 times, sl st in first ch: 37 sts
Finish off.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! If you have any questions or comments, leave them below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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  1. Donna says:

    Might you have a sailboat appliqué to go with the anchor?

  2. Vickie says:

    Thanks for the pattern. I like it very much.

  3. Gigi Lee says:

    I’ve been looking for appliques for newborn, 3-6 mo to make some items for little baby boys. Thanks, I’ll give it a try.

  4. Jess says:

    Hello, this anchor is so cute! Im making a blanket for my soon to arrive nephew and want to add this to the corner.

    I almost have the applique finished but I have ran into (prob. A mis-understanding because im new to crocheting) after the ch 6, sc in fifth ch from hook, sc in next ch, sc in next 8 ch of former ch.. Where you say to skip the sl st along the first ch and dc in next ch I get lost. If i have it right the sl are to the far end ofnthe bottom side of the anchor so im not quite sure where the dc goes and how to continue. I hope i explained my question well enough for younto help

    Thank you sooooooo much!

    • Hi Jess,

      This is a bit tricky without being able to SEE what you have done so far. But I’ll definitely do what I can.

      The sl st you are skipping is going to be the very first sl st you made in the pattern, the one that causes the tiny bulge at the very bottom of the anchor, called the crown. You work the dc in the first ch to the left of the crown and will be working along the left arm of the anchor. Are we on the same page? Tell me if this helps.


      • Jess says:

        Hey Amy! Thank you so much for getting back to me so fast!

        The crown you speak of, when looking at your picture is to the far right. Am I correct? Maybe I need to start over and put a marker in that sl st lol. At the very bottom on the left side I have a dc where it says I should have a sl st

        • Jess says:

          Ok, I have tried to re do it with a marker but the sl st are nowhere near where you end up to make the left side bottom part of the anchor… I’m confused

          • Hi Jess,

            If you go to this URL ( ) it will show you the names of each part of an anchor. Or you can google “parts of an anchor” and get the same results.

            The first 9 chs (part of the ch-11) represent the beginning of the left arm. The sl st creates the crown. The next ch-11 creates the right arm and beginning of the right fluke. The next two [ ch 2, sl st ] will finish the right fluke. Are you following me?


  5. Jess says:

    Hey, I understand what your saying but when you start your pattern above the first ch 11 all the way to the ch 14 it begins with making an arm, then the sl st are in the bill not the crown, and then it continues up the shank around the stock, ring, and band then back down the shank BUT when you get there… there is no sl st because the way you start your pattern starts in the middle of the crown not the arm and has no sl until the end of the first ch 11..which is in the bill

    I ended up just starting with a ch of 22 instead of 11 because after 10 times of doing your pattern above I think you may have skipped or mis worded something because it isn’t working lol. When I start with the ch 22 when you crochet down the side of the shank there’s actually a spot into crochet.

    • Jess,

      Just in case, are you doing this (ch 11, sl st in second ch from hook) TWICE in the very beginning of the pattern? The first time you do it creates the bottom of the left arm and the crown. When you do it again, it creates the bottom of the 2nd arm and begins the fluke on that arm. The next two (ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook) finishes off that same fluke.

      When you come back down the shank you should be nearly at the throat of the left arm and right above the crown. You are now going to work across the original chain that began the left arm –the first time you (ch 11, sl st in second ch from hook).

      You are going to come to the end of the left arm and then complete the fluke. So it’s going to seem as if you have run out of chain to work on but you’ll (ch 2, sl st) around and sl st in the very beginning ch you chained.

      I’m sorry if I’m not helping. As I said, without seeing it, it is terribly hard to tell what you have done so far in order to tell you what you may have done wrong.


    • Rosalind Paragus says:

      Jess,i totally get what you are saying because i had the same problem! The first chaib should be ch22- i think. Still can’t get it right!

  6. Janice says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you Amy Lyn This will be perfect on the beanie I have crocheted for my Bro-in-law who was in remission but is back in chemo. His fave Aussie Rules Footy team is the Fremantle Dockers, so a beanie in their colours of Purple and white with Red Anchor and green rope around the middle of it – (I’ll figure something out) will cheer him up heaps. This is the best anchor I have found – again many thanks – JanW 19/04/15 23:24:37

    • Hello Janice,

      That’s a great idea, thank you for sharing it with us! And I am very happy you are able to use the pattern. I hope all goes well for your brother-in-law!

      Best Wishes,

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