Crochet Pattern: Apple of My Eye Applique

By Emilee Gettle – 5 Comments
I love visiting orchards this time of year and buying apples by the peck or the bushel. Growing up I have fond memories of making apple butter with my grandma in a giant copper kettle over and open fire. The woodsmoke and sweet apple scent filled the air. After cooking down for hours we canned the yummy treat to preserve for the chilly days of winter. This week, I created this applique which can be used hundreds of ways. It would look darling on kitchen towels! As a gift, I plan to sew this on a onesie and embroider, “Apple of My Eye” for a sweet little girl I know.

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 1 1/4″ (3 cm) long, 1″ (2.5 cm) wide

Red Fingering Yarn (approximately 5 yards)
Green Fingering Yarn (approximately 2 yards)
Brown Fingering Yarn (approximately 1/4 yard)
Crochet Hook 7 (1.50 mm)

Round 1 in pattern measures 1/2″ (1 cm) in diameter.

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Crochet Pattern: Apple of My Eye Applique

Round 1: with red ch 7, sl st in first chain made to form a ring, ch 3, 14 dc into ring, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 14 dc
Round 2: ch 3, dc in each dc around: 14 dc
Do not join but instead finish off with last dc.

Row 1: with green, ch 3, sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next ch, ch 1, turn: 3 sc
Row 2: sc in each sc across until 1 sc remains, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, finish off.

Using green, sl st the leaf onto the right side of the apple. Then using brown, ch 4, sc in second ch from hook and in each sc. Finish off.

If you need help, feel free to ask a question and I’ll respond as soon as possible! Have fun and happy crocheting!

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  1. Jackie says:

    really cute!!! Thanks for pattern,

  2. Lyn says:

    Sweet, Sweet, Sweet! ;0)

  3. Biotechy2k says:

    I have to ask and no doubt will hunt up on the net What is Apple butter Being a native to the land of vegemite and kangaroos is not something I’ve ever heard off but sounds kinda yummy I’ve made apple cider the alcoholic and non alcoholic and love apple and carrot juice made apple tea cakes big hit with the kids but not apple butter methinks this will have to be my next cooking experience can you suggest what is the best type of apple to use we use a lot of Granny Smiths in our pies and sweets. Cheers Lou

  4. Emilee says:

    Apple butter is sort of like apple sauce with cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg and sometimes sugar only it is cooked down and concentrated. Some people use crockpots or large roasters to cook the apples down over an entire day, infusing them with the spices. Any apple will do when making apple butter. We liked to use Jonathans, but you can use Granny Smiths too! It is so good! You simply have to try it! 🙂

  5. Biotechy2k says:

    Hi Emilee Thanks for that I’ve got a huge slow cooker and always have lots of whole spices am definitly going to try it sounds like it would be great to substitute instead of plain apple sauce with a lovely roast pork am going to do the shopping Thursday so will grab a could of kilo’s of apples as I have my Fridays off whack it all in the slow cooker and then jar it up now I do have a pickled pork in the freezer may have to have it with that Friday night will keep you all posted how the hubby (the great food tester gives it a pass) probably will my hubby loves his food and his pork especially LOLOL Cheers Thanks Again Lou

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