Crochet Pattern: Christmas Holly Applique

By Emilee Gettle – 5 Comments
While digging through my boxes of holiday decorations I found garland after garland of holly. So, this week’s pattern is, you guessed it, a holly applique. I think this would look so sweet around the hem of a child’s dress. It could also be used to spruce up your Christmas gift tags. You could also turn it into an ornament and send it in your holiday cards as a small gift. If you give baskets of baked goods to your neighbors, you could sew this applique on the towel lining the basket. Your creativity is the only limit to the uses for this pattern. Have fun!

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Finished Size: 2 1/2″ (6 cm) long, 2″ (5 cm) wide

Red Fingering Yarn (approximately 3 yards)
Green Fingering Yarn (approximately 4 yards)
Crochet Hook 7 (1.50 mm)

Round 1 in pattern measures 3/4″ (2 cm) in diameter.

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Crochet Pattern: Christmas Holly Applique

Holly Berries (Make 3)
Round 1: with red, ch 4, sl st in first chain made to form a ring, ch 1, 10 sc in ring, sl st in top of beginning ch-1: 10 sc

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in top of beginning ch-1: 20 sc
Finish off.

Holly Leaves (Make 3)
Row 1: with green, ch 3, sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc in next ch, ch 1, turn: 3 sc

Row 2-5: sc in each sc across until 1 sc remains, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn
Row 6-7: skip first sc, sc in next sc and in each sc across, ch 1, turn
Row 8-9: sc in each sc across until 1 sc remains, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn
Finish off.

Use thread to sew the leaves and berries together in a layered triangle.

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. Linda Cee says:

    Thats really pretty! Thanks for sharing ♥

  2. Lyn says:

    Gotta Love Holly! My Favorite! Thanks for the neat pattern!!

  3. JOANN says:

    Hi: I am a new crocheter and just want to know how to start a round rug using the single crochet stitch. I understand that you start with 2 chains – and then what? Your help would be SO appreciated.

  4. JOANN says:

    Whoops, I meant to say you start with 3 chains and then turn it over.

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