Crochet Pattern: Fiery Hot Air Balloon Appliqué

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Here is the third in my hot air balloon applique repertoire! (See my other two: Hot Air Balloon Applique and Striped Hot Air Balloon Applique). This pattern blends three fiery colors in a ripple between each section. The ripple is made with two rows of simple increasing and decreasing. Use this one and the others for decorating a blanket or nursery pillows, or whatever comes to mind. And as usual, have fun! Fiery Hot Air Balloon Applique

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 5 ½” (14cm) wide, 6 ½” (16.5cm) tall

Materials:
Light Weight Yarn – approximately 12 yards of color A (yellow), 18 yards of color B (orange), 10 yards of color C (red), and 5 yards of color D (brown)
Crochet Hook G (4.00 mm)

Gauge:
4 sc = 1’’
4 rows = 1’’
Gauge Swatch: 1’’w x 1’’h (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) ch 5.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 4 sc
Row 2 – 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 4 sc
Finish off.

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Crochet Pattern: Fiery Hot Air Balloon Applique

Balloon
Row 1: with color A, ch 5, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 4 sc
Row 2: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc: 6 sc
Row 3: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc: 8 sc
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 8 sc
Row 5: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in last sc: 10 sc
Row 6: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in last sc: 12 sc
Row 7: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 12 sc
Row 8: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in last sc: 14 sc
Row 9: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in last sc: 16 sc
Row 10: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in last sc: 18 sc
Row 11: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in next sc, sc2tog, *(sc, dc, sc) in next sc, sc2tog, repeat from * across: 23 sts
Row 12: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, *3 dc in next st, sc3tog, repeat from * across, dc in last st: 22 sts
Row 13: change to color B, ch 2, turn, dc in next 2 sts, *hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, repeat from * across: 24 sts
Row 14 – 16: ch 1, turn, sc in each st across: 24 sts
Row 17: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sc, sc2tog: 22 sts
Row 18: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 22 sts
Row 19: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 18 sc, sc2tog: 20 sts
Row 20: ch 2, turn, dc in next st, sc2tog, *(sc, dc, sc) in next sc, sc2tog, repeat from * across: 22 sts
Row 21: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, *3 dc in next st, sc3tog, repeat from * across: 21 sts
Row 22: change to color C, ch 2, turn, dc2tog, *hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, repeat from * across, hdc in next st, sc in next st, dc2tog: 20 sts
Row 23: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 16 sts, sc2tog: 18 sc
Row 24: ch 1, turn, sc3tog, sc in next 12 sc, sc3tog: 14 sc
Row 25: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 10 sc, sc2tog: 12 sc
Row 26: ch 1, turn, sc3tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc3tog: 8 sc
Row 27: ch 1, turn, *sc2tog, sc in next sc, repeat from * across, sc2tog: 5 sc
Finish off.

Basket
Row 1: with color G, ch 4, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 3 sc
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc: 4 sc
Row 3: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in nex 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc: 6 sc
Finish off.

Let me know if you need any help!

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