Crochet Pattern: Hot Air Balloon Applique

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Have you ever taken a ride in a hot air balloon? I did once when I was young, but then the very next to ride after me had the ride of their lives as the balloon broke loose and took them miles away. Of course, the pilot was experienced and no one was ever in any danger. All was recovered, but needless to say, the fun was over for the day. Hot air balloons have always been a symbol of adventure. Why not use hot air balloons for the adventurous person in your life? Use them on a gift, to decorate for a party, or whatever else you can think of. This applique works up very quickly and is a lot of fun! Hot Air Balloon Applique

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 3 1/2” (9 cm) wide, 5 1/2” (14 cm) from balloon to basket

Materials:
Light Weight Yarn – approximately 15 yards of color A (blue), 5 yards of color B (brown), 1 yard each of colors C (yellow) and D (white)
Crochet Hook G (4.5 mm)
Yarn needle

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: Hot Air Balloon Applique

Balloon
Round 1: with color A, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, sl st in first sc: 6 sc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around: 12 sc
Round 3: ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc
Round 4: ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around, sl st in first sc: 24 sc
Round 5: ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around, sl st in first sc: 30 sc
Round 6: ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around, sl st in first sc: 36 sc
Round 7: ch 1, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc) around, sl st in first sc: 42 sc
Round 8: ch 1, turn, sc in next 5 sc, leave remaining sc unworked: 5 sc
Round 9: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next sc, sc2tog: 3 sc
Round 10: ch 1, (do not turn), sc evenly around, sl st in first sc: 46 sc
Finish off. With color C, stitch zig-zag pattern on balloon.

Basket
Row 1: with color B, ch 4, sc in second ch from hook and in next 2 ch: 3 sc
Row 2: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc: 5 sc
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 5 sc
Single crochet evenly around. Finish off.

Strings
With color D, loosely stitch basket to balloon.

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