Crochet Pattern: Lightning Bolt Applique

By Candace – 6 Comments
Sew a lightning bolt or two (or go crazy!) onto your next project to add a little flair. You can show off your favorite kind of weather or maybe let people know what team you’re rooting for. This project is great for using up your scrap yellow yarn. crochet_lightning_bolt_applique

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Finished Size: 2 1/2″ (6.5 cm) tall, 3/4″ (2 cm) wide at the top

Fine Weight Yarn (approximately 5 yards)
Crochet Hook E (3.5 mm)
yarn size 2

Rows 1 – 2 in pattern measure 2 1/2″ (6.5 cm) tall by 3/4″ (3 cm) wide at the top

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Crochet Pattern: Lighting Bolt Applique
Row 1: ch 15, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, 4 dc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc3tog, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in last 2 ch: 15 sts
Row 2: ch 3, dc in first 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc3tog, hdc in next 2 sts, 4 dc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next st, sl st in last st: 16 sts
Finish off.

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  1. Lisa says:

    I don’t see YELLOW lightning too often. I do, however, see WHITE lightning and it sometimes shimmers, sparkles and sizzles, so I think it might be something I would make in white or a sparkly white that they have for Christmas with the silver filament in it. That would make the lightning really sparkle, sizzle or shimmer. Your choice of adjective describing what you see. Perhaps if you put the yellow and the sparkly white together, they might make it even more interesting. Just a thought and a suggestion. Thanks for the pattern.

  2. Amy says:

    Used this for a lightening mcqueen hat for my son. I only did the first row. Looks great, thanks

  3. lourdes says:

    I’m looking for the round lightning bolt they use for the Chargers if anyone can help me please let me know ty

  4. Cheryl says:

    Re: lightening bolt applique – In R2 has there been a turn after R1? Don’t know where to start my Rd stitch.
    Thank you!

  5. KarlaM202 says:

    Needed a good lightening bolt pattern for PJ Mask Catboy hat I’m working on. The pattern directions for the one included with the hat pattern was sooo not working for me … Thanks for such a straightforward pattern . I used Hobby Lobby I love This Yarn with a G hook, did only first round, and it’s PERFECT for a toddler hat !

    • Beth says:

      This is my life right now!! I’m making a catboy mask, and the lightning bolts on the pattern are too small, and I need them to be longer. I’ll try this one!

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