I admit, I have been on an applique kick lately. What's not to love about appliques, though. They are fun and quick and can be used for so many different things. My latest applique is this cute little flower.
This flower applique can be used for a variety of things. It would make a cut embellishment on a hat, such as this one, or a headband such as this, or this. Or you can use it to jazz up a little dress, or decorate a sippy strap. Those are just a few ideas.
I didn't use this flower for any of them, though.
I used this flower for my 10 year old daughter's jeans. Kids are always getting holes in the knees of their jeans. I whipped up this little flower and sewed it on over the hole, and voila!
Cute, right? My daughter sure likes it! In fact, a couple of my other daughters want me to make cute patches for their jeans, too! You saw my Yoda applique, right? My 8 year old has claimed that one for a pair of her jeans.
Leave me a comment and tell me what you like to use appliques for. Or, if there is an applique you would like for me to try my hand at designing, leave a comment about that, too!
Crochet Flower AppliqueSupplies:
Size F crochet hook
Worsted weight cotton yarn, 2 colors
With color A , ch 3. Join with slip st to first ch to form ring
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc 11 in ring, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. (12)
Round 2: [ch 3, skip next st, sl st in next st] rep around. (6 ch 3 spaces)
Join color B to first ch 3 space.
Round 3: ch 1 (counts as sc) (2 dc, 3 tr, 2 dc, sc) in same ch 3 space, (sc, 2 dc, 3 tr, 2 dc, sc) in each of the next five ch 3 spaces. Join with sl st to beginning ch 1. (6 petals)
FO Weave in all ends.