Apples are a popular motif in many crafts including crochet. For more ideas on how to incorporate an apple pattern into your Afghan crochet read on…
There are many free apple afghan crochet patterns to download. Mile-a-Minute has a very pretty design which works up quickly. Some designs feature a solid background color while others use contrasting colors, sometime even a plaid design for added interest.
Where apples are crocheted into the design, a pattern graph is provided to show stitch placement. They may also be crocheted separately and attached to squares or one piece afghans. Some afghans, worked either in single crochet or afghan stitch, prove a graph for cross stitching the apple design onto crocheted pieces.
Crochet Apple Motif
Row 1: Chain 13, sc in 2nd chain from hook and all chains across, chain 1, turn.
Row 2: Two sc in 1st sc, sc across to last sc, two sc in last sc. Chain 1, turn.
Row 3: Repeat row 2
Row 4: sc in each sc across, chain 1 turn.
Row 5: Repeat row 2
Row 6: Repeat row 4
Row 7: Repeat row 2
Row 8: Repeat row 4
Row 9: Work dec in 1st two sc, sc across to last two sc, work dec in last two sc.
Row 10: sc in each sc across, chain 1, turn.
Row 11: Repeat row 9.
Row 12: Repeat row 10.
Row 13: Repeat row 9.
Row 14: repeat row 10.
Row 15, 16 and 17: repeat row 9
Row 18: sc in first two sc, work 2 sc in next sc, fasten off.
Row 19: skip two single crochet in center, attach yarn to next sc, work 2 sc in
same stitch, sc in next 2 sc, single crochet around apple until reaching
two skipped sc, slip stitch in 2 sc, join to 1st sc and fasten off.
With green yarn, chain 6, sc in 2nd chain from hook, dc in next 2 chain, tr in last chain, chain 6, sc in 2nd chain from hook, dc in next two chain, tr in last chain. Fasten off and sew leaves to apple.
This motif may be worked in worsted weight yarn with a size F or G hook. It can be attached to afghan squares or a one piece afghan to create an apple afghan crochet pattern. The motif can also be used to decorate pillows, or a loop may be added to create a Christmas tree ornament.