As the weather heats up, grills start grilling and pools are officially open for the season, nothing quite hits the spot like a fresh bowl of chilled cherries enjoyed on a hot summer deck. In honor of the summer sun and delicious fruits the season brings, this delightful crochet cherry applique is perfect for adorning all your crochet projects that need a little whimsy. Originally featured in the Cherry Cherry Baby booties from I Like Crochet magazine, this free applique is so much fun to make. Enjoy whipping up your own with this pattern excerpt below. We can’t wait to see what you make!
Free Crochet Cherry Applique Tutorial
Yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (100% Cotton; 186 yards [170 meters]/ 100 grams): 172 Grass (A, 1 ball), 101 Pink (B, 1 ball), 142 Rose (C, 1 ball)
Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm)
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, two 5/8” (16 mm) buttons
With A, ch 9, skip ch closest to hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, ch 5, skip ch closest to hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next 2 chs, ch 3, break yarn leaving long tail for sewing.
Cherries (make 2)
With C, make a magic circle, ch 1, work 6 sc in the ring, join and break yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.
This Cherry Applique is from the Cheery Cherry Booties which you will have access to when you join the Gold Club! I’m planning to create my own and create a cute summer keychain. I may even put these adorable cherries on a crochet afghan for a fun summer twist. Once you start making these cherries, you’ll have fun finding various ways to incorporate them into your summer crocheting.