Bird and Flower Applique Set & Afghan Block – Free Pattern

Bird and Flower Applique Set and Afghan Block - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

This pattern was designed by Joanita Theron of Creative Crochet Workshop, exclusively for The Stitchin’ Mommy

I love appliques and I also love afghan blocks. Put them together and you have this amazing Bird and Flower Applique Set and Afghan Block from Joanita of Creative Crochet Workshop! It is so adorable and would be a fabulous project to work on. Enjoy and Happy Crocheting! – Amy

Bird and Flower Applique Set and Afghan Block - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Bird and Flower Appliqué Set & Afghan Block

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Materials:

  • Double knitting light worsted yarn in yellow, green, cream, light brown and light blue (approx 15 – 25gr for each color)
  • Double knitting light worsted yarn in dark pink (approx 50gr)
  • Small amount of pink, white and black yarn
  • Crochet hook 3.5mm
  • Yarn Needle

Abbreviations:

I use US Crochet stitch terminology
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
sl st – slip stitch

Gauge:

Tension is not necessary for this project to be perfect!

Finished Size:

Afghan Block – approx 23 cm x 23 cm with border

Notes:

I whipped stitched my appliqués to the afghan blocks – I only stitched the center part of the two flowers and not the petals.

Instructions:

The Appliqués: All the appliqués are worked with a 3.50 mm hook

The Bird:

With yellow double knitting light worsted yarn

Make a magic ring
Row 1: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 7 DC into ring (8 Dc), turn
Row 2: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 2 DC into each ST until end, (16 DC), turn
Row 3: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next ST. *Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next ST. Rep from * until end (24 DC) – DO NOT TURN

Work 3 TR into the side of the row, work 3 TR into the next row (row 2), work 1 DC and 1 HDC into the next row (row 1), work a SL ST into the ring.

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

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The Flower: (make two)

With blue double knitting light worsted yarn

Make a magic ring

Rnd 1: CH3 (counts as 1 DC) work 11 DC into ring (12 DC), SL ST into top of 3 CH
Rnd 2: *CH5, work a SL ST into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each ST (4 SC), skip 1 ST, SL ST into next.
Repeat from * 5 more times
Rnd 3: SL ST into the first ST of the first 5CH, CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 HDC into the next ST, work 1 DC into the next ST, work 2 DC into the last ST – continue working down the other side – work 2 DC opposite the 2 DC, work 1 DC opposite the 1 DC, work 1 HDC opposite the 1 HDC, work 1 SC opposite the 1 SC.
*SL ST into the first ST of the next 5CH, CH1, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 HDC into the next ST, work 1 DC into the next ST, work 2 DC into the last ST – continue working down the other side – work 2 DC opposite the 2 DC, work 1 DC opposite the 1 DC, work 1 HDC opposite the 1 HDC, work 1 SC opposite the 1 SC.
Repeat from * 4 more times – 6 petals made
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

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The Tree Branch:

With light brown double knitting light worsted yarn

CH 41
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into the next 19 STS, work 1 HDC into the next 10 STS, work 1 DC into the next 5 STS, work 1 TR into the last 5 STS (40 STS). Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

Small Branches:

The Top Finger – Attach yarn into the 15th ST from the front end with a SL ST. CH 11, work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, work 1 HDC into next 2 STS, work 1 DC into next 2 STS, work 1 TR into last ST, skip 2 STS from the original branch and SL ST into the 3rd ST. Fasten off and weave in ends.

The Bottom Finger – Attach yarn into the 10th ST on the bottom part of the branch. Repeat instructions for the top finger.

Bird and Flower Applique Set and Afghan Block - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

The Leaves: (make three)

With green double knitting light worsted yarn

CH 7
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next ST, work 1 HDC into next 2 STS, work 1 DC into next ST, work 6 DC into last ST – continue working on the opposite side of chain, work 1 DC  opposite 1 DC, work 1 HDC opposite each of the 2 HDC, work 1 SC opposite 1 SC, work a SL ST opposite the last SC. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Bird and Flower Applique Set and Afghan Block - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

The Afghan Block:

With dark pink double knitting light worsted yarn and 3.50 mm Hook

CH41

Row 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each ST until end, turn ((40 SC)
Row 2 – 50:  CH1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (40 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Bird and Flower Applique Set and Afghan Block - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

With the 3,50 mm Hook join the  cream double knitting light worsted yarn with a 3CH into the first SC of the top row

Border: Work 2 DC into the same ST as 3CH (counts as 1 DC).  *SKIP 2 STS, SL ST into next ST, work 3 DC into same ST. Repeat from * all around block.

Note when working down/up the sides of the row – SKIP 2 ROWS for the SKIP 2 STS

Bird and Flower Applique Set and Afghan Block - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

 

Bird and Flower Applique Set and Afghan Block - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

 

Whip Stitch appliqués into position.

Bird Details:

The Eye:

With white double knitting light worsted yarn and 3.50 mm Hook

Make a magic ring
Work 6 SC into ring, SL ST into first SC, fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.
Embroider some black for the pupil into the center of the eye.

The Beak:

Embroider the beak with the pink yarn – I made small straight stitches in a triangle.

Bird and Flower Applique Set and Afghan Block - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Bird and Flower Applique Set and Afghan Block - Free Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

 

 

 

 

Enjoy and Happy Hooking 🙂

 

I love to crochet! To design and make patterns for both young and old is an absolute life’s passion. My daughter is my greatest inspiration! I love to try and learn new techniques, and although patience is not my strongest virtue, I have found that committing to a project and having the pleasure of a finished item, is one of life’s greatest and most satisfying pleasures. I believe that anyone can learn a new craft. I try to design and make my projects so that even a novice can do them. “Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”
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5 Comments

    1. Hi Lori! Double Knit (aka DK weight) yarn is a category 3 yarn. In the UK/Australia it is known as Double Knitting and in the US it is more like a light worsted. I hope that helps!

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