Ladybug and Flower Applique Set & Afghan Block

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

I’m so excited to bring you the latest contributor pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop! Joanita has put together another set of appliques and a new afghan block. Check out the Ladybug and Flower Applique Set & Afghan Block! Happy Crocheting!

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Ladybug and Flower Appliqué Set & Afghan Block

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Materials:

  • Double knitting light worsted yarn in yellow, green, cream, light brown, dark pink, dark brown/black and light blue (approx 15 – 25gr for each color)
  • Double knitting light worsted yarn in purple (approx 50gr)
  • Small amount of pink 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 block – I did not stitch the sun petals or flower petals.

Instructions:

All the appliqués are worked with a 3,50 mm hook

The Sun:

With yellow double knitting light worsted yarn

Make a magic ring
Row 1: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 5DC into ring (6 Dc), turn
Row 2: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 2 DC into each ST until end, (12 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 (18 DC)
Row 4: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS. *Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 2  STS. Rep from * until end (24 DC)
Row 5: CH3, work 2DCtog, CH3, SL ST into next ST. *SL ST into next ST, CH3, work 2DCtog, CH3, SL ST into next ST. Repeat from * 4 more times (6 petals made)

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Row 6: Work 2 SC over first 3CH post, work 1 SC into top of DC, CH3, SL ST into SC just made, work 2 SC over next 3CH post, SL ST into ST below 3CH post.
*Work 2 SC over next3CH post, work 1 SC into top of DC, CH3, SL ST into SC just made, work 2 SC over next 3CH post, SL ST into ST below 3CH post. Repeat from * for the next 4 petals.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

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The Flower:

With blue double knitting light worsted yarn

This part is made in continuous rounds – a stitch marker may be needed to keep round count
Rnd 1: Work 6 SC into ring
Note: for each round that follows work into backloops only!
Rnd 2: Work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC)
Rnd 3: Work 2 SC into next , work 1 SC into next ST. *Work 2 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next ST. Rep from * until end (18 SC)
Rnd 4: Work 2 SC into next , work 1 SC into next 2 STS. *Work 2 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 2 STS. Rep from * until end (24 SC)
Note: work through both loops!
Rnd 5: CH3, work 2DCtog, CH3, SL ST into next ST. *SL ST into next ST, CH3, work 2DCtog, CH3, SL ST into next ST. Repeat from * 4 more times (6 petals made)
Rnd 6: Work 2 SC over first 3CH post, work 3 SC into top of DC, work 2 SC over next 3CH post, SL ST into ST below 3CH post.
*Work 2 SC over next3CH post, work 3 SC into top of DC, work 2 SC over next 3CH post, SL ST into ST below 3CH post. Repeat from * for the next 4 petals.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

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With pink yarn SL ST through every exposed loop –
starting at the center of the flower.

The Tree Branch:

With light brown double knitting light worsted yarn

CH 21

Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 5 STS, work 1 HDC into next 5 STS, work 1 DC into next 6 STS, work 1 TR into next 3 STS (20 STS)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

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The Leaves:

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.

CH12

Work 3 SC into 2nd CH from hook, SL ST into each CH until end. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

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The Ladybug:

Wings:

With dark pink double knitting light worsted yarn

Make a magic ring
Row 1: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 5DC into ring (6 Dc), turn
Row 2: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 2 DC into each ST until end, (12 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 (18 DC) DO NOT TURN
SL ST across bottom (flat part) of wing.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

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With dark brown/black yarn embroider some French knots onto wings.

Body:

With dark brown/black double knitting light worsted yarn

CH11
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 HDC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS, work 1 TR into next 2 STS, work 1 DC into next 2 STS, work 1 HDC into next 2 STS, work 5 SC into last ST,
continue along the bottom
work 1 HDC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS, work 1 TR into next 2 STS, work 1 DC into next 2 STS, work 1 HDC into next 2 STS, work 1 SC into next, SL ST into next ST.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Head:

With dark brown/black double knitting light worsted yarn

Make a magic ring
Work 6 DC into ring, turn
work 2 SC over 1 ST post, work 1 SC into next 4 DC, work 2 SC over last post.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

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The Afghan Block:

With purple 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.

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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

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Whip Stitch appliqués into position.

 

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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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