Palm Tree Applique – Free Pattern

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I have been experimenting with some applique designs lately and I just got a request from a friend to design a palm tree applique. I was so excited because even though it’s a simple pattern, it was something different for me to try. It’s a great summer/ beach themed applique for a hat, blanket or anything else you might want to put it on. The pattern works up super quickly. It took me about 15 minutes in total. Happy Crocheting!

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Palm Tree Applique

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Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:

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Abbreviations:

ch(s) – chain(s)
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sc dec – single crochet decrease
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
tr – treble crochet
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Instructions:

Tree Trunk:
With Color A and Size H Hook,

Ch 5
Row 1: 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into each remaining st across, turn. (4 sts)
Row 2-4: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st across, turn. (4 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, 1 sc dec over the next 1 sts, 1 sc into each of the next 2 sts, turn. (3 sts)
Row 6-9: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st across, turn. (3 sts)
Row 10: Ch 1, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc into the next st, turn. (2 sts)
Row 11-15: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st across, turn. (2 sts)
Row 16:  Ch 1, 1 sc dec over the next 2 sts, turn. (1 st)
Row 17: Ch 1, 1 sc into the next st, turn. (1 st)
Sc evenly around entire tree trunk, making sure to place 2 sc sts into each of the bottom corners. Fasten off. (Note: If you are attaching the finished Palm Tree to something like a hat or afghan, leave a long tail for sewing. Otherwise, weave all of your ends.)

Palm Fronds:

With Color B and Size J Hook,

Magic Circle (alternatively, ch 4 and join to form a circle)
*Ch 8, 1 hdc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc into the next st, 1 dc into the next st, 1 tr into each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, sl st into magic circle; Repeat from * 4 more times. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. (5 leaves, 7 sts per leaf)

Finish:

  • Position the palm fronds onto the tree trunk. Using the long tail from the fronds and a  yarn needle, sew the fronds onto the tree trunk.
  • Fasten off and weave all ends.

 

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10 Comments

  1. I like your pattern too! I did modify it for my own project but I used your basic concept. I needed it shorter to fit on my project so I only did half of the trunk but kept the full Fronds. I like it! It makes the palm look fuller this way too. Plus I attached the Fronds to the trunk as I went along. I just used my last row of the trunk as the centre of the Fronds where you slip stitch in the ring. Turned out great! The reason I did it that way is because I hate sewing. So the more I can attach by crocheting the better I feel about it. Lol

  2. I really like a lot!!!Thank you for the pattern.
    One question, what’s tr in the palm fronts??? I’m learningThanks!!!

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