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Applin crochet pattern

Updated: Oct 11, 2020


*This pattern is for personal use only. Items made from it cannot be sold.*

Materials & tools

- yarn: beige, green, lime green, pink & red or beige, dark green, green & lime green

- crochet hook (any size, consistent throughout pattern) - polyester stuffing

- scissors

- stitch marker

- sewing needle

- felt or wool in black, lime green & yellow -black pipe cleaner

-needle felting tool (if needle felting) -glue or thread (if using felt)


Abbreviations

sc - single crochet

hdc - half double crochet

dc - double crochet

slst - slip stitch

inc - increase

dec - decrease

ch - chain, followed by a number indicating the number of chains to make


Yarn I used for Applin: Caron Simply Soft in "Bone" & "Strawberry", Loops & Threads Soft & Shiny in "Citrus" & Red Heart Soft in "Guacamole" & "Wine"


Yarn I used for shiny Applin: Caron Simply Soft in "Bone" & Loops & Threads Soft & Shiny in "Citrus", Patons Canadiana in "Dark Green Tea" & Red Heart Soft in "Guacamole"

Body:

Starting in pink or dark green 1. magic ring 6 (6) 2. inc x 6 (12) 3. (sc, inc) x 6 (18) 4. (sc, inc, sc) x 6 (24)

5. (3 sc, inc) x 6 (30)

6. (2 sc, inc, 2 sc) x 6 (36)

7. (5 sc, inc) x 6 (42)

8. (3 sc, inc, 3 sc) x 6 (48)

9. (7 sc, inc) x 6 (54)

10. in the front loop only: (slip stitch, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, dc, dc, hdc, hdc) x 6 (54) Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Attach a new piece of yarn (red or green) to the back loop from round 9 & continue.

10-12. sc around (54)

13. (7 sc, dec) x 6 (48)

14-15. sc around (48)

16. (3 sc, dec, 3 sc) x 6 (42)

17-18. sc around (42)

19. (5 sc, dec) x 6 (36)

Change colour to beige & continue

20. sc around (36)

21. in the back loop only: sc around (36)

22. (2 sc, dec, 2 sc) x 6 (30)

23-25. sc around (30)

26. (3 sc, dec) x 6 (24)

Start stuffing

27. (sc, dec, sc) x 6 (18)

28. (sc, dec) x 6 (12)

29. dec x 6 (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Don't close the magic ring yet - the tail will be used to shape the apple & it's easier to do the sewing first.


Attach a new piece of beige yarn to the second last front loop from round 21 & continue.

22. (Slst, hdc, hdc, slst, slst, chain 4, working down the chain: slst, sc, hdc, in the next front loop: slst) x 6 (36)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the body.

Sewing

Using the pink/dark green tail, sew the top part between rounds 10&11 & the double crochets between rounds 11&12 using a straight stitch (going around the posts of the stitches).


Using the beige tail, sew the attached part down using a straight stitch. Skip sewing the slip stitches before&after the chains & sew directly into the first chain & hdc stitch on the other side of the chain (see picture).

Closing & shaping - weave the beige tail at the bottom of the applin through the front loops of the remaining stitches & pull to close the ring. Next, weave the tail up through the 'body' of the apple & through one of the spaces between the stitches in round one. Pull gently. Put the sewing needle in the next space (so the yarn tail wraps around one of the stitches) & pull it through the body & out of the bottom. Pull gently. Repeat this two more times until the apple is shaped.



Eyes

In lime green - make two

1. magic ring 6 (6)

2. (sc, inc) x 3 (9)

3. (inc, 2 sc) x 3 (12)

4-6. sc around (12)

7. (2 sc, dec, 2 sc) x 2 (10)

8-9. sc around (10)

10. (3 sc, dec) x 2 (8)

11. sc around (8)

12. slst, sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc, slst (8)

Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew to the head/body.


Tail

In green or dark green

1. magic ring 4 (4)

2. (sc, inc) x 2 (6)

3. (sc, inc) x 3 (9)

4. sc around (9)

5. sc around (9)

6. inc x 3, 6 sc (12)

7. sc around (12)

8. 6 hdc, 6 sc (12)

9. inc x 6, dec x 3 (15)

10. 12 sc, 3 hdc (15)

11. sc around (15)

12. dec, 9 sc, dec, dec, slst to first stitch (12)

Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew to the body.


Assembly

Sew the tail to the back of the body. It should sit between two of the chain triangles/above one of the rows of beige half double crochets.

If needle felting: create two black ovals on the eyes & add a smaller yellow oval in each eye. Using lime green, add a patch to the tail. If using felt: cut two ovals out of black & two smaller ovals out of yellow. Glue the yellow oval to the black oval & glue/sew the black ovals to the eyes. Cut out a lime green circular shape for the tail & glue or sew it on. Sew the eyes to the top of the body. The double crochets should sit at the top of the magic ring. Cut a black pipe cleaner in half & weave it through a sewing needle. Bend the end a bit & push the needle through the tail. Bend each end of the pipe cleaner a bit (so the ends aren't wild/poking out) & trim the extra off.


Congratulations! Your Applin is finished!


I would love to see any projects created from this pattern, so feel free to email me a picture or tag me in a picture on instagram!

Please do not redistribute, sell or claim this pattern as your own.

Applin is part of the Pokemon franchise & does not belong to me in any way; it belongs to Nintendo/The Pokemon Company.

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