It’s back to school season again and I’ve been talkin’ about all that fun with the awesome people who visit with me on Facebook. Last week I posted the Apple Ring pattern and it was well received so I thought I’d post another apple pattern (spoiler: one coming next week too!). Actually, I thought I posted this pattern last year because originally it was a pumpkin pattern that works well as an apple too. So, you can make a pair of earrings for the teacher or a pair of pumpkins for the pumpkin-aholic in your life.
I hope you’re feelin’ Fall patterns with apples, pumpkins, leaves, and pretty warm colors because they’re coming!
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- 2.25 mm crochet hook
- Size 10 crochet thread
- I used Aunt Lydia‘s
- 2 – 4 colors
- Needle that will weave in your ends
- Fabric stiffener (optional)
- Jump rings
- Metal french hooks
- Jewelry pliers
- Puffy paint
Terms/ stitches used
- Magic Circle
- Ch: Chain
- St: Stitch
- Slip St: Slip Stitch
- Sc: Single Crochet
- Hdc: Half Double Crochet
- Dc: Double Crochet
- The ch 1, at the beginning of the rows does not count as a stitch.
- This pattern is worked in the round (from the center out) with a slip st into the first st of the row. The stem is worked back and forth and the leaf is just chs.
- You need to know how to create a slip knot on your hook for this pattern.
- For an apple: color A is tan, color B is red and color C is brown in the photos. For a pumpkin: colors A and B are orange and color C is brown.
- Height: 1.5″ (not including findings)
- Width: 1.5″ (not including findings)
Row 1: A: Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 10 times into the circle, slip st into the first st to secure – 10 scs
Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), hdc twice into the same st as join and into each st around, slip st into the first to secure – 20 hdcs
Row 3: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, *dc into the next st, dc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sc once into the next 2 sts, *dc twice into the next st, dc into the next st,* repeat form * to * 3 more times, sc into the next st, slip st into the first st to secure – 4 scs, 24 dcs
Fasten off Color A.
Row 4: B: Ch 1 (counts as a slip st), skip the first st, hdc into the next st, hdc twice into the next st, hdc once into the next 8 sts, hdc twice into the next st, hdc into the next st, slip st into the next st, slip st into the next st, hdc into the next st, hdc twice into the next st, hdc once into the next 8 sts, hdc twice into the next st, hdc into the next st, slip st into the last st to secure – 28 hdcs, 4 slip sts
Fasten off Color B, weave in your ends.
Row 1: C: create a slip knot on your hook and sc around the last slip st from row 4 and into row 3, sc around the next slip st from row 4 and into row 3 – 2 scs
Rows 2 – 3: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 2 sts – 2 scs
Fasten off Color C, weave in your ends.
For the leaf: create a slip knot on your hook, slip st into the first sc of the first row of the stem, ch 8, slip st into the same.
Once each earring is done, use fabric stiffener to harden your earrings, which I like to dilute with water and apply with a soft paint brush. Once both earrings are dried, usually overnight for me, use your jewelry pliers to attach jump rings to your earrings. I attach the jump rings to one of the scs from the stem, which makes the earrings hang at an angle, which is super cute if you ask me. I like to use 2 jump rings and a french hook for a little length and dangly-ness.
Tada! I hope you like this pattern and give it a try. Maybe give it to a teacher or two you know!
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