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The 12th in a compilation of granny squares designed around a Fairy Tale theme.
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The Bad Apple

Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:

  • Double knitting/light worsted yarn (No 3)
  • Approx 25 grams of Aran and Red
  • Small amounts of double knitting/light worsted yarn in green
  • Hooks 4, 00 mm & 3, 50 mm
  • Yarn Needle
  • Fiberfill / Toy Stuffing

Abbreviations:

SC – single crochet

HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
TR – treble crochet

Gauge: Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect – crocheting the same tension throughout will ensure squares are approx the same size.

Finished Size:

Approx 14 cm x 14 cm

 

Instructions:

Circle:
Make a magic circle with red yarn and 4, 00 mm hook

Rnd 1: CH3 into circle (counts as 1 DC), work 11 DC into circle, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH

(12 DC)

Rnd 2: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 2 DC into next ST. * Work 2 DC into each ST. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (24 DC),

Rnd 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. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (36 DC)

Rnd 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. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (48 DC)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Join aran yarn into any back loop of round 4

Rnd 5: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 2 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into ST (first corner made), *SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.

Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (second corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.

Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (third corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.

Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (fourth corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH

Rnd 6-7: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into each ST all around and work 2 DC, 2 CH, 2 DC into each corner 2 CH.

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Apple:
Make a magic circle with red yarn and 4, 00 mm hook

Rnd 1: CH3 into circle (counts as 1 DC), work 11 DC into circle, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH

(12 DC)

Rnd 2: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 2 DC into next ST. * Work 2 DC into each ST. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (24 DC),

Rnd 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. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (36 DC)

Rnd 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. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (48 DC)

Rnd 5: Work 1 SC into next 8 STS; work 1 HDC into next 5 STS; work 1 DC into next 10 STS; work 1 TR into next 10 STS; work 1 DC into next 10 STS; work 1 HDC into next 5 STS; SL ST into top of first SC worked.

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ASSEMBLING THE SQUARE:

Sew Apple piece onto the bottom circle using the exposed loops of the last round of the circle.

Stuff with some fiberfill to shape – then using the yarn needle shape the apple by threading some yarn
between the center of the 8 SC and the 3rd round of the apple – see photo as guide.

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Leaf:
Make a magic circle with green yarn and 3, 50 mm hook

CH 7
Work a SL ST into the 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into next 2 STS;
work 1 HDC into next ST; work 6 DC into last ST – continue along the bottom of the chain;
work 1 HDC into next CH; work 1 SC into next 2 CH; SL ST into last.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

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Attach leaf into the dip on top of the apple.

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We hope you enjoyed Joanita’s Fairy Tale Series, exclusively at American Crochet!

Happy Hookin!

Mistie

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