Fruit Basket Apple
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Fruit Basket Apple

Fresh fruit goes bad quickly. Keep your fruit basket full and bright all year long with crocheted fruit!
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Material List

  • RED APPLE
  • Lily® Sugar ‘n Cream® Yarn (70.9 ga. 2.5 oz.; 109m / 120 yds.), 1 Ball Each – Red (MC) , Sage Green (Contrast A) and Warm Brown (Contrast B)
  • GREEN APPLE
  • Lily® Sugar ‘n Cream® Yarn (70.9 ga. 2.5 oz.; 109m / 120 yds.), 1 Ball Each – Kiwi (MC), Sage Green (Contrast A) and Warm Brown (Contrast B)
  • Crochet Hook, Size 3.5mm (U.S. E/4) Size Needed to Obtain Gauge
  • Stuffing
  • Scissors
 

Project Instructions

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = Double crochet

Hdc = Half double crochet

Rem = Remaining

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

Sc = Single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

St(s) = Stitch(es)

Yoh = Yarn over hook


Apple

Note: Stuff Apple as you work.

Beg at top of apple with MC, ch 2.

1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc. 6 sc.

2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.

3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.

4th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sc.

5th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 2 sc.
2 sc in next sc) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc.

6th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 3 sc.
2 sc in next sc) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 30 sc.

7th rnd: As 3rd rnd.

8th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 4 sc.
2 sc in next sc) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 36 sc.

9th to 12th rnds:As 3rd rnd.

13th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Draw up loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw loop through all loops on hook – sc2tog made) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 30 sts.

14th rnd: As 3rd rnd.

15th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Sc2tog) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc.
24 sts.

16th rnd: As 3rd rnd.

17th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc.
18 sts.

Lightly stuff Apple.

18th and 19th rnds: As 3rd rnd.

20th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog)
6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sts.

21st rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. 6 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Finish stuffing Apple. Thread tail through rem sts and draw tightly. Gently shape work to look like an apple.


Leaf (make 1).

With A, ch 5.

1st rnd: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in next ch. (2 hdc. Ch 2.
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. 2 hdc) in next ch. Working into opposite side of ch, work 1 dc in next ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 sc in last ch. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off, leaving a long end for stitching.

STEM (make 1).

With B, ch 7.

1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in next ch. Sl st in each of next 4 ch. Fasten off leaving a long end for stitching.


Finishing

Sew Stem and Leaf to top of Apple as shown in picture.

Tips

MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 2½" (6cm) high x 2½" (6cm) diameter GAUGE: 16 sc and 18 rows = 4" (10cm)