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Easter Appliques


I love appliques as they are easy and quick to make, they help you use the yarn scraps and they have so many uses! I made some Easter cards with mine, as I was always bad with paper crafts and these only needed a card and a bit of glue. But of course you can use yours to make cute Easter napkin rings, mug cozies or embellish flower pots or placemats!

You’re very much welcome to share your finished objects made from the patterns on my Facebook page or Ravelry group.

Materials needed:
- yarn: DK weight
Chick: 3m/3.3yd of yellow, 0.5m/0.55yd of red
Bunny: 3.6m/3.9yd of gray, tiny bit of pink for embroidering the nose
Sheep: 2.2m/2.4yd of white, 2m/2.2yd of gray, black thread for embroidery
Egg: 3m/3.3yd of any color you want, some colorful yarn ends for decoration
- hook: 3mm
- 3 mm beads (a pair for each animal)
- sewing needle
- scissors
List of abbreviations used:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
inc – increase (2sc in 1 stitch)
sc3tog – 3 stitches worked together
3in1 – 3sc in one stitch
x5/x3 – repeat 5 times/3 times
(n) – number of stitches in a round
Chick



Chick:
with yellow, ch7


1. 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 4sc, 3in1, 4sc, inc (14)
2. sc inc, 3sc, hdc inc x5, 3sc, sc inc x2 (22)
3. sc inc, 1sc, 3sl st; make a wing: ch4, [1sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sc, 1hdc] in the chain, 1sl st, 2hdc, (hdc inc, 1hdc) x3, 2hdc, 1sl st; make a wing: ch4, [1sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sc, 1hdc] in the chain, 3sl st, 2sc, 1sl st (26 + wings).

Fasten off.

Feet:
with red, join the yarn at the bottom of the body(about 5sts below the wing) ch3

1. 1sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook and in the next one.

Fasten off. Rejoin the yarn on the other side and repeat to make the second foot.

Now time for the beak and eyes. Take two black beads and sew them where you want the eyes to be placed. Finally embroider a few straight lines between the eyes (a bit lower) for the beak.
Secure all yarn ends at the back.

Yay! Your chick is all done!









Bunny



Bunny:
with gray, ch7


1. 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 4sc, 3in1, 4sc, inc (14)
2. sc inc, 3sc, sc inc x5, 3sc, sc inc x2 (22)
3. 1sc

Now we’ll make an ear (see photos for reference): ch5, [1hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1hdc, 1sc, 1sl st] in the chain, 1sc in the same st as last body sc made (see arrow in the photo)

Continue working in the body sts: 2sc, 1sl st
Now we’ll make an arm: ch4, [1hdc and 1sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 2sl st] in the chain

Continue working in the body sts: 1sl st in the next st of the body, 2sc, 2hdc
Now we’ll make a leg: ch3, [hdc inc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sc] in the chain, 1sc in the same st

Continue working in the body sts: 3sc
Make the second leg: ch3, [hdc inc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sc] in the chain, 1sc in the same st
Continue working in the body sts: 2hdc, 2sc
Make the second arm: ch4, [1hdc and 1sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 2sl st] in the chain
Continue working in the body sts: 1sl st in the next st of the body, 2sc, 1sl st
And finally, the second ear: ch5, [1hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1hdc, 1sc, 1sl st] in the chain, 1sl st in the same st as last body sc made

Fasten off.

Take two black beads and sew them where you want the eyes to be placed. Finally embroider a straight horizontal line below the eyes – for the nose. Secure all yarn ends at the back.
You can also make a bunny as seen from the back. In this case, instead of sewing the eyes and nose, embroider a fluffy tail!




Sheep



Body:
with white, ch5


1. 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 2sc, 3in1, 2sc, sc inc (10)
2. sc inc, 1sc, hdc inc x5, 1sc, sc inc x2, (18)
3. 4sl st, ([1hdc, 1sc] in the next st, 1sl st in the next st) x5, 4sl st

Head:
with gray, ch4


1. 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sc, 3in1, 1sc, sc inc (8)
2. sc inc; make an ear: ch2, 1sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sl st in the same st as the sc inc was made, 1sc, sc inc x3, 1sc, 1sl st; make an ear: ch2, 1sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sl st in the same st as the last body sl st was made, 1sl st in the next st.

Fasten off. Sew the beads as eyes and embroider the mouth with black thread. Sew the head to the body.

Arms and legs:
with gray, join the yarn at the bottom of the body and ch4


1. ch4, [1hdc and 1sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 2sl st] in the chain


Egg:
with the color of your choice, ch7


1. 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 4sc, 3in1, 4sc, inc (14)
2. sc inc, 4sc, sc inc x3, 4sc, sc inc x2 (20)
3. 2sl st, 2sc, 2hdc, hdc inc x6, 2hdc, 2sc, 3sl st, leave the rest unworked.
Fasten off. Decorate the egg as you wish. You can embroider some French knots in multiple colors or some stripes, zig-zags, etc. Thinner yarn will get you some smaller eggs that you can use together with bigger ones.

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