This fun little crochet apple is the perfect project for Amigurumi beginners! But even if you are a pro you can have lots of fun with this: Turn them into jewelry, make a whole miniature basket full of apples, a little crochet apple garland, or whatever you feel inspired to!
All you need to know is how to single crochet (double crochet in British terms), how to slip stitch, make a magic ring, and invisible decreases with single crochet (UK double crochet).
If you haven’t done any or all of these techniques before, you can learn them here:
Materials and tools
Small amount of toy stuffing
This pattern is written in U.S. terminology. I didn’t convert this one because it is so simple and quick. If you are used to British/Australian crochet terminology please replace sc (single crochet) with dc (double crochet), and 2sc (single crochet 2 in same st) with 2dc (double crochet 2 in same st). Let me know anytime if you have any questions.
C1 = Color of apple
C2 = Color of stalk
C3 = Color of leaves
Rd = round
St(s) = stitch(es)
Ch = chain
Sl st = slip stitch
Sc = single crochet
Inc = increase with sc: single crochet 2 in same st
Inv dec = invisible decrease with sc: Insert hook in front loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both front loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops
25 sts x 26 rows of single crochet = 4″x 4″
Crochet apple (C1)
Rd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring
Rd 2: Inc 6 (12)
Rd 3: [sc 1, inc 1]*6 (18)
Rd 4: [sc 2, inc 1]*6 (24)
Rd 5 to 8: Sc 24 (24)
Rd 9: [sc 2, inv dec 1]*6 (18)
Rd 10: [sc 1, inv dec 1]*6 (12)
Fill apple with stuffing.
Rd 11: Inv dec 6 (6)
Thread the end onto your yarn needle. Sew in the end in a way that closes the small gap that is left.
- Stitch through the apple from top to bottom, pulling the end tight so that the tension forms a dent on top of the apple.
- Hold the dent in shape with your finger or thumb while you stitch back from bottom to top. Don’t pull the yarn too tight on the way up, as you don’t want a deep dent to build on the bottom of the apple.
Repeat these two steps at least three times, then sew in the end as usual.
Crochet stalk (C2)
Make a slip knot and ch 3
Sl st 2 (starting from 2nd ch from hook)
Break yarn, pull through.
Crochet leaves (C3) [Make 2]
Make a slip knot and ch 5
Sl st 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, sl st 1, turn, sl st 1 in same ch, sc 2, sl st 1
Break yarn, pull through.
Assemble the crochet apple
Cut both ends of the stalk to the same length. Thread them onto your yarn needle. Stitch through the apple from the top middle to the bottom middle.
Cut the ends of the leaf to the same length and thread them onto your needle. Stitch though the apple right where you stitched through with the ends of the stalk. Repeat with the other leaf.
Cut the ends at the bottom of the apple short. They can form the stamen.
Here is my accompanying video tutorial if you’d like to crochet along with me! I also show you how to make a magic ring and how to make invisible decreases with single crochet in case you haven’t done these before.
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