Have you heard of the American pioneer nicknamed "Johnny Appleseed"? Johnny has been credited with helping to popularize the apple in the early history of the USA. He planted apple trees and orchards in parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana, at a time when people hadn't generally been growing apples in those places yet.
Johnny was born on September 26, 1775; in his honor, people sometimes celebrate this date as being "Johnny Appleseed Day." (Some people prefer to celebrate the holiday in March instead, to commemorate the day when he died.)
If you ask me, any day is a great day to
- enjoy an apple
- crochet an apple motif.
I'm thinking Johnny Appleseed Day is the perfect excuse to do any or all of the above. Want to crochet a fabulous apple? If so, you're invited to check out our free crochet apple patterns, one of which is pictured above; it's a beaded crochet apple motif.
If you're interested in seeing some other types of projects, be sure to visit our main directory of free crochet patterns. We offer you a wide variety of patterns in different techniques and styles.