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Shaping and Using the Beaded Crochet Apple Motif
On the Left: Beaded Apple Motif. On the Right: Tunisian Crochet With Cross Stitch Framed by the Bead

On the Left: Beaded Apple Motif. On the Right: Tunisian Crochet With Cross Stitch Framed by the Beaded Crochet Apple Motif.

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Shape the Apple

Bend the beaded piece into an abstract apple shape as shown in view K.

After you’ve created the rough shape of the apple, cut the wire off the spool and twist the two ends together. Camouflage the ends of wire using the red and pink tails of embroidery floss. You can work a few more stitches overtop of them if desired, or you can simply twist the thread over the ends of the wire to hide them.

When you are satisfied that the wire is sufficiently hidden, weave the ends of the thread into the back of the apple.

Ideas for Using the Apple:

View L shows the beaded apple appliqued onto a Tunisian crochet background. First, the apple was stitched to the piece of Tunisian crochet. Then, using red embroidery floss, I cross-stitched the area inside the beaded apple. This is a great way to embellish a purse or tote bag.

There are so many other ways you can use this beaded apple! I've listed even more ideas on the next page.

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