Apple designs have been popular with crafters for as long as I can remember. Apples are bright, cheerful motifs that lend themselves well to crafting in a number of different techniques -- including crochet, beadwork, cross stitch and others. If you'd like to make a craft project with an apple theme, check out the following apple patterns.
Beaded Crochet Apple Applique -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
You'll use beads, wire and crochet thread to crochet this cute apple applique.
Crocheted Purse With Apple Design -- Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.
There are many different ways you could use the beaded apple applique linked above. Here's one idea: use it to decorate the front of a handbag, purse
or tote bag.
This is an off-site link to another crochet designer's web site; Mimi Alelis has shared a free crochet pattern for an apple keychain, which can also be used as a cell phone charm. It's really cute!