Free crochet pattern for an applique in a fun car shape, that would be cute sewn to a purchased plain sweater or added to a basic crocheted sweater for a child.
Materials Used In The Example:
Worsted Weight Yarn - Red Heart
Color A: Cherry Red
Color B: Small amount of Soft Navy Blue, color No. 0387
US Size G hook
Car Shape Width: 5 inches, at widest point
Car Shape Height: 3 inches at tallest point (not counting wheels)
Wheel Circles: 1 1/2 inches in diameter
Gauge: 4 sc = 1 inch, 4 sc rows = 1 inch
For a tiny applique, use size 10 crochet thread and a size 8 steel hook. 2" x 1 1/4"
ch = chain
dec = decrease
ea = each
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
How To Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook, at the same time. A slip stitch does not add any height and is used to join a chain or stitch to another place in the crochet piece.
Starting Chain: With Color A, Chain 18.
Row 1: With Color A, ch 1, sc in one loop only of 2nd ch from hook, sc in one loop only of ea ch across. (17 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc decrease over first 2 sc, sc in ea of next 13 sc, sc dec over last 2 sc. (15 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc decrease over first 2 sc, sc in ea sc until 2 sc remain, sc dec over last 2 sc.
Rows 4 and 5: Repeat row 3.
Row 6 (Form The Window): ch 1, sc in ea of first 2 sc, ch 14, skip the rest of the stitches of the row, sl st in last sc of row 5.
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Copyright 2005, an original design by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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