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Crochet Cherry Applique

Create a charming and delightful crochet cherry applique that will add a touch of sweetness to any project! This adorable design is perfect for embellishing clothing, accessories, or even home decor items. With just a few basic crochet stitches and some vibrant yarn colors, you can bring this cute cherry to life. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced crocheter, this crochet cherry applique is a fun and versatile project that allows you to showcase your creativity. Use it to personalize your favorite items or gift it to someone special. The possibilities are endless, so grab your crochet hook and get ready to create a delightful cherry applique that will surely make a statement!

MATERIALS

  • 3.5 mm (E/4 US, 9 UK) Crochet Hook
  • DK (3, Light) Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle

YARN

For my bouquet of roses, I used Durable Comfy (291 yds / 266 m per 100 g) in the following colors:

  • Green – Apple Green (2155)
  • Red – Deep Red (317)
  • White – Ivory (326)

Feel free to use any yarn with the appropriate hook.

SIZE

  • Cherry only – 1.6″ (4 cm) by 1.4″ (3.5 cm)
  • Cherries with stem – 3.4″ (8.7 cm) by 3.3″ (8.5 cm)

GAUGE

This pattern is too small to accurately determine the gauge.

ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • MC – Magic Circle
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • St – Stitch

PATTERN NOTES

  • If the pattern says “dc 2”, you have to crochet 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts.
  • (…) – Repeat instructions within parentheses for the indicated number of times.
  • […] – Crochet the instructions within square brackets all in the same indicated st.
  • *… – Repeat the instructions from * for the indicated number of times.

HOW TO CROCHET A CHERRY APPLIQUE

CHERRIES

(Make 2)

With red, make a MC.

Round 1. Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), hdc 1, dc 10, hdc 1, sl st 1 in first st to join. (12 sts)

Round 2. Ch 1, [sc 1, hdc 1] in first st, [dc 4] in next st, (hdc inc 1, hdc 1) 4 times, [dc 4] in next st, [hdc 1, sc 1] in last st. Sl st in first st of round 1 to join. (24 sts)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

STEM

With green, ch 15.

Row 1. Sc 14 starting from the second ch from hook. (14 sts)

Ch 3, sc 1 in second ch from hook, sc 1, sl st in first ch of ch-15.

The second half of the stem

Ch 14.

Sc 13 starting from the second ch from hook. Sl st in the first ch of initial ch-15 (the first half of the stem). (13 sts)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

LEAF

With green, ch 10.

Round 1. Sl st 1 in the first ch from hook, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 3, hdc 1, sc 1, sl st 1. Crocheting on the other side of initial ch, ch 1, sl st 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 3, hdc 1, sc 1, sl st 1.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

ASSEMBLY

Sew the stem on your work. In my case, I attached my stem in the center of a simple circle granny square.

Attach the cherries by placing them over the last st of one end of the stem.

With a length of white, embroider a short st at the top, left corner of each cherry.

Sew the leaf to the top of the stem.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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