in the kitchen – Crochet Apple Set


Materials:
mercerized crochet thread –
12 balls red and 1 green for rug
4 balls red and 1 green for stool cover
5 balls red and 1 green for pot holders
embroidery floss – 6 skeins white
steel crochet hook – size 00
1 yard of red felt, ½ yard of green felt.
4 wooden rings.

Rug measures 25 inches in diameter.

Check your Gauge: Double thread – 4½ dc make 1 inch; 2 rnds make 1 inch. Single thread – 6 dc make 1 inch; 3 rnds make 1 inch.

RUG – Starting at center with a double strand of Red, ch 4.

1st rnd: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st to top of starting chain.

2nd rnd: Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, 2 dc in each dc around. Join.

3rd rnd: Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st. * dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc (1 dc increased). Repeat from * around. Join.

4th to 22nd rnds incl: Ch 3, dc in each dc, increasing 12 dc evenly around. Join. Place a marker in dc directly opposite starting chain on last rnd.

23rd and 24th rnds: Sc in next st, half dc in next st, dc in each dc to within 3 dc of marker, half dc in next dc, sc in next dc, sl st in next dc, slip marker, sc in next dc, half dc in next dc, dc in each remaining dc to within last 2 dc, half dc in next dc, sc in next dc. Join with sl st.

25th rnd: * Sc in next st, half dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, 2 tr in next st, tr in next st, dc in next 3 sts, half dc in each st to within 11 sts of marker, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next st, 2 tr in next st, dc in next 3 sts, half de in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st. Repeat from * once more, making last sl st in same place as first sl st. Turn.





26th rnd: Sl st in each st around. Join and break off.

LEAF AND STEM (Make 2)





Starting at center with a double strand of green, ch 25.

1st rnd: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, half dc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, tr in next 12 ch, dc in next 3 ch, half dc in next ch, sc in next ch, 3 sc in last ch. Now, working along opposite side of starting chain, sc in next ch, half dc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, tr in next 12 ch, dc in next 3 ch, half dc in next ch, sc in next ch. Join.

2nd rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sts, half dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 4 sts, 2 tr in next st, tr in next 2 sts, 2 tr in next st, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts, half dc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st. Complete other half of rnd to correspond.

3rd rnd: Sc in each st around, making 3 sc in center sc of each 3-sc group. Join with sl st, ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sl st in next sc. Break off.

STEM – With double strand of Green, ch 30. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch; now, working along opposite side of starting chain, sl st in next 14 ch. Break off.

Embroider with White Embroidery Floss as shown. Sew Leaves and Stem in place. Line Apple with red felt, and Stem with green felt.

STOOL COVER – Work as for Rug until 12 rnds have been completed. 13th, 14th and 15th rnds:





Repeat 24th, 25th and 26th rnds of Rug.

LEAF AND STEM (Make 2) – With double strand of Green, ch 19,

1st rnd: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, half dc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, tr in next 8 ch, dc in next 2 ch, half dc in next ch, se in next ch, 3 sc in last ch; now, working along opposite side of starting chain, make sc in next ch, half dc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, tr in next 8 ch, dc in next 2 ch, half dc in next ch, sc in next ch. Join. 2nd rnd: Sc in each st around, making 3 sc in center sc of each 3-sc group. Join, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sl st in next sc. Break off.

STEM – With a double strand of Green, ch 20, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; now, working along opposite side of starting chain, sl st in next 10 ch. Break off. Complete as for Rug.

POT HOLDER (Make 4) Use single thread throughout. Work as for Rug until 8 rnds have been completed.

9th, 10th and 11th rnds: Repeat 24th, 25th and 26th rnds of Rug.

LEAF AND STEM – Work as for Stool Cover. Embroider Apple with White and line with red felt. Sew Leaves and Stem together and line with green felt. Sew to Apple. With Green sc closely around a wooden ring. Sew in place.

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  1. beth April 29, 2009

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