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Apple Crochet Pattern - Tiny Curl Crochet

Apple Crochet Pattern

An easy & fun amigurumi apple crochet pattern

Apple Bottom is an easy and beginner-friendly pattern with lots of personality! Crisp and juicy Apple Bottom is as easy as crocheting a ball and adding arms, legs, leaves, and a juicy bottom. Scroll down to see the free apple crochet pattern!

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MATERIALS TO CROCHET APPLE (RECOMMENDATIONS IN PARENTHESES)

To see a complete list of my FAVORITE amigurumi crochet tools and supplies, check out this blog post!

FINISHED SIZE OF CROCHET APPLE

My finished crochet apple is 5 inches (12 cm) from top to bottom of leg when using a 2.75 mm hook and Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran. You can use other hook and yarn combinations to make your Apple Bottom bigger or smaller. Just make sure your stitches are tight to avoid stuffing showing through. I wrote about yarn and hook exchanges to change the size of your amigurumi in this blog post.

2 red amigurumi apples on a blue background. One is facing the camera and has a face, arms, legs, and leaves. The second is laying down.

STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
US TERMINOLOGY

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
inc – single crochet increase
inv dec – invisible decrease
rnd(s) – round(s)
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
[ ] – repeat steps between brackets for the specified number of times
( ) – the number of stitches you should have at the end of each round
* * – complete the stitches between asterisks all in next stitch

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

NOTES

  • All sections are worked in a continuous round unless otherwise specified.
  • Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker.
  • Demonstration photos are shown right-handed.

HOW TO CROCHET APPLE VIDEO TUTORIAL

APPLE CROCHET PATTERN

A red and yellow crochet apple with arms linked.

APPLE

rnd 1: With color A, sc 6 into a magic ring (6 sts)
rnd 2: Inc 6 (12 sts)
rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1] 6 times (18 sts)
rnd 4: [sc 1, inc 1, sc 1] 6 times (24 sts)
rnd 5: [sc 3, inc 1] 6 times (30 sts)
rnd 6: [sc 2, inc 1, sc 2] 6 times (36 sts)
rnd 7: [sc 5, inc 1] 6 times (42 sts)
rnds 8-18: Sc around (42 sts for 11 rnds)
• • • Embroider face now. Apple section continued after embroidery photo tutorial. Click here to jump to the continued Apple section. • • •

EMBROIDERING THE FACE

Close-up of Apple's face. The face is embroidered onto crochet.

Embroidering on crochet takes a bit of practice, but it gives your amigurumi lots of personality. The key to embroidering on crochet is to make sure to insert your needle through your stitches and not in a hole between stitches so your thread remains secure. It is also much easier to embroider on crochet before you’ve finished and stuffed your piece. For more tips and tricks to embroider faces on amigurumi, check out this blog post (it even has a video tutorial)!

To begin, cut a 16-inch piece of embroidery floss (using all 6 strands), thread your embroidery needle, and triple knot end.

• • • You can also use 9 mm safety eyes instead of embroidering the eyes. Just follow steps 1-5 for the nose and mouth, then insert safety eyes above rnd 13 with 8 sts between eyes. • • • 

Close-up of thread on red crochet.
1. On side opposite stitch marker, bring your threaded embroidery needle out through a stitch on rnd 13.
Hand showing how to make a french knot onto crochet.
2. Make a French knot for the nose. Holding the needle close to the Apple, wrap thread 3 times around the needle.
Hand showing how to make a french knot onto crochet.
3. Insert needle back into Apple very close to where your thread is coming out.
Completed nose on Apple
4. Pull thread through and reposition knot to complete nose.
Embroidering the mouth on the apple.
5. Make mouth below nose on rnd 14, 3 sts wide.
The first stitch of embroidered eye.
6. Bring needle through st on rnd 12, 2 sts away from nose.
Showing how to embroider the eye for Apple.
7. Insert needle into st of rnd 13, following the eyeline.
Showing how to embroider the eye for Apple.
8. Bring needle up through st of rnd 14, following eyeline.
Showing how to embroider the eye for Apple.
9. Connect to previous stitch. Continue making backstitches along eyeline for a total of 6 backstitches.
Showing how to embroider the eyelashes for Apple.
10. After completing eyeline, embroider eyelashes by bringing needle up through stitch near eye.
Showing how to embroider the eyelashes for Apple.
11. Insert needle back through eyeline between backstitch to make 1 eyelash. Continue for a total of 6 eyelashes.
How to start the next eye.
12. Repeat steps 6-11 for second eye, starting in inner corner.

APPLE, CONTINUED

rnd 19: [sc 5, inv dec 1] 6 times (36 sts)
rnd 20: [sc 4, inv dec 1] 6 times (30 sts)
rnd 21: [sc 3, inv dec 1] 6 times (24 sts)
• • • Stuff Apple and keep stuffing until the end. Pause here and complete steps 1-3 of the MAKING THE BUTT photo tutorial below. • • •
rnd 22: [sc 2, inv dec 1] 6 times (18 sts)
rnd 23: [sc 1, inv dec 1] 6 times (12 sts)
rnd 24: Inv dec 6 (6 sts)
Sl st 1 into next st. Fasten off and cut yarn, leaving a 16-inch yarn tail. Don’t weave in end. See photo tutorial below for finishing butt and making top dimple.

A hand holding onto crochet Apple's leaf, showing the back of the Apple.

MAKING THE BUTT

I told you this Apple was juicy! Apple’s bottom is easily formed using the yarn tail and 2 small balls of toy stuffing. The photo tutorial below will show you how to do it!

A hand showing how to make the stuffing ball for the bottom.
1. After completing rnd 21 of Apple, form 2 small balls of stuffing about 1.5 inches in diameter for the cheeks.
A hand pressing into the stitches from the inside.
2. On side opposite face, use your finger to press stitches from inside to stretch them slightly.
A hand putting stuffing into the Apple opening.
3. Insert stuffing ball into opening, where you stretched stitches. Repeat steps 2-3 for second cheek. Finish rnds 22-24 of apple before next step.
Showing how to finish off your piece.
4. Finish off your piece. With the tapestry needle and yarn tail, weave tail through front loop of last rnd’s sts from inside to out. Pull yarn tail tightly to close hole.
A hand holding the crochet Apple and showing where to bring your needle out to start the bottom line.
5. Insert threaded tapestry needle through center of hole and bring out between sts between rnds 13-14.
A needle inserted into the Apple for the bottom.
6. Make a long line with yarn tail to make butt crack, inserting your needle between sts 8 rnds down, under rnd 21.
A hand holding the piece and showing how to finish off the bottom
7. Bring needle and yarn tail up near top of apple, just outside rnd 1 (in preparation for making the dimple).
A hand holding the piece and showing how to finish off the bottom
8. Pull yarn tail tightly so the butt crack is well defined.
A hand holding the piece and showing how to finish off the bottom
9. Mold and shape the butt and press into the butt crack until you achieve a juicy bottom! Leave yarn tail and follow the “Make the Dimple” tutorial below.

MAKE TOP DIMPLE

You know that indentation on top of an apple? Well here’s how we’re going to make one!

Yarn is shown coming out of the top of the apple.
1. With yarn tail from making butt starting outside of rnd 1, insert needle into center of apple.
Needle is exiting another part of apple.
2. Bring needle out through another part of apple.
Yarn is being pulled tightly to create top dimple.
3. Pull yarn tightly until a dimple forms at the top of the apple.
Completing the top dimple for Apple
4. Bring needle through same stitch you exited and up between rnds 1 and 2 again and repeat steps 2 and 3.
Completing the top dimple for Apple
5. Weave yarn tail through multiple stitches to secure.

LEAF (Make 2)

rnd 1: With color B, ch 7, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sl st 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 2, *dc 2, hdc 2, dc 2* all in next ch st, turn to work down other side of chain, dc 2, hdc 1, sc 1, sl st 1 (16 sts)
Sl st 1 into 1st st of rnd. Fasten off, leaving an 8-inch tail for attaching. See photo tutorial below for attaching.

ATTACHING APPLE LEAVES

A hand holding a red amigurumi Apple with an embroidered face and two green leaves on top.

After making the leaves, you’ll attach them to the top of your Apple. First you’ll sew them together at the base, then you’ll sew them to the Apple. This step isn’t precise, just attach your leaves where they look good to you! Also – feel free to stop after this step and not make and attach arms and legs if you’re loving your juicy lil Apple as it is!

Hand weaving yarn tail of leaf
1. Using tapestry needle, weave yarn tail of one leaf down to the base of the leaf.
Fingers pinching two crocheted leaves at the base
2. Hold the leaves at the base how you want them to look once attached.
Sewing the two leaves together at the base.
3. Using the yarn tail from leaf 1, sew the bases of the leaves together so they are connected.
The leaves sitting on to of the apple.
4. Position the leaves at the top of the apple within the dimple. Take note of where the yarn tail and apple meet.
Sewing the leaves to the top of the apple
5. Weave the needle under a stitch on the apple.
Sewing the leaves to the top of the apple
6. Sew through both leaves, making sure the stitches aren’t showing on the front leaf. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until leaves are secure.

ARM (Make 2)

rnd 1: With color A, sc 6 into magic ring (6 sts)
rnds 2-11: Sc around (6 sts for 10 rnds)
Sl st 1 into next st. Fasten off, leaving an 8-inch tail for attaching. See photo tutorial below for attaching.

LEG (Make 2)

rnd 1: With color A, sc 6 into magic ring (6 sts)
rnd 2: Inc 1, sc 5 (7 sts)
rnds 3-12: Sc around (7 sts for 10 rnds)
Sl st 1 into next st. Fasten off, leaving an 8-inch tail for attaching. See photo tutorial below for attaching.

ATTACHING LEGS

Now it’s time to attach the legs. The placement photo to the right shows where legs should be attached. The legs are attached over rnd 20 of the apple with 1-2 stitches between legs.

showing the bottom of the apple with white dots showing in which stitches to attach leg
LEG PLACEMENT
tutorial showing how to attach legs to amigurumi apple
1. Insert tapestry needle threaded with leg’s yarn tail under st under rnd 20.
tutorial showing how to attach legs to amigurumi apple
2. Insert needle through next stitch on leg from inside to outside.
tutorial showing how to attach legs to amigurumi apple
3. Insert needle into same hole you exited out of in step 1 and up through next st space. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until leg is attached.
tutorial showing how to attach legs to amigurumi apple
4. After the last st, insert needle into same hole you exited from and out another part of the apple. Wait until you attach other leg before weaving in ends (in case you want to change position).
tutorial showing how to attach legs to amigurumi apple
5. Attach other leg, starting with the inner corner. Insert needle under rnd 20 and repeat steps 2-4.

ATTACHING ARMS

The placement photo to the right shows where the arms should be attached on the apple. The arms are attached at a slight angle over rnds 15-17, centered with the top dimple.

showing the side of the apple with white dots showing in which stitches to attach arm
ARM PLACEMENT
attaching arm to apple
1. Insert tapestry needle threaded with arm’s yarn tail under st of rnd 17.
attaching arm to apple
2. Fold arm opening in half and insert needle through next front and back stitches of arm.
attaching arm to apple
3. Insert needle under st of rnd 16.
attaching arm to apple
4. Insert needle through next front and back stitches of arm.
attaching arm to apple
5. Insert needle diagonally under rnd 15. Repeat step 4 for last 2 sts on arm.
attaching arm to apple
5. Insert needle back through same hole you exited out of in step 5. Bring needle out through another part of apple. Wait until you attach other arm before weaving in ends (in case you want to change position). Repeat steps 1-6 for second arm.
Two crochet apples on a light blue background. One yellow and one red apple. They have arms and legs and you can see the yellow apple's face.

I hope you enjoyed this quirky apple crochet pattern! If you have any questions about this pattern, leave a comment below!

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ヽ(゚ー゚*ヽ) This apple crochet pattern is an original pattern by Kristina Turner of Tiny Curl. Please do not claim this apple crochet pattern as your own. If you wish to share this free pattern, you may link to it, but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use, but please DO NOT sell the crochet pattern or distribute it. Thank you for your understanding.

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