Apple Place Card Holder

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Apple Place Card Holder

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A crocheted oval, these easy apples are quick to make and serve as a fantastic way to tell your guests where they will be sitting. Give them to your guests as a token of your own appreciation, or reuse them through the fall and spring!

Measurements

Single Size
Approx 2½" [6 cm] high x 2½" [6 cm] diameter.
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Size:

  • Single Size

Approx 2½" [6 cm] high x 2½" [6 cm] diameter.

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Main Color (MC)

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Country Red, 01530Edit Color
$2.49

Contrast A

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Country Green, 01222Edit Color
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Contrast B

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Warm Brown, 01130Edit Color
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Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size E4/3.5mm
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Materials not included in this kit:

Toothpick. Glue. Stuffing.

 

The materials for this project cost $9.46

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

hdc = half double crochet

rnd(s) = round(s)

sc = single crochet

Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in next st) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook

Sl st = Slip stitch

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 2½" [6 cm] high x 2½" [6 cm] diameter.

MATERIALS

Apple
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Main Color (MC) Country Red (01530) 1
Contrast A Country Green (01222) 1
Contrast B Warm Brown (01130) 1
1 ball makes approx. 3 apples. Size 3.5 mm (U.S. E or 4) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. 1" x 3" [2.5 x 7.5 cm] piece of paper. Toothpick. Glue. Stuffing.

GAUGE

16 sc and 18 rows = 4" [10 cm].
 

INSTRUCTIONS

APPLE
Note: Stuff Apple as you work.

Beg at top of Apple with MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc. 6 sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc.
6th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 30 sc.
7th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
8th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 36 sc.
9th to 12th rnds: As 7th rnd.
13th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Draw up loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw loop through all loops on hook – sc2tog made) 6 times.
Join with sl st to first sc. 30 sts.
14th rnd: As 7th rnd.
15th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Sc2tog) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sts.
16th rnd: As 7th rnd.
17th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sts.
Lightly stuff Apple.
18th and 19th rnds: As 7th rnd.
20th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog) 6 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sts.
21st rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 6 times. Join with sl st to first st. 6 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Finish stuffing Apple. Thread tail through rem sts and draw tightly. Gently shape work to look like an apple.

LEAF
With A, ch 5.
1st rnd: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in next ch. (2 hdc. Ch 2. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. 2 hdc) in next ch. Working into opposite side of ch, work 1 dc in next ch. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 sc in last ch.
Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for stitching.

STEM
With B, ch 7.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in next ch. Sl st in each of next 4 ch. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for stitching.

FINISHING
Sew Stem and Leaf to top of Apple as shown in picture.
Handwrite or use a computer to add message to place card. Adhere toothpick to end of place card with glue. Gently roll place card around toothpick once. Poke end of toothpick into top of Apple.