This simple spiral crochet applique is such a cute little piece that you can add to so many crochet projects.
Are you always on the look out for a way in which you can use up some scrap yarn? This 3D Spiral Crochet Applique would be a perfect little project to use with scrap yarn.
Try this out using different size yarns with different hooks sizes to get your desired look. Examples below to try.
- Weight #3 DK yarn with an F/3.75mm or G/4.0mm hook
- Weight #4 Worsted yarn with a G/4.0mm or H/5.0mm hook
- Weight #5 Bulky Yarn with a J/6.0mm or K/6.5mm hook
This is also great to use if you have a scarf or cowl or even a blanket that might need a little pizzazz. Make one or a couple of these spiral crochet appliques and sew them on your project. One applique would look fabulous but a few grouped together would also look very nice.
How about making a grouping of these all in different colors as well.
Maybe these can even be made into a wall decor piece or even a nice garland. I think there are so many possibilities when it comes to incorporating these into other projects.
The image above shows 2 options that would be fun to add to this sunhat. Add just one or the other or have more fun and add both!
The only tricky thing about this crochet applique is the very last edging row. The edging row involves working the crab stitch aka the reverse single crochet stitch.
Instead of working from right to left, the last row will be worked from left to right. It is almost as if you are crocheting backwards.
If you have never crocheted the reverse single crochet stitch then your first try may be a frustrating one. You may need to hold or angle your hook a little different than normal.
In the photo above, this spiral crochet applique shows a bulky weight yarn, a worsted weight yarn and a DK weight yarn. Each one also used a different size hook. This applique looks nice in many different yarns and yarn types and colors.
Now, lets get started on making your very own crochet applique.
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- Yarn: #4 Worsted Weight – Lily Sugar N Cream or any size yarn
- Hook: US Size (H/7) 5.0 mm crochet hook or corresponding hook size for yarn of your choice
- Other Tools: Yarn needle, Scissors
Stitches/Abbreviations: US Terms
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- reverse sc – work sc sts from left to right (backwards)
- This crochet applique can be worked in any yarn and any hook size.
- Work a different number of beginning chain stitches to create a different size applique as well.
Leaving a long tail for sewing, ch 9.
Row 1: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 4 dc in each ch across, do not turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, reverse sc in each st across.
Fasten off leaving a long tail. The photo below is what your project will look like after Row 2.
Begin twisting your applique from the center out forming a circle. Use one of the long tails to sew the layers together to keep in place.
Use the remaining tail to sew onto a project.
I hope you enjoyed making yourself some fun appliques. You can always tag me on social media and use the hashtag #simplyhookedbyjanet. You can also add your project to Ravelry.
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