Crochet Cherry Applique

Looking for a fun and colorful embellishment for your Summer makes? This crochet cherry applique will add a joyful touch to all your projects, from granny squares and Afghans to cards, denim jackets, and jeans!

Cherries Granny Square - Raffamusa Designs

I first made these cherries for one of my granny squares from the Valentine’s Day collection. After all, cherries are kind of romantic, aren’t they?

But romanticism is not the only quality of cherries. Apparently, eating cherries can help you sleep better because they contain melatonin, which regulates the sleep-wake cycle of our body. They also contain vitamins and minerals, and as a cherry on top, they’re low in calories, so they’re perfect for a guilt-free snack!

Now, crocheted cherries might not have all these benefits for your health but they’ll definitely cheer up your handmade projects!

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Crochet Cherry Applique - Free Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

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


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.


  • 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)


This pattern is too small to accurately determine the gauge.


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


  • 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


(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.


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.


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.


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.

YOUR CROCHET cherry applique IS READY!

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