Crochet Lemon Applique

Hello, everyone. Today, I would like to continue my series of small appliques with this Crochet Lemon Applique.

It seems like fruit has been a great source of inspiration for my recent crochet appliques, and what can I say? I love this new fruity touch to my blog! I am also planning on sticking these fruit appliques all over my potholders and kitchen towels, so my kitchen will definitely get quite some crochet color soon.

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Just before we move on to the pattern of this new crochet lemon applique, here’s a quick fun fact about me and lemons. When I was a kid, I used to eat an entire lemon almost every day. I would either squeeze them directly into my mouth or just bite them. That was pure lemon love!

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Materials

– 2.5-mm (12 UK) Hook
– A small amount of Sport (12 wpi) Cotton Yarn in yellow, brown, and green. I used Schachenmayr Catania.
– Tapestry Needle

Yarn Alternatives and Home Decor Ideas

You can crochet the Lemon Applique with any kind of yarn and the appropriate hook.

As an example, take a look at this lemon “applique” that I made using Hoooked Zpagetti T-shirt yarn and a 10 mm crochet hook! It turned out to be a perfect lemon coaster!

Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Inc – Increase
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Yo – Yarn over

Special Stitches

Increase (Inc)
One increase consists of two sts worked in the same indicated st.

Pattern Notes

  • If the pattern says “sc 2”, it means that you have to crochet 1 sc into each of the next 2 sts.
  • (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated times.
  • […] – Crochet the instruction within brackets all in the same stitch.

Size

The pattern of the Crochet Lemon Applique comes in two size options, a small and a large size.

  • The small lemon applique measures 1” (2.5 cm) by 1.2” excluding the leaf and 1.6” including the leaf (3 cm and 4 cm, respectively).
  • The large lemon applique measures 2” (3 cm) by 1.6” excluding the leaf and 2” including the leaf (4 cm or 5 cm, respectively).

Gauge

This pattern is too small to accurately determine the gauge. Just keep in mind that the final size of your Crochet Lemon Applique might vary quite a lot depending on the yarn you choose, your hook, and your tension.

Crochet Lemon Applique Pattern

Small Lemon

With your yellow yarn, ch 3.
Round 1. Dc 12 into the first ch. Join the circle with a sl st into the first dc. (12 sts)
Round 2. Ch 1, [hdc 1, dc 1] in the first st, [dc 1, hdc 1] into the next st, sc 1, 2 sc inc, sc 1, [hdc 1, dc 2] into the next st, [dc 1, hdc 1] into the next st, sc 1, 2 sc inc, sc 1, join the round with a sl st into the first sl st.

Make an invisible join and fasten off.

Small Lemon Crochet Applique

Large Lemon

With your yellow yarn, ch 3.
Round 1. Dc 12 into the first ch. Join the circle with a sl st into the first dc. (12 sts)

Round 2. Ch 1, [hdc 1, dc 1] in the first st, [dc 1, hdc 1] into the next st, 4 sc inc, [hdc 1, dc 1] into the next st, [dc 1, hdc 1] into the next st, 4 sc inc, join the round with a sl st into the first sl st.

Round 3. Ch 1, sc 1, [sc 1, hdc 1], [hdc 1, sc 1], sc 1, sl sts 9, [sc 1, hdc 1], [hdc 1, sc 1], sl st 9. Join the round with a sl st into the first sl st.

Make an invisible join and fasten off.

The instructions for the petiole and for the leaf are the same for both the small and large lemons.

Petiole

Join the brown yarn on one of the two hdc in the middle top.
Ch 4, sl st into the second ch from your hook, sl st 2, sl st into the beginning st.
Cut off your yarn and pull the end through the last sl st. Then, using a tapestry needle, bring that tail to the back of the work.

Leaf

Join the green yarn in the same st where you joined the petiole.
Ch 4, sc 1 in the second st from your hook, hdc 1, sl st 1.
Sl st into the anchoring st.
Cut off your yarn and pull the end through the last sl st. Then, using a tapestry needle, bring that tail to the back of the work.

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Your Crochet Lemon Applique is ready!

I hope you enjoyed crocheting your Lemon Applique. Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you need any help or support. I am looking forward to seeing all your beautiful makes on Facebook and Instagram!

Before you go, take a look at these other crochet appliques!

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6 thoughts on “Crochet Lemon Applique”

  1. instructions for the small lemon seem to be missing some stitches-circle has 12 st, but then round 2 seems to only have st for 10 of the 12 in the circle? I would appreciate your help. Many thanks.

    Reply
    • Hi Lori,
      I think that the confusion is caused by my wording.
      When I say “2 sc inc”, that means that you have to make one increase into each of the next 2 sts. If you count the sts again, you’ll see that they add up to the right number…
      I guess I’ll try to reword the pattern to make it easier to follow.
      In the meantime, I hope I answered your question. Otherwise, don’t hesitate to ask again 🙂
      Best,
      Raffaella

      Reply

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