Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sweet girl applique


crochet sweet girl applique free pattern

Hi there,
I revised one of my older free patterns called Sweet girl applique. I made some changes, added many pictures, wrote the text clearer and it is ready for you :-) No long talks today and let's go to crochet :-)
Oh, after all I have to say something - the design of this cute little girl is not entirely mine. I tuned it to a collection of fashion brand Next 2010. Me and my little one Natalka like this little cute girl very much, so I made it as a crochet applique too.

And now, we could begin finally! :-)

Sweet girl appliqué tutorial

Take a hook 3 mm and some rest of 100% cotton, 5 ply weight yarn, you will also need needle with blunt tip, common needle and sewing threads, tiny button and sequins.

Used Material : 100% cotton - Catania Solids by Schachenmayr SMC
You will need small amount of these colors: 105 beige, 280 light yellow, 383 cinnamon, 162 brown, 154 brown-gray, 165 light blue, 114 hot pink, 110 black

Abbreviations used:
Chain (CH)
Slip stitch (SlSt)
Single crochet (SC)
Half double crochet (HDC)
Double crochet (DC)
Increasing (inc): 2 SC in same stitch 

Size of finished Sweet girl appliqué: 6,2 inches height x 2,7 inches width (it depends on the used material and style of your crocheting too)

Instruction

Head
Use beige yarn. You will crochet continuously in spiral circle rounds – it means that you will NOT join the rounds. 

Round 1: 2 CH, 10 SC in second stitch from the hook (10 SC)


crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Round 2: inc in each stitch around (20 SC)

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Round 3: 1 SC, inc – repeat it 10 times totally (30 SC)

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Round 4: 5 SC, inc – repeat it 5 times totally (35 SC)

crochet sweet girl applique pattern


Round 5: inc in first stitch, single crochet in each stitch around (36 SC), end the work.

Neck
Use beige color yarn, insert hook in 12th stitch from the end of previous round as you see on the left picture below and make 3 CH, 1 DC in next stitch, 1 CH for turning the work, turn the work, 1 SC next 2 stitches, end the work. 

Hair
Use cinnamon color yarn and make a beginning of the hair: insert hook in 8th stitch from the neck and make 1 SC in next 20 stitches, end the work. They will stay 7 beige stitches on the sides.

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Embroider the hair, you will need the needle with blunt tip. Use cinnamon and brown color yarns. You will have two threads. Please see the pictures below.

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Make the second part of the hair by same way as first.

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Chignons
Big chignon:
Use two threads – cinnamon and brown color yarn. You will crochet continuously in spiral circle rounds – it means that you will NOT join the rounds. 
Round 1: 2 CH, 6 SC in second CH from the hook (6 SC)
Round 2: inc in each stitch around (12 SC)
Round 3: 1 SC in next 3 stitches, inc – repeat it 3 times totally (15 SC), end the work.


Small chignon:
Use two threads – cinnamon and brown color yarn.
Beginning: 5 CH – join in the circle with 1 SlSt
Round 1: 1 CH, 9 SC, join first SC with 1 SlSt, end the work.


Sew both chignons on the backside of the head. Use light yellow color yarn and sew small cross as a hair clip.

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Embroider the eyes. Use black yarn. Use black common sewing threads for sewing lashes and smile :-) Use brown common sewing thread and sew the contour of the head and neck. Sew the spangles as the cheeks.

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Dress:
Use light yellow color yarn.
Beginning: 13 CH
Row 1: insert hook in 4th stitch from the hook (first 3 CH will be 1st DC) and make 10 DS (11 DC), turn




Row 2: 3 CH as a first DC, 1 DC in every stitch from previous row (11 DC), turn

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Row 3: 3 CH as a first DC, 1 DC in next 2 stitches, but you don't finish them and they will stay on the hook – crochet them together, make 1 DC in next 6 stitches, make 1 DC in next 2 stitches – which will stay unfinished on the hook and crochet them together; (9 DC), turn.

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Row 4: 3 CH as a first DC, 1 DC in next 2 stitches, but you don't finish them and they will stay on the hook – crochet them together, make 1 DC in next 4 stitches, make 1 DC in next 2 stitches – which will stay unfinished on the hook and crochet them together; (7 DC), turn

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Row 5: 3 CH as a first DC, 1 DC in every stitch from previous row (7 DC), turn
Row 6: 3 CH as a first DC, 1 DC in next 2 stitches, but you don't finish them and they will stay on the hook – crochet them together, make 1 DC in next 2 stitches, make 1 DC in next 2 stitches – which will stay unfinished on the hook and crochet them together; (5 DC), turn

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Row 7: 3 CH as a first DC, 1 DC in every stitch from previous row (5 DC)

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Row 8: in this round you will crochet around all dress. Don't turn the work and make 13 SC in the bottom direction, 5 DC in one stitch, skip 1 stitch, 1 SlSt, 5 DC in one stitch, 1 SlSt in next stitch, skip 1 stitch, 5 DC in one stitch, crochet 18 SC in neck direction, join first SC with 1 SlSt, end the work. 

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Sleeves:
Left sleeve (mirror view): use light blue color yarn and make 2 SC in the corner stitch near neckline, 2 SC, 3DC in one stitch, 3 SC, 1 HDC, 4 DC in one stitch, 1 DC + 1 HDC in one stitch, end the work. 

Hand:

Use beige color yarn and crochet in the next stitch from the end of the sleeve: 3 CH + 2DC + 1 SlSt (all stitches in one stitch), end the work.

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Right sleeve (mirror view): skip two neck stitches and count 10 stitches and insert hook in 10th stitch, as you see on the picture below. Use light blue color yarn and crochet in the neck direction: 2 CH + 1 CH in one stitch, 4 DC in one stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 SC in next 3 stitches, 3 DC in one stitch, 1 SC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC in one stitch, end the work.

Hand: 
Use beige color yarn and crochet in the next stitch from the end of the sleeve: 3 CH + 2DC (all stitches in one stitch), end the work.

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Shoes – make two pieces, use brown-gray color yarn.
Beginning: 6 CH 
Round 1: insert a hook in second stitch from the hook and make 1 SC in next 3 stitches, 1 HDC in next stitch, 4 DC in last stitch, continue in circle direction and make 1 HDC in next stitch, 1 SC in next 3 stitches, end the work. 

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Pockets - make two pieces, use hot pink color yarn.
Row 1: make 7 chains (first 3 chains count a 1st DC), insert hook in 4th stitch from the hook and make 1 DC in next 4 stitches, end the work. Sew the pockets on the dress.

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Finishing: 
Neaten free threads. Embroider the contour of the pockets. Sew small button on one pocket. Sew the shoes on the backside of the dress. Sew the head and dress together. Embroider the dress and sleeves using basic embroidery stitches. Sew the spangles on the dress. If you don't like the gap in the middle of the head, you could sew the gap on the backside of the head. 

crochet sweet girl applique pattern

Your Sweet girl appliqué is finished :-) 

Congratulation ♥ 


crochet sweet girl applique free pattern


I wish you nice crochet time

21 comments:

  1. Genial!!! como me gustan estas pequeñas joyas muy lindo y muy generosa mostrando el paso a paso besitos.

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  2. Girl gorgeous!!Thanks for such a detailed description !

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  3. Girl is so cute! and the pattern is great - it is very very good idea with so many photos especially for beginners. It has to take you a while to prepare it but I am sure everyone who see the girl and the pattern will fall in love with it! I cant wait to try it - will do my best to do it today time depending!

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  4. Bellissima! Sei un mito! Grazie per questo chiarissimo tutorial!
    Baci
    Simo

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  5. So cute. She gives little and grown-up girls a smile on their face. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

    Have a nice day, Margaret

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  7. Thank you for this tutorial... My little girl ( 4 years old) want's 30 of them for her classmates... So now I have somthing to do....

    Greets from Holland

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    1. You are welcomed! oh, 30?:-)) One time I mady 30 hearts on my little one wish for their classmates. I hope, you will share the picture :-)

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  8. Hi girls, thank you very much for your nice comments. I am happy you find the tutorial interesting :-) Just enjoy the crocheting :-)

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  9. Very nice, thank you for the tutorial!

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  10. Hola!!
    Que bello!!!Muy bonito!!!.
    Me ha encantado el tutorial,muchisimas gracias!!!
    GABY_MANOJITOSDEIDEAS.

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  11. She is adorable!!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent :) I hope I can make her soon :)

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  12. I could only thank you for this complete tutorial...it is a big gift...you are amazing ;)
    muchas gracias !!!

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  13. Hola Clara, desde España. Quiero felicitarte por tu blog, es fantantico como combinas los colores y les das esa vida, sin hablar de los diseños, te admiro profundamente. He hecho dos de tus diseños la niña y la flor en mi blog lo muestro. Gracias por todos eres fantastica.
    Besos Clara (www.byclaracrochet.blogsport.com)

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  14. Gorgeous!))) Thank you sooooooo much, Vendula, for all your tutorials and adorable photos!)))

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  15. Great post, love this so much. Thanks for sharing

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  16. Hi do you have this pattern as a pdf to download? Are you on youtube with english tutorials? Do you have any free blanket baby or purse patterns or any other applique patterns? I'm not sure what sites offer free patterns as I'm still quite new to crochet as all my stuff was stolen in hospital here while I've been in for 12 weeks now.

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