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Apple Granny Square Free Crochet Pattern by Kristyn Crochets

This is the free crochet pattern for the Apply Granny Square by Kristyn Crochets!

Apple Granny Square a free crochet pattern

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Previously I shared Kristyn’s free pattern for the Leaves Granny Square and this is the next pattern square in her series of a Year of Granny Square Motifs.

Leaves Granny Square free crochet pattern
The Leaves Granny Square a free pattern!
Apple Granny Square a free crochet pattern

The Apple granny square features an apple center with a solid color or you can mix it up for a fun center, and leaf and stem.  Use your apple as is for a motif or turn it into a granny square like Kristyn did for any project.

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If you would like to watch Kristyn’s YouTube tutorial for the Apple Granny Square you can find it here!

Apple Granny Square Pattern

Skill:

Easy

Finished Size:

5in. by 5in. (size it up use a 6.0mm hook instead)

Supplies:

Stitches/Abbreviations:

CH – Chain

DC – Double Crochet

HDC – Half Double Crochet

MR – Magic RIng

SC – Single Crochet

SS – Slip Stitch

BLO – Back Loop Only

Cluster – 3 stitches in the same space

Notes:

  • A * to * indicates a repeated stitch sequence.
  • Begin making the Apple Granny Square by first making the apple, then, add a leaf, and stem, finally turn the apple into a granny square shape.

Apple:

In your apple color, make a MR, and CH1,

Round 1:

Place 12DC, into the MR, SS, to first stitch of the round.  (12DC)

Round 2:

CH1, place 2DC in the same stitch, 2DC, in each stitch around, SS to the first stitch of the round. (24DC)

Round 3:

CH1, (counts as a SS) SC, in the next stitch, HDC, in the next stitch, DC, in the next stitch, 2DC, in the next 3 stitches, HDC, in the next 3 stitches, 4DC in the next stitch, SS, in the next stitch, 3DC, in the next stitch, SS, in the next stitch, 4DC, in the next stitch, HDC, in the next 3 stitches, 2DC, in the next 3 stitches, DC, in the next stitch, HDC, in the next stitch, SC, in the next stitch, SS to the first stitch of the round. (4SS, 2SC, 8HDC, 25DC,  38 stitches)

Round 4:

CH1, (counts as a SS), skip the SS, SC in the next stitch, SC in each stitch except for the 2 SS making up te apple humps, instead SS into these spaces, SS to the first stitch of the round, fasten off, weave in ends. (2SS, 36SC)

You can make your apple in one solid color or use a white center and change color on round 4 to desired apple color.

Add seeds, with a double looped yarn threaded and stitch on.

Apple Granny Square free crochet pattern

Apple Granny Square a free crochet pattern
Use white for rounds 1-3 and change to apple color on round 4, for an open apple look.

Leaf:

Locate the first SS made in round 4, join leaf color and CH7,

Round 1:

Working back down the CH, SS in the 2nd, CH from hook, SC, in the next CH, space, HDC, in the next CH, DC, in the next CH, HDC in the next CH, 3SC in the last CH space, turning to work on the other side of the CH, HDC in the next space, DC in the next space, HDC, in the next space, SC in the next Space, SS in the last space, fasten off and weave in ends.  (2SS, 5SC, 4HDC, 2DC, 13 stitches)

Apple Granny Square a free crochet pattern

Stem:

Locate the last SS made in round 4, join stem color and CH5,

Round 1:

Working back down the CH, SC in the 2nd, CH from hook, 2SC, in the next CH, space, SC in the last 2 CH spaces, SS in the same space that you joined, fasten off and weave in ends.  (5SC)

Apple Granny Square a free crochet pattern

Granny Square It:

To turn your apple into a granny square first let’s mark our four corners.  It’s easiest to start with the bottom corners, on the side where there are 3 humps.

  1. Locate the SS between the 4DC and 3DC clusters at the bottom of the apple,(the SS furthest left) from the left count 2 stitches from the SS and place a stitch marker in the 3rd stitch.
  2. Locate the SS between the 3DC and 4DC cluster, (the SS furthest to the right)from the right of the SS count off 2 stitches and place your marker in the 3rd sttch.
  3. Counting up the apple’s left side, count off 9 stitches from the stitch marker, place another stitch marker in the 10th stitch.
  4. Going up the apple on the right side count off 9 stitches from the stitch marker and place a stitch marker in the 10th stitch.

Apple Granny Square a free crochet pattern

The stitch markers mark your corner spaces.  For this round we will be working in the BLO, join your granny square color in the lower left corner stitch, there should be a stitch marker there, CH1,

Round 1:

DC in the same stitch that you joined, CH1, skip 2 stitches and place 3HDC in the next stitch, (this should be a SS), CH1, skip 3 stitches and place 3HDC in the next stitch, CH1, skip 2 stitches and in your next stitch place (3DC, CH2, 3DC), skip 2 stitches, place 3DC, in the next stitch, CH1, skip 3 stitches, and place 3SC, in the next stitch, CH1, skip 2 stitches, and place (3DC, CH2, 3DC) in the next stitch, CH1, skip 2 stitches and place 3DC, in the next stitch, CH1, working behind the stem and leaf locate the stitch right after the leaf, and place 3DC, in that stitch, CH1, skip 2 stitches, and place (3DC, CH2, 3DC) in the next stitch, CH1, skip 2 stitches, place 3SC, in the next stitch, CH1, skip 3 stitches, and place 3DC, in the next stitch, CH1, skip 2 stitches and you should be in the space you started, place (3DC, CH2, 2DC) in the same space you started, SS to the first stitch of the round.  (16 clusters)

Round 2:

SS, into the next CH1, space, CH1, DC in the same space, CH1, *skip over the next cluster and place (3DC, CH1,) in the next CH1 space,* 2 times, {skip the next cluster and place (3DC, CH2, 3DC,) in the next CH2, space, CH1,  *skip the next cluster, and place (3DC, CH1) in the next space,* 3 times,} repeat from { to } 2 more times, skip over the next cluster and place (3DC, CH2, 3DC) in the last CH2 space, CH1, skip over the next cluster and place 2DC in the same space you started, SS to the first stitch of the round, fasten off, weave ends. (20 Clusters)

Apple Granny Square a free crochet pattern

Block these squares so the leaf and stem stay in place and enjoy!