Crochet princess applique

crochet princess applique pattern

Create this beautiful crochet princess applique and add princess glamour to anything you fancy!

Crochet princess applique pattern

Download a pdf here – Crochet Princess Appliqué Pattern – Ruby & Custard

Materials

4mm crochet hook

Dress colour – any DK yarn

Rowan Handknit Cotton DK – small amount x shade 205, Linen (head and arms), small amount x shade 315, Choc (hair), small amount of shade Bleached (tiara)

4 x small pink buttons

Large eyed embroidery needle

Abbreviations

Ch – chain

Htr – half treble

St – stitch

Htr2tog – half treble 2 stitches together

Tr – treble

MR – Magic ring

SS – slip stitch

Instructions

Princess dress (make 1)

  1. Ch6, skip 2chs, make 1htr in third ch from hook. 1htr every st to end (4sts)
  2. Ch1 (do not include in st count), skip first stitch, 1htr in next st, htr2tog (2sts)
  3. Ch2 (do not include in st count), 2htr in next st, 1htr (3sts)
  4. Ch2 (do not include in st count), 2htr in next st, *3htr in next st* twice (8sts)
  5. Ch2 (do not include in st count) 1htr next 7sts, 2htr in last st (9sts)
  6. Ch2 (do not include in st count), 1htr in every stitch to end (9sts)
  7. Ch2 (do not include in st count), 1htr in next 8sts, 2htr in last st (10sts)
  8. Ch2 (do not include in st count), 1htr in next 9sts, 2htr in last st (11sts)
  9. Ch1, skip 1 stitch, 3tr in next st, skip 1 stitch, ss into next st, skip 1 stitch, 3tr in next st, skip 1 stitch, ss into next stitch, skip 1 stitch, 3tr in next, ss into top of ch2 from the previous row. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Head (make 1)

  1. Using Linen yarn, make MR, ch2, make 8htr into MR. Join with a ss to top of ch2. Pull MR closed. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Arms (make 2)

  1. Using Linen yarn, ch9, ss into second ch from hook, ss in every ch to end. Fasten off and weave in the ends (8sts)

Assemble princess applique 

  1. Sew the dress into place using a length of yarn the same colour as the dress.
  2. Pin the head approximately 2.5mm above the centre of the dress top. Sew into place using a length of Linen yarn.
  3. Pin the arms to each side of the dress, matching one arm end to the top of the dress edge and curving it round to the waist on each side. Sew into place using a length of Linen yarn.
  4. Embroider hair: Cut a long length of yarn in your desired hair colour (Choc for brown hair and Cream for blonde hair). Double it over and thread it through the large eyed needle so you are working with a double strand. Working from the offside of the top of the head, sew the yarn across the top to the other side, keeping as close to the edge of the head as possible. Repeat 3 times to cover the top corner of the head. Repeat this process twice with other side of head. Working on top of head, make 3 straight embroidery sts to form a ‘bun’. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
  5. Cut a length of white yarn, double it over and thread it through the large eyed needle. Embroider a zigzag across the base of the bun to form a tiara. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
  6. Sew 4 small pink buttons across the base of the dress, one at each end and one each along the base of the ‘frills’

Like this pattern?  Buy the Ruby and Custard Crochet book! Available on Amazon and in all good book shops!

Ruby and Custard Crochet book

Copyright – Melissa Masterton 2017

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