Fire Hydrant Applique
You may be thinking "Why in the world would she/I crochet a fire hydrant?"
I have a great explanation! LOL
My Mother runs Poch Pooch Designs. She wanted an applique for her dog sweaters but she just wasn't liking what she was coming up with and challenged me to try. This is what I came up with and she loved it. So I figuered I should share all my hard work with you. I think this would be a fun applique on hats for boys. You could even get creative and embroider a hose on the hat from the fire hydrant. All kinds of fun possibilities!
I've included lots of pics to help explain along the way!
Crochet Fire Hydrant Applique Pattern
Materials : Red or Yellow Yarn ( or your color preference)
Hook : F
Start working in Rounds
RD 1 - ch2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, Join with sl st to 1st sc, ch1
RD 2 - 4 sc in Back Loop of each sc , Join to 1st sc, ch1 , (4)
RD 3 - 2 sc in each sc around, Join to 1st sc, ch 2 (8)
RD 4 - 2 dc in each sc around, Join to 1st sc, ch2 (16)
RD 5 - *FPDC in next 3 dc, BPDC in next dc, repeat from * 3 times, join to 1 st dc, ch2 (16)
RD 6 - *FPDC in next 3 dc, BPDC in next dc, repeat from * 3 times, join to 1 st dc, ch1 (16)
RD 7 - sc in front loop of each sc, join in 1st sc, ch1
|You should have this so far. Kind of looks like a mini hat.|
Now working in Rows
Flatten out top with joining seam to side not in the back. you will be closing up the opening on the bottom.
Row 1 - sc 2 Back loops at a time (across from each other ) left from row 7.
I ended up with 7 SC, ch 1 , turn
|Even though you sc you will have an extra loop on the hook because you are grabbing both the back loops (inside loops) to close the opening|
|Should look like this when your done with row 1 !|
Row 2 - Sc in each sc across, ch2 turn
Row 3 - DC in next sc, BPDC in next sc. FPDC in next sc, BPDC in next sc, FPDC in next sc, BPDC in next sc, DC in next sc, ch 2, turn
Row 4 - DC in next sc, FPDC in next sc. BPDC in next sc, FPDC in next sc, BPDC in next sc, FPDC in next sc, DC in next sc, ch 2, turn
Row 5 - Repeat row 3
Fasten off and weave in ends.
We are now going to sc around the mid section only the right side will have the two rows of FPDC not the three rows of BPDC
Starting at the top left sc evenly 3 stitches, ch 3, sl st in same sc, continue to sc around to 1st corner, 3 sc in same sc, sc to next corner, 3 sc in same sc, sc in next 3 sc (should be across from other ch 3, ch 3, sl st in same sc, sc to the top right, fasten off and weave in ends.
If you make one feel free to share your work! Hope you enjoy this and if you have questions you can always use the contact tab to email me questions! Thanks! Elisabeth