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Friday, June 17, 2011

Free Crochet Pattern - Balloon Appliques

It's Friday! Who's ready for the weekend? I have a cute little applique to share with you today. It's a simple balloon. These would be great to embellish party hats, crochet hats, or make a garland with them for a special party! I just thought they were fun.  Here's the pattern:


Balloon Applique

Skill Level : Easy
Yarn : Small amounts of Worsted Weight Acrylic 
or cotton (4) in desired colors
Hook: H (5.00mm) or you can use bigger or smaller hooks 
if you would like  to change the size of the balloon. 

Round 1: ch 3, 6 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook, 
join with sl st to 1st hdc (6)
Round 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around, 
join with sl st to 1st hdc (12) 
Round 3: ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next hdc, *(2 hdc in next hdc, 1 hdc in next hdc) repeat around,  join with sl st to 1st hdc (18)
Round 4: ch 1, sc in 1st and next 5 hdc, 2 hdc in next 6 hdc, sc in next 6 hdc,  join with sl st to 1 st sc ( 24) Don't fasten off

Balloon Tail 
(option 1 - tight curl - green and yellow balloons)
ch 10, 5 sc in each ch across, join back to ballon edge with sl st, fasten off and weave in ends

(Option 2- looser curl - Orange balloon)
ch 10, 3 sc 2nd chain from hook, 2 sc in next ch ,*( 3 sc in next ch, 2 sc in next chain) repeat to last chain, join back to balloon edge with sl st, fasten off and weave in ends

Enjoy!




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5 comments:

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

Oh my gosh, those balloons are adorable! :)

Elisabeth S. said...

Thanks Mandy :)

Khin Hnin said...

Thanks so muchhh for this pattern! I think urs is the only one around on net! (: The rest are all for 3-D balloons! (: I'm making a lot for my cards :D

Hugs,
Khin

Elisabeth S. said...

Khin- thanks! sounds like a great idea!

Lisa said...

What a great pattern! I'm using this on some of the memory squares I'm donating. Thank you!!
~LisaO

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