Talking Crochet with Carol Alexander

click for larger sizeApple Pencil Holder

Designs by Florence O'Connor

Finished Size
3 1/4" tall.

Materials (for one)

  • Worsted yarn:
    • 2 oz. red
    • Small amount each green and yellow
  • 4 1/2 oz. baby food jar
  • Two 3mm wiggly eyes
  • Craft glue
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Tapestry needle
  • E hook or hook needed to obtain gauge

Gauge
5 sc = 1";
5 sc rows = 1".

Basic Stitches:
Ch, sl st, sc, hdc, dc.

Note: Work in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise stated. Mark first st of each rnd.

Apple
Rnd 1: Starting at bottom, with red, ch 2, 8 sc in second ch from hook. (8 sc made)
Rnd 2: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) around. (12)
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each st around. (24)
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (28)
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts) around. (36)
Rnd 6: (Sc in next 5 sts, sc in next 4 sts) around.
Rnd 7: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (54 sc)
Rnds 8-9: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 10: Sc in each of first 2 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, (sc in next 11 sts, sc next 2 sts tog), sc in next 12 sts, sc next 2 sts tog; repeat between ( ), sc in last 10 sts. (50)
Rnd 11: Sc in each of first 2 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next 11 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, (sc in next 10 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) 2 times, sc in last 9 sts. (46)
Rnd 12: Sc in first st, (sc next 2 sts tog) 2 times, sc in next 8 sts, *(sc next 2 sts tog) 2 times, sc in next 7 sts; repeat from * 2 more times. (38)
Rnds 13-14: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 15: Sc in each of first 2 sts, (2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts) around. (47)
Rnd 16: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 17: (Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st) 6 times, sc in last 5 sts. (53)
Rnds 18-19: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 20: Sc in each of first 2 sts, (sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next st) around. (36)
Insert jar. Stuff around jar. Continue stuffing as you work.
Rnd 21: (Sc in next st, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (24)
Rnd 22: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 23: (Sc in next st, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (16)
Rnd 24: Sl st in each st around, join with sl st in first sl st. Fasten off.

Leaf (make 2)
With green, ch 8, sl st in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in each of next 2 chs, hdc in next ch, 2 sc in last ch; working in remaining lps on opposite side of starting ch, hdc in next ch, dc in each of next 2 chs, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in last ch, join with sl st in first sl st. Fasten off.
Tack bottom of Leaves overlapped on top of Apple.

Worm
Rnd 1: With yellow, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, sc in each ch around. (4 sc made)
Rnds 2-10: Sc in each st around. At end of last rnd, join with sl st in first sc. Leaving 8" for sewing, fasten off. Sew rnd 10 closed.
Glue eyes to rnd 9 of Worm 1/4" apart.

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