Thursday, May 25, 2017

Crochet Nautical/4th of July Appliqués

Well, I'm back home from Oklahoma -- finally settled back into my "home" routine and caught up on much-needed sleep.  Last week flew by way too quickly.  I'm so thankful to have visited with my aunt and uncle and cousins.  I love spending time with family.

Anyway, I'm getting caught up on some projects/ideas that's been brewing in my head.  I keep a note pad near me to jot notes as an idea emerges to life...lol.  Anyone else do that?

Here is a project I completed today and wanted to share.  I found this 10x10 distressed white burlap frame at Wal-Mart and it just called for something summery.  And, beside the frame was this really cool anchor template that was perfect to go with it.  How cute is this for a nautical-themed nursery or for your 4th of July decor?  I think I may be going through a red, white and blue phase, too, since my last several completed projects have been nautical-inspired...lol.  Oh, well, that's okay, I guess!!!  Whatever inspires, create is my motto.  So, check out pics and FREE patterns below.

Nautical-Themed Appliqués Patterns

Difficulty Level:  Easy

Materials Needed:
--3mm hook
--red, white, blue and yellow cotton yarn (I used "I Love This Cotton" from Hobby Lobby)
--tiny button for sun's eye
-10x10 burlap frame
--anchor template 
--craft glue
--tapestry needle for weaving

Abbreviations:
Ch: chain
SC: single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
FO: fasten off
MR: magic ring 
RS:  right side 
SC2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together 
SC3tog:  single crochet 3 stitches together
HDC2tog: half double crochet 2 stitches together 
HDC3tog:  half double crochet 3 stitches together 

Special Stitch:
Picot Stitch - chain 4 and slip stitch into first chain

Directions:
Sailboat: 
1.  With red yarn, ch16.  SC in 2 ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (15)
2.  2sc in first ch, 1 sc in next 13 st and 2sc in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (17)
3.  2sc in first ch, 1 sc in next 15 st and 2sc in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (19)
4.  2sc in first ch, 1 sc in next 17 st and 2sc in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (21)
5-8.  1Sc in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (21)
9.  Sc evenly down the side, across the bottom and up the other side.  FO.  
10.  With RS facing you, skip 2 stitches and join white yarn in the 3 stitch with a sl st and Ch1.  Into the same st, 1Sc.  1 sc in the next 16 st.  Leave the last 2 st unworked.  Ch1 and turn.  (17)
11.  1Sc in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (17)
12.  SC2tog, 1Sc in the next 13 st and SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (15)
13.  1Sc in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (15)
14.  SC2tog, 1Sc in the next 11 st and SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (13)
15.  1Sc in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (13) 
16.  SC2tog, 1Sc in the next 9 st and SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (11)
17.  1Sc in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (11)
18.  SC2tog, 1Sc in the next 7 st and SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (9)
19.  1Sc in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (9)
20.  SC2tog, 1Sc in the next 5 st and SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (7)
21.  1Sc in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (7) 
22.  SC2tog, 1Sc in the next 3 st and SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
23.  1Sc in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (5) 
24.  SC2tog, 1Sc in the next st and SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
25.  1Sc in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (3) 
26.  SC3tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (1)
27.  1Sc.  Ch1.  
28.  Work 1Sc evenly down the side.  FO.  Join yarn on opposite side and repeat.  FO and weave ends.  

With blue yarn, ch18 and FO, leaving a long tail.  Place center, vertical and weave tail to attach to the sail part.  

Flag:
1.  With blue yarn, ch6.  1HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
2.  HDC2tog, 1 HDC in next st and HDC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (3) 
3.  HDC3tog.  Ch1 and FO.  Leave a tail to attach to top portion of sail.  (see pic) 

With blue yarn, 6sc into MR.  Sl st to join and FO.  Leave tail to attach.  Make 3 and attach to red portion of boat.  (See pic)

I centered and attached to frame with craft glue.  

Half-Sun:
1.  With yellow yarn, 8 HDC into MR.  Pull to tighten, but don't join.  Ch1 and turn.  (8) 
2.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Repeat across.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Repeat across.  Turn.  Don't Ch1.  (16)
4.  Sl st in the first 4 st, then make a picot by making a ch 4 and Sl st into first ch.  Repeat 2 more times across.  Sl st in each of the last 4 st.  Then, 1Sc in each st across the bottom to level it out.  FO and weave ends.  

I used a very small button and used craft glue to attach for one eye.  For the mouth, I used red yarn and ch4.  Sc in 2nd ch and remaining 2 ch.  I then glued it to the sun.  (See pic on where I placed it in the frame.

Sea Gull:
1.  With white yarn, ch15.  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 5 ch.  3sc in next ch.  and 1Sc in each of the remaining 7ch.  FO.  Weave ends.  I shaped and glued to the frame.  (See pic) 

Anchor:  
First, I used blue yarn and wrapped around the anchor template.  I used craft glue to attach.  This was a little time consuming.  

Stars:
I made 2 white and 2 red and glued to the anchor.  I used my pattern from my Messy Bun/Sun Hat.  Only difference is that I used a 3mm hook.  The white stars were made using HDC stitches and the red stars with SC stitches.  Here's the link:  

Happy Crocheting....

Legal:  
--don't use my pics as your own
--you may sale what you make
--don't claim pattern as your own
--credit me as designer and link to my blog 


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