Apple Chalkboard - Free Crochet Pattern
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Size: 12" wide x 15" tall.
Materials:Worsted Weight Yarn;
Red (R) - 3 oz, 165 yd (84 g, 149 m);
Small amounts of Green (G) and Tan (T);
Craft or Hot Glue; Yarn Needle;
Chalkboard 11 ½" x 8 ¾".
Crochet Hook:Size I-9 (5.50 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: Rnd 1 should be slightly smaller than the outside of your chalkboard.
beg - beginning
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
lp - loop
rep - repeat
rnd - round
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sp - space
st - stitch
tr - treble crochet
yo - yarn over
Picot:Ch 3, sl st in first ch.
Single Crochet Decrease (sc dec): Draw up a lp in each of next 2 sts, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook.
Rnd 1:With R, ch 110, being careful not to twist chain, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 5 dc in same ch as joining, * dc in next 22 ch, 6 dc in next ch, dc in next 31 ch *, 6 dc in next ch; rep from * to * once; join with sl st to first dc. (130 dc)
Rnd 2:Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), (dc in next dc, ch 1) around; join with sl st in first dc. (130 dc)
Rnd 3:Ch 3, picot, (dc in next dc, picot) around; join with sl st to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Row 1: With R, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (5 sc) CH 1, TURN EACH ROW.
Rows 2-3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to last, 2 sc in last sc. (At the end of Row 3, 9 sc)
Rows 4-7: Sc in each sc across.
Row 8: Sc dec, sc in next 5 sc, sc dec. (7 sc)
Rnd 9: Sc in first sc, 2 dc in next sc, sc in next sc, sl st in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, sc in next sc; * working in ends of rows, sl st evenly spaced along side of Apple *; working in unused lps of starting ch, sl st in first ch, 2 sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, 2 sc in next ch, sl st in next ch; rep from * to *; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
With right side facing, join T in center top sl st of Apple, ch 3, tr in same st. Finish off.
With G, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 3 ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last ch, working around other side in unused lps of starting ch, dc in next 3 ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch. Finish off and weave in ends.
- Glue right side of Ruffle to back edge of Chalkboard.
- Glue apple to lower corner.
- Glue leaf to apple.
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