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Amigurumi Apples

© June Gilbank 2010

Here’s a realistic amigurumi apple: it’s not just a ball with a stalk attached, it’s actually the shape and size of a real apple! Give one to your (or your child’s!) favourite teacher, make a bowlful in red and green as a decorative centrepiece, or add a pair of safety eyes and an embroidered smile to make a sweet-as-apple-pie toy 🙂

amigurumi apples crochet pattern by planetjune

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apples crochet pattern

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This is a PlanetJune original crochet pattern. Feel free to use items made from this pattern however you wish, but I’d appreciate credit as the pattern designer. Please do not reproduce the pattern anywhere else; instead post a link to www.planetjune.com/apples

Not ready to make it yet? Add it to your Ravelry queue:

Terminology

ch chain
invdec invisible decrease Note: If you prefer, you may use a standard sc2tog decrease in place of each invdec.
sc single crochet (double crochet for UK/Aus)
sl st slip stitch
st stitch

You will need…

  • E US/3.5mm crochet hook
  • Small quantity of worsted weight yarn in red or green, and brown or black (for the stalk)
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends
  • Polyester fibrefill stuffing

Notes

  • Do not join at the end of each round; rounds are worked in continuous spirals.
  • Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round. Move the marker up each time you start a new round.

Apple

With red or green yarn, make a magic ring, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 3: sc in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
Rnd 5: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st) six times. (24 st)
Rnd 6: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st) six times. (30 st)
Rnd 7: sc in each st around. (30 st)
Rnd 8: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st) six times. (36 st)
Rnd 9-12: sc in each st around. (36 st)
Rnd 13: (invdec, sc in next 4 st) six times. (30 st)
Rnd 14: sc in each st around. (30 st)
Rnd 15: (invdec, sc in next 3 st) six times. (24 st)
Rnd 16: sc in each st around. (24 st)
Rnd 17: (invdec, sc in next 2 st) six times. (18 st)
Rnds 18-19: sc in each st around. (18 st)
Rnd 20: (invdec, sc in next st) six times. (12 st). Stuff apple through hole.
Rnd 21: invdec six times. (6 st). Cut the yarn, leaving a long (approx 12″/30cm) yarn end.

Note: Your apple will look more like a lemon at the moment, but don’t worry: that will all change in a moment!

Stalk

With brown or black yarn, ch 7.
Row 1: sl st in 2nd chain from hook and in each remaining chain. (6 st)

Note: I like to work into the back bumps of the chain, but you can work into the chain normally if you prefer.

Cut yarn, leaving a long (approx 12″/30cm) yarn end. Draw end through last loop and pull tight to fasten off.

amigurumi apple by planetjune - the stalk

Finishing

Using a yarn needle and the long yarn end from the apple, close up the remaining hole at the bottom of the apple. Use a finger to push the top of the apple down to form a dimple (don’t worry if it won’t stay in this position).

amigurumi apple by planetjune - shaping the apple

Pass the yarn from the bottom up through the apple to the magic ring at the top centre, then insert the yarn needle at the top, one stitch away from where it exited the apple, and pass the yarn end back down through the apple to the bottom. Draw the yarn tighter until you like the shape and the top dimple stays in place. Knot the yarn at the bottom of the apple so it stays in this position (the knot will be covered later).

amigurumi apple by planetjune - shaping the apple

Pass the yarn end through the apple, coming out somewhere along the apple’s side. Draw the yarn tight, and snip the end close to the apple. The yarn end should retract back inside the apple after it is cut.

Using a yarn needle and the long yarn end from the stalk, pass the yarn through the apple from top middle to bottom middle, so the base of the stalk sits in the dimple at the top of the apple.

Make 3 small overlapping stitches at the bottom of the apple, to form an asterisk shape.

amigurumi apple by planetjune - embellishing

Pass the yarn end back up through the apple to the top. Knot the yarn end and the starting tail from the stalk together. Thread both ends onto the yarn needle and pass them through the apple, coming out somewhere along the apple’s side. Draw the yarn tight, and snip the ends close to the apple. The yarn ends should retract back inside the apple after they are cut.

amigurumi apple by planetjune

I hope you enjoy this pattern. Please leave me a comment below if you do, and consider leaving me a donation. Thanks!

62 Comments »

  1. An excellent post, congratulations !!

  2. Josie Q said

    :grinning: I love this pattern loads! I did a full sized apple and then reduced the pattern size and made a mini apple! Both of them turned out super adorable!

  3. Joni said

    well that was fun!! mine has a strange shape but fun. I will do more. thanks for the pattern

  4. Karen said

    I love your apple pattern. I wish more of the patterns on Pinterest were as easy to follow.

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