This crochet Stork applique is a wonderful small project to celebrate the arrival of a new baby! The body of this Stork applique is made in the shape of a heart and is very appropriate for those new arrivals to families and friends! This design continues my series of heart-shaped creations.
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Make sure to check out my Baby Clothes Memory Quilt to preserve all those precious tiny outfits and memories. And you may also like my Baby Stroller applique, which is available in my Etsy Store and was also published in Happily Hooked Magazine, May 2020 issue.
Crochet Stork Applique Pattern
The pattern for this applique is also available as a print-friendly, styled, and advertisement-free PDF file. You can get it from my Etsy Shop. Free pattern is below.
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(See a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers HERE)
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
TR – treble crochet
This Stork applique is about 5-1/2″ (13 cm) tall.
Patons Grace light weight #3 cotton yarn, fiesta (Color B)
Patons Grace light weight #3 cotton yarn, color of your choice (Color C)
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To make this Stork applique, you need to crochet a heart-shaped body, legs, a head with a neck, a small heart as a wing, and a baby bundle.
Body and Legs
With Color A, Ch 4;
Rnd 1. Make all of the next stitches into the fourth Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under two loops – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1, DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, HDC + DC in first St, 3 TR in next St, 2 DC in next St, HDC in each of next 3 Sts, HDC in Ch-1 St, 2 DC in next St (heart point), HDC in Ch-1 St, HDC in each of next 3 Sts, 2 DC in next St, 3 TR in next St, DC + HDC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 3. Ch 3, SC in first St, 2 SC in each of next 4 Sts, SC in each of the next 7 Sts,
Leg 1 – Ch 5, SC in 2nd Ch and in each of next 3 Chs, Sl St in same St,
SC in next St,
Leg 2 – Ch 5, SC in 2nd Ch and in each of next 3 Chs, SC in same St,
SC in each of the next 6 Sts, 2 SC in each of next 4 Sts, SC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center. Fasten off.
Lower part of the first leg: *Join Color B to the right St of the leg (see Picture 1), Ch 11, SC in 2nd Ch and in next Ch, 3 SC in next Ch, SC in each of next 6 Chs, Sl St next to St where you joined (Picture 2). Fasten off*.
Repeat from * to * for the second leg.
With Color A, Ch 4;
Rnd 1. Make all of the next stitches into the fourth Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under two loops – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1, DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC, Ch 3, Sl St in center. Fasten off.
Head and Neck
With Color A, Ch 16,
Row 1. HDC in 3rd Ch and in each of next 10, 2 HDC in each of next 2 Chs, working under two loops – (7 DC +HDC+Sl St) in next (last) Ch. Fasten off.
Join Color B to 4th St of the Head counting from the last Sl St made.
Ch 7, Sl St in 2nd Ch and in next Ch, SC in each of next 3 Chs, Sl St in next St of the Head. Fasten off.
With Color C, Ch 9,
Rnd 1. Sl St in 2nd Ch and in next Ch, SC in each of next 2, HDC in next, DC in each of next 2, working under two loops – 8 DC in last,
continue on the opposite side of the Chain: DC in each of next 2, HDC in next, SC in each of next 2, Sl St in each of next 2;
* Ch 4, Sl St in 2nd Ch, SC in next, Sl St in next, Sl St in same St where Ch 4 was started*, repeat from * to * one more time. Fasten off.
Sew all pieces together, embroider the eye. Block your applique as necessary.
I hope you enjoyed this Stork applique free crochet pattern!