This crochet Tiger applique pattern is the next design in my heart-shaped appliques series. The face of this crochet Tiger applique is made from a heart shape. This shape gives her nice puffy cheeks!
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This cute heart Tiger would be wonderful for a zoo themed nursery. It also would make a cute and attention grabbing embellishment for your kid’s clothes, blankets, hats or bags.
This Tiger applique is perfect for those who admire this beautiful and strong animal! It also will look awesome on a handmade greeting card.
A card with a note on it such as “You are TIGER-rific!” will be great for Valentine’s Day. You will find more DIY handmade card ideas for Valentine’s Day in this post: 21 DIY Valentine’s Day Cards Embellished with Crochet Appliques.
If you like handmade cards, more ideas for cards embellished with crochet appliques can be found HERE.
Heart Tiger Applique – Crochet Pattern
The pattern for this crochet Tiger 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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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 Tiger applique is about 3” (7.5 cm).
Medium weight #4 yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver, colors – Carrot (Color A) and Buff (Color B).
Hook and other materials:
- Crochet hook H/8 – 5 mm
- Sticky back googly eyes
- Black embroidery floss
- Embroidery needle
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For this Tiger applique you need to make a head and a snout, then embroider the nose and stripes, and then sew the snout on the head.
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 both 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 DC in next St, 2 DC in next St, HDC in each of next 3 Sts, HDC in Ch-1 St (insert hook in Ch stitch under 2 strands, not in Ch-1 space), (HDC, DC, HDC) in next St (Heart point),
HDC in Ch-1 St (insert hook in Ch stitch under 2 strands, not in Ch-1 space), HDC in each of next 3 Sts, 2 DC in next St, 3 DC 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 3 Sts, Sl St in next St,
first Ear – Ch 3, SC in 2nd Ch from hook, DC in next Ch,
skip 2 Sts of previous Rnd, Sl St in next, (SC, HDC, SC) in next St (Heart point), Sl St in next St,
second Ear – Ch 3, SC in 2nd Ch from hook, DC in next Ch,
skip 2 Sts of previous Rnd, Sl St in next, SC in each of next 3 Sts, 2 SC in each of next 4 Sts, SC in last St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
If you have a small hole in the center, close it while fastening off the beginning end.
With Color B, Ch 3,
Rnd 1. Make all of the next stitches into the third Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under both loops – (DC, 2 TR, DC), Ch 2, Sl St in same, Ch 2, (DC, 2 TR, DC) in same, Ch 2, Sl St in same. Fasten off.
You have multiple options to make eyes for your Tiger applique. You can use googly eyes, buttons or crochet the eyes (see instructions below). For babies and small children items – use crocheted eyes.
Crocheted Eye – make two
- light weight #3 cotton yarn, color – black (I used Patons Grace cotton yarn)
- crochet hook size 2.75 mm
- white embroidery floss
- embroidery needle
With black yarn, make magic ring.
Rnd 1. Ch 1, 6 SC in ring, join with Sl St. Fasten off.
With white embroidery floss, make a couple of stitches for a spark.
Sew the snout on the head. Embroider the nose, whiskers, and stripes. Block your applique as necessary. Sew on crocheted eyes or attach googly eyes.
As an example I made my Tiger applique with two different yarn weights. The smaller applique is made with light weight yarn (I used Patons Grace cotton yarn, colors – Fiesta and Natural). A larger applique is made with medium #4 weight yarn.
I hope you enjoyed this heart Tiger applique free crochet pattern!
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