One apple a day… for every worm out there!
Fruits should be healthy, but with nowadays heavy use of pesticides, how healthy are our fruits really? Although pesticides are used on organic fruits too, I enjoy an organic apple more lightheartedly. With a happy worm inside, I feel even more sure of the pure nature inside the fruit. And where Hugo, our tiny crochet worm, has bitten his way through, you can be sure of its organic nature.
So, what is better than a juicy apple with a healthy and happy looking worm?
With the free pattern below, I show you how you can easily make a cute crochet worm to your crochet apple. For the crochet apple, I have made a free pattern in one of my previous posts. I also link to the free pattern of the realistically sized (6 cm) crochet apple further below. Both patterns are very straight-forward and, as such, perfectly suitable for beginners or if you want to crochet something in little time.
This delicious crochet apple with its happy worm is perfectly suitable as a deco at home or as toy food for your kid’s toy kitchen to bring them closer to nature at your home.
Without further ado, happy crocheting!
What do you need:
- super fine yarn at a recommended hook size of 2.5-3.5 mm (in red, green and brown for the crochet apple and in beige for the crochet worm)
- small scissors (also used for stuffing the small worm with fiberfill)
- darning needle (used for sewing the parts together and for weaving in the yarn ends)
- sewing thread and sewing needle (for sewing the eyes and mouth of the worm)
How to read the instructions:
The instructions are written in American English Crochet Terminology.
Abbreviations: sc = single crochet | hdc = half-double crochet | dc = double crochet | tc = treble crochet | sl st = slip stitch | st, sts = stitch, stitches | ch = chain | rd = round | MR = magic ring | inc = increase | dec = decrease
|inc*||2 single crochet in 1 st (increase by 1 st); in my newer patterns, I refer to it as “2sc-inc” or just “sc-inc”, but I wanted to be consistent with the crochet apple pattern which is an older pattern of mine|
|dec*||single crochet 2 sts together (decrease by 1 st); in my newer patterns, I refer to it as “sc2tog”|
|k sc||work 1 single crochet stitch in the next k stitches|
*Sidenote: Unfortunately, my instructions are not consistent between my older and newer patterns. To facilitate the reading of this post, though, I kept the pattern abbreviations in this post the same as for the crochet apple (= older pattern).
I worked both, the crochet apple and the crochet worm, in continuous rounds.
The number in the brackets at each round end indicates the new number of stitches at round end.
Navigate to your Free Crochet Pattern
Download the free pattern for the crochet apple through the download button below or see the original post for the crochet apple (and for many more fruits) here.
Take a new yarn.
1. Rd: 6 sc in MR (6)
2. Rd: 3 x [1 sc, inc] (9)
3. Rd: 1 sc in each st around (9)
4. Rd: 3 x [1 sc, dec] (6)
5. Rd: 1 sc in each st around (6)
6. Rd: dec, 4 sc (5)
7. – 15. Rd: 1 sc in each st around (5)
For the eyes and the mouth of the worm, use sewing thread and a sewing needle. Sew the eyes in the shape of a “roof” or open triangle on the 2nd Rd of the worm, leaving a space of 1 st between the eyes. Sew the mouth similarly (in an opposite triangle shape) across the 1st Rd of the worm.
Finally, attach the crochet worm to the crochet apple. Sew the beginning of the worm’s body between the 14th and 15th Rd of the apple and the head of the worm a few rounds upper and a few sts further away from where the body starts onto the apple (I sewed the 6th to 7th Rd of the worm (the head) between the 18th and 19th Rd of the apple, about 5 sts away from where the worm’s body starts).
The process in a few pictures:
I hope you enjoy this funny version of an organic apple. I want to add, step-by-step, life to more of the crochet fruits from my crochet fruits selection with more animals from nature.