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How to Crochet a Watermelon Slice Applique

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Crochet a Watermelon Applique

You can make crochet watermelon slices quickly and easily. Here are the step-by-step written instructions for appliques and you'll also find the video that I made to walk you through the process.

I used the crocheted watermelon slices to decorate a knitted baby blanket for my granddaughter. They can also be added to scarves, purses, jeans, sweaters, vests, or whatever you can dream up. They are simple enough for beginners to crochet in only a few minutes.

Photo by HSSchulte

Crochet Instructions - for a Watermelon Slice Applique

  1. Begin with the pink or red yarn. Chain 4. Slip stitch into the first chain stitch to form a ring.
  2. Chain 3 to begin the next row. Double crochet around the ring 6 times.
  3. Chain 3 and turn the work. Double crochet 2 times in the first stitch. Continue around the previous row, double crocheting 2 times in each stitch.
  4. Repeat step 3.
  5. Change the yarn color to green. Chain 1 and turn the work. Working back across the row, single crochet one time in each stitch to create the watermelon rind. Tie off the yarn.

Crochet Watermelons - How to Crochet Watermelon Slice Appliques for Embellishment

How to Crochet a Watermelon

How to Crochet a Watermelon

Here the watermelons are used to decorate a knitted blanket. Some people like to embroider black seeds on the watermelon slices with embroidery thread, or black yarn.

Watermelon Applique Photos

In this photo, I added a border to the blanket t match the green in the watermelon.

In this photo, I added a border to the blanket t match the green in the watermelon.

Other Crochet Pages by HSSchulte

If you liked these instructions, you are welcome to visit some of my other crochet pages here at Squidoo.

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Decorate Your Kitchen

Decorate you kitchen, or home with a variety of crocheted watermelon slices.

Add a long chain and a tassel and you have a clever bookmark from your watermelon slice.

Make a full-circle watermelon and create a coaster from recycled CDs.

Questions or Comments? - Leave them here

mina009 on March 09, 2013:

Lovely idea the watermelon slice applique..

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