Beautiful Crochet Applique Patterns for Decorating Everything

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A stunning assortment of crochet flat ornaments and decorations showcasing intricate crochet applique patterns.
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Crochet appliques are great because they can easily transform even the most boring items into something eye-catching. Whether it’s clothing, home decor or even a practical accessory, a simple crochet applique can bring it to life and make you love it. And almost all of the applique patterns are suitable for beginners. They are easy to make and quick to complete because of the simple techniques used. With these ideas, you can start your own collection of handmade appliques! Browse and get started today.

Take a look at the examples below and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

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1. Crochet Fall Garland

Create a magical atmosphere with this crocheted garland! This piece is perfect for decorating your home or embellishing other projects such as bags or afghans. The pattern allows you to enjoy the relaxing and rewarding process of crocheting the small detailed designs that capture the essence of the season. Versatile and easy to personalize, this garland will add a touch of cozy warmth to your home decor. Follow the free crochet applique pattern and see what happens.

  • DESIGNED by Jennifer E. Ryan
  • PROJECT TYPE appliques
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Crocheted flowers and mushrooms hanging from a tree.

Photos by Jennifer E. Ryan / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on celticknotcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

2. Christmas Holly Leaf Applique

Add a festive touch to your holiday crafts with this easy to make crocheted holly leaf applique. Perfect for adding to handmade holiday cards, the delicate leaves and bright red berry beads bring cheer. Consider using this applique for tiered tray decorations, table settings or even as a pincushion. You can also explore different yarn weights for different decorations such as garlands or wreaths. Enhance your holiday crafts with this easy applique crochet pattern!

  • DESIGNED by GoldenLucyCrafts
  • PROJECT TYPE appliques
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Holly berries crochet pattern by goldencraftslife.

Photos by GoldenLucyCrafts / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

3. Chojka

Create a festive atmosphere with a charming flat Christmas tree pattern adorned with a delightful star and decorative chains. This easy-to-follow pattern requires only two colors of yarn, a marker, and a quick craft session to bring your holiday decorations to life. The project allows you to create a cozy atmosphere with the simple yet festive addition to your seasonal craft repertoire. All you have to do is read the free pattern and follow the instructions.

  • DESIGNED by Agnieszka Łopata
  • PROJECT TYPE appliques
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Embroidered christmas tree ornaments on a wooden table.

Photos by Agnieszka Łopata / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

4. Star Motif

This tiny star crochet applique is a super easy holiday project that anyone can complete in less than an hour! The star motif is traditional for Christmas, and designs that incorporate it are timeless. That’s why it’s a must-have for any decorator’s kit. This applique works great on its own as a Christmas tree ornament or as part of a pillow or blanket design and more. Let your creativity run wild with the free crochet pattern!

  • DESIGNED by Bendigo Woollen Mills
  • PROJECT TYPE appliques
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Crocheted star ornaments on a table.

Photos by Bendigo Woollen Mills / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

5. Santa Hat Applique

This simple crochet appliqué can turn any project into a festive piece in no time. The hat has two parts and each part is easy to work. The simple crochet stitches make it easy to complete, even for beginners. Of course, it’s also a scrappable project, so you can get rid of any leftover yarn. Give it a go!

  • DESIGNED by Divine Debris
  • PROJECT TYPE appliques
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Crochet Santa hat applique pattern.

Photos by Divine Debris / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on divinedebris.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

6. Crochet Birthday Cake Card

If you want your birthday present to be really unique, this appliqué pattern is for you. A creative card like this is sure to be remembered for a long time, so it’s a great way to show your friend that you really care. What’s more, it’s really quick to make and uses very little yarn. You can even finish it in one evening. Choose this project as a last minute gift.

  • DESIGNED by Lisa Lindsay – Tiny Tale Crochet
  • PROJECT TYPE appliques
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two crocheted applique pictures of a birthday cake and flowers.

Photos by Lisa Lindsay – Tiny Tale Crochet / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

7. Snazzy STARFISH (& 3D star)

Appliques are never out of style. Get rid of your leftovers with this crocheted star pattern. Bright and cheerful, it will look great on backpacks. Shoppers and even denim jackets. The project is super quick and doesn’t require much skill. All you need is a sense of color to make your creations truly harmonious. The project is also great for crocheting on the go.

  • DESIGNED by Criss Wall
  • PROJECT TYPE appliques
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Crocheted starfish Crochet Applique on a table.

Photos by Criss Wall / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

8. Chunky Crochet Flower

Embrace reuse with this crocheted flower applique! These flowers look like high-end, store-bought decorations, but you can make them from your scraps of yarn. The project is a snap. You will be working with basic stitches and it will take almost no time to complete the piece. Be sure to try it in different colors. These flowers look great in saturated earth tones.

  • DESIGNED by The Crochet Fix
  • PROJECT TYPE appliques
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A collection of crochet flowers on a table.

Photos by The Crochet Fix / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on thecrochetfix.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

9. Bunny Applique

This simple applique pattern is great for a quick project on the go, if you’re a beginner looking to relax in your new hobby, this might be for you. You can take this piece with you and crochet while waiting in line or on the subway. It’s also a great way to use leftover yarn for a good cause, so don’t miss out!

  • DESIGNED by Melissa Hassler
  • PROJECT TYPE appliques
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Crocheted bunny ears with crochet applique.

Photos by Melissa Hassler / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lovableloops.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

10. Chick Applique

If you want to brighten up your boring pieces, this cute applique will do the trick. It’s a beginner-friendly embellishment that you can use on your totes, denim jackets, pillows, and just by itself. The project is quick and doesn’t require much skill. It will also be good for experienced crafters who want to relax a bit with something not so complicated.

  • DESIGNED by Melissa Hassler
  • PROJECT TYPE appliques
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two crocheted chick appliques with bows.

Photos by Melissa Hassler / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lovableloops.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

11. Charmed Bell (Crochet)

A simple crochet applique that looks great on anything. Whether you want to decorate your pillowcase or your denim bag, this project will do the trick. It doesn’t require much yarn and can be completed in no time. And as always, you can take advantage of your scraps and use them for this piece. This project is also great for crocheting on the go.

  • DESIGNED by Joanne Fowler
  • PROJECT TYPE appliques
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
        Crocheted hat on a wooden plate.

Photos by Joanne Fowler / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on madewithloveandfibres.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Angel Gnome Applique

Almost all crochet applique projects are beginner-level, but this one will work for intermediate crocheters. If you’ve been looking for something colorful that will help you improve your skills and keep you in shape, this is it. These gnome appliques have proven to be great for winter designs, so if you’ve got some spare time, make a few for next year’s decorations.

  • DESIGNED by GoldenLucyCrafts
  • PROJECT TYPE appliques
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Two pictures of crocheted angel ornaments.

Photos by GoldenLucyCrafts / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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