Quick and Easy Crochet Applique

Quick and Easy Crochet Applique Free Crochet Pattern

If you need a quick and easy way to decorate your kids’ clothes or accessories, be sure to check out crochet applique!

By making simple shapes with yarn and hook, you can conjure stunning flat shapes of all kinds – animals, symbols, flowers, etc. Making crochet applique is a great way to use up leftover yarn, too, as these projects require very little amounts of materials. Take a look at examples below to check the current trends and search for links to paid and free patterns under the pictures.

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Animal Free Crochet Applique Patterns

Mouse Applique

These cute little mice are very easy to make, so this project will be just perfect for beginners. You can attach it to your garments or accessories, or create a bunch for your kid to play with. Adding little decors like these to handmade gifts will be nice touch, too!

  • DESIGNED by GoldenLucyCrafts
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

little crochet mice

This free crochet pattern and more photos can be found here on goldenlucycrafts.com, and to learn more, see Ravelry page of this project here.

Fox Applique

Foxes are very independent and cute animals. Making a fox applique for a blanket, backpack, sweater or anything you want is a great idea, that will make whatever you will sewn it on, very unique.


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  • DESIGNED by GoldenLucyCrafts
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Fox Applique Free Crochet Pattern

This free crochet pattern and more photos can be found here. To learn more, see Ravelry page of this project here.

Remember, that you can add applique to a baby blanket! If you don’t know where to start, see our article about Cute Crochet Baby Blankets.

Owl Applique

This adorable owl applique is easy enough for beginners to make, and gives a lot of room for experiments! Simple heart shape makes it so cute. Use leftover yarn ends to make them in many different colors, and decorate your garments and accessories!

  • DESIGNED by GoldenLucyCrafts
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Owl Applique Free Crochet Pattern


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This free crochet pattern and more photos can be found here. More on Ravelry here.

Crochet Sloth Applique

Sloths are recently becoming a “thing”. Like koalas and foxes were not so long ago. This cute applique is easy to make and just look at the result! It is simply beautiful and looks so real!

  • DESIGNED by RepeatCrafterMe
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Crochet Sloth Applique Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free pattern and more photos here.


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Koala Applique

This cute koala’s head is made in a heart shape, as well as his nose, which even adds to his cuteness. It’s very important to remember about koalas, especially now, when they are fighting with fires in Australia. Making this cutie is a great way to teach your kiddos about these lovely animals.

  • DESIGNED by GoldenLucyCrafts
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Koala Applique Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free pattern and more photos here, or read more on Ravelry here.

Llama Applique

This cute lama applique will be an amazing addition to a backpack, purse, pencil – case. Sky is the limit. It will also look lovely on a baby blankie.

  • DESIGNED by Natalina Craft
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Llama Aplique Free Crochet Pattern

This cute Llama applique is available as free pattern here. Learn more on Ravelry here.

Crochet Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear is the ultimate symbol of childhood. Almost every kid has got at least one teddy bear, and it’s really cute to repeat this pattern on some crochet projects, like blankets, pillows, or even make a girland out of it.

  • DESIGNED by Repeat Crafter Me
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Crochet Teddy Bear Free Crochet Pattern

This free pattern and more photos can be found here.

Sea Creatures Applique Free Patterns

Crab Applique

Make this lovely applique and sew it on a blanket, backpack, or use it to decorate a theme party. It’s a cute little applique that can also be used to teach kiddos about the sea life.

  • DESIGNED by GoldenLucyCrafts
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Crab Applique Free Crochet Pattern

To see this free pattern and photos click here, or check out its Ravelry page here.

Sea Turtle Applique

Sea turtles are magnificent animals that are under protection and it’s relatively hard to see one. But you can make this lovely crochet turtle and show your kiddos how lovely creatures they are! This pattern will make a great addition to a backpack, blankie or a pencil case.

  • DESIGNED by GoldenLucyCrafts
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Sea Turtle Applique Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free pattern and photos under this link, or check out its Ravelry page here.

Whale Applique

Aren’t whales just the cutest? It’s a sweet little applique that is going to look amazing on a baby blankie, pencil case, bed cape, or even on pieces of clothing! Easy and very easy to crochet!

  • DESIGNED by Raffaella Tassoni
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Whale Applique Free Crochet Pattern

The full article about the free pattern and the photos are here. More info on raverly can be found here.

Baby Shark and His Family

Family of happy sharks is here! This easy applique will be perfect for decorating kids’ clothing or accessories. Spice up simple blue blankets with these fun creatures or sew it onto scarves and mitts!

  • DESIGNED by Olga Tarasova
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Baby Shark and His Family Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by Olga Tarasova / olyat.com

Find this free pattern here, or learn more from its Ravelry page here.

Need more applique ideas? Be sure to explore our collection of Little Crochet Butterflies!

Cute Crochet Appliques Free Patterns

Once Upon A Time Applique

Disney princesses are one of the most classic children fairytales. Most kiddos would be so happy to have such blankie in their room! You can make it with various princesses, or just go for the one, your kiddo likes the most.

  • DESIGNED by passionatecraft2
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Once Upon A Time Free Crochet Pattern

You will find these free princess patterns here, or see more on Ravelry here.

Ice Cream Cone Applique

Spring is finally around the corner and so is the time of ice cream! This cute applique will remind you of summer vacation, sun and happiness. Sew it on a blanket, backpack, even on your clothes!

  • DESIGNED by Raffaella Tassoni
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Ice Cream Cone Applique Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free pattern here, or read more about it on Ravelry here.

Premium Crochet Applique Patterns

Wild Boho Unicorn – Paid Pattern

This magical unicorn will look amazing sewn on a baby blanket. It will be a great gift for future parents, or for the baby shower.

  • DESIGNED by Jen Mitchell – Nella’s Cottage
  • THIS VERSION is by Bekki @ Quirky Mama Creations
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Wild Boho Unicorn Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by Bekki @ Quirky Mama Creations / ravelry.com

Original pattern can be purchased here. See more photos and get info about this particular version here on Ravelry.

This unicorn is really special. He’s got lovely, curly, magical hair, that look amazing with the flower wreath. It can be an applique, or a regular, cute toy.

  • DESIGNED by Jen Mitchell – Nella’s Cottage
  • THIS VERSION is by Bekki @ Quirky Mama Creations
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Wild Boho Unicorn Free Crochet Pattern2

PHOTOS by Bekki @ Quirky Mama Creations / ravelry.com

Original pattern can be purchased here. More about this particular version is on Ravelry here.

You can add animals to baby blankets, or incorporate animal faces into your design! Take a look at some examples in our article about Animal Baby Blankets.

Sittin’ Zoo Cuties – Paid Pattern Bundle

Aren’t those the cutest? You can give them to your kid separately as a safe, soft toy, or just sew them on a cute, warm blankie, that will be very unique with those happy, exotic animals on it.

  • DESIGNED by Jen Mitchell – Nella’s Cottage
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Sittin' Zoo Cuties Crochet Pattern

You can purchase this pattern bundle on Ravelry here.

Flower Applique Free Crochet Patterns

Pink Magnolia

This cute headband is so exotic and cute! Perfect for both little girls and women who love to wear flowers in their hair. Make this lovely flower in any color you want to suit your hair color.

  • DESIGNED by Katie Clary
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Pink Magnolia Free Crochet Pattern

Find free pattern for this Pink Magnolia here, or read more about it on Ravelry here

Anemone

This headband is made with another exotic crochet flower, which makes it very feminine and romantic. It’s also very practical, it holds your hair in one place, or even protects your ears when it’s windy.

  • DESIGNED by Katie Clary
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Anemone Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free crochet pattern here or see more on Ravelry here.

Puff Flower

Puffy three-dimensional flower with beautiful bead in the center will be a great addition to your Christmas presents this year. You can easily make a brooch out of it or use it as decoration for your hat or bag!

  • DESIGNED by Naztazia
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Puff Flower Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by Naztazia / naztazia.com

Get this free crochet pattern here, or learn more on Ravelry here.

Autumn Berry Flower

Autumnal flowers have subdued colors and look very rustic. They will be a perfect decoration not only for your clothes and accessories, but also for your home!

  • DESIGNED by Jenny Dickens
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Autumn Berry Flower Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by Jenny Dickens / ravelry.com

This free pattern is available on Ravelry here.

If you need more floral inspiration for your home, check out this post about crochet flower decor!

Rainbow Flower

This beautiful flower can be a great decoration for your window – it has all the colors of the rainbow in it! How amazing is that? It also requires very small amounts of yarn, so it’s a great way to use any leftovers!

  • DESIGNED by GoldenLucyCrafts
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Rainbow Flower Free Crochet Pattern

The full article about the free pattern and the photos are here. More info on Ravelry can be found here.

Flower Applique

Easy crochet flower like this will be a beautiful decoration for your garments, accessories or baby clothes. It looks great in many colors and works up fast.

  • DESIGNED by Crochet’n’Create
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

You will find this free pattern and more photos here.

Crochet Leaves Free Patterns

Fern Leaf

I love collecting beautiful leaves and hanging them in a stunning frame on my wall. Unfortunately, not all of them last for very long – unlike this amazing leaf! It’s so beautiful and looks so real, it’s just amazing! You can decorate many projects with it.

  • DESIGNED by Raine Eimre
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate

Fern leaf Free Crochet Pattern

The full article about the free pattern and the photos are here. More info on Ravelry can be found here.

Oak Leaves

These flat crochet oak leaves hide beautifully among real ones. They are very easy to make and will be a lovely addition to gifts. You can sew them on your garments, too, adding seasonal vibes.

  • DESIGNED by In the Yarn Garden
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Oak Leaves Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by In the Yarn Garden / intheyarngarden.com

Find this free crochet pattern here, or learn more on Ravelry here.

Fall Leaves

Colorful fall leaves made with yarn will be a great seasonal decor for your home and clothes. Join them to make a garland or put on your festive table! Adding them to presents will be a lovely idea, too.

  • DESIGNED by Michelle @ The Painted Hinge
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Fall Leaves Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by The Painted Hinge / thepaintedhinge.com

This free pattern can be found here. For more info head to Ravelry – here.

If you like this, you may also like African Flower Motif, so check it out!

Lace Trim – Free Video Tutorial

This beautiful lace trim is made with fans attached one to the other, so this continuous pattern can be as long as you like! Use it to trim your crochet creations or make a lovely bookmark with it, for example. The possibilities are endless, and the colors you use will impact the design as well.

  • DESIGNED by Olga Poltava
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

crochet lace ornament

PHOTOS by Olga Poltava / ravelry.com

This free video tutorial by Olga can be found here on YouTube. For more info head to Ravelry – here.

Nature and Weather Crochet Applique Free Patterns

Clouds and Raindrops

Sweet crochet cloud applique is easy to make and looks sweet. You can “paint” a whole scene on your baby blanket with little flat crochet decors. What will it be about?

  • DESIGNED by GoldenLucyCrafts
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Clouds and Raindrops Applique Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by GoldenLucyCrafts / goldenlucycrafts.com

You will find this free pattern here, or read more about it on Ravelry.

 

Umbrella Applique

Lovely colorful umbrellas will look great on fall outerwear and accessories, such as scarves, mittens and beanies. You can sew them onto sweaters and dresses, too! Pair them with colorful buttons to make them look even sweeter.

  • DESIGNED by GoldenLucyCrafts
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Umbrella Applique Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by GoldenLucyCrafts

See this free pattern here, or learn more about it on Ravelry.

Crochet Appliques for Boys Free Patterns

Cement Mixer

This cement mixer is going to be a great and most importantly – safe toy for children. You can also sew in on a blanket, it will look very original.

  • DESIGNED by Kerri Brown
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Cement Mixer Free Crochet Pattern

Check out this free pattern here, or see more on Ravelry here.

Holiday Crochet Applique Free Patterns

Valentine’s Day Heart

Valentines day is approaching and so is the time to make some cute decorations full of love. So is this one – cute, red and pink, lacy – perfect for this special day. Make a bunch of them and gift them to your loved ones!

  • DESIGNED by GoldenLucyCrafts
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Valentine's Day Heart Free Crochet Pattern

Learn how to make these hearts with free pattern available here, or read more on Ravelry here.

St. Patrick’s Day Unicorn

This is fabulous and easy to do crochet applique which can be created in any size and colours. Popular motif among of crocheters, choosing very often when need to decorate the garment or home. The first idea is St. Patric days’s uncorn crochet applique and second one represent typical unicorn crochet decoration. Enjoy!

  • DESIGNED by GoldenLucyCrafts
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

This free pattern is here. Its Ravelry page is here.

Reindeer Applique

This easy Reindeer applique is based on a simple heart shape, so it’s very easy to crochet and will look cute as a Christmas decoration. Add it to your presents as a lovely handmade touch.

  • DESIGNED by GoldenLucyCrafts
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

reindeer applique

PHOTOS by GoldenLucyCrafts / goldenlucycrafts.com

Find this free crochet pattern here, or check out its Ravelry page.

Christmas Angels

Best Christmas ornaments are those made by hand. With this free pattern you will be able to make adorable little angels. Hang them on your festive tree or use as an applique!

  • DESIGNED by Olga Tarasova
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Christmas Angels Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by Olga Tarasova / atty-s.com

Find this free crochet pattern here, or check out its Ravelry page.

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