Fun Crochet Applique Ideas for Beginners

Fun Crochet Applique Ideas for Beginners
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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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Crochet Feather Appliques

Crochet Feathers

These beautiful, colorful feathers come in the 12” size and look absolutely amazing! Just imagine how many different projects you can embellish with them. For instance you can add them to a blanket, table runner, coaster, hat, or just make earring of them!

  • DESIGNED by Teenie Crochets
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Crochet Feathers

PHOTOS by Teenie Crochets / Ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on Ravelry.

 


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Plumas Reversibles

Book marks doesn’t have to be boring at all and these cute feathers are the best example for that! They are super easy to crochet and you can make them with literally yarn scraps. You can also use them to embellish projects like blankets and hats!

  • DESIGNED by Esperanza Rosas
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner

Plumas reversibles

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PHOTOS by Esperanza Rosas / Ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on tejiendoperu.com  This particular version is on Ravelry.

 

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!


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

little crochet mice

Find this free crochet pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

 

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.

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

Fox Applique Free Crochet Pattern

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Find this free crochet pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or check out its Ravelry page.


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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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Find this free crochet pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

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 crochet pattern on repeatcrafterme.com.

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

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Find this free crochet pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

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

Find this free crochet pattern on natalinacraft.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

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

Find this free crochet pattern on repeatcrafterme.com.

 

Stork Applique

I can imagine how amazing this applique will look on a baby blanket or other baby accessory. It’s an amazing gift idea for a Christening or a baby shower. What’s more, you can make it will yarn scraps!

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

Stork Applique

PHOTOS by GoldenLucyCrafts / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

 

Frog Applique

These cute little froggies are such cuties, that they are just perfect to attach to a blanket, pencil case, backpack or any other accessory. Feel free to mix things up and add different accessories to the finished applique, like bows and ties.

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

Frog Applique

PHOTOS by GoldenLucyCrafts / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page 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

Find this free crochet pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

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 crochet pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

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

Find this free crochet pattern on raffamusadesigns.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

 

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 crochet pattern on olyat.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

 

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

Cute Crochet Appliques Free Patterns

Little Crochet Houses

Aren’t these little houses adorable? Use them as an applique, or make a beautiful bunting out of them! It’s a perfect project for using up leftover yarn scraps, so search through your stash to collect all of them. Motif of the simple house reminds me very much of Scandinavian design, so you can be sure that it will look great in modern nursery.

  • DESIGNED by Aki M
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

crochet house garland

PHOTOS by Aki M/ Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on knitpurlhook.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

 

Woman Appliqué Frida inspired

The applique in the photo below is perfect to do from yarn scraps, so let’s not waste time and start! Great idea to attach to a bag, backpack or decorate a blanket with. So full of colors!

  • DESIGNED by Paula Matos
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Woman Appliqué Frida inspired

PHOTOS by Paula Matos / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on elealinda.blogspot.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

 

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

Find this free crochet pattern on passionatecrafter.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

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 crochet pattern on raffamusadesigns.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

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 by Bekki here on Ravelry.

Boho Unicorn

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 on Ravelry. More about this particular version by Bekki 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

Rose

These lovely, sweet little rose appliques will make a great addition to many, many projects, like blankets, bed capes, summer hats, backpacks, headbands and many, many more. What’s best, you can make them easily with very little yarn and effort!

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

Rose

Photo is by Naztazia / Ravelry.com

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

Zoe Crochet Flower

This may be the fastest and the easiest project in our collection of cute appliques, because all it takes are just two rounds! Magic ring allows us to make a nice, tight center, so it’s a great opportunity to learn this technique! Use these little beauties as an applique, decoration, or just whatever you want – the sky is the limit!

  • DESIGNED by Aki M
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

tiny flowers

PHOTOS by Aki M/ Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on knitpurlhook.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

 

Easy Peasy Flower

This easy three-round project is a fantastic stash buster, because it needs very little yarn. Moreover, you can use different color for each round, so mix and match them for unique and unexpected results! Sew them onto your favorite garments, make a brooch, or combine them into a lovely garland!

  • DESIGNED by Aki M
  • PROJECT TYPE applique
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

flower garland

PHOTOS by Aki M/ Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on knitpurlhook.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

 

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 this free crochet pattern on saltypearlcrochet.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

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 on saltypearlcrochet.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

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

Find this free crochet pattern on naztazia.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

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

Find this free crochet pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

 

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

Find this free crochet pattern on crochetncreate.com.

 

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

Find this free crochet pattern on handmadebyraine.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

 

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 on intheyarngarden.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

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

Find this free crochet pattern on thepaintedhinge.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

 

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

Find this free crochet pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

 

Large Cloud Applique

Now you can look at clouds even if it’s raining! These sweet appliques are 7-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ each, so ideal to hang on your window, or above your baby crib. Also, these are going to be great additions for blankets and pillows!

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

Large Cloud Applique

PHOTOS by GoldenLucyCrafts / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

 

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

Find this free crochet pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

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

Fox Applique Free Crochet Pattern

Find this free crochet pattern on kerriscrochet.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

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

Find this free crochet pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

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

Find this free crochet pattern on goldenlucycrafts.com, or check out its Ravelry page.

 

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 on goldenlucycrafts.com, 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 on atty-s.blogspot.nl, or check out its Ravelry page.

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