Football Applique by Nicole Bencker

Football Applique

Crochet
August 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 11.5 rows = 4 inches
in Gauge is not important for this applique. The gauge specified is for the hat that I used in the photos
5.5 mm (I)
2 - 4 yards (2 - 4 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I don’t know about you but I am so excited that football season is upon us! We were watching some of the pre-season pro games this past weekend. This little football applique is a really easy way to decorate any hat, blanket, or other item to show your love of football. Make hats and blankets in your favorite team’s colors to really show off your team pride. The hat pictured is my Basic Striped Beanie which you can find here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-striped-bea... and I made it in the reigning 2014 super-bowl champ colors. :)

Skill Level:
• Beginner

Materials:
• I-5.5 mm hook but you can use any hook and yarn to achieve the size and look you desire.
• Worsted Weight Yarn – I used I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby in brown and white. Less than 2 gram or 4 yards total for football. Less than 1 gram or 1 yard for laces.
• Yarn or Tapestry needle

Gauge:
• Not important. With the yarn and hook I used, the football was approximately 3.5” x 2”

Abbreviations and Stitches Used: (In US terminology)
• Ch – chain stitch
• Dc – double crochet
• Hdc – half double crochet
• Sc – single crochet
• Sl st – Slip Stitch
• St – stitch
• Trc – triple crochet

Pattern Notes:
• Pattern is written in US terms
• Read pattern in its entirety first