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Crochet Mini Apples Pattern – Perfect For Teachers Gift Tags

Looking sweet and crisp like a Granny Smith! A crochet Apple! 

I’ve had this one on my list a while now after a few friends mentioned about them having to get gifts for school teachers, it gave me the idea to do these little crochet apples which would be great as present decorations!

I couldn’t decide whether to do one completely green or do one like an apple had been cut in half so decided to do both and see how they looked, I still don’t think I can decide which I like best!

I have used green for those as this is what I had in my stash! But you could also use red, which would look really good with the green leaf, and you could also leave the leaf off of you didn’t want to include it.

All this apple making is making me hungry!

Crochet mini apple pattern:


  • 4mm hook
  • Wool in cream, green, brown

Making the apples:

In cream:

Make a magic ring ch1, 6sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each sc.

Round 2: 2sc into same stitch, 1sc. Repeat around.

Round 3: 2sc into same stitch, 2sc. Repeat around.

Round 4: 2sc into same stitch 3sc. Repeat around.

Round 5: 2sc into same stitch 4sc. Repeat around.

Change to green:

Round 6: Slip stitch whole way around the edge.

Round 7: slip stitch around again Into the previous green slip stitch round, and slip stitch into first green slip stitch to finish.

Fasten off.

  • For a whole green apple, work rows 1-6 in green, completing the first round of slip stitches around the edge only, then fasten off. Then attach stem and leaf.


In brown:

Fasten on at end of previous round, but fasten on into the row down from the last row, dc, ch4, slip stitch into second ch from hook and the remaining, slip stitch into same dc stitch at the base that you started on.


Row 1: Ch2, 2sc into 2nd ch from hook.

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 2sc into same stitch, sc.

Row 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, sc.

Row 5: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog.

sc around edge of leaf.

Fasten off.

Sew line down the centre of the leaf in green with two long stitches.

Sew leaf onto back of stem half way down.


Sew on pips diagonally in brown onto the 3rd round 4dc apart, sew the stitches diagonally and do two stitches into the same space to make them stand out.



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