A couple of weeks ago, Bulmers Cider invited us to get involved in their winter #LiveColourful campaign. They’re getting people to think of ideas of how to stay colourful during winter to celebrate the colours of their new flavours (Crushed Red Berries and Lime is our favourite!) and are doing lots of things to do with knitting which of course we LOVE. They’re even going to be wrapping up some of their trees in Hertfordshire with knitted warmers which we’re excited to see!
We love the little knitted apple that Bulmers gave us as a starting point and decided to adapt it to a crochet pattern. We wanted to be able to hang our knitted and crocheted apples somewhere with our ideas for living colourfully in winter, for someone to come along and see and maybe take home as a Christmas decoration!
To make a crochet apple you will need:
A teeny amount of brown yarn
With your red yarn:
Begin by dc2 into a ring
Round 1 (dc2 into next st) 6 times (12)
Round 2 (dc1, dc2 into next st) 6 times (18)
Round 3 (dc2, dc2 into next st) 6 times (24)
Round 4 (dc3, dc2 into next st) 6 times (30)
Round 5 (dc4, dc2 into next st) 6 times (36)
Round 6 (dc5, dc2 into next st) 6 times (42)
Round 7 (dc6, dc2 into next st) 6 times (48)
Round 8-18 dc (10 rounds)
Round 19 (dc6, dc2tog) 6 times (42)
Round 20 (dc5, dc2tog) 6 times (36)
Round 21 (dc4, dc2tog( 6 times (30)
Round 22 (dc3, dc2tog) 6 times (24)
Round 23 (dc2, dc2tog) 6 times (18)
Round 24 (dc1, dc2tog) 6 times (12)
Round 25 (dc2tog) 6 times (6)
With your green yarn:
Work along each side of chain in a continuous line, joining stitches at each end so it becomes an oval shape, work 5 rounds.
With brown yarn:
To finish up your apple:
Stuff your red ball with stuffing then tie up the top shut. Stitch on your stalk and leaf to the top of your apple. Hang up somewhere to keep your winter colourful!
H and I took our apples to Clapton Square to hang up. It was a really wintery, cold day but the colours of the leaves and the trees were beautiful!
We wrote our #LiveColourful ideas on to our apples then H reached up into the prettiest tree we could find and hung them up for someone to find.
We hope they find happy, colourful homes to live in!
Why not make your own apple and attach a #LiveColourful idea to it? We’d love to see them!
*Post sponsored by Bulmers Cider.