10 Crochet Applique Patterns

Check out these free crochet applique patterns to hook some happy into your next crochet project!

By: Jaji Hammer, Editor,
Crochet Applique Patterns

Crochet applique? Yes, you appli-can! Want to spice up that bland pillow on your couch that's been staring back at you with a bored look on its face? Feel like a mindless project you can hook while watching TV, but you still want that afghan to "wow"? Well, you've come to the right place! A crochet applique provides that added aspect of awesome to any crochet project that's looking for a little pizzazz.

These free crochet afghan patterns use crochet appliques to insert detailed elements of visual interest without need of advanced crochet skills, to liven up otherwise ordinary designs, and to embellish projects requiring that perfect finishing touch. From a strategically placed anchor on a baby blanket to a meadow of flowers on a throw to multicolor Christmas lights on a crochet snuggle sack, the appliques in these projects are sure to inspire you to add a crochet applique (or 40!) to your next afghan, pillow, baby blanket, or all of the above!

The Magic of a Crochet Applique

Holiday Applique Granny Squares

Get in the holiday spirit with Holiday Applique Granny Squares. This free granny square pattern includes directions for the crochet Christmas tree and crochet snowman appliques. Mix and match these applique patterns to make a festive Christmas afghan!

Seeing Stars Crochet Pattern

The Animal Alphabet Crochet Afghan is not only the cutest baby crochet afghan you'll ever come across, it's rife with the cutest crochet appliques ever! Each letter and animal applique comes with a complete set of instructions for your convenience.

Animal Alphabet Crochet Afghan

You don't always need to go over-the-top to create a one-of-a-kind blanket, as the Easy Anchors Away Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern shows you. Creating a simple base, all you'll need to do is add an anchor applique and you're done. Easy, quick, and totally adorable.

Easy Anchors Away Crochet Pattern

Whoo's ready for the cutest round crochet pattern out there? This Cutie Owl Crochet Baby Blanket will blow you away. An amazing owl crochet applique is accompanied by adorable flowers and branches to make the best picture crochet baby blanket pattern ever.

Cutie Owl Crochet Baby Blanket

The bright colors of this Teen Throw make it an ideal afghan to crochet for your favorite teenager, though really who wouldn't love to snuggle this cheery throw! It will definitely add a pop of color to any room, and the applique hearts and whirls give it some fun dimension.

Shamrock Motif

Crochet yourself some luck with this Shamrock Motif applique pattern. You can stitch it onto an underwhelming afghan or pillow or hook a bunch to make a super lucky granny square afghan. It's a versatile crochet applique whether for St. Patrick's Day or just an average Tuesday!

Japanese Flower Motif

Want to learn how to crochet a flower? Check out this beautiful Japanese Flower Motif. Using only a little bit of yarn, this crochet flower pattern is the perfect stash-buster. You can either use these crochet flowers as appliques or as pretty coasters or for any other crochet projects!

Crochet Sea Pennies

Using the magic circle crochet technique, you can easily create Crochet Sea Pennies for all your crochet applique needs! This beginner-friendly tutorial gives you a step-by-step instructions to complete these lovely little appliques that will add some bling to any dull project. 

Crochet Applique: How to Add Appliques to Crochet Projects

BONUS! It’s exciting when you finish your first crochet applique. With just a little bit of yarn, you were able to make something adorable for your crochet project. But now you may be wondering, “How on earth do I attach this to the project I’m working on?” With a video crochet tutorial and step-by-step written tutorial to walk you through the attaching process, Crochet Applique: How to Add Appliques to Crochet Projects will help you learn an important skill that you can use on any project in the future.

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Holy moly, the Animal Alphabet afghan is everything!! I love a nice applique. I've even dressed up pillows I bought at Target with them! Such an easy way to create a decor theme in a room or easily make an afghan really stand out without much work.


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