Amazing Crochet Appliques: Free Patterns to Embellish Anything!

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Crochet appliques are great for embellishing things – hats, bags, tops, onsies, you name it! And there are hundreds of free patterns for crochet appliques out there – many of which are for flowers, hearts, and other beautiful things you’ve likely seen before. So for this roundup I’ve found 10 crochet applique patterns that are new and different – all free!

Crochet Appliques - 10 free patterns for unique and unusual embellishments

10 Free Crochet Applique Patterns

  1. Little Skull and Crossbones Motif by Heidi HengelSpeckless Blog: Perfect for pirates, bikers, and rock stars, big and little! Her googly eye suggestion cracks me up!Little Skull and Crossbones - free crochet applique pattern
  2. Crocheted Batman Logo by Louis Mensinger, on Louie’s Loops: I know just who I’d make this for. Actually, several someones!Crocheted Batman Logo - free crochet applique pattern
  3. Goldfish, Anglefish and Seaweed Crochet Applique Patterns by JTcreations, a Ravelry download: You can set a whole scene – these would be great on a beach bag!Goldfish, Angelfish and Seaweed - free crochet applique patterns
  4. Mustache Applique by Lauren Frank, on Tutus & Tea Parties: Mustaches are everywhere! Resistance is futile!Mustache Applique  - free crochet applique pattern
  5. Football Embellishment by Jennifer Kaye, on TheToddlerWhisperer: Hut hut applique!Football Embellishment - free crochet applique pattern
  6. Pear Applique by Janet Carrillo, on damn it Janet, let’s crochet!: Be sure to check out her other selections – tons of super cute appliques on this site! All sorts of items!Pear - free crochet applique pattern
  7. Ladybug Crochet Applique by Amani Amani, on How cute is this?! Great little summery touch!Ladybug Applique - free crochet applique pattern
  8. Little Raindrops by Jennifer Dickerson, on Fiber Flux: Simple and perfect!Little Raindrops - free crochet applique pattern
  9. Simple Ninja Applique by Karen Moreland, a Ravelry download: So cute you’ll never see him coming!Simply Ninja Applique - free crochet applique pattern
  10. Shield, Sword and Bow by Carolina Guzman, on One and Two Company: Carolina is known for her perfect appliques – most of which are paid patterns. But luckily this one is free! My boys would love these!Shield, Sword, and Bow  - free crochet applique patterns

Yet Another Market Bag - free crochet pattern!There’s an applique of *almost* everything, and you can find more crochet appliques here on Moogly, including the alphabet, numbers, paw print, and more! I also made the Crochet Crab Applique by My Merry Messy Life and put it on a market bag – and won a contest with it! I hope you’ve gotten some project ideas and inspiration from this roundup. What’s your favorite applique to use?

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    Becca says

    Thank you so much for posting these!!!! They are great!!! I can decide if the skull or the mustache is my favorite, your market bag is ADORABLE as well. Happy crocheting!

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    Tami says

    Just found this pattern, going to make these for my son’s 2nd grade class for valentine’s day gifts. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Tonia says

    do you happen to have an anchor for a sailor’s hat that is very small – 2″ or a little smaller to go on a newborn brim on a hat

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      Tamara Kelly says

      I don’t have one that size specifically, but using crochet thread and a tiny hook should work!

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