Tada! With the 4th installment, the crochet Zodiac Applique set on Moogly is complete! Add these appliques to whatever you like – and even if astrology isn’t your thing, they stand alone as a set justice or scales, scorpion, and bow and arrow applique! Get the links below for the previous 3 sets. Now, it’s time for the Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius appliques!
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Soon as I can, I’m going to stitch them to some 6″ solid granny squares – and mix those up with the Fates Square… and have a zodiac baby blanket… or maybe a bag! I hope you enjoy all the patterns!
Zodiac Crochet Appliques: Set #4
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- US-F, 3.75mm hook (Furls Odyssey recommended)
- Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (100% cotton; Worsted/10 ply/”4″; 186 yds/170 m; 100 grams/3.53 oz) – small amounts in various colors
- Gauge is unimportant – use a hook that gives you the solid fabric you desire
- Finished size: Each applique fits within approximately 3″ x 3″
- Click here for Set #1: Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces
- Click here for Set #2: Aries, Taurus, and Gemini
- Click here for Set #3: Cancer, Leo, and Virgo
- Color A: Aqua
- Color B : Rose
Round 1/Crossbeam: With Color A, make a magic circle, work 3 sc in the circle, ch 8, skip the ch closest to the hook, sl st in the remaining 7 chs, 3 sc in the ring, ch 8, skip the ch closest to the hook, sl st in the remaining 7 chs; join to 1st sc in the ring with a sl st.
Row 2/Stand: Sl st into next st (2nd st of Round 1) , ch 14, skip the 2 chs closest to the hook, 3 dc in next ch, ch 2, sl st in same ch, sl st in next 11 chs, sl st to same st of Round 1; break yarn.
Bowl #1: With Color B, ch 8, skip the ch closest to the hook, sl st in next ch, sc2tog, dc in next ch, sc2tog, sl st in last ch, ch 6, sl st to bottom of st in center of either side of Round 1/Crossbeam (see photo), ch 6; join with sl st on opposite side of bowl, break yarn.
Bowl #2: As for Bowl #1, but attach to the other side of Round 1/Crossbeam.
- Color A: Lemon
- Color B: Jade
Row 1: With Color A, ch 2, skip the ch closest to the hook, 2 sc in last ch; turn. (2 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st; turn. (4 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in the 2st st, sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the last st; turn. (6 sts)
Row 4 – 6: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (6 sts)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in the 1st 4 sts, sc2tog; turn. (5 sts)
Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the last 3 sts; turn. (4 sts)
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in the 1st 2 sts, sc2tog; turn. (3 sts)
Row 10: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the last st; turn. (2 sts)
Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (2 sts)
Row 12: Ch 1, sc2tog. (1 st)
Tail/Edging: Ch 15, skip ch closest to the hook, sl st in next ch, sc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in remaining 10 chs, sc evenly around body to opposite side of tail; break yarn.
CLAWS (make 2)
Join to either side of body as shown, ch 10, skip the ch closest to the hook, sl st in the next 2 chs, ch 3, skip the ch closest to the hook, sl st in the next 3 chs; break yarn.
LEGS (make 3)
Join to body as shown, ch 3, break yarn.
With Color B, make a knot where shown.
- Color A: Red
- Color B: Aqua
- Color C: Lemon
Row 1: With Color A, ch 16, skip the ch closest to the hook, hdc in the next ch, sl st in the next 2 chs, sc in the next 2 chs, 2 sc in the next ch, sc in the next 3 chs, 2 sc in the next ch, sc in the next 2 chs, sl st in the next 2 chs, hdc in the last ch; turn. (17 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st, sl st in the next 15 sts, hdc in the last st; break yarn. (17 sts)
With Color B, join to bottom of 2nd st of Row 1 of Bow, ch 18; break yarn and sew end to opposite end of bow, in 2nd to last st.
Row 1: With Color C, ch 3, skip the ch closest to the hook, sl st in the next 2 chs, ch 3, skip the ch closest to the hook, sl st in the next 2 chs, ch 15, skip the ch closest to the hook, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next ch; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc across (in hdc, dc, hdc); break yarn.
Twist the head of the arrow around so that it faces away from the shaft of the arrow, with the end of the shaft underneath. Use the tails on the arrow to secure the arrow head on top of the end of the shaft, and then to sew the arrow to the bow and string.
And that’s the final set of 3 zodiac signs. I hope you enjoy all 12 signs, and will stay tuned to see what I turn them into!
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Hi, Tamara… Your appliques are so cute that they are a MUST!!! Thank you very much for sharing,
Ssssh! I’ll tell uou a secret: was mulling over what gifts to prepare for sending in an envelope to my
friends and relatives in Chile… your appliques will become keychains, bookmarks and even headwraps;
sure they’ll look great.
Love’n hugs from Spain
😀 Thank you so much Angelica!!
Thank you! I love them. I’m looking forward to your baby blanket. I need Christmas gifts for a group of friends. Maybe I can make small bags and decorate them with these appliques.
These Zodiac Signs are so versatile,,, cant wait to see how you have been using them Meanwhile I am going to make some little purses and attach one of these for the giftee’s sign As always,,, thanks so much for sharing your immense creativity SMILE Helen ,
Oh, I love that idea Helen! 😀 Thank you!