Fionna Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern

Fionna Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern

free crochet applique pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Fionna Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern

As a request due to the popularity of my Adventure Times previous patterns (see here) I came up with the idea for some easy face appliques to apply to different projects instead of making a hundred (okay exaggeration) detailed character hats for the kids in my family and mother’s school.  So that is how this Fionna face applique was born.  Don’t miss out on the Finn face applique previously posted too (Get his free pattern here).  This is a beginner friendly pattern and is worked in the round.

Have you not heard of Fionna or Adventure Time yet?  I guess that’s possible. 😉  If you haven’t and want to learn more, please check out information here.  This is the inspirational picture I used when making this applique.

Inspiration picture for Fionna Adventure Time face crochet applique

Project requires:
White yarn for applique base
Light tan, beige or pale pink yarn for face area
Golden to yellow yarn for hair strand
Black yarn for face features
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm) or desired hook for smaller or larger applique than mine shown
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)
hdc – half double crochet (US)

Fiona Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern - free crochet applique pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Fionna Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Colored Face Area: using light tan, beige or pale pink yarn
Round 1: In a magic (adjustable) circle ch 2 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc). Pull ovalish circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st 3 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 hdc in last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 st total)
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail length long enough to be able to securely sew the face area in place during assembly steps of the applique. Cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook to secure end. To avoid tangling up of yarn tails until I am ready to sew them in place I just wrap them in little bundles and pull yarn through center but not too tightly or it can be hard to undo if you have it like that for a long length of time. Place to side until needed in finishing steps for assembly.

Head / Hat Applique Base with ears: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic (adjustable) circle ch 2 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc). Pull ovalish circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st 3 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 hdc in last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 st total)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeat *2 more times, 1 sc in next 3 st, repeat *3 times and 1 sc in remaining last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (22 st total)
Round 4: Ch 6 before placing 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the following 2 ch, sl st in last ch, sl st in following st of round, make 1 sl st in each of the following 5 st around, ch 7 before placing 1 sc in 4th ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the following 2 ch, sl st in last ch, sl st in the following st of round, make 1 sl st in each of the following st for the rest of the round. Sl st in the base of the chain st from start of round.
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail length long enough to be able to securely sew the your applique on after assembly. Cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook to secure end. To avoid tangling up of yarn tails until I am ready to attach them to desired project I just wrap them in little bundles and pull yarn through center but not too tightly or it can be hard to undo if you have it like that for a long length of time. Place to side until needed in finishing steps for assembly.

Bangs / Hair on side strand: using golden / yellow yarn
Make a chain of 10. Cut yarn leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew in place on to rim of face area before pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until ready.

Eyes (Make 2)using black yarn
Cut a short length of black yarn. Make a double knot in center of yarn piece. Double knot around the previous knot. That’s it. That is your eye. Repeat the process for the second eye. Place to side until needed in assembly.

Smile: using black yarn
Cut a short length of black yarn long enough to stitch a smile on to the face area during following steps in assembly. Place to side until steps require this length. I normally cut 3 to 4 times the length I will be stitching since I double stitch everything but whatever you need is fine. :)

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Assembly / Finishing Instructions:

The following steps require these completed crochet features:
1 – Applique  Fionna head base
1 – Colored face area
1 – hair strand piece
2 – eyes
1 – smile
Using the yarn tail on of your eyes you created in previous steps, attach to desired location on colored face area by making a double knot in the back of your project. Weave in ends and cut off extra length in the back. Repeat for second eye.
Taking the yarn tail left on Fionna’s smile and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired place near the center bottom of the colored face area.  Once securely in place pull yarn to the backside of the face area and fasten off.
Taking the yarn tail left on Fionna’s bangs / hair strand piece and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired place along the top left side of the colored face area.  You can reference my pictures to see how I placed my own if you are looking for guidance.  Once securely in place pull yarn to the backside of the face area and fasten off.
Now your colored face area is ready to be sewn on to the applique base of Fionna’s head.  Using your  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and yarn tail left on the face area to sew it securely in place on to the applique base.  You can reference my pictures to see how I placed mine if you are needing any guidance.  Once attached, pull yarn tail to the backside of the applique and fasten off.  You should only have one yarn tail left in white yarn on the applique base. Do not fasten this off as you will use this to attach it to your desired project.
Now that your applique is assembled you are ready to decide what project you want to add it to.  This applique is a super fun but small project that works for most hats, bags, cozies and more!

Ready to attach to your desired project? Move on to next step:
You will use the remaining yarn tail from your Fionna face applique and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your finished Adventure Time applique directly on to your desired project.  Once you have secured it in place, pull the yarn to the inside (or backside depending on project) before fastening off.
Now take the time to look over your finished applique to make sure you didn’t miss any loose ends, yarn tails etc.  If you find any, go ahead and fasten them off now.
That’s it. All done! One cool Fionna worthy project. I hope you enjoyed this pattern, if you have any questions please let me know. Happy crafting! :)

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Finn Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern

Finn Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern
free crochet applique pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Finn Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern1

As a request due to the popularity of my Adventure Times previous patterns (see here) I came up with the idea for some easy face appliques to apply to different projects instead of making a hundred (okay exaggeration) detailed character hats for the kids in my family and mother’s school.  So thus this Finn Face applique was born. He is really simple and cute.  A quick beginner friendly project that you can crochet up in one sitting, even make up the pieces for multiple and wait til they pile up to sew together. Ahem. Not that I do that a lot. Okay I admit. There are tons of little Adventure Time pieces throughout my room at the minute.  Oops.  Once I get them all together they will be on here as well so keep an eye out! Also as you can see from picture  a little bit down below on page Fionna is done so her pattern will be up asap too.  Well here is his pattern.

Have you not heard of Finn or Adventure Time yet?  I guess that’s possible. 😉  If you haven’t and want to learn more, please check out information here.

Project requires:
White yarn for applique base
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm) or desired hook for smaller or larger applique than mine shown
Light tan, beige or pale pink yarn for face area
Black yarn for face features
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)
hdc – half double crochet (US)

Finn Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern2

Finn Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Colored Face Area: using light tan, beige or pale pink yarn
Round 1: In a magic (adjustable) circle ch 2 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc). Pull ovalish circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st 3 st, 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 sc in last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 st total)
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail length long enough to be able to securely sew the face area in place during assembly steps of the applique. Cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook to secure end. To avoid tangling up of yarn tails until I am ready to sew them in place I just wrap them in little bundles and pull yarn through center but not too tightly or it can be hard to undo if you have it like that for a long length of time. Place to side until needed in finishing steps for assembly.

Head / Hat Applique Base with ears: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic (adjustable) circle ch 2 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc). Pull ovalish circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st 3 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next 3 st and 1 hdc in last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 st total)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeat *2 more times, 1 sc in next 3 st, repeat *3 times and 1 sc in remaining last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (22 st total)
Round 4: Ch 3 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in last ch, ch 1 and sl st in 2nd st in round. Sl st in next 4 st, ch 1 before placing 1 sc in next 6 st, ch 1 before sl st in next st, sl st in next 5  st, ch 4 before placing 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in last ch before sl st in next st in round before making 1 sl st in each of the remaining st around. Sl st in the base of starting chain from the round.
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail length long enough to be able to securely sew the your applique in after assembly. Cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook to secure end. To avoid tangling up of yarn tails until I am ready to attach them to desired project I just wrap them in little bundles and pull yarn through center but not too tightly or it can be hard to undo if you have it like that for a long length of time. Place to side until needed in finishing steps for assembly.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Cut a short length of black yarn. Make a double knot in center of yarn piece. Double knot around the previous knot. That’s it. That is your eye. Repeat the process for the second eye. Place to side until needed in assembly.

Smile: using black yarn
Cut a short length of black yarn long enough to stitch a smile on to the face area during following steps in assembly. Place to side until steps require this length. I normally cut 3 to 4 times the length I will be stitching since I double stitch everything but whatever you need is fine. :)

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Assembly / Finishing Instructions:
The following steps require these completed crochet features:
1 – Applique base
1 – Colored face area
2 – eyes
1 – smile
Using the yarn tail on of your eyes you created in previous steps, attach to desired location on colored face area by making a double knot in the back of your project. Weave in ends and cut off extra length in the back. Repeat for second eye.
Taking the yarn tail left on Finn’s smile and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired place near the center bottom of the colored face area.  Once securely in place pull yarn to the backside of the face area and fasten off.
Now your colored face area is ready to be sewn on to the applique base of Finn’s head.  Using your  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and yarn tail left on the face area to sew it securely in place on to the applique base.  You can reference my pictures to see how I placed mine if you are needing any guidance.  Once attached, pull yarn tail to the backside of the applique and fasten off.  You should only have one yarn tail left in white yarn on the applique base. Do not fasten this off as you will use this to attach it to your desired project.
Now that your applique is assembled you are ready to decide what project you want to add it to.  This applique is a fun but small project that works for most hats, bags, cozies and more!

Ready to attach to your desired project? Move on to next step:
You will use the remaining yarn tail from your applique and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your finished applique directly on to your desired project.  Once you have secured it in place, pull the yarn to the inside (or backside depending on project) before fastening off.
Now take the time to look over your finished applique to make sure you didn’t miss any loose ends, yarn tails etc.  If you find any, go ahead and fasten them off now.  That’s it. All done!

I hope you enjoyed this pattern, if you have any questions please let me know. Happy crafting! :)

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Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern

 free skull applique crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern

Yeah I needed more skulls and cute a girly skull as well.  I love skulls on almost anything. :) This was just a simple upgrade to the Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern which you can see here.  I decided to add the bow to because I wear shoes most of the time that have a similar bow on the skull on them as well. Told you I wear a lot of skulls..  This is a very quick and small project to make to upgrade or personalize almost any project.  It is beginner friendly so give it a try. Happy crafting!

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
White or desired main color yarn for skull base
Black or desired contrast color yarn for features on skull
Raspberry yarn or desired contrast color 2 yarn
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet  (US)

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Skull Base: using white yarn or desired main color yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle using your white (or desired main color) yarn, ch 2 before placing 10 dc st in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each of the following 6 st, ch 2 before making 2 dc in next 2 st, ch 1 and place 2 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 st total= 4 dc and 16 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew the finished applique in place once fully assembled before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing process.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn or desired contrast color
Round 1: Using black yarn (or desired contrast color yarn) ch 1 before working 5 sc st in a magic circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (5 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew the eye in place during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing process.
Repeat above process for second eye.

Nose: using black yarn
Make a large knot and leave short yarn tail before cutting yarn. You will use this yarn tail to secure the nose in desired place on your skull applique.

Bow: using contrast yarn color 2 (mine is raspberry color from Red Heart like in pictures)
Row 1: Chain 7 before placing 1 sc in 4th ch from hook, place 1 sl st in each of the following 2 ch, 1 sc in last ch, ch 3 and sl st in to bottom of last sc worked.
Leave an extra long tail before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook.  You will now pull yarn to back of bow before wrapping several times around center and double knot to secure wrapping in back.  Place to side until ready to attach to your skull applique during assembly.

Assembly and Finishing Steps:
Taking the yarn tail left on one of your eyes and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the eye securely in desired location on skull base.  I placed mine just to the inside of the outer rim to use it as a measure to make sure mine were even but you can play around with the placement.  Once you have sewn it in place, pull yarn to the back side of the applique and fasten off.  Repeat process for the second eye.
Now take the yarn tail left on nose and secure it in desired place.  A knot or two or even a few stitches with the yarn needle are more than enough to do this job.   Fasten off.
Last but not least we are adding this cute girl skull’s bow. I like mine off to the side but it looks cute centered on top of skull as well so feel free to switch it up. :)   I just secured mine with two double knots on the back of the project but you can use your yarn needle to sew it in place if you so desire.
All done! Now you have a completed girly skull with bow applique! There should only be on yarn tail left and that’s the extra long yarn tail in main color from the applique’s skull base. You will use this with to fix the applique on to the project of your choice when ready.

Attaching Applique to Project:
Do you have a project ready for an applique? Then you are ready for this step. All you will need to do is again use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the yarn tail left on the applique to secure it in place on your desired project location. I normally just attached with a basic in and out stitch near perimeter of applique so ends don’t curl up and a few stitches near the center to keep it from bubbling up later on after multiple washings. Once you have sewn your applique in place, pull the yarn to the backside or inside (depending on your project) and fasten off. That’s it. :)

Here is a picture to show how this applique turned out when I put it on my desired project (hat):

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern on hat

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Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern

Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern

 free skull applique crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern

I wanted to make up a simple and quick unisex applique that I could use on hats for either boys or girls *coughs* and for myself. 😉  So I whipped this up in just a few minutes. It’s that easy so give it a try!  It is definitely a beginner friendly crochet pattern.

Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
White or desired main color yarn for skull base
Black or desired contrast color yarn for features on skull
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet  (US)

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Skull Base: using white yarn or desired main color yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle using your white (or desired main color) yarn, ch 2 before placing 10 dc st in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each of the following 6 st, ch 2 before making 2 dc in each of the next 2 st, ch 1 and place 2 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 st total= 4 dc and 16 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew the finished applique in place once fully assembled before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing process.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn or desired contrast color yarn
Round 1: Using black yarn (or desired contrast color yarn) ch 1 before working 5 sc st in a magic circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (5 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew the eye in place during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing process.
Repeat above process for second eye.

Nose: using black yarn or desired contrast color yarn
Make a large knot and leave short yarn tail before cutting yarn. You will use this yarn tail to secure the nose in desired place on your skull applique.

Assembly and Finishing Steps:
Taking the yarn tail left on one of your eyes and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the eye securely in desired location on skull base.  I placed mine just to the inside of the outer rim to use it as a measure to make sure mine were even but you can play around with the placement.  Once you have sewn it in place, pull yarn to the back side of the applique and fasten off.  Repeat process for the second eye.
Now take the yarn tail left on nose and secure it in desired place.  A knot or two or even a few stitches with the yarn needle are more than enough to do this job.   Fasten off.
Now you have a completed unisex skull applique! There should only be on yarn tail left and that’s the extra long yarn tail in main color from the applique’s skull base. You will use this with to fix the applique on to the project of your choice when ready.

Attaching Applique to Project:
Do you have a project ready for an applique? Then you are ready for this step. All you will need to do is again use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the yarn tail left on the applique to secure it in place on your desired project location. I normally just attached with a basic in and out stitch near perimeter of applique so ends don’t curl up and a few stitches near the center to keep it from bubbling up later on after multiple washings. Once you have sewn your applique in place, pull the yarn to the backside or inside (depending on your project) and fasten off. That’s it. :)

This is what this applique look liked once I finished it and attached to my desired project (hat):
Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern on Hat

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Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Large Applique Crochet Pattern

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Large Applique Crochet Pattern

free video game inspired applique crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Applique Crochet Pattern

If you haven’t guessed by now… I’m a geek. A proud video game addicted, fantasy / sci fi watching, loving math and socially awkward at times geek. So I recently got hooked back on playing Borderlands 2 video game thanks to some added on content to the story in update. So I just decided I just had to make myself a vault symbol applique… because I’m a geek like that. lol So here is the pattern instructions to make this crocheted version of the Borderlands vault symbol I whipped up. It’s a small and beginner friendly pattern that can be done in a quick amount of time. So give it a try whether you are a gaming geek or for the gaming geek in your life. :) (Here is the pattern for hat project if you want to do this as well)

Never heard of Borderlands? Boy you are missing out!
Buy Borderlands 2 video game here.
Buy Borderlands video game here.
Learn more about Borderlands on the wiki here.

Here are some pictures from the game to show the symbol looks in it. :)

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol inspiration picture for crochet logo applique

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol inspiration picture for crochet logo applique 2

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Large Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Gold /yellow or desired color yarn for applique background for logo
Red or desired contrast color yarn for applique logo lines
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet  (US)

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Applique background: using main color yarn

Round 1: Using main color yarn in a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and 2 dc in each of the remaining 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in following st*  repeating * pattern for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (30 sc)
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this applique in place on your desired project when completed. Once you cut the yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Symbol circle part: using contrast color yarn
Make a chain of 26. Sl st in to the last ch from hook to create a circle.
Before cutting yarn, leave a yarn tail long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol securely in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Symbol ^ part: using contrast color yarn
Make a chain of 12.
Before cutting yarn, leave a yarn tail long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol securely in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Finishing off and assembly: 
Taking the yarn tail left on the circle part of the symbol chain, use a Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the circle in place on your applique background. I sewed mine right on the border of where round 2 and 3 meet on the background. It makes a great guide and you don’t have to worry about it being lopsided. Once it is secured in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the applique and fasten off.
Next use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the tail left of the symbol chain for the ^ in place on the applique background. It will be a basic upside down v shape, like this ^. You can see my pictures on how I placed mine. You want each end of the chain to touchdown on bottom of the circle. I pinned mine in place during process but it isn’t necessary. You should be able to eyeball how you want it placed. I just get antsy about things not being perfectly even. 😉 Once it is secured in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the applique and fasten off.
Now you have a completed vault symbol applique! There should only be on yarn tail left and that’s the extra long yarn tail in main color from the applique background. You will use this to fix the applique on to the project of your choice when ready.

Attaching Applique to Project:
Do you have a project ready for an applique? Then you are ready for this step. All you will need to do is again use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the yarn tail left on the applique to secure it in place on your desired project location. I normally just attached with a basic in and out stitch near perimeter of applique so ends don’t curl up and a few stitches near the center to keep it from bubbling up later on after multiple washings. Once you have sewn your applique in place, pull the yarn to the backside or inside (depending on your project) and fasten off. That’s it. :)

Here is what this applique look liked once I finished it and attached to my desired project (hat): (Here is the pattern for hat project if you want to do this as well)

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Large Applique Crochet Pattern on finished project hat

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Large Lighthouse Nautical Applique Crochet Pattern

Large Lighthouse Applique Crochet Pattern

free applique crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Large Lighthouse Nautical Applique Crochet Pattern (4)

My Roy, my step grandfather since I was little, collects lighthouses so when I was brainstorming for ideas of a gift to make for his birthday I came up with a lighthouse nautical theme set of crocheted items that I can add to each holiday or special occasion.  I started out with this lighthouse applique then once I figured out how to do that I was able to move on.  For the first gift item on this occasion I put this applique on to a nap pillow. I actually made it a nautical striped pillow but this is the crochet pattern for just the applique as shown in pictures.

Below is a picture to show the lighthouse applique on his nap pillow.  I thought it was cute and wanted to show the size of how the lighthouse applique will turn out once finished in comparison to a standard throw pillow. :)  I will be adding that pattern to the site very soon. I just need to type it up. Happy crafting!

Large Lighthouse Nautical Applique Crochet Pattern (2)

Large Lighthouse Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Black yarn  for lighthouse main color and trim
White yarn for white stripes
Golden / yellow yarn for light deck level
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 
hdc – half double crochet
hdctog- half double crochet two stitches together

Large Lighthouse Nautical Applique Crochet Pattern (3)

Pattern Instructions:
Row 1: Ch 16. Place 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 dc in each of the following 13 ch across. Ch 2 and turn. (14 dc)
Row 2: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, leaving 1st unworked and make 1 dc in each of the following 12 st across. In last pull through on final dc of row, drop the black yarn and pick up white yarn before pulling through loops. Ch 2 and turn with white yarn. (13 dc)
Row 3: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, and 1 dc in each of the following 11
st across. Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 4: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, leaving 1st unworked and 1 dc in each of the following 10 st across. In last pull through on final dc of row, drop the white yarn and pick up black yarn before pulling through loops. Ch 2 and turn with black yarn. (11 dc)
Row 5: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, leaving 1st unworked and 1 dc in each of the following 9 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (10 dc)
Row 6: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, leaving 1st unworked, and 1 dc in each of the following 8 st across. In last pull through on final dc of row, drop the black yarn and pick up white yarn before pulling through loops. Ch 2 and turn with white yarn. (9 dc)
Row 7: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, leaving 1st unworked, and 1 dc in each of the following 7 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (8 dc)
Row 8: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, leaving 1st unworked, and 1 dc in each of the following 6 st across. In last pull through on final dc of row, drop the white yarn and pick up black yarn before pulling through loops. Ch 1 and turn with black yarn. (7 dc)
Row 9: Place 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each of the following 5 st across and 2 sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn. (9 sc)
Row 10: Sl st in 2nd st, leaving 1 st unworked, ch 1 before placing 1 sc in next 5 st and sl st in next st. Ch 1 and turn, leaving last st unworked. (5 sc)
Row 11. Sl st in 1st st. Pick up golden yellow yarn and fasten off black yarn. Ch 1 and place 1 sc in next st and each of the following 4 st. Ch 1 and turn. (5 sc)
Row 12: Place 1 sc in each of the 5 st across. In last pull through on final sc of row, drop the golden yellow yarn and reattach new strand of black yarn by pulling it through last st. Ch 1 and turn. (5 sc)
Row 13: Place 1 sc each of the 5 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (5 sc)
Row 14: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st, leaving 1st unworked, make 1 hdc in next st and hdctog that last 2 st in row. Ch 2 and turn. (3 hdc)
Row 15: Hdctog 2nd and 3rd st, skipping 1st st. Ch 1 and turn. (1 hdc)
Row 16: Place 3 sc in st, sl st down side of lighthouse, one sl st per stitch, when you reach black row 9 place 3 sc, continue 1 sl st per st down until bottom corner placing 2 sc, sl st around to second bottom corner placing 2 sc there as well, continue up last side of lighthouse working 1 sc in each st until Row 9 black row reached placing another 3 sc on this side, sl st up to the first st worked in placing 3 more sc and sl st to the top of the 1st st in round.
Note:  You want want to work the stitches along the edging around the yarn run up the side from dropping and picking up the colors so they are hidden in your trim. :)
Leave an extra long black yarn tail so that you can sew your completed applique on to your desired project when you are ready to attach it. Pull any other loose tails or yarn ends to the back of your lighthouse applique and finish off. You should only have the long black yarn tail to attach to your project left. All done.

Large Lighthouse Nautical Applique Crochet Pattern (5)

Decided where you want to attach your lighthouse applique?  Take your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and extra long black yarn tail left on your applique during assembly to secure your piece on to your project.  Once completely sewn on, pull your yarn to the inside or back side of your project and fasten off. That’s it.

Note:  If you are a bit OCD about lining your applique up or keeping it even like me, try using some straight pins or safety pins to lock it in place while you are sewing. Once you do this you can take most of the stress out of sewing it and checking it multiple times. Trust me, it saves me a lot of time and second guessing.  Here is what my process looks like before sewing it in place.

Large Lighthouse Nautical Applique Crochet Pattern

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Happy Icecream Cone Applique Crochet Pattern

Happy Icecream Cone Applique Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Happy Icecream Cone Applique Crochet Pattern

Although this happy icecream applique came out a bit bigger than I originally planned for it to be I still like it.  It’s going to make a fun add for a baby bib with my Easy Baby Bib pattern and baby granny square blanket I’m making with food appliques. :)  I made this crocheted icecream applique on a whim one day when bored. I actually made a little set which you can below that so far includes  Happy Cupcake Applique Crochet PatternHappy Chocolate Chip Cookie Applique Crochet Pattern and Silly Monkey Face pattern that I still have to type up.  I’m hoping once I catch up on all of my projects in progress I can make a few more to get the blanket complete.   Let me know if you have any questions. I tried to make it as easy to understand as possible. I don’t have the patience for very complicated patterns. 😉

Here is a picture below of the little set all together plus a silly monkey one I made up at the same time.

Happy Icecream Cone Applique Crochet Pattern (7)

Happy Icecream Cone Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Tan or light brown yarn for icecream cone color (or desired color)  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Pink yarn for icecream scoop topper
Red yarn for cherry on top
Black yarn for eyes and mouth
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 
hdc – half double crochet
dctog- double crochet two stitches together

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Icecream Cone Base: using tan or light brown yarn
Row 1: Ch 3.  Place 3 dc in last ch from hook. Ch 2 and turn. (3 dc)
Row 2: Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st and 2 dc in last st. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 3: Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 3 st and 2 dc in last st. Ch 2 and turn. (7 dc)
Row 4: Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 5 st and 2 dc in last st. Ch 1 and turn. (9 dc)
Row 5: Make 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc across to other top corner of cone placing 3 sc in corner, 1  sc down the side of the corner, 3 sc in bottom of cone st, 1 sc in each st up the last side of cone triangle, placing 1 sc in same st as 1st worked. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.
Make sure you leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew your icecream cone base part of the applique on to your desired project before cutting yarn and pulling through before you cut the yarn and pull through loop.

Icecream Scoop Topper: using pink yarn
Row 1: Attaching your pink yarn (or desired icecream color) with a sl st in st last left off at in cone base, ch 1 before placing 3 sc in 1st st, 1 sc across to last st, and placing 3 sc in last st. Ch 2 and turn. (14 sc)
Row 2: Make 1 dc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn. (14 dc)
Row 3: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in row, place 1 dc in each of the next 10 st, dctog last two st together. Ch 1 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 4: Skipping 1st st in row, place 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 dc in following st, 3 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in the next 2 st and sctog last two st together.  Sl st back in to the base of the last st.  (10 st total)
Leaving a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew your icecream scoop part of the applique on to your desired project before cutting yarn and pulling through.

Cherry: using red yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Leaving a long enough of a yarn tail to be able to sew your cherry part of the icecream cone applique on to the top of your applique and on to your desired project before cutting yarn and pulling through.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing following st in this order: (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc).  Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st.  (4 st total)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew your eye on icecream cone applique during assembly before you cut yarn, pull it through and place to side until needed in steps below.
Repeat for second eye.

Mouth: using black yarn
Set aside a small amount of black yarn like you used for the eyes so you can freehand stitch on a smile during finishing steps.

Happy Icecream Cone Applique Crochet Pattern

Finishing off:
Taking the tail from your icrecream cone’s cherry and a Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew your cherry on top of the icecream topper (pink) part of your applique.  Pull extra tail through to back of applique and leave until attaching to your project.
Taking the tail from one of the assembled eyes and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle , sew your icecream cone’s eye in desired location. You can reference pictures to see how I placed my own.  It’s up to your personal preference though.  Once fully secure, pull yarn to back side of applique before fastening off. Repeat process for the second eye.
Taking your short length of black yarn to placed to the side for the mouth and the yarn needle, freehand stitch the mouth or smile in desired place on your applique. Again you can see my pictures on where I placed my own or play around with your own placement. Once stitched in place, pull yarn to back side of applique and fasten off.

Now that your applique is constructed you should still have three yarn tails left:
1. Red yarn tail from cherry
2. Pink (or desired color) yarn tail for icecream scoop
3: Tan or light brown yarn tail for icecream cone.

Why three tails?  You will be using each tail to sew on the coordinating color of your applique on to your desired project.  If we used just one tail you would have contrasting colors in stitches running around perimeter to secure your icecream cone applique in place.
Now check over your crochet project for any other tails or ends (besides those just mentioned above) that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any.
All done! You just need to figure out what project you want to attach your chibi happy icecream cone applique to now.  Once you have decided and are ready to attach your applique to project. Proceed to following steps.

Attaching your applique to project:
Taking the tail left from your cherry and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, sew your cherry part of your applique on to your desired project placement.  Once secure pull yarn through to inside or back of project before fastening off.
Next take the tail from your icecream topper (mine in pictures is pink) and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the icecream scoop part of your applique securely in place.  Once done, pull yarn to back or inside of project and fasten off.
Now you just need to use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and tail leftover for the icecream cone base to secure that part of the applique in place on to your project.  Once your applique is fully secured, pull yarn to back and fasten off.

That’s it. :) Now I just need to figure out what project I want to attach my happy icecream cone applique to!

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Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Applique Crochet Pattern

Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Applique Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Applique Crochet Pattern (5)

During a day of boredom and not wanting to do any big projects I decided to try making a few chibi looking fun sweets to use as appliques for plain beanies etc.  So my little happy cookie friend was born.  I ended up making a cute icecream cone and cupcake to go along with him as well. :)  This was an easy and short project that even beginners can make up in one sitting.  If you know how to work in the round, you will be able to make this cute little guy.  Here is a picture below of the little set all together plus a silly monkey one I made up at the same time.

Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Applique Crochet Pattern (3)

Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Tan or light brown yarn for main cookie color (or desired color)  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Dark brown yarn for chocolate chips
Black yarn for eyes and mouth
Pink yarn for blush circles
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 
hdc – half double crochet

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Main cookie base: using tan or light brown yarn
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before making 12 dc in to the circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and each of the following 11 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing *2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st*  repeating * pattern around until all st worked. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (36 dc)
Leave a long enough tail to be able to sew your cookie applique on to your project once fully assembled in finishing stages. Put to side until needed for assembly.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 1 before making  the following st in to the circle: (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc).  Pull circle closed. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (4 st total)
Before you cut your yarn, make sure you leave a long enough tail to be able to sew your eyes on to the cookie applique.  Cut yarn, pull through and put to side until needed during assembly.
Repeat for second eye.

Mouth: using black yarn
Row 1: Ch 6. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, (1 hdc, 1 dc) in next st, 2 dc in next st, (1 dc, 1 hdc) in following st, 1 sc in last st, sl st into base of last st.
Make sure you leave a long enough tail to be able to sew your mouth on your cookie during assembly before cutting yarn and pull through. Place to side until needed in assembly.

Blush circles (Make 2): using pink yarn
Ch 4 and sl st in the last ch from hook.  Leave a yarn tail long enough to secure to cookie in assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Place to side.
Repeat for second blush circle.

Chocolate Chips (Make 6-9 your preferred amount ): using dark brown yarn
Ch 3 and sl st in to the last ch from the hook. Leave a yarn tail long enough to secure to cookie in assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Place to side.
Repeat for the rest of the chocolate chips you desire for your cookie applique.

Finishing off / Assembly:
Taking the tail left on your cookie’s mouth and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, sew your mouth in to desired place on your applique.  You can reference my picture on how I placed the mouth on my cookie.  Once secure, pull yarn to back of cookie base and fasten off.
Now taking the tail from one eye and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, secure it in desired location on cookie base.  Once sewn on, pull yarn to back of applique and fasten off. Repeat process for second eye.
Now taking the tail from one blush circle and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, secure it in desired location on cookie base.  Once sewn on, pull yarn to back of applique and fasten off. Repeat process for second blush circle.
Now taking the tail from one chip and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle or a small tipped crochet hook to pull through, secure it in desired location on cookie base.    Once sewn on, pull yarn to back of applique and fasten off. Repeat process for the rest of your chocolate chips.
Once completed you should have one long tail left on your project in the color of your cookie base.  If you find any others, take the time to fasten them off now.
When you are ready to attach your completed applique to your project, just use your yarn needle and tail to stitch it into place.  Once secure, pull yarn to back of project your are attaching it to and fasten off.
All done! One cute and happy chibi chocolate chip applique.  Now what to put it on? Decisions. Decisions.

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Happy Cupcake Applique Crochet Pattern

Happy Cupcake Applique Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Happy Cupcake Applique Crochet Pattern (5)

Even though I don’t eat sugar for health reasons, I can’t resist the cuteness of cupcakes. I’ve been making a lot of cupcake themed projects as of late so I had to make a fun little applique to use on some of my projects.  That is how the happy cupcake came to be.  I may have made a few squee noises over it when I was finishing it up. I already have plans for this one to go on my Kindle case I recently crocheted. :)  I did make a cute little set on the same day of this cupcake, a happy chocolate chip cookie, a happy icecream cone and a cute but silly monkey face.  Here is a picture below of the little set all together.

Happy Cupcake Applique Crochet Pattern (2)

Happy Cupcake Applique Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
Pink yarn for frosting top
Tan or light brown yarn for cake color (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Red yarn for cherry
Black yarn for eyes and mouth
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 
sctog – single crochet two stitches together

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Bottom cake part: using tan or light brown yarn
Row 1: Ch 8. In 3rd ch from hook place 1 dc and 1 dc in each of the next 5 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Row 2:  Make 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 4 st and 2 dc in last st. Ch 1 and turn. (8 dc)
Row 3: Place 1 sc in 1st st and each of the following 7 st across.  (8 sc)
Leave a tail long enough to attach to be able to sew on the cake part of your cupcake applique on to your project.    Leaving tail, cut yarn and pull through. Put to side until finishing steps.

Frosting top: using pink yarn
Row 1:  Sl st to top of cake base where you left off.  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each of the following 6 st and 2 sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn. (10 sc)
Row 2:  Make 1 sc in 1st st and each of the following 9 st across. Ch 1 and turn. (10 sc)
Row 3: Make 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in row, 1 sc in each of the following 6 st, and sctog last 2 st. Ch 1 and turn. (8 sc)
Row 4: Make 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in row, 1 sc in each of the following 4 st, and sctog last 2 st. Ch 1 and turn. (6 sc)
Row 5: Make 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in row, 1 sc in each of the following 2 st, and sctog last 2 st. Ch 1 and turn. (4 sc)
Row 6: Ch 1 but do not turn like previous rounds. Work 1 sc in each st down side of cupcake frosting. Place 3 sc in bottom corner *ch 2, sc in next st* repeating across to other bottom corner of frosting placing 3 sc in corner. Work 1 sc in each st up last side of frosting until you reach 1st st in round.  Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round.
Leave a tail long enough to attach to be able to sew on the frosting part of your cupcake applique on to cake bottom of your cupcake and then on to your project. Leaving tail, cut yarn and pull through. Put to side until finishing steps.

Cherry on top: using red yarn
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 10 sc in to the circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.
Leave a tail long enough to attach to frosting top with a few stitches and be able to sew on the cherry part of your applique on to your project before cutting yarn. Pull through yarn and place to side until needed in assembly.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Make a ch of 4. Sl st in to the last ch from hook.  Leave a tail long enough to sew on to your cupcake before cutting and pulling through yarn.  Put to side until needed in assembly.  Repeat for second eye.

Mouth: using black yarn
Leave out a small amount of black yarn to freehand stitch on smile during finishing steps.

Finishing off:
Using the tail from one of your cupcake’s eyes and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, sew your eye in to desired place. You can reference my pictures on where I placed mine on my cupcake.  Once secure in place, pull yarn to back of applique before fastening off.  Repeat for second eye.
Using the small amount of black yarn you set aside for the freehand smile, use your needle to freehand stitch on your smile where you want it.  I just did a simple smile but feel free to play around with what you like best.  Once done, pull yarn to back and fasten off.
Taking the tail from your cherry and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle attach your cherry to top of your frosting top with a few stitches. I just use a simple back and forth. Do not cut remaining tail.
You should have three tails left:
1. Red yarn tail for cherry
2. Brown or tan yarn tail for cake base
3. Pink or desired frosting color yarn tail for frosting top.
Why three tails?  You will be using each one to attach that color of the applique on to your project.  Otherwise you will have contrasting colored stitches.
Now all you have left to do is figure out what project you want to attach your happy cupcake applique too!  The sky is the limit.  When you know where you are going to put it, just simply use the tail from the part of the cupcake that matches to secure it to project, pull yarn to back and fasten off. Repeat with other two tails.
All done. :)

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