Large Lighthouse Nautical Applique Crochet Pattern

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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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