I started this afghan project 6 months ago as a crochet along (my very first) but has since evolved to making all my own appliques for it. I wasn’t happy with just having repeats of the same few appliques so I ventured into the unknown and tried creating some of my own. They are actually going very well! I will still use the pine trees from the original (they are perfect!) but all the rest of the 23 appliques will be mine. I’m so proud of myself!
Here is my latest applique in fitting with the woodland theme. Snowshoes!
**You can purchase an inexpensive copy of this pattern HERE
**Favorite or queue on Ravelry HERE
- Medium worsted weight yarn
12 yards – Loops & Threads, Impeccable, in Chocolate
4 yards – Red Heart, Soft, in Toast
1 yard – Caron, Simply Soft, in Grey Heather
- Crochet Hook G (4.0 mm)
- Tapestry needle
Stitch Abbreviations (Pattern is in standard American terms)
- st – stitch
- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tc – triple crochet
- Rnd – round
SNOWSHOE – Make 2
Rnd 1: Ch 20 (Should be 5”), sc in 2nd ch from hook and mark this stitch. Sc, dc, tc, dc, hdc 2, sc 2, sl st 3. Leave last 7 stitches unworked. (13)
Rnd 2: Rotate piece clockwise. Keep working yarn and hook above ‘tail’ (the 7 chains) and sl st into same stitch/opposite side. Sl st 2, sc 2, hdc 2, dc, tc, dc, sc 2, sc in marked st. (13)
Rnd 3: Sl st 19 including down previously unworked chains. Mark your 1st sl st. Rotate piece clockwise and sl st into same stitch/opposite side. Sl st 18, sl st to marked st. Fasten off, leave a long tail. Weave in short end.
Strap – Make 2
Row 1: Ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc
Row 2: Ch 10, turn, skip 11 and sl st in last. Fasten off, leave long tail. Use long tail to attach strap to snowshoe. Do not fasten down the 10 chains.
Buckle: Using gray yarn and a tapestry needle, make 4 stitches on top of strap to resemble a buckle.
Use long tail end from each snowshoe to attach them, crisscross, on your granny square.
Snowshoe Applique measures approximately 4” tall by 4” wide.
Only 4 more appliques to go for this afghan! 🙂
How long did it take you to finish your own first project? Tell me your story!