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How to Crochet an Old Red Truck Applique - Part 2

Welcome to week 2! Last week we worked on the parts for the truck. This week we will be working on the pieces that you can change out for each season of the year - Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.


If you need to review the instructions for how to crochet the truck, you can click here.


For spring time, we will be making some carrots and a cute little bunny butt. Summer includes some fun sunflowers that you can arrange anyway you like. You can also make as many as you would like.


For fall we will crochet some miniature pumpkins, and for winter we have snow, Christmas lights, and a tree.



Testers had a lot of fun making these and had some clever ideas for decorating and arranging their seasonal pieces.


You probably remember from last week that tester Tanya P. found a metal tray from Hobby Lobby and put magnets on her pieces so she can change hers with every season. She said she has crocheted letters for fall, Christmas, Easter, and summer! Love it!

Tester Laura F. of KETL Creations wanted to give her pumpkins some animation. She said her truck hit a bump in the road, and one is toppling out, ha ha!

Tester Jessica W. of JWhiz Crochet went all out with the colors and made several trucks. By the way, be sure to check out Jessica's shop if you are looking for eyes for your plushies, amigurumi, or applique animals. She has a great selection and some super fun Halloween-themed ones!


Getting back to the truck applique, I have other testers who have finished their trucks but are now working on making wall hangings and scenes to put their trucks on. Stephanie R. has made a tree and plans to add more items to create a complete Fall scene to go with her truck.


I can't wait to see how they turn out. I am sure you will have lots of great ideas for yours, too!


All of the testers had their own ideas for how to make their pieces interchangeable, so there is no one right or wrong way to do it. I temporarily have attached my pieces with safety pins, while Tanya is using magnets and other testers are trying velcro.


Whatever works best for you is the way to go!



 

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Here is how you make the seasonal pieces to go in the bed of the truck.


“Old Red Truck Seasons”

Crochet Pattern

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight 4 yarn

    • Red

    • Yellow

    • Brown

    • Orange

    • Green

    • Blue

    • White

    • Pink

  • Hook - G 4 mm

  • Scissors

  • Hot Glue - optional for assembly

  • Yarn Needle


Stitches:

  • Ch - chain

  • Sc - single crochet

  • Sl st - slip stitch

  • Hdc - half double crochet

  • Hdc2tog - crochet two half double crochet stitches together or invisible decrease

  • Sc3tog - single crochet three stitches together

  • Sp - space

  • St(s) - stitch(es)

  • #st - complete # number of sts in same space

  • St # - complete stitch in next # number of spaces

  • ** - repeat the instructions between the asterisks

  • ( ) - work all the stitches in the same space

Pattern Info -

  • The Truck by itself is approximately 9 x 4.25 inches.

  • The Flowers are approximately 1 x 1 inch.

  • The Pumpkins are approximately 1.25 x 1.25 inches.

  • The Rabbit is approximately 2 x 2 inches.

  • The Christmas Tree is approximately 3 x 5 inches.



Skill Level / Language

Skill level - beginner. This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.


Pumpkins: Make 7, Orange

  • Begin: MR, ch 1

  • Round 1: Hdc 10 in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join. (10st)

  • Round 2: Sl st, (sc, hdc), 2hdc in next two sts, sl st 2, 2hdc in next two sts, (hdc, sc), sl st, sl st to join, fasten off. (16st)


Pumpkin Stems: Make 7, Green

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, fasten off. (3st)

  • Finish: Glue or sew stem to the top backside of pumpkin.


You can stack the pumpkins in the back of the truck and then connect them to make them all one unit if you would like to make them easier to switch in and out. Putting a few pumpkins on the ground next to the tire is super cute too!



Christmas Tree Top: Green

  • Begin: MR, ch 1

  • Row 1: Sc 2 in MR, pull tight to close, do not sl st to join, ch 1. (2st)

  • Row 2: Turn, 2sc in each st, ch 1. (4st)

  • Row 3: Turn, 4hdc, ch 1. (4st)

  • Row 4: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 2, 2hdc, ch 1. (6st)

  • Row 5: turn, 2hdc, hdc 4, 2hdc, fasten off. (8st)


Christmas Tree Mid Section: Green

  • Begin: Ch 7

  • Row 1: Hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, hdc 5, ch 1. (6st)

  • Row 2: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 4, 2hdc, ch 1. (8st)

  • Row 3: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 6, 2hdc, fasten off. (10st)


Christmas Tree Bottom Section: Green

  • Begin: Ch 9

  • Row 1: Hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, hdc 7, ch 1. (8st)

  • Row 2: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 6, 2hdc, ch 1. (10st)

  • Row 3: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 8, 2hdc, ch 1. (12st)

  • Row 4: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 10, 2hdc, fasten off. (14st)


Christmas Tree Trunk: Brown

  • Begin: Ch 8

  • Row 1: Hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, hdc 6, ch 1. (7st)

  • Row 2: Turn, hdc 7, fasten off. (7st)

  • Finish: Sew or glue the top, middle, and bottom sections of the tree. Add the trunk last.



Christmas Tree Lights String: Green

  • Begin: Ch 22, fasten off.


Christmas Tree Lights: Yellow, Blue, Red, Orange - make as many as desired - if your lights are too big, go down a hook size or two

  • Begin: Ch 3

  • Row 1: Sl st 2, fasten off, tie tails in a knot. (2st)

  • Finish: Sew or glue lights to the string, spreading them out evenly.

Snow: White - make as many as desired

  • Begin: Ch 6

  • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sl st in next st, hdc), (sl st in next st, dc), (sl st in next st, hdc), (sl st in last st, sc), fasten off, tie tails in a knot. (9st)

There are a few ways you can decorate with your tree, lights and snow. Here is one possibility.

A second possibility is to put the lights on the tree first and then...

put it in the back of the truck. (You could also just put the tree standing separately outside of the truck if you wanted to.)


Sunflowers: Brown, Yellow - Make 3

  • Begin: With Brown, MR, ch 1

  • Row 1: Sc 5 in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, change color to yellow. (5st)

Note: to make more petals in the next row you can add more ch 3’s or ch 4’s and sl st into the same sp of where you want more added; you will end with a top and bottom layer of flower petals as seen in photo

  • Row 2: Working in FLO, ch 3, sl st to join in same sp, *sl st in next st, ch 3, sl st to join in same st space*, repeat *to* 3 more times, top side of petals made, continuing around working in BLO only, *sl st, ch 4, sl st to join in same st space*, repeat *to* around 4 more times, fasten off. (10 petals)


Leaves: Green - Make 3

  • Begin: MR, ch 1

  • Row 1: Sc 2 in MR, pull tight to close, do not sl st to join, ch 1. (2st)

  • Row 2: Turn, 2sc, sc, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 3: Turn, sc3tog, fasten off. (1st)


Vine: Green

  • Begin: Ch 30, fasten off.


If you want to add sunflowers to your sign, banner, or blanket separately to just be an accent to the truck you can play with the layout to get different looks like in the example below.



Carrots: Orange - Make 3

  • Begin: MR, ch 1

  • Row 1: Sc 2 in MR, pull tight to close, do not sl st to join, ch 1. (2st)

  • Row 2 - 4: Turn, sc 2, ch 1. (2st)

  • Row 5: Turn, (sc, dc), (sc, sl st), fasten off. (4st)


Carrot Tops: Green - Make 3

  • Begin: Cut 3 one-inch pieces of yarn. With a separate piece of yarn, wrap it around the bottom of the 3 pieces and tie a knot. Sew or glue to the top backside of the carrot.



Bunny Bottom: White

  • Begin: MR, ch 1

  • Row 1: Hdc 10 in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, ch 1. (10st)

  • Row 2: 2sc in each st around, sl st to join, fasten off. (20st)


Bunny Feet: White

  • Right Foot

  • Begin: Ch 5

  • Row 1: 3Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st 2, sc, fasten off, tie tails in a knot. (6st)


Left Foot

  • Begin: Ch 5

  • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st 2, 3sc, fasten off, tie tails in a knot. (6st)



Bunny Foot Pad: Pink - Make 2

  • Begin: MR, ch 1.

  • Row 1: Sc 2 in MR, pull tight to close, do not sl st to join, fasten off. Shape and sew or glue to the bottom of each foot.



Bunny Tail: Pink

  • Begin: Wrap yarn around two fingers about 10 to 20 times depending on how thick you want yours. Slide off fingers and tie a separate piece of yarn around the middle. Cut through the loops, fluff and trim to your desired size.

Like the other three seasons you arrange your pieces anyway that you would like to but here is how I arranged my carrots and bunny.

I hope you enjoyed making this pattern and I would love to see all the different ways you choose to decorate with your red truck so please share your photos in the comment section of this post or in my Facebook VIP group!



If you would like to have a copy of this pattern that does not have ads and that is printable with all the instructions for the truck and the seasonal pieces together you can get a paid version in any of my three shops.



If you are enjoying my seasonal appliques, I want to share a new design that I just released in my shops. This is the Fall Harvest Barn, and it would actually go really great with the red truck if you are making a scene with your appliques.


If you would like a copy of the barn pattern, you can grab it from any of my three shops!



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