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Free Crochet Girl's Apple
Sweater
Girl’s Apple Sweater

Materials: Sport Weight yarn; 7 (8-9) oz White, 1 (1-1) oz Red, 1 (1-1) Green
        Scrap of Pink and Medium Brown.
  Crochet Hooks size F/5 or 4.00 mm; C/2 or 2.50 mm
  Yarn Needle

Note: Sweater is working in one piece. Easy to make.
Gauge: Hook F 5 sc or 6 sc rows = 1”
Size: 6 (8 & 10)


Back Body:
With white yarn and crochet hook size F, ch 60 (65-75).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. 59 (64-74)
Row 2: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
Rep row 2 for 11 ½” (12” - 12 ½”) ending on wrong side. (To end on wrong side, end with even numbered row. )
Fasten off.
Back Sleeve:
With white yarn and crochet hook size F, ch 45 (48-51).
Row 1: Returning to main piece, sc in first st of the right side of the back, sc in each rem st across, ch 46 (49-52)
Row 2: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, sc in each sc across back, sc in each ch across, ch 1,
turn. 149 (160-176) sts across back and both sleeves.
Row 3: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Rep row 3 for total of 5 ¾” (6” - 6 ½”), ending on wrong side, do not fasten off.
Neck:
With a separate ball of white yarn and crochet hook size F, ch 37 (40-44), fasten off and return to sleeves and
body of sweater.
Row 1: Sc in next 56 (60-66) sts, 1 sc in first ch of separate chain length, sc in each rem ch across, sk 37 (40-44)
on main body section for neck opening, sc in next 56 (60-66) sts across, ch 1, turn. 149 (160-176) sc sts across
body section and two sleeves.
Front Sleeve:
Row 2: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Rep row 2 for 5 ¾” (6” - 6 ½”), ending on wrong side, then fasten off.
Front Body:
With right side facing, sk 45 (48-51) sts, attach white yarn in next sc, ch 1.
Row 1: Sc in next 59 (64-74) sc sts, ch 1, turn.
Rep row 1 for 10 ½” (11” - 11 ½”), then fasten off.
Apple:
With red yarn and crochet hook size C, ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 1.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in ring, sl st to join, ch 1, turn. (8)
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around, sl st to join, ch 1, turn. (16)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc) rep around, sl st to join, ch 1, turn. (24)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in each next 2 sc) rep around, sl st to join, ch 1, turn. (32)
Rnd 5: (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc) rep around, sl st to join, ch 1, turn. (40)
Rnd 6: (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 4 sc) 5 times, drop red, pick up pink, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next
4 sc, 2 sc in next sc (this is the highlighted area on apple), drop pink, pick up red, sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in
next sc, sc in each of next 4 sc, sl st to join, ch 1, turn. (48)
Rnd 7: With red, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 5 sc, drop red, pick up white, 2 sc in next sc, sc
in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc next sc, drop white, pick up red, (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 5 times, sl st to join, ch
1, turn. (56)
Rnd 8: (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 6 sc) 5 times, drop red, pick up pink, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next
6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, drop pink, pick up red, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, sl st to join, ch 1, turn.
(64)
Rnds 9-12: Sc in each sc around, sl st to join, ch 1, turn. Fasten off at the end of rnd 12.
Leaves: (make 5):
With green yarn and crochet hook size C, ch 11.
Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 8 chs, 3 sc in last ch, working on opposite side of foundation ch, sc in
next 9 chs, sl st to join, ch 1. (21)
Rnd 2: Sc in first sc, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 5 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next st, dc in
each next 5 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st to join, fasten off. (21)
Apple Stem:
With brown and crochet hook size F, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 chs, fasten off.
Finishing:
Using appropriate yarn colour and yarn needle, sew appliqués to sweater front. Place apple in lower left corner of
sweater, sew 2 leaves and stem to top of apple. Sew remaining 3 leaves to right top shoulder area.
Sew side and sleeve seams of sweater body, leaving about 1 ½” on each side seam open.
Neck Trim:
Attach white yarn in any st at neck edge and working with crochet hook size F, ch 1, sc in each st around neck
opening, sl st to join, fasten off.
Sleeve and Bottom Trim:
Rnd 1: With right side facing and working with crochet hook size F, attach white yarn in any st, ch 1, sc in each st
evenly sp around, join, fasten off.
Rnd 2: With wrong side facing and working with crochet hook size F, attach red yarn in any st, ch 1, sc in each st
evenly sp around, join, fasten off.
Rnd 3: Rep rnd 1.
Work all loose ends into sweater.