by Stana D.S.
Finished Toy Size: approximately 3.5" diameter
Yarn: I use two strains of light or medium yarn in two different colors to give the knitted apples appearance similar to real apples. Less than a ball of each color.
Recommended Needles size: DPN US # 7/4.5mm (set of 4)
Notions: Yarn needles, scissors, stitch marker, polyester fiberfill (1 small bag), small amount of brown yarn for the stem.
Abbreviations: KFB = Knit in front and back of the same sts, this creates 2 sts from 1st.
SSK= slip sts, slip sts and knit the 2 sts together. This decrease 2sts to 1 sts.
I-cord = the sts are knitted from one needle to second needle, do not turn the needle with sts around, just push the sts to the beginning of the needle and knit again. This technique makes tube.
With two strains of yarn and three double pointed needles cast on 6 sts. (2sts per needle)
Place a stitch marker on the first st, and begin working in the round.
Row 1: Knit around (6sts total)
Row 2: KFB all around, 4sts per needle (12sts total)
Row 3: Knit around (12sts total)
Row 4: KFB all around, 8sts per needle (24sts total)
Row 5: Knit around (24sts total)
Row 6: *KFB, Knit 3; repeat from * around, 10sts per needle (30sts total)
Row 7 - 10: Knit around (30sts total)
Row 11: *KFB, Knit 4; repeat from * around, 12sts per needle (36sts total)
Row 12-17: Knit around (36sts total)
Row 18: *SSK, Knit 4; repeat from * around, 10sts per needle (30sts total)
Row 19 - 21: Knit around (30sts total)
Thread the tail of yarn from the cast on stitches on a yarn needle. Stitch through all of the cast on stitches, pull up tight to close the hole, and stitch to secure. Begin to stuff the apple with fiberfill.
Row 22: *SSK, Knit 3; repeat from * around, 8sts per needle (24sts total)
Row 23: Knit around (24sts total)
Row 24: SSK all around (12sts total)
Row 25: Knit around (12sts total)
Row 26: SSK around (6sts total)
Finish stuffing. Cut the yarn, leaving long enough tail, and thread the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the reminding stitches on needles, gather up and close the hole, stitch to secure.
Finishing: With brown yarn cast on 4sts on a double pointed needle, I-cord the brown yarn approximately 1", cut long enough tail and thread the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the reminding stitches on the needle to secure, stitch the I-cord on top of the apple and sew through the two ends of apple to pull them together to shape the apple. weave the end of yarn to the inside and trim.
Copyright: This pattern was design and written by Stana D.S.
The pattern is for personal use only. The finished items may not be sold for profit, except for charity purposes.
Please acknowledge the author. Thank you.