I crocheted the appliques to attach to winter hats for the two gorgeous 'supermen' in my life. Pictures below.
Appliques make great fun Crochet projects. They don't require much yarn and are quick to make. Their applications are endless. Use them on your other finished crochet items to add a special touch: bags, hats, vests sweaters, blankets will all be transformed with a special applique. But appliques are not just limited to crochet items, you can sew them onto store bought clothes too, like cotton tshirts or onesies to create a unique piece of clothing.
So here is the crochet pattern I hope you enjoy.
Please do not reproduce any part of this pattern without permission. As for selling Items with this pattern - Yes that is okay by me, but I am uncertain of how that would stand with the original creators of this emblem. Anyone know the copyright laws regarding this then I'd be very interested to know so please share.
Pattern is written in US terminology
Gauge – Gauge is not important for this pattern. You can adjust hook and yarn size as desired, but keep in mind the size of finished object will vary. With Worsted/10ply yarn and 4.5mm hook my finished product measures just under 5 inches from the bottom peak to the top and approximately 5.5 inches at it's widest point.
Main Colour – I used approximately 10 grams of Yellow yarn
Contrast Colour – I used approximately 5 gr of Red yarn
4mm and 4.5mm crochet hook
Superman Crochet AppliqueUse Main Colour Yellow and 4.5 mm hook
Note - Ch 1 and turn at the end of each row. This chain does not count as a stitch
Row 1 Chain 2, sc in 2nd chain from hook (1)
Row 2 3sc in stitch (3)
Row 3 2sc in 1st st, sc in next, 2sc in last st (5)
Row 4 sc in each st across (5)
Row 5 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in last st (7)
Row 6 sc in each st across (7)
Row 7 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in last st (9)
Row 8 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in last st (11)
Row 9 sc in each st across (11)
Row 10 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 9 sts, 2sc in last st (13)
Row 11 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in last st (15)
Row 12 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 13 sts, 2sc in last st (17)
Row 13 sc in each st across (17)
Row 14 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 15 sts, 2sc in last st (19)
Row 15 sc in each st across (19)
Row 16 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 17 sts, 2sc in last st (21)
Row 17 sc in each st across (21)
Row 18 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 19 sts, 2sc in last st (23)
Row 19 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 21 sts, 2sc in last st (25)
Row 20 sc2tog, sc in next 21 sts, sc2tog (23)
Row 21 sc2tog, sc in next 19 sts, sc2tog (21)
Row 22 sc2tog, sc in next 17 sts, sc2tog (19)
Using Red yarn and 4.5 mm hook attach yarn with slip stitch to the emblem in the top right hand corner.
Rnd 1 ch 1 (doesn’t count as st) and work sc evenly around the edges, but work 3sc increase at each corner. There will be five of these 3sc increases in total as indicated in image below.
Rnd 2 Work sc in each sc, but work 3sc increase in the centre of each 3sc increase from the previous round.
Fasten off. Note - If you want to sew your emblem to an item then be sure to keep enough yarn to attach the emblem. Otherwise, you can use fabric glue or even a sewing machine depending on what your project is.
The letter “S”Using Red yarn and 4mm hook
Row 1 dc in 3rd chain from hook, ch 3, slip st in same place as dc just worked, sc in next 4 ch, hdc in next 3 ch, sc in next 7 ch, hdc in next 4 ch, dc in next, 3trc in next ch, trc in next 10 ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, sc3tog, sc in next ch, hdc in next 3 ch, sc in next 9 ch, *hdc, dc* in next ch, *dc, hdc* in next ch, sc in last ch.
Fasten off leaving a sufficient length of yarn to attach the “s” to the triangle emblem.
Now it’s time to seam the S to the emblem. I find the best way is to pin it down first in a couple places so that you are sure you are satisfied with the position. Then using the long end of thread stitch around the entire S to attach. I find working under the two loops creates the neatest finish.
So that’s it! Your Superman (woman, girl, boy, mum, dad, cat) Crochet Emblem is now complete. Now all you have to do is attach it to your item.
I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern. Feel free to share any thoughts, ideas below.