Christmas Holly Appliqué

Christmas Holly Appliqué

Merry Christmas in July! I thought I would give you a little treat before my big Christmas project, so here it is a simple and cute holly applique that you could use to add a Christmas vibe to any project you have, hat, stockings, blanket, pillow, sweater etc. So here we go!




My leaves are around 4inches long and a little more than 1 inch wide. The berries have a 1 inch diameter. You can easily change the yarn and hook to make it the size you want.



ch = chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

Sc = Single Crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Dc = Double crochet

Tr = Triple Crochet

Inc = increase



Berries (make 3)

Using red yarn

Round 1 : 6 sc in a magic ring (6)

R2 : inc in each sc around (12)



Leaves (Make 2)

Using green yarn

Round 1: ch 20

R2: 18 hdc, , 3hdc in last stitch, continue on the other side of the chain18 hdc.

R3 : *sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tc, ch2* (repeat 2 more times) sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tc inc  ( 2 tc in the same stich at top of the piece) going on the other side, dc, hdc, sc, *sl st, ch2, tc, dc, hdc, sc* (repeat 2 more times) sl st to the first stitch of the round

Tie off and leave tail if needed to sew your applique

If the * * is confusing you and you rather have every stitch written, I wrote it all out for you right here:

R3 : sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tc, ch2, sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tc, ch2, sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tc, ch2, sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tc inc ( 2 tc in the same stitch at the top of the piece) going on the other side, dc, hdc, sc, sl st, ch2, tc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st, ch 2, tc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st, ch2, tc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st and sl st to the first stitch of the round



Position the base of your leaves one on top of the other and form a V shape, you can use one of the tails to sew them together in place.

Sew the berries at the base of the holly forming kind of a triangle.

And that’s it! Your holly appliqué is ready to add a Christmas vibe to any of your project!

I took a lot of pictures for this applique pattern, mostly because I know that going around the chain can be confusing at first, but also because I would like to know if you like these more visual pattern/tutorial. So please leave a comment below or on Facebook (Cozy Little Mess) or on Instagram (@cozylittlemess) to let me know what you prefer. Also as always if you make one little holly appliqué or any of my patterns make sure to take a picture and share it on Facebook and/or Instagram with the #cozylittlemess and you can also tag me.

Thank you for visiting this blog and I hope you’ll have a wonderful day.


This pattern is an original pattern by Valérie Prieur-Côté of Cozy Little Mess (July 2018). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.  
You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Valérie of Cozy Little Mess, and provide a link to my blog  Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind.  Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

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