I kind of fell in love with crocheting apple cozies last fall but it took me some effort to find a pattern I liked. None of them seemed to fit nicely on the apples in my house…which is puzzling because I don’t think we have freaky apples here; in fact I think most of them come from the same wonderful double-you state (that I miss terribly). The local orchard apples weren’t fitting them either for that matter. Anyway, I finally pieced together a few of the patterns I found online and added some of my own thoughts and came up with one that I really liked…then I made a ton (as many of you know).
Well, after all that effort, and making sure that everyone in our house had their very own apple cozy; we were at our favorite local grocery store where we saw these teeny tiny apples. Really, the cutest apples we’ve ever seen at a grocery store. (They’re roughly the size of a clementine orange.) And of course, the girls had to have them because they were so cute and they really go nuts for anything that they can place the word ‘baby’ in front of…and there are always a lot of “aaawwwwww’s” and so on when that happens. Needless to say, in an instant, the girls basically switched from apple cozy-size apples to these random, teeny apples…and it’s not like they can just go around naked. Right?
So, here’s my pattern for teeny tiny apple sweaters; because everyone gets a sweater, no matter their size…
Using a size G hook and cotton worsted weight yarn; make an adjustable ring (the first part of the pattern is worked in a continuous spiral; use a stitch marker and do not join rounds)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: (1 sc in next st; 2 sc in next) 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 4: (1 sc in next 2 sts; 2 sc in next) 6 times (24 sts)
Ch 1, turn (the rest of the pattern is worked in rows)
Row 5: sc in first 11 sts; 2 sc in next; sc in next 11 sts; chain 1, turn (24 sts)
Row 6: sc in first 7 sts; 2 sc in next; sc in next 8 sts; 2 sc in next; sc in last 7 sts; ch 1, turn (26 sts)
Rows 7-9: 1 sc in ea st; ch 1, turn (26 sts)
Row 10: (1 sc in first st, dec in next 2 sts) 8 times; 1 sc in ea of next 2 sts; do not turn (18 sts)
Making the ‘V’: 2 sc in same st as last of row 10 (this is the corner at the top right side of the ‘V’); continuing down the side of the ‘V’, skip the first space, 2 sc in next space; skip 1 space; 2 sc in next space; skip 1 space; 1 sc in bottom of ‘V’; continuing up the other side of the ‘V’, 2 sc in first space; skip 1 space; 2 sc in next space; skip 1 space; 3 sc in next space (corner at the top left side of the ‘V’)
Row 11: (1 sc in first st, dec in next 2 sts) 6 times; do not turn (12 sts)
Making the loop: sl st in next st; ch 12; sl st in same st; sl st in next 3 sts; fasten off and weave in end.
Sew a little button on and you’re done!