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Apple String or Yarn Holder
Free Knitting and Crochet Pattern by KarensVariety.com

Materials: One ball red heavy crochet thread
Small amount of green for leaves
No. 2 knitting needles
Size 6 steel crochet hook
Bone ring
 sts  stitch(es)
 ch  chain
 sc  single crochet
 inc  increase
 dec  decrease
 lp  loop
 k  knit

Make this cute apple shaped string holder to hang in your kitchen. Make it larger or longer and use it as a yarn holder. Simple to knit in garter stitch; make as a gift or as bazaar item.


With red thread, cast on 32 sts.
K in garter st (k each row) for 74 rows. Bind off.
Sew narrow ends together.

Gather one long edge up tight for top of apple.
Run a length of string or elastic through lower edge for a draw string.

Leaves: (Make 2 leaves)

With green thread, ch 4, sc in second st from hook, sc in each of next 2 sts of ch.
Ch 1 to turn all rows.

Rows 2 and 3: Sc in each sc.

Row 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc in sc, 2 sc in last sc.

Row 5: Sc in each sc across.

Repeat last 2 rows 4 times or until there are 13 sc in last row.

Row 14: Dec at beginning and end of row.

Row 15: Work even.

Repeat last 2 rows 4 times, (3 sc in last row).

Row 24: Insert hook in each of the 3 scs, pulling up a lp in each and hold on hook, thread over and pull through all lps at once. Fasten.

Work a row of sc around entire leaf.


Cover bone ring with single crochet, using either red or green.
Sew ring in place at centre top of apple.
Sew one leaf each side of ring.

Place a ball of string inside the knitted portion, leaving a length hanging below lower part of string holder. Pull draw string at bottom and tie. Tuck ends up inside cover and hang string holder by ring.

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