Add a touch of colourful Canada-Love to your knitting projects! This Maple Leaf Knit Applique lets you add a pop of patriotism anywhere you like and it is a FREE pattern from the Yarnspirations.com Canada 150 Lookbook. This little beauty measures in at about 5" (12.7 cm) in diameter and is the perfect size for so many applications.
At first go, I think I made about 10 of these. They work up so fast!
Okay, maybe not quite this fast, but still...
Once you knit the main part of the leaf use your hook to surface slip stitch the stem in place and get ready for some blocking. I find that the Bernat Handicrafter Cotton blocks beautifully making the job really satisfying!
"But now that I have 1 million of these little beauties blocked and looking all crisp and Maple Leaf-y, what am I going to do with them," you ask?
These are just a few of my favorite ideas...
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton is absorbent and soft making it the perfect choice for a coaster.
Stitch It On! You can sew, or glue, these appliques onto almost anything!
Stitched onto little goody bags, these would make the perfect gift at your Canada Day Celebration!
Fascinating Fascinators! How cute is this headband!?! Simply sew through the backs of the stitches and around the band to secure the applique in place.
Festive T-shirts are easy to make. Just stitch the applique in place or, to make them removable, you could always just tack them in place with a couple of sewn stitches at each point.
I love a good throw pillow, and these are so cute they would be perfect for all year round!
These are just a few ideas and I am sure you will be able to come up with about 100 million more. This pattern is so versatile! Be sure to post your amazing creations to Instagram and tag me @midknits #midknitsmakers. I would love to see your makes!
Get the free Maple Leaf Knit Applique knitting pattern at Yarnspirations.com