I became interested in botanical design a few years ago, and I began experimenting with crochet vines, leaves, flowers, and moss. Wool yarn looks almost alive when you work it into organic shapes, which is so cool!
This applique pattern was inspired by a vintage botanical print I found in an old textbook. The pattern uses nothing more complicated than a Picot-3 stitch, so anyone with experienced beginner skills can use this to create beautiful 3-D appliques. It has a main stem and several smaller stems with leaves, as well as an easy flower design.
Crocheted appliques can be sewn onto fabric of many kinds including clothing, drapes, bags, robes, throw pillows, room dividers, lampshades, quilts and afghans, and soft furnishings like slipcovers, foot stools, and vintage cushions. You can also use fabric glue or even a hot glue gun to attach these appliques to different kinds of surfaces, making sure to test your glue with your yarn before you begin, of course.