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Free Christmas Pudding Applique Crochet Pattern
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This free Christmas pudding applique crochet pattern is a quick and easy project for the holidays. I love Christmas pudding and I love crochet! So I combined the two together and this is what I come up with. I’m going to be making a few of these little puddings to decorate my Christmas tree this year and I’m also going to glue some to handmade Christmas cards.

Christmas pudding applique description

This Christmas pudding crochet pattern has many uses. When assembled it’s quite stiff so as well as an appliqué you could use it alone as a brooch, fridge magnet, Christmas tree decoration, Christmas card topper…. the list is endless! Alternatively the appliqués can be sewn onto almost any of your crochet creations to make them look festive.

How to crochet a Christmas pudding applique

To make to Christmas pudding I used DK (weight 3) yarn in 4 colours. I chose to use traditional brown, cream, green and red. The appliqué measures between 5.5/6.5cm depending one your hook size. Using a 3mm crochet hook will give you a 5.5cm pudding, additionally using a 4mm crochet hook will give you a 6.5cm Christmas pudding. The crochet pattern is easy to make. That being said you will need to know how to start with a magic ring. You’ll also need to know how to increase along with basic crochet stitches. The pudding is made in 3 parts and they will need to be sewn together so you will need a very basic knowledge of sewing to complete the pattern.

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Hook sizes

3mm crochet hook

4mm crochet hook


DK yarn in 5 colours. I used ‘King Cole Pricewise DK’

A – brown

B – cream

C – green

D – red



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MR – Magic ring

ch – Chain

sl st – Slip stitch

st/sts – Stitch/stitches

sp/sps – Space/spaces

rep – Repeat

sk – Skip

sc – Single crochet

hdc – Half double crochet

dc – Double crochet

tr – Treble crochet

inc – Increase (2 stitches in 1 space)

cl – 4dc cluster stitch

Gauge / Tension

3mm hook – 2” x 2” = 12 rows of x 13 sc

4mm hook – 2” x 2” square = 10 rows of 9 sc

Crochet pattern notes

I do not count chains in my stitch count.

Numbers in brackets are the number of rounds/stitches.

Stitches separated with a comma are to made in separate spaces eg. (sc, inc) would mean sc in first stitch then inc in next stitch.


You will need the following supplies to complete the project (links will take you directly to my recommended supplies) 

– Crochet hooks 

– Tapestry needle

– DK yarn

– Stitch markers (optional)

– scissors

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3mm hook = Diameter 5.5cm

4mm hook = Diameter 6.5cm


Round 1

Use yarn colour A

sc x 6 into MR

sl st to join & ch 1

(6 sts)

Round 2

inc x 6

sl st to join & ch 1

(12 sts)

Round 3

(inc, sc) x 6

sl st to join & ch 1

(18 sts)

Round 4

(inc, sc x 2) x 6

sl st to join & ch 1

(24 sts)

Round 5

(inc, sc x 3) x 6

sl st to join & ch 1

(30 sts)

Round 6

(inc, sc x 4) x 6

sl st to join & fasten off

(36 sts)


Row 1

Use yarn colour B

sc x 3 into MR

ch 1 & turn

(3 sts)

Row 2

inc x 3

ch 1 & turn

(6 sts)

Row 3

(inc, sc) x 3

ch 1 & turn

(9 sts)

Row 4

(inc, sc x 2) x 3

ch 1 & turn

(12 sts)

Row 5

(inc, sc x 3) x 3

ch 1 & turn

(15 sts)

Row 6

(inc, sc x 4) x 3

ch 1

(18 sts)

Row 7

Work along flat side of semi circle

sc x 12

ch 1 & turn

(12 sts)

Row 8

Work into row 7

(tr, sl st) x 6

Fasten off leave long tail for sewing

(12 sts)

Cherry topper

Row 1

Use yarn colour C

ch x 10

sl st x 1 in 2nd ch from hook

(sc, hdc, sc, sl st) x 2

Fasten off, weave in ends

(9 sts)

Row 2

Use yarn colour D

Join yarn into middle sl st of row 1

Cl x 1, ch

Fasten off, leave tail for sewing

(1 st)


Sew cream onto your pudding, then sew on cherry. Weave in ends.