Football Applique

FREE Pattern Football Applique|Colie'sCrochet | coliescrochet.comI don’t know about you but I am so excited that football season is upon us! We were watching some of the pre-season pro games this past weekend. (Have I mentioned that my son will be playing football for the first time in a little over a week?!) This little football applique is a really easy way to decorate any hat, blanket, or other item to show your love of football. Make hats and blankets in your favorite team’s colors to really show off your team pride. The hat pictured is my Basic Striped Beanie which you can find by clicking here and I made it in the reigning super-bowl champ colors. 🙂


Skill Level:

  • Beginner



  • I-5.5 mm hook but you can use any hook and yarn to achieve the size and look you desire.
  • Worsted Weight Yarn – I used I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby in brown and white. Less than 2 gram or 4 yards total for football. Less than 1 gram or 1 yard for laces.
  • Yarn or Tapestry needle



  • Not important


Abbreviations and Stitches Used: (In US terminology)

  • Ch – chain stitch
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sl st – Slip Stitch
  • St – stitch
  • Trc – triple crochet


Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in US terms
  • Read pattern in its entirety first


FREE Pattern Football Applique|Colie'sCrochet | coliescrochet.comPattern

With brown, ch 12



Sc in 2nd ch, *hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, trc in next 5 ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch.*


Turn (working stitches along the other side of foundation chain), sc in 1st ch, repeat from * to *.



Sl st into 1st sc. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.



For laces: Cut about a yard of white. With yarn needle, insert from wrong side of football through the middle of the foundation chain to the right side at the 3rd st (dc), pull yarn through.

Insert yarn needle back down through middle of the foundation chain at the dc on the other side of the football (yarn and needle should now be back on wrong side of football again).


Then work 4 stitches up and over the first stitch in between each of the 5 trc in the football; worked perpendicular to the first stitch made.


Pull the stitches fairly tight. Finish off.





Weave in all ends except for the long brown yarn left to sew onto hat, blanket or any other item.


The hat pictured is my Basic Striped Beanie which you can find by clicking here


Hit print below or click here to download a pdf


Now go forth and spread your love of football! And don’t forget to share your finished projects on any of my social media.





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6 thoughts on “Football Applique

  1. Lila Martinez

    Do you sell the football applique? If so how much? I’m going to try to make it, but I need about 50 for my two classes.

    1. Nicole Post author

      Hi Lila!
      Thank you for your interest in my football applique! I am currently not taking any orders but I’ll announce it here on my blog when I do. These do whip up super fast, maybe 5 minutes per applique. I wish you luck!

  2. Angel

    What a cute hat! I love to crochet although I don’t seem to fit it in as much as I like to lately. I love your patterns and know I could put this cute football applique to use. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Colie's Crochet Post author

      Thank you Angel! I totally understand. I crochet while my kids are playing or while I’m watching TV at night. Getting ready for fall is one of the most exciting times of the year for crocheting and a great time to pick those hooks back up. 😉


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