Granny Appleseed Cloth

granny appleseed

To try out new stitch patterns, I often make a cloth.  I came across a stitch in a vintage Corticelli pattern book, from 1920 called the “Appleseed Stitch” and thought it looked as if it had a nice texture.  It has–and, as a bonus, it is reversible.

I call this cloth the “Granny Appleseed Cloth” as it is green, like Granny Smith apples…and of course in reference to “Johnny Appleseed”…and because I am a  Granny myself, and this is going to be a Picnic cloth for Teddy Bears (and Lambs and Puppies too), with some little serviettes made of different stitch patterns that would catch a bear’s attention: briar (for briar patches often have berries) and honeycomb (that needs no explanation).  I have added a pot of honey, a carrot for the lambs, and a bowl of kibbles for the pup…..all the things Bears and their friends need for a little ‘smackerel’ when this Granny goes to visit the 3 Grandchildren.

Granny Appleseed Picnic pic

This stitch is used in the “Lady Edith’s London Nights” shawl, so you can practice the stitch and have a useful item, too!

Canada/US crochet terms used

Abbreviations: ch = chain; sc = single crochet; scfl = single crochet in the front loop only; scbl = single crochet in the back loop only

I used Bernat Handicrafter worsted weight cotton, and a 6mm hook. My cloth is about 7 inches square.

NOTE:  you can make this any size you like by adding more or fewer stitches to the starting chain. 

THIS PATTERN IS NOW AVAILABLE IN MY RAVELRY PATTERN STORE

GRANNY APPLESEED CLOTH PATTERN

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