I had this idea a couple of years ago and never followed through. I've got some encouragement now so I'm thinking a revival is in order!
My plan is this:
1. Recruit others (and myself) to make knitted/crotchet apple cozies.
3. Wait for apples to grow
4. Find a lovely tree whose apples seem to need a hug
5. Cover as many apples as I can with cozies
6. Take pictures and share
Okay, 7 and 8 aren't really part of it but I felt I couldn't leave them out.
If you're interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free cozy patterns:
I've used the above before, and it works really well. The large is really large if you use red heart, but that isn't always a bad thing. We get some monster apples here in NH
I haven't used this one because I can only crochet squares and rectangles. Anything more complicated comes out a disaster. But I hear it's a good pattern. If you have any other free pattern suggestions, just leave them in the comments.
I can't offer and monetary compensation but everyone who participates will get credit in the final photos.