With brown yarn, chain 3.
Row 1. sc in second ch from hk, sc in last ch. turn. (2 st)
Row 2. ch 1, 2 sc in first st. 2 sc in last st. turn. (4 st.)
Row 3. ch 1, 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 2 st. 2 sc in last st. turn. (6 st.)
Row 4. ch1, 2sc in first st. 1 sc in next 4 st. 2 sc in last st. turn. (8 st.)
Row 5-8. ch 1. 1 sc in each st. across. turn. (8 st.)
Row 9. ch 1. sc dec in first 2 st. 1 sc in next 4 st. sc dec in last 2 st. turn (6 st.)
Row 10. ch 1. sc dec in first 2 st. 1 sc in next 2 st. sc dec in last 2 st. turn (4)
Row 11. ch 1. 2 sc dec across. (2 st.)
Edging: ch 1. sc around the entire applique, making 3 sc in each point. Join with sl st in first sc. fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
With white yarn and yarn needle, make football markings. Sew applique to your project.
*You could also use this to make a lemon applique, using yellow yarn, and not adding markings. I used an H 5.00mm hook. Size varies depending on what size hook or weight of yarn you use.