You may be thinking, ‘why would I want to crochet a leaf?’, and I wouldn’t blame your way of thinking to be fair! BUT, a crochet leaf actually has many uses when combined with other crochet elements. Let me show you a few examples.
Create a beautiful Autumn Wreath by combining your crochet leaves with other flowers, munchkins and pumpkins using warm Autumn colours.
On the flip side, add some leaves and flowers to a headband to create your own Summer festival accessory which you can use year after year.
Or, simply add a poppy and create your own remembrance day poppy. Better yet, make LOADS, sell them on and make a donation to the Royal British Legion.
Is your head full of ideas yet on how to use these leaves? GREAT…lets get started!
Written in UK terms
Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.
Yarn used: Stylecraft Special DK in Lipstick, Black and Meadow
Hook used: 3.5mm (but larger or smaller can be used)
Pattern written in UK terms
Slip Stitch (ss): Insert hook into space, yarn over and pull through stitch and loop on hook
Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook.
Double Crochet(s): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Treble crochet (tr):Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Half Treble Crochet(s): htr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining three loops.
Double Treble(s): dtr(s): Yarn over hook twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have four loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.
Crochet Leaf Pattern
First side: 3tr in third ch from the hook, tr in next 3 sts, htr in next 2 sts, dc, ss, ch 2.
Second side: ss (in same space as previous ss), dc, htr in next 2 sts, tr in next 3 sts, 3tr in next st, join with ss in top of first st.
To continue on and add a stem: ch4, dc into 3rd chain from hook, dc into next ch. ss to base of leaf. Tie off leaving a long tail end for sewing onto a project.
Sew in beginning end (or both if not sewing onto a project).
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