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Learn How to Crochet a Leaf

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Learn how to crochet a quick and easy leaf with my free step by step pattern and video tutorial. Whether adorning a cozy blanket, a whimsical scarf, a rustic table setting or wreath, a crochet leaf brings a touch of the outdoors inside, reminding us of the serenity and wonder of the natural world.

In this post you’ll find everything you need to learn how to crochet a leaf along with lots of lovely inspiration of how you can use this versatile embellishment in your crochet projects.

a section of crochet leaves made in rust, orange and green yarn lay flay on a cream backdrop alongside a small bunch of pampers grass.
Crochet Leaf
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Pattern notes

  • Written in UK terms
  • Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post

materials and tools

two crochet leafs showing the difference in size when using two different types of yarn and crochet hook
Crochet Leaf
an online advert for a crochet patchwork blanket.
Crochet Patchwork Blanket

Crochet terms and abbreviations

  • Chain Space(ch-sp)
  • 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.
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Crochet leaves on a nude background in green, rust and peach yarn with pampers grass appearing in the background.
Crochet Leaf

Crochet Leaf Pattern

Foundation: Ch10

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).

video tutorial

crochet projects

Now you can crochet a leaf why not use these in your crochet projects? You can create a lovely handmade bunch of crochet flowers and leaves, a poppy brooch, wreath for your home or bespoke flower crowns. Another quick and easy make is crocheting a long chain and either threading or attached your crochet leaves to the chain to create a lovely leaf garland. There is so much you can do with these crochet leaves and these are just a few ideas to get your started. See below for more.

a crochet leaf garland lay flay on pale background. The crochet leaves are made in autumnal shades of green, orange and browns. They are threaded through a crochet chain in a beige yarn.
Crochet Leaf Garland
an autumn wreath made onto a gold hoop lay flat on a cream backdrop. The wreath is made up of crochet pumpkins, flowers and leaves with pampas grass at either side of the cluster of crochet flowers, pumpkins and leaves.

Autumn Wreath

Create a beautiful wreath for your home with this autumn pattern bundle. Mix and match flowers, pumpkin and leaves to create a beautiful handmade autumn wreath to adorn your doors throughout fall.

Crochet Poppy

Learn how to add a poppy to your crochet leaves and make yourself a remembrance poppy broach with this beginner friendly pattern and video tutorial

a flat lay image of a crochet poppy lay alongside two crochet leaves a rose gold hood and scissors lay on a concrete effect back drop.
A mum and daughter in crochet flower crowns laughing in a field.

Flower Crowns

Mix and match a selection of crochet flowers and leaves and create yourself or others a beautiful crocheted flower crown with this mix and match pattern bundle.

I always love to see your makes so if you try any of my patterns or follow my stitch tutorials please tag me @bellacococrochet or use the #bellacococrochet

sarah-jayne
 
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a section of crochet leaves made in rust, orange and green yarn lay flay on a cream backdrop alongside a small bunch of pampers grass.

Learn How to Crochet a Leaf

Learn how to crochet a quick and easy leaf with my free step by step pattern and video tutorial. Whether adorning a cozy blanket, a whimsical scarf, a rustic table setting or wreath, a crochet leaf brings a touch of the outdoors inside, reminding us of the serenity and wonder of the natural world.

Materials

  • Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK in colours saffron, copper, vintage peach and meadow

Tools

  • Hook: I used 3.5mm (but larger or smaller can be used to create different sized leaves)
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle

Instructions

    1. Foundation: Ch10
    2. First side: 3tr in third ch from the hook, tr in next 3 sts, htr in next 2 sts, dc, ss, ch 2.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Sew in beginning end (or both if not sewing onto a project).

Notes

Written in UK terms
Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post


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