I couldn’t find a leaf pattern that I really liked so I cobbled one together myself. I’d say this is an advanced beginner pattern. As long as you can follow a pattern, you shouldn’t have a problem with it. I’ve made it in several different colors and it makes a great decoration for the fall season. I use cotton to make it useful as a coaster, but I also think it would be nice in acrylic or wool to scatter around simply as an added touch to your home decor.
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Cotton yarn – one skein will make at least two
Hook size H
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
Tr – treble crochet
Ss – slip stitch
Sp – space
St, sts – stitch, stitches
- Chain loosely in your build-up chain to make it easier to slip stitch into as the cotton doesn’t stretch much.
- If you put a stitch marker in the top of your build-up chain, it makes it much easier to find where to place your slip stitches.
- You will be making a picot at the top of some of the double crochet stitches. This is simply a chain that you slip stitch into to make a small loop.
- I start with a magic circle, and there are many online tutorials showing how to do this. You can also start by chaining two, and crocheting your first round into the second chain from hook. You will have a hole in the middle of your leaf if you do it this way.
- Beginning chains count as stitches. Especially in Round 5, remember that the chain 1 from Round 4 counts as a sc.
Start with a magic circle.
Round 1: Sc eight times into the magic circle. Join with a ss. (8 sts)
Round 2: Ch 2, dc in first st, 2 dc in each st around, ss to join. (16 sts)
Round 3: Ch 2, dc in first st, 2 dc in each st around, ss to join. (32 sts)
Round 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in next st (not in first st as before), sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat from * to * four times, sc in each of last 2 sts. (39 sts)
Round 5: No build-up as before, sk next 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 sc, ss in next sc, *Sk next 2 sc, 4 dc in next sc, on 4th dc, ch 3, then ss in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), dc in same st, (5 total dc in this cluster), sk next 2 sc, ss in next sc*. Repeat from * to * one more time. (2 dc, tr) in next sc, on tr ch 4, ss in 4th ch from hook (picot made), (tr, 2dc) in next sc, ss in next sc. *Sk next 2 sc, 2 dc in next sc, on 2nd dc, ch 3, then ss in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), 3 dc in same st, (5 total dc in this cluster), sk next 2 sc, ss in next sc* Repeat from * to * one more time. Sk next 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, sk next 2 sc, ss in next sc. Ch 5 for the leaf stem, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chains, ss to join at base of leaf stem. See photos below.