Little Leaves

Well, seeing as my site is called Crochet Leaf, I'm very glad that at last I seem to have created a few leaves for you to crochet!

Green leafy crochet braids

I've used a size 10 cotton thread and a 1.75 mm hook for this sample - but if you like to work with heavier yarn, just try it out! I've just made up a few leaves with a sport weight cotton, and they look rather lovely, I have to say :)

Little Leaves Pattern

NB: when working into a chain stitch, work under two loops.

Here is the written pattern - pix below!

US Terms:

Make a slip knot.

Step 1: ch 3, dc into 3rd chain from hook.

Step 2: ch 3, sc into 2nd chain from hook.

Step 3: into dc space (between your chain and dc in Step 1) work 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 sc

Step 4: *ch 5, dc into 3rd chain from hook, ch 3, sc into 2nd chain from hook, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 sc into dc space *

Repeat from * to * for pattern.

Finish with 1 ch and tie off.


UK Terms:

Make a slip knot.

Step 1: ch 3, tr into 3rd chain from hook.

Step 2: ch 3, dc into 2nd chain from hook.

Step 3: into tr space (between your chain and tr in Step 1) work 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 tr, 1 dc

Step 4: *ch 5, tr into 3rd chain from hook, ch 3, dc into 2nd chain from hook, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 tr, 1 dc into tr space *

Repeat from * to * for pattern.

Finish with 1 ch and tie off.


Little Leaves - Photo Tutorial

Steps 1 and 2:

Start with a slip knot, then ch 3, dc (UK tr) into 3rd chain from hook.

Remember that when crocheting into these chains, we insert our hook under two loops of the chain.

Then ch 3, sc (UK dc) into 2nd chain from hook:

The beginning of the first leaf

Step 3: into the space between your chain and stitch in Step 1 work

US: 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 sc

UK: 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 tr, 1 dc

I've put a stitch marker in that space so that you can see exactly where to work:

Where to work your stitches - using a stitch marker

And here is your first leaf all done!

First leaf completed

Step 4: repeat for pattern:

US: *ch 5, dc into 3rd chain from hook; ch 3, sc into 2nd chain from hook; 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 sc into dc space *

UK: *ch 5, tr into 3rd chain from hook; ch 3, dc into 2nd chain from hook; 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 tr, 1 dc into tr space *

Ch 1 to finish and tie off:

The finished leaf braid

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The leaves sit straight - or curve rather well, either around a corner or just by themselves, which could turn this braid into a rather pretty little necklace!

A leafy necklace

You could also start the pattern with a length of chain, then after completing your last leaf, work another length of chain, so that you can tie the ends onto something.

Here's another idea - combine leaves and flowers along the chain, just as Eleonora from Coastal Crochet did for her visit to Glastonbury festival!

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