Crochet Patterns and Tutorials by Claire from Crochet Leaf!

Crochet patterns take up quite a lot of my free time - thinking them up, writing them down, changing stuff, making mistakes, getting them right... but I love this adventure!

I'm always on the lookout for fun stuff to crochet, be it flowers, little appliqués, braids, that kind of thing - often small projects that produce an attractive, useable item. Or maybe something more exotic, something a little different. Sometimes, of course, I get the "blanket bug" - if you know what I mean ;)

So on this site you'll find some of my own crochet ideas and designs, as well as stitch instructions, suggestions for increasing your knowledge of the craft, and all kinds of wonders that I hope will inspire you.

As with most things in life, this site is a work in progress :)

Most popular: Basic Crochet Heart

A pink crochet heart

Latest free crochet patterns

Solomon's Knot Square

Looks complicated - but isn't :)

I've just added a couple of touches to make the corners a little more square than they usually are with this stitch.

Makes a sweet mat for your houseplant - or you could extend the pattern for a table runner or scarf.


The Rep Doily

18 rounds of repeated stitches in different sizes, worked in one color or a variety of shades. It's a fun pattern to work!

This piece is crocheted in thread, but you could use another yarn of your choice, of course.


Other bits 'n bobs!

I'm into lacy, flowery mode at the moment as summer arrives - as you can see from my Solomon's Knot Square above.

I've also been experimenting with one of crochet's most interesting stitches ... chain stitch!

Mmmm... we'll see if I come up with anything interesting there :)

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Claire from Crochet Leaf