Dare to Make It: Holiday

Dare to Make It:  Holiday

How to Crochet Autumn Leaves to Decorate Your Table

comments (13) September 7th, 2012     

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LindaPermann Linda Permann, contributor
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Try making the leaves in different sizes and yarns for different effects. The two solid colors are worked in Cascade 220 with a size F (3.75-mm) hook, and the variegated version is leftover sock yarn and a size 3.0-mm hook (Japanese size D).
To make a picot, chain 3 and slip stitch in the 3rd chain from your hook. Continue working as directed—the picot gives a nice pointy tip to the leaf.
After you chain 5, skip the first chain from your hook and work 4 single crochets into the opposite side of the ch-5 you just made. I worked each sc into the little bump on the bottom of the chain; this photo shows 2 sc already worked.
Try making the leaves in different sizes and yarns for different effects. The two solid colors are worked in Cascade 220 with a size F (3.75-mm) hook, and the variegated version is leftover sock yarn and a size 3.0-mm hook (Japanese size D).

Try making the leaves in different sizes and yarns for different effects. The two solid colors are worked in Cascade 220 with a size F (3.75-mm) hook, and the variegated version is leftover sock yarn and a size 3.0-mm hook (Japanese size D).

Photo: Linda Permann

Spruce up your table with a scattering of soft, colorful leaves. You'll only need a small amount of yarn for each leaf, so make as many as you like. You could string them together to form a garland, make a wreath, or glue them to ribbon rings and place them over your napkins.

The leaf pattern will work for any yarn weight with a hook that corresponds to that weight. The large leaves shown are worked in worsted-weight yarn (with a 3.75-mm hook) and measure 3.5 inches from stem to tip. The smaller leaf is worked with sock yarn (and a 3.0-mm hook) and measures about 2.75 inches from stem to tip. I spent a lot of time writing this pattern so that there wouldn't be a lot of confusing turning and moving, but to eliminate the turns, I used almost every stitch height in the book-so hopefully you have some crocheting experience! Try making a few and you will get the hang of it!

Abbreviations and Special Stitches
ch
chain
st stitch
sl st slip stitch
sc single crochet
hdc half double crochet
dc double crochet
tr treble crochet
picot chain 3, slip stitch in 3rd chain from hook

Leaf Pattern
Round 1:
Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch-12 dc.

Round 2: Ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), dc in first st, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, (dc, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3 chs to form stem, dc) in next st, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, (dc, picot, dc ) in next st; (sc, hdc) in next st, (dc, picot, sc) in next st, (hdc, dc, tr, picot, tr, dc, hdc) in next st, (sc, picot, dc) in next st, (hdc, sc) in last st, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of round.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Now let's break down round 2 of the pattern with some step-outs. First chain 6, then slip stitch in the 3rd chain from your hook. The ch-3, sl st combination is called a picot and you will make one of these a few times in the round (here you are just adding the picot to the top of your ch-3 beginning chain).

  To make a picot, chain 3 and slip stitch in the 3rd chain from your hook as shown. Continue working as directed-the picot gives a nice pointy tip to the leaf.

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Comments (13)

stawmbi writes: HI I would love to learn how to crotchet that leaf but it seem that it is little hard so can u show another way to do simple and easy ... this leaves look so pretty n cute ..
Posted: 1:08 pm on August 19th
Dahart writes: I could so see these put under the glass of my coffee table during the fall months...I love these and have shared them (of course, with link and credit given) with my holiday yahoo list.... Just wanted you to know. I will also be making them This summer for the fall. Once again thank you so much.

Dahart
Posted: 11:15 am on July 3rd
Jetmuis writes: very adorable this leaves, i think i must try this out too some day;-D
thank you for sharing your pattern and the greate tute, love this!!!!;-D
Posted: 9:54 am on November 6th
barbidoll61 writes: I Love your leaves, they are gorgeous. I will be making them. I was thinking bu using a larger hook, I could make some coasters from this pattern. Thanks for the pattern.
Posted: 9:21 am on January 3rd
LindaPermann writes: Ok- I've just been told that the issue should be resolved now! Try printing again. :)
Posted: 4:45 pm on December 2nd
LindaPermann writes: Hi- I'm sorry that there seems to be trouble with printing the pattern. I have an email in to the tech half of the website to see if we can fix it.

In the meantime, you can try selecting the text of the post (or just the part you want) and pasting it into a Word document. Then you should be able to print it. I'm sorry it's not working directly off of the site! Thanks for letting us know.
Posted: 4:11 pm on December 2nd
12gdulas writes: HI LOVE YOUR LEAVES. I USE THEM TO PATCH HOLES OR SNAGES

ON CLOTHING. THEY MAKE THINGS PRETTY AND ALOT OF PEOPLE

ASKED WHERE I GOT THEM. MY PROBLEM IS MY COMPUTER WON'T PRINT

THE WHOLE PATTERN! I HAVE TO SIT BY MY COMPUTER TO MAKE

THEM.

THANK YOU,

12GDULAS
Posted: 2:42 pm on November 30th
christikol writes: wonderful , I would like to make some to add to a quilt.
I am having trouble printing . Only the first pics comes out and the first 2 steps .
Posted: 10:14 am on November 29th
LindaPermann writes: Vernajean- I'd love to help but I'm not sure what you mean. The pattern is located in the text of this post just below the introduction (and before the pictures begin). Were you having trouble finding it or was there something in the pattern that didn't make sense?
Posted: 6:27 pm on November 25th
Vernajean writes: You have a pattern I would like to copy,but can't. I have tried every thing I know of and it don't work. Could you please tell me what I'm doing wrong. The pattern is Autumn Leaves-- vegreen@genext.net
Posted: 10:50 am on November 25th
AlmaStoller writes: A great pattern Linda.
I will definitely try it.

Alma


Posted: 9:12 am on November 22nd
LindaPermann writes: Planetjune--Good catch! (oops!)- It's actually chain 4, then 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. I'll change above.
Posted: 1:11 pm on November 19th
planetjune writes: I think Rnd 1 should begin:
Ch 3, 11 dc in 3rd chain from hook... ?
Posted: 10:04 am on November 19th
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