How to Crochet Autumn Leaves to Decorate Your Tablecomments (13) September 7th, 2012
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
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
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).
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