How to Crochet Autumn Leaves to Decorate Your Table
September 7th, 2012
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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).
Photo: Linda Permann
Next, make a dc in the first stitch and then make 2 dc in each of the next 2 dc stitches, as indicated. On the next stitch, you'll (dc, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3 chs to form stem, dc) all in the same space. Here's a close-up of how to make the stem:
||After you chain 5, skip the first chain from your hook and work 4 sc 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. After you sc in the last 2 chain stitches, dc in the same stitch from round 1 and continue as indicated.
Continue following the directions around: 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.
||To make the pointy top of the leaf, work (hdc, dc, tr, picot, tr, dc, hdc) all in one stitch. To make a treble crochet, yarn over twice (shown), insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) three times.
Finish by making the last point and joining the round: (sc, picot, dc) in next st, (hdc, sc) in last st, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of round. Fasten off. Pull the center end to snug up the center of the leaf, then weave in both ends.
||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).
Get creative-you can add beads, ribbon, and sequins or layer the leaves with fabric pieces to make all kinds of projects. A fall brooch would be fun, too!
See more of my projects on my personal blog, and look for my new book, Crochet Adorned, in stores August 11, 2009.
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