How to Crochet Autumn Leaves to Decorate Your Table

comments (13) October 15th, 2014     

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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

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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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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