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Crochet leaf stitch

Guide

Feel free to use any type of yarn (or even thread) for your project. Most yarns have the recommended crochet hook size on the label.


Techniques used in this stitch

UK / US crochet term:

Chain Stitch – ch

Slip stitch - slt

Double crochet / single crochet – dc/sc

Treble / double crochet – tr/dc

Half tr / half dc – htr/hdc

2 tr / dc puff stitch – pff: yarn over, insert hook into st, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch. Repeat preceding step 1 time. Yarn over and draw through first 4 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through remaining 2 loops on hook.

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 8 + 4

Row 1: skip 3ch and work 2htr/hdc in next ch, 1htr/hdc in next, skip 1ch, 1dc/sc in next, * make base for leaf: 6ch, skip 3ch, work 1slt in each of next 3ch.

Continue the row: skip 1 foundation ch, 1dc/sc in next, skip 1ch, 1htr/hdc in next, 2htr/hdc + 1ch + 2htr/hdc in next, 1htr/hdc in next, skip 1ch, 1dc/sc in next; rep from *, make base for leaf, skip 1ch, 1dc/sc in next, skip 1ch, 1htr/hdc in next, make 3 htr/hdc in last ch and turn.

Row 2 (RS): make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first htr/hdc, * make leaf: work 1pff in each of next first 3ch of leaf base,

make 2pff + 1ch + 2pff in ring of 3ch on top of leaf base,

then work on opposite side making 1pff in each of next 3ch.

Make 1dc/sc in space of 1ch below; rep from *, work 1dc/sc in third ch instead of making 1dc/sc in space of 1ch, turn.

Row 3: make 1slt in dc/sc below and in each of first two pff,

make base for leaf, * work 1slt in each of next three pff,

1ch, skip 1ch below, make 1slt in each of next 3pff, make base for leaf, skip first two pff of next leaf; rep from *, turn.

Row 4: make 7ch, skip 3ch, work 2pff in next ch, make 1pff in each of next 3ch,

* work 1dc/sc in space of 1ch of leaf below, make leaf over next base ( work 1pff in each of next first 3ch of leaf base, make 2pff + 1ch + 2pff in ring of 3ch on top of leaf base, then work on opposite side making 1pff in each of next 3ch);

rep from *, work 1dc/sc in space of 1ch of leaf below, work 1pff in each of next first 3ch of last leaf base, make 2pff + 1tr/dc in ring of 3ch, turn.

Row 5: make 2ch and skip first st, * work 1slt in each of next 3 pff, make base for leaf, skip first two pff of next leaf, work 1slt in each of next three pff, 1ch, skip 1ch below; rep from *, work 1slt in third ch instead of making 1ch, turn.

Row 6: make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first slt, * make leaf over next base, work 1dc/sc in space of 1ch of next leaf below; rep from *, work 1dc/sc in first ch instead of making 1dc/sc in space of 1ch, turn.

Repeat rows 3 - 6 until you have reached your desired length.

Finishing

Odd row: work 1ch instead of making leaf base.

Even row: work 1ch + 1tr/dc + 1htr/hdc + 1ch + 1htr/hdc + 1tr/dc + 1ch instead of making leaf.

If you need to crochet “semi leaves” from both edges of the fabric work next: begin row with 3ch + 1htr/hdc + 1tr/dc in first slt and finish with 1tr/dc + 2htr/hdc in third slt.

100% Cotton

Colors and rows: 1 – white; 2 & 3 – apricot; 4 & 5 – light turquoise, 6 & 7 – white; 8 & 9 – orange; 10 & 11 – apricot; 12 & 13 – light turquoise; 14 & 15 – white.

100% Cotton

Colors and rows: 1 – light green; 2 & 3 – see green; 4 & 5 – light see green, 6 & 7 – light green; 8 & 9 – red violet; 10 & 11 – pink; 12 & 13 – light see green; 14 & 15 – see green; 16 & 17 – light green.

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