Hello, hope you’ve all been having a lovely weekend?
Here is a lovely and quick little tutorial I’d like to share with you for making these wee Autumnal leaves. I made ones of this shape and size to add a bit of contrast to the larger sycamore leaves that featured in my Autumn Wreath post (which you can see here). They would also make such a sweet garland, and can be made in any colour scheme of your choosing.
A note to international crocheters. I have used UK terminology throughout so it may be worth keeping a conversion chart handy.
Each leaf measures approximately 7-8cm when made in cotton with 3.5mm hook but will vary depending on whether you use a larger or smaller hook.
You will need
You can use up any of your small amounts of yarn with a corresponding hook size.
I have used 100% cotton yarn with a 3.5mm hook.
Darning needle to sew in ends
MR -Magic Ring
Sl St- Slip Stitch
Dc- Double Crochet
Htr- Half Treble
Dtr- Double Treble
Picot- Chain 3, slip stitch in first chain to create point
Note: All instructions contained within brackets are all made into the same stitch
Setting up: MR, ch3, 10dc into ring, sl st join
Leaf shaping: (ch1, dc), (dc, htr), (htr, tr), (2tr), (tr, dtr), (2dtr, picot, 2dtr), (dtr, tr), (2tr), (tr, htr), (htr, dc), dc in next stitch, sl st into next stitch
Stalk: Ch7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and then into each remaining ch, sl st into base of leaf.
Fasten off and sew in ends.
Below are some progress pictures to help you along. If you have any questions at all about understanding this pattern please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment or send me a message on my facebook page by searching ‘Yarny Grainney’.
Happy leaf making!
Love, Grainney x
(Rhymes with Narnia)