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Mini Tutorial: How to crochet leaves

Hey crafty gals!  I hope the weather is as nice where you are as it is here in Melbourne.  I have all the windows in my house open and I am just soaking in this fabulous 70 degree weather with a refreshing crisp breeze.  There's nothing like it!


I hope you have checked out the Patterned Paper Wreath Remix--what a great way to welcome Spring!  (Depending on what that little Groundhog sees tomorrow, I suppose.)  I received a few questions about the embellishments on the wreath so I thought I'd give ya the instructions on how to make 'em.


First of all, the pattern for that oh-so-sweet flower is not a Crafty Girl original--it came from a blog called A Little Birdie Told Me.  It's a great tutorial for beginners as it has lots of pictures!

The leaves, though, are result of playing around and because I'm a new crocheter, my "pattern" may not be correct in terms of jargon, but I think you'll get the picture.  ; )


Start with a chain of 14.  Then in the second stitch from your hook, make one sc going through the top half of the chain (all stitches will only go through one side of the chain--see pictures below to see what I mean).  1 hdc in each of the next two stitches, and then 1 dc in each of the next two stitches.  Chain one, then 1 tr in each of the next three stitches.  Chain one, then 1 dc in each of the next two st, 1 hdc in each of the next two st, 1 sc in the last stitch.  Chain two and repeat the same pattern, working up the other side. 


 This picture illustrates how to work your crochet into half of the chain.  You'll work into the other side of the chain when you work your way around. 




Here's a visual of how I wrote the pattern in my trusty graph-paper notebook that goes absolutely everywhere with me:


Yeah. As I was writing this, it occurred to me that newbies should not be writing crochet patterns.  Hope it makes sense to you in some capacity!
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19 comments:

  1. Really Pretty, T.
    You are getting so good at crocheting!

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  2. Great tutorial! Thanks so much!!!

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  3. The tutorial was easy to follow. It's sooo cute!

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  4. Thank you! just the kind of step by step tutorial I was looking for..great pics.

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  5. I found this same pattern for the leaves elsewhere on the web, but I have to be honest - your tutorial and yes, your pattern (!) were much easier to follow! Thanks so much - will be using this one as I create more leaves for a project we're doing for Etsy Dallas.
    You rawk harder than Heart in 1979. Thanks, and...
    BARRACUDA!

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  7. Thanks for the awesome pattern... I have a few other leaf ones that I cannot make heads or tails of! I used it to make ears for a project I just finished actually.
    http://littleblackmarker.com/2012/06/chinese-dragon-hat.html

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  8. Loved your tutorial.. I'm new to crochet and have been looking for leave patterns but they were all to confusing for me. Once again thanks a lot for making it simple and easy to follow..

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  9. So excited! Made my first crochet leaf! Thanks for making it easy!

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  10. This in other colors actually make pretty good fairy wings too.

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  11. so easy to follow. thanks love the graph.

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  12. thank you! fast and easy to understand.

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  13. its just so cool :)Thanks for this pattern! im was finding for a leaf for my amigurumi orange and this leaf just fits :) Thanks you sooooo much .

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  14. your graph was the easiest I have found to follow.Nice job!

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  15. Love the way you drew your graph. You made it so easy to follow! Thank you! (I'm still learning to crochet and do appreciate the simplicity in your graph pattern ^^) Thank you :D

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  16. I loved your tutorial and especially the easy to read chart for the leaf. Thank you so much.

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  17. That's brilliant and exactly what I was looking for. Returning to crochet after many years with the aim of "freestyling". Now off to buy some graph paper! Thanks again, Jacky

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  18. This has become my #1 favorite leaf pattern !! Thanks !!

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  19. This pattern is easy and fun!!

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