Free Pattern Friday: Crochet Leaf

It’s Free Pattern Friday! While this is not a regularly scheduled weekly event, I do intend to do this a bit more often to practice my pattern-writing skills.

So, I’m back with another free, easy pattern that I hope you enjoy. If you would like to financially support my independent art practice, I have a PDF version of this pattern available in our Etsy store!

Many of my pieces include crochet flowers, leaves, and vines that I have sourced from free patterns online (with credit) or have completely free-formed. I have finally written out one of our freeform crochet patterns for a nicely shaped, wide leaf that I love using as an accent background for flowers. This shape nicely frames any type of flower and works best with a worsted weight yarn.

Samia Yarn from Knit Picks

If you use the recommended crochet hook size (6.0mm), the leaf will measure about 5 inches long and 3 inches wide.

This pattern is easy but recommended for those who have some basic crochet experience. Let’s get started!

completed project


Materials

+ J/6.0mm hook
+ Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Spring Green (You can use any yarn. We recommend worsted weight yarn. Gauge does not matter for this pattern.)
+ Tapestry needle

Abbreviations (US terms)

ch: chain
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
st(s): stitch(es)
trc: triple crochet
( ): all stitches inside parenthesis worked into the same stitch

Directions

Please note: You will skip all ch 1 spaces.

1. Ch 8

2. In 2nd ch from hook, (2 sc), 6 sc

3. Ch 1, 7 sc up along the other side of the chain

4. (4 trc), 2 trc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc

5. Ch 1, skip ch 1 space, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 2 trc, (4 trc)

crochet leaf step five
Step 5

This next step may look kind of weird, but just go with it! This step will give the leaf a nice curved shape.

6. Ch 1, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, (2 hdc), 1 hdc, (2 hdc), 2 hdc, (2 hdc), 2 hdc, skip the ch space, (5 dc) into next st to create the tip of the leaf

7. 2 hdc, (2 hdc), 2 hdc, (2 hdc), 1 hdc, (2 hdc), 1 hdc, 2 sc

8. 13 sc, (2 sc), ch 3, (2 sc), 16 sc

9. Slip stitch into next st, fasten off, and weave in ends

And there you have it! A perfectly shaped wide leaf! Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback on this pattern. You can also check us out on Etsy for more crochet patterns and pieces here. Happy crocheting!

crochet leaf pattern

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2 responses to “Free Pattern Friday: Crochet Leaf”

  1. Amy D Avatar
    Amy D

    I can get thru step 6 but as I start step 7 the tip disappears when I begin the HDC sequence. What am I missing/doing wrong? I love this pattern – it’s part of a gift for a friend.

    Thank you!

    1. Crochet Craft Club Avatar

      Hi! The tip of the leaf isn’t very obvious between step 6-7. Keep going! 🙂 The tip of the leaf becomes more pronounced in step 8 with the (2 sc), ch 3, (2 sc) sequence. Hope this helps!

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