Lately, I 've had several requests for crochet leaves patterns and since they are all the rave right now, I found a chart I thought would be nice to include into my "how to read crochet charts" series.
Here's the chart. It employs the basic stitches and works up really fast.
Prepare your favourite yarn and recommended hooks.
Ch 8. Starting from the 2nd ch, sc across (7). Repeat this 2 more times to get 3 leaves.
Join all three by sc in the 1st st of the 1st leaf. Next, hdc, dc3, hdc, sc, ch 1 (at the top of the leaf) and repeat the above pattern (sc, hdc,dc3, hdc, sc) for the other side and for all 3 leaves.
Round 3: edging
ch2, sc in all stitches around all 3 leaves.
Tip: If you want the leaves to be more maple-y instead of those 2 chains, make a 3-ch picot.
The chart does not include the stem, but I added it. To make it, do not cut yarn when you make the final leaf. Instead ch 12 (10/8) and sc back. For the orange and brown leaves instead of sc the stem I used the hdc.
And the leaf is done!
Now, experienced chart readers will find out small changes I made, but I tried the chart version and then did it on my own. Mine looks better, I believe.
Enjoy the tutorial and make yourself some leafy decorations!