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This is a free tutorial to learn how to crochet a fall leaf in different sizes. The tutorial has both step-by-step photos and a video tutorial.
As my birth month is right in the middle of fall – October – I love this season even more. I also love the winter and Christmas season, but only who doesn’t? Yes, you may not like winter, but I haven’t had a winter in years so I guess I miss it. So the coldest season we have in Southern California is fall. So I really cherish it and enjoy the leaves changing colors and falling down.
To show off my love for the fall season, I thought it would be perfect to provide you with one of my favorite fall leaf patterns and how to make it smaller or larger very easily.
I even added a full video tutorial to provide you with the most guidance if you prefer visual tutorials.
Now, are you ready to learn how to crochet this amazing leaf pattern?
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Fall Crochet Patterns
Of course, changing the colors doesn’t just mean it’s fall. You can easily substitute the brown I used for these leaves and turn them into spring and summer leaves. Or maybe instead of using green, you can make them red, yellow or orange, or even multi-colored. It’s your choice. That includes the size of the leaves.
But while you are in the fall mood, you may want to crochet a few extra fall patterns. Let me inspire you with a few extras:
Crochet a Fall Leaf
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How to: Crochet Fall Leaf
Before we hop into the detailed tutorial, here are a few tips to consider. The video above is extremely detailed and will provide you with more tips than I can explain below. So make sure to use the video and photo tutorial at the same time.
Now, let’s grab your crochet hook – I used a 4.00mm Furls Crochet Odyssey Hook – and your yarn – I used a worsted weighted Lion Brand Color Theory yarn – to practice this fun leaf.
Crocheting differently sized leaves
This pattern can be modified easily to make it larger or smaller. One way to do that is simply to change your hook size or yarn weight to a smaller or bigger size.
Another way is to add more or fewer stitches for the treble or double crochet stitches. Add or remove 2 stitches on each side for those stitches so that the 2nd round’s pattern stays the same.
Another way you can increase this leaf pattern is to use the nxt higher stitch as a replacement. So an sc stitch would be a hdc stitch, hdc would be a dc, dc would be a tr, and tr would be a dtr stitch. You would also add 1-2 chains on the corners to the ch 3’s that are not part of the picot stitch. The rest of the pattern would stay the same.
Round 1 of the Leaf Pattern
Crochet a Chain of 15
R1: crocheting into the back bump, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the first st, 1 hdc in the following st, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, 1 tr in the next 4 sts, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, 1 hdc, 1 sc, ch 3, turn and crochet on the opposite side of your chain now, 1 sc in the first st, 1 hdc in the following st, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, 1 tr in the next 4 sts, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, 1 hdc, 1 sc, ch 3, sl st to the first st
Round 2 of the Leaf Pattern
R2: *1 sc in the next 2 sts, ch 3, 1 sl st to the first ch, repeat from * until you reach the next ch-3 sp finishing with 1 sc into the ch-3 sp, ch 4, sl st to the 2nd ch, ch 1, 1 sc into the ch-2 space, ch 3, 1 sl st to the first ch, **1 sc in the next 2 sts, ch 3, 1 sl st to the first ch, repeat from ** until you reach the next ch-3 sp, sl st
The “ch 3, and slip stitch to the first chain” part of the pattern is also known as the picot stitch.
You can now fasten off and weave in your ends, or sew it onto something, or even add a stem.
Adding a stem to the leaf
To add a stem to the leaf, you can simply crochet a chain of your desire and then starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, either place 1 sc, hdc, or sl st in each chain. Then fasten off and weave in your ends.
Fall Leaf Crochet Pattern
I have used leaf patterns for several of my pattern already. But the fall leaves are still one of my favorites. In fact, I really wanted to show them off, so I added them in a special way to my Fall Leaf Hat which was part of my September 2022 Mystery Crochet Along Hat. It’s elegant and beautiful just like the leaf itself.
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