Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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This is a free tutorial to learn how to crochet the falling leaves stitch. The tutorial has both step-by-step photos and a video tutorial.

With the fall mood increasing by the minute it’s only appropriate to feature the falling leaves stitch this time around. This stitch is a great way to add some extra texture and will remind you a bit of the front post double crochet, although it’s not crocheted the same way.

This stitch can be added anywhere on your crochet project but you can also follow a common known stitch pattern where the falling leaves stitches are 3 stitches apart and follow a multiple of 4 as the stitch count.

I absolutely adore this stitch and will for sure use it even more in the future, especially in the fall season.

Now, are you ready to learn how to crochet this amazing falling leaves stitch?

Crochet Falling Leaves Stitch Tutorial

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There are 1000s of crochet stitches and tutorials available. But sometimes, when you find something that you love, you would like to get something similar or with a similar style. No worries. I got you covered. Here are a few patterns and stitches that remind me of fall or have fall leaves.

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Crochet the Falling Leaves Stitch
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How to: Crochet Falling Leaves Stitch
Photo Tutorial

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 Ice Cream Roving yarn – to practice this fun diagonal chevron stitch.

Crocheting the stitch foundation

You can technically add this beautiful falling leaves stitch anywhere on your crochet project. But you will sometimes see that this stitch is often placed with 3 double crochet stitches in between each leaf stitch. To make the stitch less poofy you’ll also see a single crochet row placed between each row or round that features the falling leaves stitches. And finally, you may also see the leaves stitch being shifted 2 stitches over such that 2 rows above or below each falling leaves feature row a falling leaf stitch is placed between 2 falling leaves stitches. In fact that is what I will show you in this tutorial.

Foundation of the Crochet Leaf Stitch Pattern

Start the Falling Leaves stitch

In the picture below you can see that I’m placing the next falling leaves stitch 2 rounds above the last falling leaves stitch round, but 2 stitches shifted over. That means I placed 3 double crochet stitches before crocheting the falling leaves stitch which is featured between the falling leaves stitches 2 rounds down.

Let’s actually crochet the falling leaves stitch now. Yarn over and go around the center double crochet between the falling leaves stitches 2 rounds down (aka the 2nd double crochet stitch), yarn over and pull up a loop the same height as the last dc stitch you made.

Start the Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch

Now, yarn over and go back around the double crochet stitch one more time, yarn over and pull up a loop. You should now have 5 loops on your hook.

2nd step of the Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch

Now, you will yarn over and pull through 4 loops. You’ll have 2 loops left on your hook.

Yarn over Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch

Finishing the Falling Leaves Stitch

Finally, yarn over and pull through 2 loops. You finished your falling leaves stitch. If you follow the previously mentioned pattern, you would now crochet 3 double crochets, 1 in each of the next 3 stitches, before crocheting another falling leaves stitch.

Finished Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch

Below you can see how the falling leaves stitches can be arranged to create a beautiful pattern. In this case, it looks like they all start at the top at one point and are falling down in a pyramid-shaped fashion. But you could also crochet this stitch all around without leaving non-falling leaves spots on your crochet work. In that case, if you follow the above-mentioned pattern, you would crochet a multiple of 4 stitches and shift the pattern 2 stitches over in the next falling leaves stitch round or row.

Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch

Falling Leaves Crochet Pattern

I recently rediscovered this beautiful falling leaves stitch and knew immediately what I wanted to make with it. With that, the Mystery Crochet Along Hat was born. It’s elegant and beautiful just like the hat itself.

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Falling Leaves Stitch Tutorial with Video


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