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Basic Crochet Leaf (Free Crochet Pattern)

Dear fellow crocheters,

Looking for a basic leaf pattern?  This quick and easy crochet leaf is a fun one to make!  You can use it as an applique on a blanket, hat, or other object, or even on your amigurumi.

It will be part of a flower amigurumi pattern that I'll be sharing on my blog later, but for now... here's the leaf portion if anyone's interested in just this!

If you like this design of mine, you can check out the other free patterns I have on my blog!


Free Crochet Pattern

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This cute, crochet leaf is super simple and quick to work up!  You can whip up a bunch of these in one sitting and use them as lovely appliques on blankets, hats, wreaths, and more.  They go well with flower appliques, of course, and also to decorate amigurumi!  They're also a great stash buster because you only need a small amount of yarn to make a leaf, so you can use up your scraps this way.

Finished Measurement: 
1.5 inches (4 centimeters) in length 

  • ★☆☆☆☆  Easy / Beginner 
  • Requires familiarity with the stitches used (below).

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • Ch: chain
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Hdc: half double crochet 
  • Dc: double crochet 
  • Tr: triple (treble) crochet



Notes (Read before beginning!)
  • If you're looking to have a long yarn end to sew this leaf onto another object, allocate a long tail before making your starting chain.  This is for convenience purposes, but completely optional!

With your leaf-colored yarn (green) and 3.25mm hook...
  1. Ch 8.

  2. Now, you will work down one end of the chain.  Insert your hook into the 2nd ch from the hook.

    Sl st, sc, hdc, dc...

    Tr 2, and then dc+dc+hdc in the last ch.

  3. Continue on the other side of the chain.

    Hdc+dc+dc in first ch, tr 2, dc, hdc, sc, sl st.

  4. Fasten off, and weave in the end.  You are done!

If you enjoyed this free project, you can make a donation to support my work!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

Love the Basic Crochet Leaf pattern?  

You might enjoy these other free crochet designs. Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.


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Best wishes,