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Free Leaf Charm Crochet Pattern with Video Tutorial

Want to add a cute embellishment to your project?  Here's a quick, easy, and free tutorial for you!

The Leaf Charm is a lovely applique that can be added to bags, purses, keychains, jewelry, lanyards, and more.  It makes a great add-on for spring, summer, and plant or botanical-themed projects. 

I used KnitPicks Billow Yarn, which is a bulky weight 5 yarn that is 100% Pima cotton.  You're welcome to use any weight of yarn you'd like, and I think acrylic, cotton, or other fibers with decent stitch definition (e.g., not too furry) would create a nice look for this pattern!  


Free Crochet Pattern

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Crochet Pattern Information

Level of Difficulty:

★★☆☆☆ Familiar Beginner/Intermediate. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below) and changing colors.

Stitches/Terms Used:

  • FO = fasten off 
  • ch = chain 
  • sl st = slip stitch 
  • sc = single crochet 
  • hdc = half double crochet 
  • dc = double crochet


  • Yarn scraps (I used KnitPicks Billow Yarn)
  • Crochet hook, find a suitable size to go with your yarn (I used a 6mm) 
  • Scissors 

Crochet Instructions (Written)

Let's Begin!

  1. Ch 8.
  2. Insert 6 dc in 4th ch from hook. Dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch.
  3. In the last ch: sl st, ch, sl st.
  4. Now, work on the other side of the chain. Sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch.
  5. Insert 6 dc in the last ch (same opening as where you started).
  6. Join with a sl st to the first dc of the leaf.
  7. Make a long chain of however many sts you'd like to create the hanging loop. 
  8. Fasten off with a long tail.  Pull the hanging loop around your project and sew the long tail back into the beginning of the chain. Weave in the ends. 

Congratulations on finishing! Below is my leaf charm fastened on the strap of my Botanical Japanese Knot Bag (free pattern).  If you'd like to make it to, be sure to check out its pattern page with the free written instructions and video tutorial.

Video Tutorial

Want to crochet along with me? Check out my video tutorial below!

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