Crochet Leaf Pattern – Maple in Tweed
Maple Leaf Crochet Pattern
Fall brings a transition of bold vibrant colors from flowers to leaves…or at least that’s what I remember from my childhood growing up in Ohio. Now I’m in Colorado where the colors of fall are primarily golden shimmers of Aspen trees.
When we selected tweed yarns for the Yarn Spotlight feature in Interweave Crochet Fall 2016, I couldn’t resist designing a crochet leaf pattern of a maple leaf. This pattern brings back fond childhood memories of playing in large mounds of colorful leaves. And now that I’m older I love to marvel at the beauty and majesty of the vibrancy of fall.
With this leaf pattern I’ll be making myself a string of garland for the office. I’ll toss a couple of larger leaf motifs on my coffee table and use them as coasters. And I may tack the outer points of a leaf together on the medium sized maple leaves and use them as fall napkin rings.
Because I thought you might like the pattern as well, I’ve written down the instructions for the crochet leaf pattern. As you crochet the maple leaves, know I’m sending you wishes for a bright and colorful fall and a relaxing and inspiring season filled with beautiful crochet with our Fall 2016 issue of Interweave Crochet.
Crochet Leaf Pattern
From top to bottom: (orange, purple, green, red, yellow)
Plymouth Yarn / Homestead Tweed
CONTENT: 90% wool, 10% Donegal PUT-UP: 194 y, 175 m/3.53 oz, 100 g CONSTRUCTION: 2-ply CARE: handwash, lay flat to dry COLOR: Burnt Orange HOOK: J / 10 (6.00 mm)
Universal Yarn / Deluxe DK Tweed Superwash
CONTENT: 90% superwash wool, 7% acrylic, 3% viscose PUT-UP: 284 y, 259 m/3.5 oz, 100 g CONSTRUCTION: 4-ply CARE: machine wash warm gentle, dry flat COLOR: Raisin HOOK: H / 8 (5.00 mm)
Cascade Yarns / Color Duo
CONTENT: 70% baby alpaca, 30% merino wool PUT-UP: 197 y, 180 m/3.5 oz, 100 g CONSTRUCTION: 2-ply roving style CARE: handwash, lay flat to dry COLOR: Treetop HOOK: J / 10 (6.00 mm)
HiKoo / KenzieDistributed by Skacel
CONTENT: 50% New Zealand merino, 25% nylon, 10% angora, 10% alpaca, 5% silk noils PUT-UP: 160 y, 146 m/1.76 oz, 50 g CONSTRUCTION: 3-ply CARE: handwash, dry flat COLOR: #1029–Hebes HOOK: H / 8 (5.00 mm)
SugarBush / Canoe
CONTENT: 61% wool, 26% alpaca, 13% polyamide PUT-UP: 95 y, 87 m/1.75 oz, 50 g CONSTRUCTION: chainette CARE: handwash, lay flat to dry COLOR: Sunset HOOK: K / 10.5 (6.50 mm)
Maple Leaf Instructions
Row 1: Ch 8, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and each across (last chain worked to be considered “base ch”).
Row 2-3: Repeat Row 1 working sl st into base ch)
Row 4: (Stem) ch 10, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, sc, sl st across (do not sl st into base ch).
Rnd 5: Working around both sides of each ch-8 in the order that they were made. Work in back loops only starting with base ch: dc, ch 2, sl st into top of dc just made, 5 dc, *in last st of this side (lst st) dc, ch 2, sl st into top of dc just made, ch 1, sl st into lst st, ch 1, in lst st work [dc, trc, ch 2, sl st into top of trc just made, dc, ch 1, sl st], continue working along the other side of ch-8, ch 1, dc, ch 2, sl st on top of dc just made, 3 dc,** dc6tog (this will have you finishing up the first ch-8 and working up the next ch-8), 3 dc, repeat from * to ** dc7tog (this will have you finished up the second ch-8 and working up the last ch-8), 3 dc, repeat from * to **, 3 dc, ch 2, sl st into top of last dc made, ch 1, sl st into base ch. Finish off; cut yarn and weave in ends.