Crochet Leaf – Irish Lace Motif

 

 

Crochet Leaf – Irish Lace Motif

Simple and beautiful leaves which are very often used in Irish Lace crochet and in freeform. They could be bended to the right or to the left.

Abbreviations:
Ch(Chs) – chain ( chains)
DC – double crochet
DC2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together
HDC – half double crochet
SC – single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St – stitch

Materials:
– cotton crochet thread size 10 in shades of green
– crochet hook size 6/1.8 mm

Finished Size: Leaf is about 1-3/8” (3.5 cm) long.

Crochet Leaf – Irish Lace Motif
Instructions:

Leaf with a bend to the right

Ch 12 (this is a foundation chain);
Round 1. Working under 2 loops, SC in 2nd Ch from hook and in next Ch, HDC in next 3 Chs, DC in next 3 Chs, DC2tog over next 2 Chs, 6 DC in next (last) Ch; working on opposite side of Ch (now you are working under one loop), 2 DC in next 3 Chs, DC in next 2 Chs, HDC in next 3 Chs, SC in next 2 Chs. Side facing you is right side.

Crochet Leaf – Irish Lace Motif
Round 2. Decorative edging.
Work under both loops. *Ch 1, Sl St in next St*, repeat from * to * around the leaf to the end of the round.
Crochet Leaf – Irish Lace Motif
Center Ridge

Center ridge made in surface slip stitch technique. Ch 1 and make Sl St into bottom of the leaf. You have loop on your hook on the right side and working yarn on the wrong side.

Crochet Leaf – Irish Lace Motif
Work along of the foundation chain with 1 St for each Ch. Insert your hook from the right side to the wrong side through the Ch of foundation chain, yarn over on the wrong side. Draw the yarn over loop through to the right side. Pull the yarn over through the loop on your hook (surface slip stitch made). Keep repeating these steps to the end of foundation chain.
Crochet Leaf – Irish Lace MotifCrochet Leaf – Irish Lace Motif
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Leaf with a bend to the left

Ch 12 (this is a foundation chain);
Round 1.  Working under 2 loops, SC in 2nd Ch from hook and in next Ch, HDC in next 3 Chs, DC in next 2 Chs, 2 DC in next 3 Chs, 6 DC in next (last) Ch;
working on opposite side of Ch (now you are working under one loop), DC2tog over next 2 Chs, DC in next 3 Chs, HDC in next 3 Chs, SC in next 2 Chs. Side facing you is right side.

Round 2 and Center Ridge – see instructions above for the Leaf with a bend to the right.

Enjoy your leaves!
Crochet Leaf – Irish Lace Motif

Crochet Leaf – Irish Lace Motif
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3 Comments

  1. Neelum
    07/20/2016 / 5:42 pm

    Fantastic leaf motifs. Nice greens.

    • Elena
      07/21/2016 / 8:55 pm

      Thank you!

  2. maria
    01/25/2017 / 11:47 pm

    thank you very much

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