Crochet aspen leaves :: a tutorial

By | September 28, 2011

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It’s autumn!  Up here in the mountains, the leaves are already starting to turn and it’s cooler every day.

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Okay, I’m lying.  There’s been near record-breaking heat and it feels just like summer.  But the leaves really are quite pretty this time of year.

 

 

 

 

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In honor of my second favorite season, I decided whip up a pattern for these crochet aspen leaves.

Whip up.  Hee hee.  Oh, ha ha.

So it took a little longer than the phrase “whip up” might lead you to believe.  But I still managed to watch a whole bunch of football while I worked this one up.

 

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Wanna give it a try?

 


Crocheted aspen leaves

Aspen leaves 2_thumb[5]Materials:

Yellow worsted weight yarn
Size H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Instructions:

Round 1:  Ch 4, join to form a ring (or use a Magic Ring).  Into ring, sc 9, join

Round 2: Ch 2, work 2 dc in each of next 3 sc, then [3dc, 2dc, 3dc] across next 3 sc, then work 2 dc into last three sc, join

Round 3: Do not chain! Sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next dc, join with a slip stitch and bind off.  Weave in ends and you’re done!


Now I need to decide what I’ll make with all of them…  A scarf?  A mobile?  A garland?  What are you going to make?

If you do make something, leave a little note in the comments – I want to see what you come up with!


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