- Worsted weight yarn in desired leaf color
- Crochet hook appropriate for your yarn (usually a size G or H hook works well)
- Yarn needle
- Ch: Chain
- Sl st: Slip stitch
- Sc: Single crochet
- Hdc: Half double crochet
- Dc: Double crochet
- Tr: Treble crochet
Step 1: Begin Make a slip knot and chain 9.
Step 2: First Row Starting in the second chain from the hook, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, 1 tr in the next ch, 5 tr in the last ch.
Step 3: Second Row Working on the other side of the foundation chain, 1 tr in the same ch as the last tr from the previous row, 1 dc in the same ch as the last dc from the previous row, 1 hdc in the same ch as the last hdc from the previous row, 1 sc in each of the next 3 ch, sl st in the first sc to join.
Step 4: Finish Fasten off and weave in ends using a yarn needle.
Step 5: Shape the Leaf (Optional) You can shape the leaf by gently curving the pointed end and slightly pinching the base to give it a more natural leaf-like appearance.
Feel free to adjust the number of stitches and rows to make the leaf larger or smaller, and experiment with different yarn colors to create various types of leaves. This simple pattern is perfect for embellishing projects like scarves, hats, blankets, or even as a standalone decorative element.
Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t be afraid to experiment and adapt the pattern to your liking. Happy crocheting!