3 Sizes Crochet Leaf Pattern

Ever wished you could bring the charm of colorful leaves right into your living room? With our free crochet leaf pattern, now you can! 

This easy crochet pattern includes a photo tutorial which makes it perfect for newbies and pros alike. And since the pattern includes instructions for three different sizes, you can whip up the perfect leaf for any project.

Also, check out our crochet rose and crochet pumpkins. Those crochet projects would go really well with this simple crochet leaf pattern. Imagine this: you making your own garden out of yarn, filled with pretty crochet flowers and leaves.

If you like this basic crochet leaf pattern, check out my many other fun, free and simple crochet patterns!

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PATTERN INFORMATION

Skill Level

Beginner. This free crochet pattern uses basic crochet stitches in a basic stitch pattern.

Crochet Project Materials

Crochet Gauge

Gauge is not important for this beautiful crochet fall leaf pattern.

Finished Sizes

Leaf SizeLengthWidth
Small3 inches1.25 inches
Medium3.75 inches1.5 inches
Large4.5 inches1.75 inches
Crochet Leaf Size Chart

Crochet Pattern Notes

  • This free pattern is worked flat.
  • If you want to make larger leaves, follow the pattern using bulky yarn with the recommended hook size.
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Related Patterns

Also, check out my crochet rose and crochet pumpkins. Those crochet projects would go really well with this simple crochet leaf pattern.

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US Terms

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet 
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • tc = treble crochet
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only

Work the indicated stitch in the back loop only (blo) of the next stitch.

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CROCHET LEAF PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Small Crochet Leaf Pattern

  1. Chain 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn. (12 stitches)
  2. Ch 1, in the back loops only: sc, hdc, dc, tc, tc, dc, hdc, sc. 
  3. Turn your work. The 4 unworked sts are the stem of the leaf. 
  4. In the unworked loops on the opposite side make: sc, hdc, dc, tc, tc, dc, hdc, sc. 
  5. Join with a sl st to the first sc made. 

Medium Crochet Leaf Pattern

  1. Chain 17, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn. (16 stitches)
  2. Ch 1, in the back loops only: sc, hdc, dc, tc, tc, tc, tc, dc, hdc, sc. 
  3. Turn your work. The 6 unworked sts are the stem of the leaf. 
  4. In the unworked loops on the opposite side make: sc, hdc, dc, tc, tc, tc, tc, dc, hdc, sc.
  5. Join with a sl st to the first sc made. 

Large Crochet Leaf Pattern

  1. Chain 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn. (20 stitches)
  2. Ch 1, in the back loops only: sc, hdc, dc, tc, tc, tc, tc, tc, tc, dc, hdc, sc. 
  3. Turn your work. The 8 unworked sts are the stem of the leaf. 
  4. In the unworked loops on the opposite side make: sc, hdc, dc, tc, tc, tc, tc, tc, tc, dc, hdc, sc. 
  5. Join with a sl st to the first sc made. 

Creative Ways to Use Crochet Leaves

You can use crochet leaves in many creative and fun ways! Here are some cool ways to use this great pattern:

  1. Decorations: Spice up your room by making a leaf garland with this interesting crochet leaf pattern. String your autumn leaves together and hang them up for a touch of nature indoors.
  2. Accessories: Attach this easy crochet leaf pattern to a hairpin or headband for a unique accessory. Or, make a bunch and stitch them onto a purse or bag for added flair.
  3. Gift Embellishments: Giving a present? Use a maple leaf crochet pattern as a fancy gift topper instead of a bow. It adds a handmade touch that shows extra care.
  4. Clothing: Sew this beautiful crochet leaf pattern onto sweaters, hats, or scarves for a bit of leafy style. It’s like wearing a piece of nature!
  5. Home Decor: Place these crochet motifs as accents on table runners, coasters, or even as part of a wall art piece. These little leaves can make any space feel cozy and crafty.
  6. Yarn Garden: Remember those crochet flowers? Pair them with this basic leaf pattern to create a bouquet or a potted yarn plant. No watering needed!

The best thing about these cute leaves is that you can get super creative. With so many uses, there’s no limit to what you can do with them!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What yarn is best for crochet leaves? 

When you’re crocheting beautiful leaves, the type of yarn you pick can make a big difference. Generally, cotton yarn or acrylic yarn are top choices for making leaves.

Cotton yarn is smooth, easy to work with, and gives your leaves a nice, clean finish. Plus, it’s pretty sturdy, so your leaves won’t lose their shape over time. 

On the other hand, acrylic yarn is super soft and comes in a bunch of bright colors. It’s also budget-friendly, which is a bonus if you’re making a whole bunch of leaves.

How long does it take to crochet a leaf?

Crocheting this little leaf pattern is actually a quick and fun project. If you sit down and focus, you can whip up a cute little leaf in under ten minutes!

You can make a pretty autumn leaf in the time it takes to listen to a few songs. So, if you’re looking for a crafty project that gives you instant gratification, crocheting leaves is the way to go!

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