Ivy Leaves

Jun 28, 2009
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Introduction

After failing to find a nice pattern for crochet ivy leaves (or a pattern at all) I decided to make my own. And since I woke up with ivy in my hair this morning (don't ask) I thought today would be as good a day as any to start.

This is the first pattern of mine I've actually written out, if anyone gives it a go let me know if you find any problems or have trouble interpreting it.

Enjoy.

Materials List

10 ply wool

5mm hook

Finished Size

approx 6cm X 6cm Obviously smaller hook/wool smaller leaf, bigger hook/wool bigger leaf. Or adjust the pattern as you see fit. I'll be making these in a range of sizes, and in 5 point varieties for a shawl I'm working on.

Gauge

Not all that important for this pattern

Notes

It was stitched with the venation with a 3 ply cotton thread. You obviously don't have to add this, but I love little bits of detail like that. A 2-4 ply wool would be much better then the cotton, but this was all I had. When I make the rest of the leaves I'll be buying some wool for the veins.

The Pattern

ch6
Round 1:
sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in next 3 ch, 3 sc in end ch, sc in next 3 ch (opposite side to previous stitches), 2 sc in last ch (where the first sc was made), sl in first sc.

You should now have a sort of elongated oval, you may want to mark the end stitches in each side.

Round 2:

ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 sc, 3 sc in end sc, sc in next 5 sc, 3 sc in end sc, sl in first sc of this round

Round 3:

ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 sc, 3 sc in end sc, sc in next 6 sc, 3 sc in end sc, sl in first sc of this round

Apex:

Turn without turning ch, sc in next sc, dc in next sc, sc in next sc, sl in next sc, fasten off and weave in end.

Side points:
Starting at the end stitch directly opposite the apex, join with a sl, ch 1, *sc in next 4 sc, ch1 to turn, sc in same st, repeat once from *

ch1 to turn, sc in same st, sc in next 2 st, sl in next st, ch1 to turn, sc in next 2 st, sl in last st, fasten off, weave in end.

Repeat in reverse for other side point.

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Comments

on Jul 2, 2009 5:44 AM
mad for crochet!

wonderful! Thankyou. I love your kitty too :)

on Jul 2, 2009 3:25 PM
Hi! Thanks for the comment, glad you like it.
Hopefully the pattern works out (never written down a pattern before), I'll be making a bunch of them myself so if I note that I've typed anything wrong, I'll put the tweaks here.

The kitty is actual on one of my crochet projects, it's her was of getting attention :)