Ivy Leaves

Jun 28, 2009
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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.


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.


Not all that important for this pattern


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

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


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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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 :)