This is a free crochet pattern and video tutorial showing how to crochet a quick and easy Pumpkin Leaf worked in just three rounds, and 10 minutes!
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I bought quite a bit of pumpkins from Dollar Tree when they first hit stores a couple months ago. I wanted to stock up in case they ran out later on.
At the time, I envisioned making my own pumpkin leaves, and adhering to the tops. It’s taking me a bit to get around to making them, but I am so pleased with this adorable little leaf!
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My sweet Shiloh sitting with me as I was working on the photos of the leaves <3
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What Supplies Do I Need to Crochet a Leaf?
- 5 Yards of Yarn – I used Emma’s Yarn Comfy Cotton DK (lightweight) in Canopy (darker) and Freshly Cut (lighter), as well as WeCrochet Dishie (worsted weight) in Jalapeno (darker) and Honeydew (lighter)
- LARGER SIZE: H8/5mm Crochet Hook
- SMALLER SIZE: G6/4.25mm Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Optional, Jewelry Pliers
You can use any yarn with respective size crochet hook to work this applique in various sizes.
Jewelry pliers are an excellent tool to use to help weave in ends, as cotton yarn can be quite tough on the fingers when weaving in with just fingers and a tapestry needle. I never need with Dishie, but I do with some others.
From start to finish, I was able to work up a leaf in about 9 minutes.
Measurements – Width (at Widest) by Height:
- Comfy Cotton DK with H8/5mm Hook: 3.13″ (3 1/8″) by 2.88″ (2 7/8″)
- Comfy Cotton DK with G6/4.25mm Hook: 2.88″ (2 7/8″) by 2.38″ (2 3/8″)
- Dishie with H8/5mm Hook: 3.25″ (3 1/4″) by 3″
- Dishie with G6/4.25mm Hook: 3″ by 2.75″ (2 3/4″)
Abbreviations – US Terms:
- HDC – Half Double Crochet (Photo Tutorial)
- SC – Single Crochet (Photo Tutorial)
- DC – Double Crochet (Photo Tutorial)
- TR – Treble Crochet (sometimes called a Triple Crochet; to start, yarn over 2x to have 3 loops on your hook, then [yarn over and pull through 2 until back to just one loop on hook])
In Round 2, I will split the beginning increase to help keep my seam straight, and less noticeable, and also to prevent a gap between the last stitch and the first. You can increase as you’re comfortable.
In Round 3, in the middle of the petal we work a chain and slip stitch to the first – this is to create a point sort of like a picot.
Pumpkin Leaf, Video Tutorial:
Pumpkin Leaf, Written Pattern:
Chain 5. Slip stitch join to the first chain to form a ring. Chain 1. Work 12 HDC into the center ring. (12 HDC)
R2: Chain 1. Work 1 HDC into the first stitch (this stitch falls just to the left of the beginning chain), 2 HDC into each of the next 11 stitches, HDC into the first stitch (this stitch falls just to the right of the beginning chain). Join. (24 HDC)
R3: Chain 1. Skip the first 3 stitches, (SC, HDC, 2 DC) into the next stitch, chain 2, slip stitch to the 1st chain, then into the same stitch as the previous 4 stitches (DC, HDC), skip the next 2 stitches, slip stitch into the next, skip the next 2 stitches, (DC, 2 TR) into the next stitch, chain 2, slip stitch to the 1st chain, then into the same stitch as the previous 3 stitches (2 TR, DC), skip the next 2 stitches, slip stitch into the next, skip the next 2 stitches, (HDC, DC) into the next stitch, chain 2, slip stitch to the 1st chain, then into the same stitch as the previous 2 stitches (2 DC, HDC, SC), skip the next 2 stitches, slip stitch into the next, SC into the next, HDC into the next, slip stitch into the next, HDC into the next, SC into the next. Slip stitch join to the beginning chain 1.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
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