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Crochet Leaf Square Free Pattern

It wouldn’t be autumn to a crocheter without a crochet leaf. This simple square uses half double crochet and front post stitches to give a raised texture to the design. It’s fun and quick to make, and can be used for several items. Make a blanket, a table runner, or a simple tabletop decoration.

This square was specially made for the Charity Cozy Fall MAL. With money raised going to the non-profit Cure Childhood Cancer.

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Materials needed for this crochet leaf square

#4 worsted in 2 colors

Est. yardage: 55-60 yds

US G {4 mm} Furls Hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle for weaving ends

Gauge:

16 hdc x 12 rows=4” {This creates an 8″ x 8″ square}

Abbreviations Used {US Terms}

MC=main color

CC=contrasting color

Fhdc=foundation double crochet

ch=chain

hdc=half double crochet

FPdc=front post double crochet

sc=single crochet

sl st=slip stitch

st(s)=stitch(es)

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Special Stitches:

FPdc: {This will be worked 2 rows below} yo 2x, insert hook from right to left behind post of dc, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops.

Notes:

  • Ch 2 counts as a stitch
  • All FPdc will be worked two rows below the current row you are on
  • While working with the 2 colors, carry them along with your work, so no ends to weave
A brown crochet square with an orange leaf on it. Yarn, crochet hook, pumpkins lay close by.
Crochet Leaf Square

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Pattern Instructions

Row 1: With MC, Fhdc 31, turn [31]

Row 2: ch 2, hdc across, turn [31]

Row 3: ch 2, hdc next 14, change to CC,  FPdc next, change to MC, dc last 15, turn [30 hdc, 1 FPdc]

Row 4: ch 2, hdc across, turn [31]

Row 5: ch 2, hdc next 13, change to CC, FPdc next, (hdc next, FPdc next) 1x, change to MC, hdc last 14, turn [29 hdc, 2 FPdc]

Row 6: ch 2, hdc across, turn [31]

Row 7: ch 2, hdc next 12, change to CC, FPdc next, (hdc next, FPdc next) 2x, change to MC, hdc last 13, turn [28 hdc, 3 FPdc]

Row 8: ch 2, hdc across, turn [31]

Row 9: ch 2, hdc next 11, change to CC, FPdc next, (hdc next, FPdc next) 3x, change to MC, hdc last 12, turn [27 dc, 4 FPdc]

Row 10: ch 2, hdc across, turn [31]

Row 11: ch 2, hdc next 10, change to CC, FPdc next, (hdc next, FPdc next) 4x, change to MC, hdc last 11, turn [26 hdc, 5 FPdc]

Row 12: ch 2, hdc across, turn [31]

Row 13: ch 2, hdc next 9, change to CC, FPdc next, (hdc next, FPdc next) 5x, change to MC,  hdc last 10, turn [25 hdc, 6 FPdc]

Row 14: ch 2, hdc across, turn [31]

Row 15: Rep row 13

Row 16: ch 2, hdc across, turn [31]

Row 17: ch 2, hdc next 10, change to CC, FPdc next, (hdc next, FPdc next) 4x, change to MC, hdc last 11, turn [26 hdc, 5 FPdc]

Row 18: ch 2, hdc across, turn [31]

Row 19: ch 2, hdc next 11, change to CC, FPdc next, (hdc next, FPdc next) 3x, change to MC, hdc last 12, turn [27 dc, 4 FPdc]

Row 20: ch 2, hdc across, turn [31]

Row 21: ch 2, hdc next 12, change to CC, FPdc next, (hdc next, FPdc next) 2x, change to MC, hdc last 13, turn [28 hdc, 3 FPdc]

Row 22: ch 2, hdc across, turn [31]

Row 23: ch 2, hdc next 13, change to CC, FPdc next, (hdc next, FPdc next) 1x, change to MC, hdc last 14, turn [29 hdc, 2 FPdc]

Row 24: ch 2, hdc across, turn [31]

Row 25: ch 2, hdc next 14, change to CC,  FPdc next, change to MC, dc last 15, turn [30 hdc, 1 FPdc]

Row 26: ch 2, hdc across, turn, change to CC [31] Do not fasten off. Continue to border.

Border

Be sure you have turned your work at the end of row 26, and you are working on the right side of square. {The side with the design} When crocheting down the ends of the rows, don’t crochet too tightly as this can make the square bunch up.

Ch 1, 3 sc in first st, sc across to next corner, 3 sc in top of ch 2, sc loosely in end of each row, 3 sc in first st of row 1, sc across to next corner{last st of row 1}, sc loosely in end of each row, sl st in first st to join.

Block square if you wish.

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