Crochet materials and tools:
<> Crochet hook 4.5 mm (UK 7)
<> Bernat Super Value (4) worsted weight yarn
Crochet small leaf size:
About 3 cm without stalk.
Common abbreviations of crochet stitches:
ch – chain
dc cl – double crochet cluster
2 dc cl – 2 double crochet cluster: wrap the hook, insert into the stitch, draw up a loop and then pull through two and hold it. Wrap the hook, insert it into the same stitch, draw up a loop, pull through two, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on the hook.
6 dc cl – 6 double crochet cluster: [wrap the hook, insert into the stitch, draw up a loop and then pull through two] – 6 times. Yarn over pull through 1 loop, [yarn over pull through 2 loops] – 5 times.
sl st – slip stitch
st – stitch
dc – double crochet
Crochet small leaf pattern:
Chain 10. 2 DC CL in 6th chain from hook, ch2. Now work underneath the nearest unfinished DC, 6DC CL. When you have 2 loops on your hook, draw it out and turn the leaf, insert the hook again holding working yarn in back. Find the second unfinished dc from the 2 dc cl and work underneath again, 6DC CL. When you have 3 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 3. Ch 3, turn the leaf on the wrong side and make a sl st in ch2 space that we did earlier.
Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.