10.03.2011

Crochet Leaf Garland


I'm getting a little seasonal over here!!  With all the rain we've been having, I'm finding ways to keep my hands busy.  Enter crocheted leaves!!  I found the pattern here at Craftstylish and using bits and pieces of yarn I got to work.

My little shadow, Sammy, is always interested in what I'm doing. 

"Hello Mum... can you show me how to crochet a leaf?  I promise not to eat the yarn this time."


"What do you mean I need thumbs to crochet?  Can't I try anyhow?  Why, I'll just hold the yarn in my mouth."


Katie was present, but was a lot more interested in the squirrels and chipmunks movements.  As the weather is getting more chilly... they seem to be moving around more finishing their winter preparations.


I had spent the last two weeks making up a leaf here and there.  Today was the day to link them all together into a garland of seasonal goodness!


I went to tug at my yarn only to find this stinker had laid down on my yarn.  See the yarn dangling by her left ear?


Lots of leaves in my lap!  And do you see that?  We had sunshine this weekend!  I was glued to it!!


All linked together (and wow, those colors are washed out).  I'm loving the combination of rust, orange, yellow, green, red, and tan.  Awesome!!


Katie doesn't seem thrilled to model my garland, but I promise you it brings out her eyes!  It's all the rage in dog fashions this fall!


And here it is up on the fireplace.  Ignore my less than clean mantle with no decor.


Yup, cute... simple.  Warming.  Fun contrast of yarn against the brick.


And do you know what the mister said when he saw it?  He said I need more -- and I totally agree!  More strands of leaves to be exact.  I'm excited to make a bunch more.  They are quick and easy to do! 


Here is the pattern from Craftstylish incase this inspires you to break out your hook and make a few!

Leaf Pattern

Yarn and Hook: any yarn weight with a hook that corresponds to that weight.  {I used worsted yarn -- since that's what I had in bits laying around and an E hook, I believe}

Round 1:
Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch—12 dc.

Round 2: Ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), dc in first st, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, (dc, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3 chs to form stem, dc) in next st, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, (dc, picot, dc ) in next st; (sc, hdc) in next st, (dc, picot, sc) in next st, (hdc, dc, tr, picot, tr, dc, hdc) in next st, (sc, picot, dc) in next st, (hdc, sc) in last st, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of round.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

A big thank you to Linda who created this pattern!!  You can also see her website here.

5 comments:

Jenny said...

I love this garland! How sweet! And Katie is so adorable. Thanks so much for linking up today!

Jenny

Teje said...

Hi Christie! That's really beautiful! Katie looks lovely modelling the leaves! Thank you for inspiration!
xxx Teje

Seaweed and Raine said...

They look SOOOOO good! And yes, I agree - you need more!

I think a single one (perhaps with the yarn size reduced and a smaller hook) would look autumn, I mean AWESOME as a pendant! I might have to see if I have any autumn yarns in my stash (perhaps embroidery floss...)

Hope your weekend was fab, and thanks for telling us about the the pattern :)
She xox

MJ said...

Lovely Christie!! So very cute!
xoxo

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

I love the colors you chose. Great idea. Saw you at Crafty, Scrappy, Happy!

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