The quintessential symbol of Christmas, today we will make a Crochet Holly Leaf. These little motifs make perfect tree decorations, finishing touches to gifts or place them on the front of handmade Christmas cards.
This is the second free crochet Christmas patterns I have & will be sharing with you as many of us stay at home through the month of November.
My free Crochet Holly Leaf pattern is written below with a simple step by step written photo tutorial or if you prefer a video tutorial, I have also made a Youtube video.
- 10 meters of green yarn of your choice
- 3 meters of red yarn
- Matching crochet hook to your yarn
- Yarn needle
Gauge: N/A. Use the smallest crochet hook you can with your chosen yarn to create tight stitches, this will help your crochet leaf keep its form & not flop.
Size: Using fingering weight & a 2mm crochet hook my leaf is 5cm tip to base, 2.5cm wide.
Notes: The leaf is made working both sides of the foundation chain. The berries are made using a magic circle. Each piece is made individually then joined together.
How to make Crochet Holly Leaf (make 2)
Row 1: Chain 13, sc in the second from the hook, sc, hdc, 8dc, hdc, 3sc in final chain,
turn to work down the otherside of the foundation chain, hdc, 8dc, hdc, 2sc in the final chain, sl st into the first sc.
Row 2. Chain 1, sc in the same st, *hdc, (dc, picot = chain 2, slst into the second chain, dc) in the same stitch, hdc, sc* repeat 1 more time, hdc, (dc, picot, dc) in the same stitch, hdc, (sc, picot, sc) in the same stitch, *hdc, (dc, picot, dc) in the same stitch, hdc, sc* repeat 2 more times, sl st into final st. Fasten off & weave in your ends. Leave a long tail on the second leaf to join the leaves together.
Holly Berry (make 3)
Row 1: Starting with a magic circle, ch1, 6sc into the centre of the magic circle, pull the tail to close the loop tight, slst into the first sc. Fasten off & leave 1 long tail to attach to the crochet Holly leaf.
Arrange your motifs in your desired formation & secure with the long tails from the leaf & berries.
Congratulations you have made your Crochet Holly Leaf & Berries. I would love to see you crochet creations, please tag me on @moara_crochet on Instagram to share your work.
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