The 20 Loveliest Crochet Leaf Patterns

Mildred Bracho  - July 14, 2020

Lately, I have found myself with enough time and space to try a new hobby: GARDENING. I know there is a lot of noise on the internet about how challenging this can be, but I decided to just go for it. I watched some Youtube tutorials, bought some plants, and now here I am, watering my new (still alive) friends, and staring at them more than I have previously expected. It was the best decision!

Taking care of my plants turned out to be very relaxing and somehow meditative. As a side effect, I also started to pay more attention to nature, which made me notice things that I haven't before. When I walk through the streets I now see trees and flowers in a different way, I mean, have you seen all of those shapes, textures, and colors? It just makes me feel so curious and inspired, and therefore, this post. 

Let's take a look at these 20 crochet leaves that will hopefully bring you as much joy as they bring me. 

01

Maple Leaf

The symbol of Canada, its hockey team, and the most delicious sugary syrup on the face of the earth. I swear I could eat pancakes and maple every single day of my life. Do you have any maple loving friends like me? Turn this into a coaster and make it the perfect gift. 
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
02

Chestnut Leaf

Did you know that Chestnut trees can grow up to 30 meters high? They don't only give us shade on the hot days of summer but, with all of their leafiness, they are also so beautiful to look at. Not to forget that this leaf represents autumn in all of its glory!
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
03

Lucky Clover

Have you ever found a four-leaf clover? Because of their rarity, they are supposed to bring good luck (they appear only 1 in 5,000), but since we are proactive and don't like to leave things to chance, let's create our own! Create your four-leaf clover and be the owner of your destiny! 
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
04

Crochet Shamrock

We all know that it is not all about luck and the extraordinary, but also about finding joy in the ordinary and everyday things. Here you'll find a three-leaf clover pattern to make your average days more beautiful. 
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
05

Crochet Oak Leaves

The Oak is a known symbol of strength and endurance because it is massive, has a strong structure and a long lifespan. It's the national tree of many countries, including the USA, which would make this leaf an excellent gift for someone you admire. 
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
06

Fern Leaf

This leaf pattern is just so adorable and easy to follow. I love this kind of leaves, mainly because they remind me of the tropical weather, AKA, the best weather! 
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
07

Pumpkin Leaf

I know that when you think about pumpkins, their leaves are not something that comes to mind, but the beauty is in the details, and this leaf will take all of your crochet pumpkins to the next level! 
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
08

Mint Leaf

For every tea lover out there, we got you covered! This leaf also has such a basic shape that you could use this pattern for generic leaves in all of your creations. So simple and "delicious". 
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
09

Ivy Leaf Garland

The leaves from the Ivy are very simple, but the different structures that can be created while they grow can be mind-blowing. With this garland pattern and a little bit of creativity, the number of designs ahead of you are limitless. 
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
10

Ohio Buckeye Nut and Leaf

What I love about this leaf is that it is made out of other leaves! Or better said: it is a leafception 😉 Here you have another adaptable design that will make all of your leafy dreams come true. 
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
11

Cannabis Leaf

With the growing popularity of CBD oils, this is an exciting pattern to have in mind. This leaf is globally recognizable, and I can assure you that some of your friends would consider this an amazing and funny gift.
Size: Small
Difficulty: Intermediate
Paid Pattern
12

Monstera Deliciosa Leaf Coasters

This is such a beautiful leaf, and pattern! Easy to follow, and by changing the colors on it, you can adapt it to recreate other species such as Monstera Albo Variegata or Thai Constellation. Extra points for versatility! 
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
13

Holly Leaves

Ideal for your Christmas decoration! This leaf has historically been used at Christmas time, and if you are feeling a little bit wild, arranging this pattern with some real mistletoe will leave all of your guests in awe.
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Intermediate
Paid Pattern
14

Columbine Flower (with Stem and Leaf)

 In this pattern, you will find not only the leaves but also the stem and flower of this exotic plant. Like the real one, this crochet plant will last all year and might even attract some hummingbirds (yes, please!)
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Intermediate
Paid Pattern
15

Crochet Succulent

Succulents are the easiest plants to take care of. They need minimal water and a lot of sun, that's it! They are so easy because they use their thickened, fleshy, and engorged leaves to retain all of the water they need. How convenient!
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
16

String of Pearls

These succulents are so strange and exciting, that if you don't have them in your house, I would recommend making this pattern. It really captures the essence of the plant and the odd shape of its leaves. 
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
17

Cactus

Did you know that the spines on the cactus used to be leaves? They evolved into tiny and sharp parts to protect the plant from herbivores and also help with the retention of water. Another example of how incredible nature can be. 
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Intermediate
Paid Pattern
18

Lettuce

And don't worry; we do not forget about the edible and underrated leaves, such as the lettuce! Are you planning on crocheting a salad, sandwich, or wrap? These lettuce leaves will ensure that even your crochet food stays balanced. 
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
19

Cabbages

This familiar kitchen vegetable is about as large as a man's head, but here we present you with a miniature (and very cute) version of it. This is an easy pattern that conserves the colors and ruffles of every leaf. 
Size: Small
Difficulty: Easy
Free Pattern
20

Leaf Branch

And finally, now that we know how to crochet leaves, it comes handy to learn how to make branches with them. With this pattern, you will learn how to do a simple branch, but feel free to substitute the leaves by any of the ones listed in this article. Have fun! 
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Easy
Paid Pattern
About the author

Mildred Bracho

Mildred is a nature lover and an extremely curious person. She's passionate about trying new hobbies and learning new skills. Always looking for ways to make her life more sustainable. She's a dog lover, who recently adopted a dog named Pretzel.
To practice any art, no matter how well or how badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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