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Autumn Decorations and Pattern

mapleDuring the spring and summer, I don’t really do too much decorating in my home. It’s gorgeous weather, and everyone wants to be outside. But, during autumn and winter, I like to get into the spirit of the specific holiday and decorate accordingly. Autumn is by far my favorite season; the splendor of burnished hues, crisp smells, and cozy ambience creates a heartwarming feeling. I like to add some leaves to a wreath, swag, or bowl for pops of color. This year I found a cute crochet pattern for maple leaves, and I just had to make a pile of them.

Maple Leaves2

Maple Leaf Pattern:

Materials:
Worsted Weight Yarn

Size 8 / 5mm crochet hook
Scissors
Yarn needle
Boo 1
Ch 5. sl st ends together to form a loop.
Round 1: Ch3. 11 dc into loop, join w/ sl st (12 stitches total counting chain stitch at end of round).Round 2: Chain 3, 1 dc in same st. 2 dc in each st in round. join w/ sl st (24 stitches total counting chain stitch at end of round).Round 3: *sk 1 st. 7 dc in next st. sk 1 st. sl st in next st* – do stitches between * 5 times.Stem: sc in next 2 st. Chain 12, turn and sl st in every st back up chain. Sl st in same st as chain. Sc in next st.

Round 4: Leaf Point 1: sc in next 4 sts. 3 hdc, ch 3, fold chain in half and sl st together, 1 hdc in next st. sc in next 2 sts. sl st in next st.

Leaf Point 2: sc in next 4 sts. 3 dc, ch 3, fold chain in half and sl st together, 1 dc in next st. sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next st.

Leaf Point 3: Sc in next st. dc in next 2 st. 2 trc, ch 3, fold chain in half and sl st together, 2 trc in next st. dc in next 2 st. sc in next st. sl st in next st.

Leaf Point 4: sc in next 2 st. 1 dc, ch 3, fold chain in half and sl st together, 3 dc in next st. sc in next 4 sts. sl st in next st.

Leaf Point 5: sc in next 2 sts. 1 hdc, ch 3, fold chain in half and sl st together, 3 hdc in next st. sc in next 4 st. sl st in next st.

Cut yarn, tie off and weave in ends.

PLEASE NOTE: For each leaf point, you will see instructions similar to this: “sc in next 4 sts. (3 hdc, ch 3, fold chain in half and sl st together, 1 hdc in next st.) sc in next 2 sts. sl st in next st.” Please note that the part of the instructions inside the parentheses go into only one stitch.

Bright colored leaves really perk up a porch, door, mantel, window box, or centerpiece. You can add some twigs, pine cones, wildflowers and pumpkins for interest or as a focal point. Leaves are also calming and soothing to the spirit!
Happy Autumn!

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