Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch | How To Crochet

The falling leaves crochet stitch is a beautiful textured stitch. This blog post includes full-color photo tutorials as well as a video tutorial.


Falling Leaves Stitch How to Crochet

The Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch

I am in love with the falling leaves stitch! I can’t stop thinking of all the creations I can bring to life with this lovely stitch.

This step-by-step tutorial unveils the secrets to creating a stunning leaf-inspired pattern, bringing the warmth and beauty of fall to your crochet projects. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just starting your yarn-filled journey, this easy tutorial includes both photo and video instructions to cater to your preferred learning style.

Scroll down for the step-by-step tutorial.

Falling Leaves Stitch How to Crochet

Video Tutorial for the Falling Leaves Stitch:

Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch | How To Crochet

MATERIALS:

  • your favorite yarn and hook combination

SKILL LEVEL:

  • Intermediate beginner – the maker should know and be comfortable with basic crochet stitches first.

TUTORIAL NOTES:

  • chain 1 does not count as a stitch
  • chain 3 DOES count as a stitch
  • start with any multiple of 4 + 2

STITCHES USED AND ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • sk = skip
  • yo = yarn over
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet

Instructions for the Falling Leaves Stitch:

This tutorial is just for a practice swatch. However, if you’re a confident crocheter and want to just jump into making a project (dishcloth, scarf, etc.) then go for it!

Step 1: Make a ch of any multiple of 4 + 2. I started with 30 chs.

Falling Leaves Stitch How to Crochet

Step 2: Make one sc in the second ch from the hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.

Step 3: (ch 1 does not count as a st) Make one sc in each st, all the way across

Step 4: Ch 3 and turn. Ch 3 DOES COUNT as a st this time!

Step 5: (ch 3 counts as a st!) Make one dc in the second st since the ch 3 counts as a st.

Step 6: Make one dc in each of the next two sts.

Falling Leaves Stitch How to Crochet

Step 7: Yo and insert your hook behind and through the 5th sc two rows down (the very first row).

Step 8: Yo and pull up a loop. Three loops are on the hook.

Step 9: Yo and once again insert your hook into behind and through that same sc. Pull up a loop. Five loops are now on the hook.

Step 10: Yo and pull through four loops. Two loops remain on the hook.

Step 11: Yo and pull through the remaining two loops. First leaves stitch is now made.

NOTE: the ‘unworked’ st behind the leaves st you just made. For the next st, make sure to skip this one since we technically already have a st there (the leaves st)

Step 12: Make one dc in each of the next 3 sts. (Make sure to leave the st behind the leaves st unworked, as noted above)

Step 13: Make a leaves st in the sc from two rows below. Refer to steps 7-11 if you need the instructions again.

Step 14: Continue to alternate 3 dc and 1 leaves st all the way across, ending with 4 dc in each of the last 4 sts. Ch 1, turn.

Step 15: (ch 1 does NOT count as a st) Make one sc in each st all the way across.

Step 16: Ch 3, turn. (ch 3 DOES COUNT as a st for this row)

Step 17: Make one dc in the second st.

Step 18: Make a leaves st behind and through the 3rd dc from two rows below.

Step 19: Make one dc in each of the next 3 sts.

Step 20: Make a leaves st around the next dc from 2 rows below. This will be easy to spot because it’s the ‘middle st’ of the 3 dc sts we made.

Step 21: Continue this row by alternating 3 dc sts and 1 leaves st all the way across, ending with 2 dc in each of the last 2 sts.

Step 22: To continue your practice swatch, repeat steps 3-18 (rows 2-4) until your swatch is the desired size.

Despite all the many steps there are for this stitch, it’s really easy to fall into a nice rhythm, right?

What will YOU make using this stitch? Did you make a practice swatch? Did you just go for it and make a project with it? Either way, I’d love to your work! Please do share and tag me @spottedhorsedesignco on social media. I love seeing all your makes ❤️

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Falling Leaves Stitch How to Crochet

 

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