st(s) = stitch(es)
ss = slip stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble (triple) crochet
- Worsted weight scrap yarn for the leaves (about 3.5 yds per leaf)
- A little bit of worsted weight yarn for the garland string
- Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry needle for weaving ends
Follow the stitch chart as shown, or follow the written instructions for the base.
Don't fasten off yet. Now we're going to add the stem.
Insert your hook into the center of the leaf, just below the tip. Yarn over and pull through the leaf and the loop on your hook (first surface crochet made). Continue to surface crochet down the center of the leaf until you get to the far end.
Once you've made as many leaves as you'd like, we're going to attach the leaves to the garland string. The more leaves you use, the longer your finished garland will be.
Ch 20 (or more or fewer depending on how long you want the ends to be). Take one of your leaves and insert your hook through the end of the stem (or in another point of the leaf if you want a different orientation). Yarn over and pull through the stem and the loop on your hook. The leaf should now be attached. Ch 10 and repeat with the next leaf. Make sure that your leaves all have the right side facing you while you're slip stitching through the stem so that they all face the same way on the finished garland. Once you've attached all of your leaves, ch 20 and fasten off. Weave in ends. (Note: in the picture below, the leaves are 5 ch apart, but it was too close together so I frogged it and switched to 10 ch apart for the final version.)
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