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The Falling Leaves stitch is a beautiful textured crochet stitch! You’re going to love the staggered leaf stitches.
The Falling Leaves Stitch pattern is comprised of rows of single crochet, double crochet and leaf stitches.
The leaf stitches are cluster stitches worked around the post of the stitch two rows below.
A full video tutorial can be found following the written and photo instructions below.
The End Result:
While the front of the resulting fabric is tightly textured, the back of the fabric is quite smooth. I believe this stitch would lend itself well to a variety of projects including blankets, hats and scarves.
Have you used the Falling Leaves stitch before? I would love to hear about it in the comments!
For this tutorial I will be using the Caron x Pantone yarn by Yarnspirations along with a 6 mm crochet hook. The hook shown here and in the video below is a wooden streamline hook by Furls Crochet. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose.
Falling Leaves Stitch:
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial. At the end of each row you will need to chain 1 or 3 and turn your work. The chain 3 at the beginning of a row does count as a double crochet stitch.
Don’t forget to check out the free video tutorial linked below!
To begin, make a slip knot and then chain your desired number of chains. For this stitch pattern you will need multiples of four stitches plus two for your foundation chain.
For my swatch I will be making a foundation chain of 22 chain stitches.
Once you have your desired number of chains, single crochet into the second chain from your hook and in each chain across.
Chain one and turn your work.
Single crochet into the first stitch and into each stitch all the way across. At the end of your row, chain three and turn your work. The chain three counts as a double crochet stitch.
Double crochet into each of the next three stitches.
Leaf Stitch around the post of the next single crochet stitch two rows below.
To work your leaf stitch:
yarn over, insert your hook around the post of the stitch two rows below, yarn over and draw up a loop. yarn over and insert your hook around the post of the same stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop.
Yarn over and draw through four of the loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw through the final two loops. Leaf stitch made.
In the current row above, skipping the next stitch, double crochet into each of the next three stitches.
Repeat your leaf stitch followed by the three double crochet stitches all the way across. Double crochet in the final stitch. Chain one and turn your work.
Single crochet into the first stitch and into each stitch all the way across. Chain three and turn your work.
Double crochet into the next stitch, leaf stitch around the post of the next double crochet two rows below. In the above single crochet row, skip the next stitch and double crochet into each of the next three stitches. Repeat all the way across working a double crochet into the final stitch.
Chain one and turn your work.
Single crochet in each stitch across. Chain three and turn your work.
And that’s it!
Repeat rows two to six for the desired length. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Did you like this crochet stitch tutorial? Check out the tutorial for the Half Double V Crochet Stitch | How to Crochet.
Falling Leaves Stitch Video Tutorial
Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you next week! Until then, happy crocheting!