Leaf Stitch

A popular stitch back in 2021 got everyone making leaf-y raffia bags.

Abbreviations

CHChain
BPDCBack Post Double Crochet
BPDC2TogBack Post Double Crochet 2 Together
DCDouble Crochet
FPDCFront Post Double Crochet
FPDC2TogFront Post Double Crochet 2 Together
HDCHalf Double Crochet
YOYarn Over
*A* × BRepeat “A” for a number of B times
( X )Work all of “X” in ONE stitch
{ }Notes
  • Turn after each row.

Multiples

  • CH 17 (+5)

CH 17 makes 2 alternating columns of leaves and 3 for space at the side, and then 2 for turning stitch. Increase/decrease the “3” for wider/narrower sides

Base

DC in 4th CH from hook and each CH across

Pattern repeat

1

  • CH 2, 2 BPDC
  • Repeat: *FPDC2tog, 6 FPDC, FPDC2tog, 7 BPDC*
  • For last stitch, HDC in top of CH 2

2

  • CH 2, 6 FPDC, BPDC2tog, 4 BPDC, BPDC2tog
  • Repeat: *7 FPDC, BPDC2tog, 4 BPDC, BPDC2tog,*
  • For last 3 stitches, 2 FPDC, then HDC top of CH 2

3

  • CH 2, 2 BPDC
  • Repeat: *FPDC2tog, 2 FPDC, FPDC2tog, 3 BPDC, FPDC, 3 BPDC*
  • For last stitch, HDC in top of CH 2

4

  • CH 2, 2 FPDC, BPDC, 3 FPDC, 2 BPDC2tog
  • Repeat: *3 FPDC, BPDC, 3 FPDC, 2 BPDC2tog*
  • For last 3 stitches, 2 FPDC, then HDC top of CH 2

5

  • CH 2, 2 BPDC
  • Repeat: * FPDC2tog, 3 BPDC, (FPDC, CH 1, FPDC), 3 BPDC*
  • For last stitch, HDC in top of CH 2

6

  • CH 2, 2 FPDC
  • Repeat: *BPDC, (DC, CH 1, DC) in CH-1, BPDC, 7 FPDC*
  • For last 3 stitches, 2 FPDC, then HDC top of CH 2

7

  • CH 2, 6 BPDC, 2 FPDC, (DC, CH 1, DC) in CH-1, 2 FPDC
  • Repeat: *7 BPDC, 2 FPDC, (DC, CH 1, DC) in CH-1, 2 FPDC*
  • For last 3 stitches, 2 BPDC, then HDC in  top of CH 2

8

  • CH 2, 2 FPDC
  • Repeat: *3 BPDC, (DC, CH 1, DC) in CH-1, 3 BPDC, 7 FPDC*
  • For last stitch, HDC in top of CH 2

9

  • CH 2, 6 BPDC, 4 FPDC, (DC, CH 1, DC), 4 FPDC
  • Repeat: *7 BPDC, 4 FPDC, (DC, CH 1, DC) in CH-1, 4 FPDC*
  • For last 3 stitches, 2 BPDC, then HDC in last stitch

10

  • CH 2, 2 FPDC
  • Repeat: *10 BPDC, 7 FPDC*
  • For last stitch, HDC in top of CH 2

11

  • CH 2, 6 BPDC, FPDC2tog, 6 FPDC, FPDC2tog
  • Repeat: *7 BPDC, FPDC2tog, 6 FPDC, FPDC2tog*
  • For last 3 stitches, 2 BPDC, then HDC in  top of CH 2

12

  • CH 2, 2 FPDC
  • Repeat: *BPDC2tog, 4 BPDC, BPDC2tog, 7 FPDC*
  • For last stitch, HDC in top of CH 2

13

  • CH 2, 2 BPDC, FPDC, 3 BPDC, FPDC2tog, 2 FPDC, FPDC2tog
  • Repeat: *3 BPDC, FPDC, 3 BPDC, FPDC2tog, 2 FPDC, FPDC2tog*
  • For last 3 stitches, 2 BPDC, then HDC in top of CH 2

14

  • CH 2, 2 FPDC
  • Repeat: *2 BPDC2tog, 3 FPDC, 1 BPDC, 3 FPDC*
  • For last stitch, HDC in top of CH 2

15

  • CH 2, 2 BPDC, (FPDC, CH 1, FPDC), 3 BPDC, FPDC2tog, 3 BPDC
  • Repeat: *(FPDC, CH 1, FPDC), 3 BPDC, FPDC2tog, 3 BPDC*
  • For last stitch, HDC in top of CH 2

16

  • CH 2, 6 FPDC, BPDC, (DC, CH 1, DC), BPDC
  • Repeat: *7 FPDC, BPDC, (DC, CH 1, DC), BPDC*
  • For last 3 stitches, 2 FPDC, then HDC in top of CH 2

17

  • CH 2, 2 BPDC
  • Repeat: *2 FPDC, (DC, CH 1, DC), 2 FPDC, 7 BPDC*
  • For last stitch, HDC in top of CH 2

18

  • CH 2, 6 FPDC, 3 BPDC, (DC, CH 1, DC), 3 BPDC
  • Repeat: *7 FPDC, 3 BPDC, (DC, CH 1, DC), 3 BPDC*
  • For last 3 stitches, 2 FPDC, then HDC in top of CH 2

19

  • CH 2, 2 BPDC
  • Repeat: *4 FPDC, (DC, CH 1, DC), 4 FPDC, 7 BPDC*
  • For last stitch, HDC in top of CH 2

20

  • CH 2, 6 FPDC, 10 BPDC
  • Repeat: *7 FPDC, 10 BPDC*
  • For last stitch, HDC in top of CH 2

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