Irish Crochet: 3rd Leaf

Materials:

  • 2 Metal Rings (8 mm)
  • Yarn (Lace (0) weight)
  • Cotton Cord
  • U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook

Instructions:

Over a metal ring or single cord foundation Sc 17.  Sl St ends together to form a starting ring.

  1. Sc 1 into each St surrounding the ring (Sc 17 in total).  Sl St the ends together.
  2. Make three leaf segments:
    1. *Ch 3. Sc 1 into the next St.* Repeat 2x (3 loops in total)
    2. Turn work.
    3. *Ch 5. Sc 1 into the next loop Sp.* Repeat until you reach the end of the row (3 loops in total)
    4. Turn work.
    5. *Ch 5. Sc 1 into the next loop Sp.* Repeat until you reach the end of the row (3 loops in total)
    6. Turn work.
    7. *Ch 5. Sc 1 into the next loop Sp.* Repeat until you reach the end of the row (3 loops in total)
    8. Sl St down the side of the leaf, until the you are once again at the base ring.
    9. Sc 1 into the next St in the base ring.
    10. Continue on to the crochet the next two leaf segments. (3 in total)
  3. Use Sc to add a single cord around each leaf segment.
  4. Add a stem to the base of the leaf:
    1. Over a single cord: Sc 12.
    2. Ch 1 to turn.
    3. Over the cord: Sc 12 back up to the base of the leaf, hooking into both horizontal loops of each St.
  5. Sc 17 around the 2nd metal ring. Sl St the ends together to finish the Rnd.
  6. Attach the ring to the top of the 1st ring to give it more height.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. I’ve never heard of using a metal ring in an Irish crochet appliqué, good idea! Your leaf is lovely!

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    1. Thank you! and the metal ring does break with tradition, but I have found that it is a lot easier to work with and gives the form a stronger base structure.

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