Happy Autumn Leaves

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The Happy Autumn Leaves are many things! Dishcloths! Wall decor! Centerpieces! Table settings! Use the right yarn and they can be anything you wish. The one thing they always are? A fun free crochet pattern to celebrate the return of autumn!

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I made my Happy Autumn Leaves in cotton, thinking they’d be dishcloths… but after finishing one, I had to make two more, to use as decor! I love the way these look all grouped together, so very fall-ish.

Happy Autumn Leaves - free #crochet pattern on Mooglyblog.com! These are great as dishcloths, coasters, home decor, and more!

If I had some feltable yarn on hand, I definitely would’ve tried it with this pattern – I think it’d be gorgeous! This is a fun pattern to play with in different yarns and weights – just match the yarn to the hook and see what effects and sizes you come up with!

Happy Autumn Leaves - free #crochet pattern on Mooglyblog.com! These are great as dishcloths, coasters, home decor, and more!

Happy Autumn Leaves

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Note that the instructions for Edging Round 1 are long, so I have broken them up a bit to try to make them easier to read. The long stitches (dtr, quadtr, quintr) have an “fp” in front of them – this indicates that they are to be worked as post stitches, going around the post of the stitch indicated rather than into the top of it.ย 

Happy Autumn Leaves - free #crochet pattern on Mooglyblog.com! These are great as dishcloths, coasters, home decor, and more!Row 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc 5 in 2nd ch from hook; turn. (5 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in the next st, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the last st; turn. (7 sts)

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in the next 2 sts, bpdc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the last st; turn. (9 sts)

Row 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in the next 3 sts, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the last st; turn. (11 sts)

Row 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in the next 4 sts, bpdc in the next st, dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the last st; turn. (13 sts)

Row 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in the next 5 sts, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the last st; turn. (15 sts)

Row 7: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in the next 6 sts, bpdc in the next st, dc in the next 6 sts, 2 dc in the last st; turn. (17 sts)

Row 8: Ch 2, dc in the 1st 8 sts, fpdc in the next st, dc in the last 8 sts; turn. (17 sts)

Row 9: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 6 sts, bpdc in the next st, dc in the next 6 sts, dc2tog; turn. (15 sts)

Row 10: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 5 sts, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next 5 sts, dc2tog; turn. (13 sts)

Row 11: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 4 sts, bpdc in the next st, dc in the next 4 sts, dc2tog; turn. (11 sts)

Row 12: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 3 sts, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next 3 sts, dc2tog; turn. (9 sts)

Row 13: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 2 sts, bpdc in the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, dc2tog; turn. (7 sts)

Row 14: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 1 sts, fpdc in the next st, dc in the next 1 sts, dc2tog; turn. (5 sts)

Row 15: Ch 2, dc2tog, bpdc in the next st, dc2tog; turn. (3 sts) Place markers on each end (both sides) of Rows 2, 5, 8, and 11.

Edging Round 1: (see graphic below, and see the Edging Tutorial Video HERE)
Ch 1, sc in each st of previous row, sc evenly along side to 1st marker, fpQuadTr around the fpdc in the middle of Row 14;
sc evenly to 2nd marker, fpQuinTr around the fpdc in the middle of Row 11;
sc evenly to 3rd marker, fpQuadTr around the fpdc in the middle of Row 8;
sc evenly to 4th marker, fpDtr around the fpdc in the middle of Row 5;
sc evenly to the top of the leaf (the ch the first 5 sts were worked into), picot;
sc evenly to the 5th marker, fpDtr around the fpdc in the middle of Row 5;
sc evenly to 6th marker, fpQuadTr around the fpdc in the middle of Row 8;
sc evenly to 7th marker, fpQuinTr around the fpdc in the middle of Row 11;
sc evenly to 8thย marker, fpQuadTr around the fpdc in the middle of Row 14;
sc even to end of round; join with a sl st in 1st sc of the round, do not turn.

Happy Autumn Leaves - free #crochet pattern on Mooglyblog.com! These are great as dishcloths, coasters, home decor, and more!

Edging Round 2: Ch 1, sc evenly along the side to the picot, work 3 sc in the picot, sc evenly along the other side; join with a sl st in 1st sc of the round, ch 12 for loop “stem”; break yarn and seamless join to same st. Weave in ends.

Happy Autumn Leaves - free #crochet pattern on Mooglyblog.com! These are great as dishcloths, coasters, home decor, and more!

And that’st that! I know that first edging round is a bear, but the effect is totally worth it, and really it’s only 8 long stitches and a picot, with a bunch of sc in between. If you’re making it as a dishcloth or washcloth, you can use those long stitches to slip your fingers in while you use it! Or put some silverware in there for your Autumn table. Or just enjoy the fun 3D effect while they decorate your home! I hope you enjoy making the Happy Autumn Leaves free crochet pattern as much as I do!

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Comments

  1. 1

    Meegan says

    Adorable! I’m thinking autumn bunting…wreath deco…turkey feathers for toddler…
    I think I have some wool yarn and will try to felt one or five.
    Thank you!

  2. 10

    Melly says

    Just wondering if the post stitches on the back side shouldn’t be BACKpost dcs instead of fpdc? Otherwise, it won’t have a continuous center vein down the middle? I tried as the patter is written and it doesn’t look right but doing fpdc on the front and bpdc on the reverse side looks correct?

      • 12

        Lynn says

        So the pattern as written is correct? My first attempt had a center vein that seemed jagged. Are the front and back post stitches written correctly on this current pattern?

  3. 14

    says

    I am so excited about these. Exactly what I was looking for last year and couldn’t find. Thank you for all you do to give us all so many great free patterns.

  4. 22

    says

    Love these leaves. I had the pleasure of meeting you at the yarn bomb in Manchester, NH in July and have been perusing your site on and off even more than I used to. However, these leaves just forced me to write a comment, I am going to start making these right away. Thanx.

    • 23

      Tamara Kelly says

      ๐Ÿ˜€ Hello Barbara! Thank you so much! I’m so glad I was able to participate in that yarn bomb at least a little!

      • 24

        says

        Actually, the only time I spent at the Yarn expo was while I was working on the yarn bomb. But later I was able to come over after 10 pm that evening and took a bunch of pictures of the walkway bombing and the check in desk bomb. If I manage to get the pix onto my laptop, I’ll send them to you. Barbara

  5. 26

    YVONNE M says

    You are without a doubt colourfully creative Moogly and as a beginner
    You are on my fab crochet list of crafty folk who inspire me to keep up
    Being a hooky crafter. :-) โ™ฅ

  6. 30

    Dezeray says

    I love this pattern, it’s the best leaf pattern I’ve seen. I need help though. I can’t figure out Edging 1 for the life of me. I was hoping the pattern would be on Youtube as well because I’m a HUGE visual person. Please help me.

  7. 34

    Penny says

    found these wonderfull leaves while waiting for the birth of my grandaughter last month. Gave me the inspiration to make a little tinkerbell like dress and they were perfect for it… Many thanks

      • 36

        Penny says

        I have had requests for the pattern i used for the dress. As i made it up as i went along i have just refered them back to your page on here. Its nice when you actually find something that says free and it actually is. Again many thanks

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