Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial

Learn the Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch with this complete photo and video tutorial at Nana’s Crafty Home!

Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial
Sneak peek at an upcoming free pattern made with the Falling Leaves Stitch!

This is the third stitch tutorial in my Autumn Rhapsody Blanket tutorial series! If you missed the first two you can find those here:

Lemon Peel Stitch

Sunflower Stitch

To learn more about the Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL head on over to the post with all of the details:

Autumn Rhapsody Blanket CAL Announcement free crochet pattern
Autumn Rhapsody Blanket

The Falling Leaves Stitch has an absolutely beautiful and unique texture – perfect for so many different projects! This one may become one of your new favorites!

The stitch is created with a leaf stitch – a unique puff stitch worked around a stitch from two rows below.

I have made a complete video tutorial for this stitch which you can find at the bottom of this post. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you never miss a video!

Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial
Falling Leaves Stitch Section of the Autumn Rhapsody Blanket Pattern

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Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial
These colors just scream Fall, don’t they?

Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch Written Instructions with Photo Tutorial

Supplies shown in video:

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Paintbox Cotton Aran in Melon Sorbet (Color A), Blood Orange (Color B) & Red Wine (Color C)

Size H (5.0 mm) Clover Crochet hook

Abbreviations:

yo = yarn over
st = stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sk = skip

Leaf stitch:  (yo, insert hook in indicated st, pull up a loop) twice, yo, pull through 4 loops on hook, yo and pull through last 2 loops on hook.

This stitch is worked in multiples of 4 + 1 + 1

Sample is worked with a foundation chain of 26 (4 x 6 = 24 + 1 = 25 + 1 = 26)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end.  Turn. (25)

Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial

Row 2:  ch 1, sc in same st at base of ch 1 and in each st to end. Turn.

Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial

Row 3:  ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc in next 3 st,

Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial

*1 leaf st (see special stitches section) around the sc post st from 2 rows below,

Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial
Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial

sk next st in current row, dc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to last st, dc in last st.  Turn.

Falling Leaves Crochet Stitch Photo & Video Tutorial

Row 4:  repeat row 2.

Row 5:  ch 3, dc in next st, *1 leaf st around the dc post st from 2 rows below, sk next st in current row, dc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to last 3 st, 1 leaf st around dc post st from 2 rows below, sk next st in current row, dc in last 2 st.  Turn.

Row 6:  repeat row 2.

Row 7: ch 3, dc in next 3 st, *1 leaf st (see special stitches section) around the dc post st from 2 rows below, sk next st in current row, dc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to last st, dc in last st.  Turn.

Row 8: repeat row 2.

Repeat rows 5 – 8 to desired size.

Fasten off.


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  1. Tracy Gagel

    I love the way the falling leaves worked up. Working on some placemats with that pattern. Thank you for sharing.

    • Tonya

      So glad you are enjoying it! What a great idea — I bet the placemats looks fantastic! 😊