CROCHET PATTERNS (Holly Leaf Antique Crochet Pattern #105) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

 

Holly Leaf crochet pattern in Irish crochet style

The following leaf pattern is a re-written version of one of the 30 – 19th century Irish crochet motifs compiled by Therese de Dillmont in her book, Masterpieces of Irish Crochet Lace, 1986 edition.

 

How to Crochet a Holly Leaf in Irish Crochet Style?

 

Inspiration

Holly Leaf crochet pattern

Holly Leaf photo from Masterpieces of Irish Crochet Lace

Holly Leaf crochet pattern

Crochet Yarn

  • crochet cotton Size 10 colour = white.

Crochet Hook

  • 1.75 mm steel hook.

Details of components

  • 2 lace leaves with fringed edges joined by a short stalk.

Crochet Pattern

Prepare a padding cord by folding 3 threads ~ 14inches long.

Start: using 1.75mm hook working over a padding cord

R1: make 13sc, 2ch, turnHolly Leaf R1

R2: work over the padding cord and in the sc from the previous row, make 13sc, 2sc over the cord, turnHolly Leaf R2

R3: (3ch, skip 2sc and make 1sc in next sc) x 5, pivot, 3ch, 1sc on the 2ch at point of leaf, 3ch, 1sc at base of 1st sc, and make (3ch, skip 2sc and make 1sc in next sc) x 5, turnHolly Leaf R3

R4: 4sc in the 1st ch sts loop, then continue with: (1picot, 4sc in the next ch sts loop) x 11 = 1 leaf finished.Holly Leaf  R4

Continue working over the cord now and make 4sc, 1picot, 4sc, 1 picot, 6sc = stalk finished, 1ch turn and repeat from R1 to make another leaf as follows:

R1: make 13sc, 2ch, turn

R2: work over the padding cord and in the sc from the previous row, make 13sc, 2sc at the base of the last 2sts of the stalk, turnHolly Leaf - second leaf

R3: (3ch, skip 2sc and make 1sc in next sc) x 5, pivot, 3ch, 1sc on the 2ch at point of leaf,

3ch, 1sc at base of 1st sc, and make (3ch, skip 2sc and make 1sc in next sc) x 5, turn

R4: 4sc in the 1st ch sts loop, then continue with: (1picot, 4sc in the next ch sts loop) x 11 = 2 leaves finished. Finish with sl st in the stalk. Fasten off threads.

Conclusion

That’s all! The crochet pattern is ready! It is a leaf design for an experienced  crochetier, beginners will find it quite tricky. 

Holly Leaf crochet pattern in Irish Crochet Holly Leaf crochet pattern

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_Camelia

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One Response to CROCHET PATTERNS (Holly Leaf Antique Crochet Pattern #105) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

  1. Lee Ann says:

    Thank you very much for posting this. I have made many motifs and leaves but never using tbe cording technique. Thanks very much! :) ______ Lee Ann H Crochet…Gotta Love It! Blog

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