CROCHET PATTERNS (Irish Crochet Pattern #106 Branch with leaves) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

 

Branch crochet pattern in Irish crochet style

The following branch pattern is based on an antique Irish crochet motif compiled by Therese de Dillmont in her book, Masterpieces of Irish Crochet Lace (1986) and a leaf design a bit more contemporary smiley

 

How to Crochet a Branch with 2 Leaves in Irish Crochet Style?

 

Inspiration

Branch with 2 Leaves crochet pattern

Branch with leaves

Branch with leaves crochet pattern

 

Crochet Yarn

  • crochet cotton Size 10 colour = white.

Crochet Hook

  • 1.75 mm steel hook.

Details of components

  • a branch with 2 leaves.

Crochet Pattern

I've made two different styles of leaves: style 1 is based on the antique pattern and it is worked over padding cord, style 2 is a contemporary version, easier to make.

Crochet Leaf (style1)

Start: using 1.75mm hook working over a padding cordBranch leaf style1, R1

R1: make 14sc, 1ch, turn

R2: work over the padding cord and in the front loops, make 13sc, 6sc in the sc on tip, pivot and make on the other side 11sc over cord, 1ch, turnBranch leaf style1, R2

R3: work over the padding cord and in the front loops, make 13sc, 5sc in the sc on tip,

pivot and make on the other side 13sc over cord, 1ch, turnBranch leaf style1, R3

R4: work over the padding cord and in the front loops, make 15sc, 5sc in the sc on tip,

pivot and make on the other side 12sc over cord, 1ch, turn

R5: work over the padding cord and in the front loops, make 14sc, 5sc in the sc on tip,

pivot and make on the other side 14sc over cord. Fasten off.Branch leaf style1

Crochet Leaf (style 2)Branch leaf style2, R1

R1: make 11ch, skip 2ch, make 9sc, 2ch, pivot and continue on the other side with 8sc, skip last sc, 1ch, turn

R2: working only on front loops, make 8sc, make 2sc in the 2ch loop, make 2ch loop, make 2sc in the 2ch loop, 8sc, 1ch, turnBranch leaf style2, R2

R3: working only on front loops, make 8sc, make 2sc in the 2ch loop, make 2ch loop, make 2sc in the 2ch loop, 8sc, 1ch, turn

R4: working only on front loops, make 8sc, make 2sc in the 2ch loop, make 2ch loop, make 2sc in the 2ch loop, 9sc, 1ch, turn

R5: working only on front loops, make 9sc, make 2sc in the 2ch loop, make 2ch loop, make 2sc in the 2ch loop, 9sc, 1ch, turn

R6: working only on front loops, make 9sc, make 2sc in the 2ch loop, make 2ch loop, make 2sc in the 2ch loop, 10sc. Fasten off threads.Branch crochet leaf style2

Crochet Stalk

Start: using 1.75mm hook work over a padding cord:

- Make 13sc, join them with sl st to the 3rd of the 5sc at point of style 1 leaf, 13ch, join them with sl st to the 2ch loop to the point of style 2 leaf, 1ch

- Coming back over and over the cord, make 13sc on the first 13ch and 13sc over the 2nd 13sts. Fasten off threads.

Branch crochet stalk Branch crochet stalk

Conclusion

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

Branch with leaves crochet pattern Branch with 2 leaves crochet pattern

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