Friday, November 9, 2012

Quad and Quin Treble Leaf Pattern 110912


by M. J. Joachim
This post is inspired by my garden. It’s a leaf design that makes twists and turns throughout the pattern. Rest assured, even if you twist and turn a little differently, while following the pattern, you’ll undoubtedly still end up with a unique and festive leaf.

This leaf will make a great applique piece, magnet and hair bow. Of course, with Christmas coming, it also makes sense to weave several of these leaves onto some glistening red ribbon, and make beautiful strands of garland to brighten up your home. You can even spray them with red and gold glitter paint, if you want.



I’m introducing two new stitch tutorials you haven’t seen here before on this blog, the quadruple and quintuple treble stitches. These stitches are easy enough to make. It’s a simple matter of wrapping your yarn around your hook a couple more than you do when you make a triple crochet, and drawing through a few more loops on your hook, just like you do when you make a triple crochet.

While the quad tr and quin tr are traditional crochet stitches, the leaf pattern is an original. Please abide by all copyright rules, noting that while you can’t directly copy my pattern, I’m positively thrilled when you link to it.

Quadruple Treble Tutorial (quad tr)

>>>yarn over 4 times
>>>insert hook where desired, pull up a loop
>>>yarn over, draw through 2 loops on your hook (5 times)

Quintuple Treble Tutorial (quin tr)

>>>yarn over 5 times
>>>insert hook where desired, pull up a loop
>>>yarn over, draw through 2 loops on your hook (6 times)

Quad and Quin Treble Leaf Pattern Tutorial

Step 1:  Chain 8; make a ring by slip stitching into 1st chain

Step 2:  Single crochet in center of ring
Step 3:  Chain 6, quad tr in center of ring

Step 4:  Chain 6, single crochet in center of ring
Step 5:  Chain 7, quin tr in center of ring
Step 6:  Chain 7, single crochet in center of ring

Step 7:  Slip stitch in 1st single crochet of Step 2, to fold over leaf

Step 8:  Turn and single crochet in center of ring

Step 9:  Repeat Steps 5 & 6

Step 10:  Repeat Steps 3 & 4
Step 11:  Repeat Steps 5 & 6

Step 12:  Slip stitch in 1st single crochet of Step 10
Step 13:  Turn, single crochet in center of ring; repeat steps 3 – 6

Step 14:  Cross over next 2 leaves and slip stitch in last single crochet of 2nd leaf


Finish off and weave in loose ends.
That’s all for now, good people! Thanks for visiting the Lots of Crochet Stitches blog!
M. J.

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