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Japanese Maple Leaf Crochet Pattern

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I have an idea that has been sort of mulling around in my head for a while of a project to do with some yarn that a bought a long time ago. It’s very pretty yarn, and it’s just been sitting in my yarn organizer, taunting me since I bought it months and months ago. I’ve had a very basic idea of what I want to do, but in order to do it, I need to be able to make Japanese maple leaves. There are some cute patterns out there, but not really what I was looking for style-wise. The closest was this pattern in Japanese by Chinami Horiba. It is a pretty good pattern, though a little confusing to look at until you start making it. But it’s still not really what I want for my project.

So I have spent the past couple days trying to perfect a Japanese maple leaf pattern. And I think I’m satisfied with the result.

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back view

The trickiest bit was figuring out how to get the leaf sections to be joined toward the center of the leaf. I’d like to explain what I did, because just reading the pattern might be a little confusing. For the 3 stitches closest to the center between each of the sections, after making the stitch, I joined it with a slip stitch to the corresponding stitch on the section next to it. Basically it’s a slip stitch seam between the two sides, done as you go.

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A closeup of the slip stitch seam.

I tried to illustrate it as best I could in a hand-drawn chart—using a very slightly different color ink.

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Chart with inner frame on top and outer row on bottom.

The pattern and chart are shown in two separate sections. The first is the inner frame, which gives the leaf its basic star-shape. The second is the outer row, which is worked around the inner frame and makes it look like an actual leaf.  The splitting of the two is for clarity. They are still done with the same yarn, without a break.

Oh! And please feel free to use and share this pattern! Even feel free to sell stuff made with the pattern. Only, please don’t sell copies of the pattern itself. And if you repost the pattern somewhere, please link it back to me for credit. Thanks!

Japanese Maple Leaf Crochet Pattern:

Materials:

Size H crochet hook

Worsted weight yarn

Abbreviations:

Ch – chain stitch

SL—slip stitch

SC—single crochet

HDC—half double crochet

DC—double crochet

Inner frame:

Ch 1. This is the original chain, and will be noted as OC.

Ch 8, turn. SL into previous Ch. SL once each into each of the previous 7 Ch stitches, SL once in OC.

Ch 10, turn. SL into previous Ch. SL once in each of the previous 9 stitches, SL once into OC.

Ch 11, turn. SL into previous Ch. SL once in each of the previous 10 stitches, SL into OC.

Ch 10, turn. SL into previous Ch. SL once in each of the previous 9 stitches, SL once into OC.

Ch 8, turn. SL into previous Ch. SL once each into each of the previous 7 Ch stitches, SL once in OC. Ch 1, turn.

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Finished inner frame

Outer Row:

SL into 3rd stitch from hook (should be the last stitch before the SL into the OC). SC once each into next 5 stitches. SL once each into last 2 stitches of that side of the leaf section.

Rotate work to continue down the other side. SL once each into first 2 stitches. SC once each into next 5 stitches. SL into last stitch of that side. SC into OC.

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First section finished

SL into 1st stitch of the next leaf section. Rotate the work clockwise, and SL into the corresponding SL from the previous side. Rotate the work counterclockwise, and SC into the next stitch of the leaf section. Rotate the work clockwise, and SL into the corresponding SC from the previous side. Rotate the work counterclockwise, and HDC into the next stitch of the leaf section. Rotate the work clockwise, and SL into the corresponding, previous SC from the previous side. Rotate the work counterclockwise and HDC once in each of the following 4 stitches. SC in the next stitch. SL once each into the last 2 stitches of the side.

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First half of second section, showing the seam looks.

Rotate the work to continue down the other side. SL once each in the first 2 stitches. SC once in the next stitch. HDC once each in the next 5 stitches. SC in the next stitch. SL into the last stitch of that side. SC into OC.

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Second section completed.

SL into 1st stitch of the next leaf section. Rotate the work clockwise, and SL into the corresponding SL from the previous side. Rotate the work counterclockwise, and SC into the next stitch of the leaf section. Rotate the work clockwise, and SL into the corresponding SC from the previous side. Rotate the work counterclockwise, and HDC into the next stitch of the leaf section. Rotate the work clockwise, and SL into the corresponding, HDC from the previous side. Rotate the work counterclockwise and DC once in each of the following 4 stitches. HDC in next stitch. SC in next stitch. SL once each in the last 2 stitches of the side.

Rotate the work to continue down the other side. SL once each in the first 2 stitches. SC in the next stitch. HDC in the next stitch. DC once each into the next 4 stitches. HDC in the next stitch. SC in the next stitch. SL into the last stitch of that side. SC into OC.

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Third section completed.

SL into 1st stitch of the next leaf section. Rotate the work clockwise, and SL into the corresponding SL from the previous side. Rotate the work counterclockwise, and SC into the next stitch of the leaf section. Rotate the work clockwise, and SL into the corresponding SC from the previous side. Rotate the work counterclockwise, and HDC into the next stitch of the leaf section. Rotate the work clockwise, and SL into the corresponding HDC from the previous side. Rotate the work counterclockwise and HDC once in each of the following 4 stitches. SC in the next stitch. SL once each into the last 2 stitches of the side.

Rotate the work to continue down the other side. SL once each in the first 2 stitches. SC once in the next stitch. HDC once each in the next 5 stitches. SC in the next stitch. SL into the last stitch of that side. SC into OC.

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Fourth section completed. Almost done!

SL into 1st stitch of the next leaf section. Rotate the work clockwise, and SL into the corresponding SL from the previous side. Rotate the work counterclockwise, and SC into the next stitch of the leaf section. Rotate the work clockwise, and SL into the corresponding SC from the previous side. Rotate the work counterclockwise, and SC into the next stitch of the leaf section. Rotate the work clockwise, and SL into the corresponding HDC from the previous side. SC once each in the next 3 stitches. SL once each into the last 2 stitches of the side.

Rotate work to continue down the other side. SL once each into first 2 stitches. SC once each into next 5 stitches. SL into last stitch of that side. SL into OC.

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The end.

Pull yarn through to bind off. Sew in ends. 

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