Once again, we welcome Crochet Garden author Suzann Thompson to LarkCrafts.com! This week, you’re in for a treat as she shares a free pattern for the Leaves and Berries Spray. Made up in any palette – spring, summer, fall, or winter – these leaves are so sweet. Happy stitching!
These Leaves and Berries are inspired by blue and white Zwiebelmuster chinaware. You’ll find instructions for crocheted berries here, but you can use buttons for berries, too.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials and Tools
2 colors of yarn of similar weight: dark and light leaf colors (A and B), berry color (C)
Hook: Appropriate size hook to achieve a firm gauge with selected yarn
For these leaves we used:
Berroco Ultra® Alpaca (50% super fine alpaca, 50% Peruvian wool; 3.5oz/100g = 215yd/198m): (A) color royal blue #6260; (B) color light blue #6239—light weight yarn; <3> and mother-of-pearl buttons as berries
Gauge Circle = 1″/2.5cm worked on 4.00mm (size G-6 U.S.) hook
Finished Measurements: 3 7/8″/9.8cm x 7″/17.8cm
Louet KidLin (49% linen, 35% kid mohair, 16% nylon; 1.75oz/50g = 250yd/228m): (A) color Grasshopper #33; (B) color Colorado Spruce #17; (C) color Mexican Orange #06—fine weight yarn; <2>
Gauge Circle = 3/4″/1.8cm worked on 3.50mm (size E-4 U.S.) hook
Finished Measurements: 3 1/8″/7.9cm x 5 1/2″/14cm