How to knit a leaf

Hello all! Spring apparently has sprung although, judging by the vast quantity of snow that has appeared over night, you wouldn’t think so.

Why not tuck yourself up and stay out of the cold by knitting some of these lovely leaves.

You will need:

DK yarn in a shade of green
4mm needles
Darning needles (for weaving in ends)
Pair of scissors (for chopping off ends, snip, snip)

How to make:

Cast on 3 stitches

1. K1, M1, K1, M1, K1
2. P across
3. K2, M1, K1, M1, K2
4. P across
5. K3, M1, K1, M1, K3
6. P across
7. K4, M1, K1, M1, K4
8. P across
9. K5, M1, K1, M1, K5
10. P across
11. K6, M1, K1, M1, K6
12. P across
13. Sl 1, K1, psso, K11, K2tog
14. P across
15. Sl 1, K1, psso, K9, K2tog
16. P across
17. Sl 1, K1, psso, K7, K2tog
18. P across
19. Sl 1, K1, psso, K5, K2tog
20. P across
21. Sl 1, K1, psso, K3, K2tog
22. P across
23. Sl 1, K1, psso, K1, K2tog
24. P across
25. Sl 1, K2tog, psso

Fasten end, weave in loose bits and block.



23 thoughts on “How to knit a leaf

    1. Thanks 🙂 You’ve got me thinking there. Wouldn’t it be lovely to make them in shde of green and then orange and reds, to follow the seasons?

    1. 😀 Yay! You’re welcome. I’m so glad you found the instruction easy to follow. What have you used the leaf for?

  1. Hi. I love this leaf. Would you happen to know the dimensions of it with the yarn and needles you used?

    1. Hi Justina,

      Sl 1 means to slip 1. Put the needle in as if you were going to knit but don’t wrap the yarn around, just slip the stitch from the left needle to the right one. 🙂

      Hope this helps.

    1. Hello,

      It means to pass the slipped stitch over. Insert your left-hand needle into the front of the slipped stitch on your right needle. Lift the stitch up and pull it over to the left, over the stitches at the beginning of the needle and off the point of the needle. The stitch will lie almost horizontally over the stitches on the front of the needle.


  2. I am looking for knitted embellishments for a school bag I am finishing, and this is perfect. I’ve been wanting to do something with fall leaves for a few years now. Thank you so much for sharing.

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