Are you ready to get your crochet on? In this blog, we’re going to tackle a specific pattern – the fern leaf! With just a couple of basic crochet stitches and some imagination, you can make your own crocheted fern leaf. These leaves are great for a variety of projects, from home decor to accent pieces.

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Why Do We Love This Fern Leaf

  • We love this Crocheted Fern Leaf pattern for its typically delicate and intricate due to finely woven crochet thread. For structures, it consists of a central stem, often variegated, with lyrically curved petals that originate from the stem and fan out like a real fern leaf.
  • For color variation, it is typically earthy, ethereal shades such as forest green, moss green, sage, cream, and shades of brown. However, possible variations of color would include sage, teal, lavender, taupe, beige, pink, yellow, and blue for a bold look.
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Usage

  1. Crocheted fern leaves can be used to add a delicate touch to any flower bouquet. They make a perfect accent piece when combined with brightly colored roses and baby’s breath.
  2. When crocheted in different shades of green, a single type of fern leaf can be used as a base for the bouquet, with bursts of other colors providing contrast.
  3. Combinations of different types of fern leaves, such as fiddleheads and fronds, make for an interesting, rustic look.

Materials for crochet fern leaf

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  • Yarn – green
  • Hook – 2.5mm
  • Flower rod – 16 inches long x 0.08 inches diameter (40cm x 2mm)
  • Iron Wire – 0.02 inches diameter (0.4mm)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Melt Adhesive

Difficulty

The difficulty level of the Fern Leaf pattern can be considered intermediate. This crochet fern leaf pattern incorporates wire into the leaves for added structure and shaping. The assembly of the leaves requires some attention to detail to join them correctly. Our video demonstrates the techniques involved in our pattern and provides helpful guidance to make it easier to follow along.

Stitches and Abbreviation

  • ch– chain stitch
  • sc-single crochet
  • ss– slip stitch

Notes

  • This pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • The leaves are worked separately and then assembled.
  • Video subtitles need to be turned on by yourself in the settings

Step-by-Step Fern Leaf Patterns

Make 1 fern Leaf #1:

  • Start with a foundation chain: 28 ch.
  • Leaf 1: Add wire, 1 sc in the second chain from the hook; 11 ch, 10 ss in the second chain from the hook; 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 2: 1 sc, 10 ch; 9 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 3: 1 sc, 9 ch; 8 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 4: 1 sc, 8 ch; 7 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 5: Repeat Leaf 4.
  • Leaf 6: 1 sc, 7 ch; 6 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 7: 1 sc, 6 ch; 5 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 8: Repeat Leaf 7.
  • Leaf 9: 1 sc, 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 10-11: Repeat Leaf 9.
  • Leaf 12: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 13: Repeat Leaf 12.
  • Leaf tip: 1 sc, 4 ch, 3 ss in the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc.
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Working on the other side of the base chain:

  • Leaf 14: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 15: Repeat Leaf 14.
  • Leaf 16: 1 sc, 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 17-18: Repeat Leaf 16.
  • Leaf 19: 1 sc, 6 ch; 5 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 20: Repeat Leaf 19.
  • Leaf 21: 1 sc, 7 ch; 6 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 22: 1 sc, 8 ch; 7 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 23: 1 sc, 8 ch; 7 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 24: 1 ch, 9 ch; 8 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 25: 1 sc, 10 ch; 9 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 26: 1 sc; 11 ch, 10 ss from the second chain from the hook; 1 sc in the base chain.
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Make 2 fern Leaf #2:

  • Start with a foundation chain: 20 ch.
  • Leaf 1: Add wire; sc in the second chain from the hook; 7 ch; 6 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 2: 1 sc, 8 ch; 7 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 3: 1 sc, 7 ch; 6 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 4: Repeat Leaf 3.
  • Leaf 5: 1 sc, 6 ch; 5 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 6: 1 sc, 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 7: Repeat Leaf 6.
  • Leaf 8: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 9: Repeat Leaf 8.
  • Leaf tip: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
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Working on the other side of the base chain:

  • Leaf 10: 1 sc, ch 4; ss 3 from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 11: Repeat Leaf 10.
  • Leaf 12: 1 sc, ch 5; ss 4 from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 13: Repeat Leaf 12.
  • Leaf 14: 1 sc, ch 6; ss 5 from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 15: 1 sc, ch 7; ss 6 from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 16: Repeat Leaf 15.
  • Leaf 17: 1 sc, ch 8; ss 7 from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 18: 1 sc; ch 7; ss 6 from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
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Make 2 fern Leaf #3 :

  • Start with a foundation chain: Ch 16.
  • Leaf 1: Add wire; sc from the second stitch from the hook; ch 7; 6 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 2-3: 1 sc, 6 ch, 5 ss from the second stitch from the hook, 1 sc.
  • Leaf 4: 1 sc, 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 5: Repeat Leaf 4.
  • Leaf 6: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 7: Repeat Leaf 6.
  • Leaf tip: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
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Working on the other side of the base chain:

  • Leaf 8: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 9: Repeat Leaf 8.
  • Leaf 10: 1 sc, 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 11: Repeat Leaf 10.
  • Leaf 12-13: 1 sc, 6 ch, 5 ss from the second stitch from the hook, 1 sc.
  • Leaf 14: 1 sc; 7 ch; 6 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.

Make 2 fern Leaf #4:

  • Start with a foundation chain: 10 ch.
  • Leaf 1: Add wire; sc from the second stitch from the hook; 6 ch; 5 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 2: 1 sc, 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 3: Repeat Leaf 2.
  • Leaf 4: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf tip: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
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  • Leaf 5: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 6: 1 sc, 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 7: Repeat Leaf 6.
  • Leaf 8: 1 sc, 6 ch; 5 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.

Make 2 fern Leaf #5:

  • Start with a foundation chain: 8 ch.
  • Leaf 1: Add wire; sc from the second stitch from the hook; 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 2: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 3: Repeat Leaf 2.
  • Leaf tip: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
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  • Leaf 4: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
  • Leaf 5: Repeat Leaf 5.
  • Leaf 6: 1 sc, 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.

How to Assemble This Fern Leaf with Long Stem

  • Step 1: Using the tail from fern leaf 5, wrap the yarn a few times around the wire. Cut the extra yarn and fix the end with hot melt adhesive.
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  • Step 2: Tie Leaf 1 and flower rod together with yarn.
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  • Step 3: Join the two fern leaves #5 on opposite sides by wrapping the yarn around them.
  • Step 4: Repeat the same process for fern leaves #4, #3, and #2.
  • Step 5: Cut the yarn and weave it in the ends to secure it.
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Crochet Fern Leaf Pattern

How to crochet fern leaf pattern with an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial.
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Type: Crochet Leaf, crochet plant
difficult level: middle
Keyword: Crochet Fern Leaf

Equipment

  • hook 2.5mm
  • scissors

Ingredients

  • Yarn green
  • Flower rod 16 inches long x 0.08 inches diameter (40cm x 2mm)
  • Iron wire 0.02 inches diameter (0.4mm)
  • Hot melt adhesive

Instructions

Step-by-Step Fern Leaf Patterns

    Make 1 Leaf #1:

    • Start with a foundation chain: 28 ch.
      Leaf 1: Add wire, 1 sc in the second chain from the hook; 11 ch, 10 ss in the second chain from the hook; 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 2: 1 sc, 10 ch; 9 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 3: 1 sc, 9 ch; 8 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 4: 1 sc, 8 ch; 7 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 5: Repeat Leaf 4.
      Leaf 6: 1 sc, 7 ch; 6 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 7: 1 sc, 6 ch; 5 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 8: Repeat Leaf 7.
      Leaf 9: 1 sc, 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 10-11: Repeat Leaf 9.
      Leaf 12: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 13: Repeat Leaf 12.
      Leaf tip: 1 sc, 4 ch, 3 ss in the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc.
    • Working on the other side of the base chain:
      Leaf 14: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 15: Repeat Leaf 14.
      Leaf 16: 1 sc, 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 17-18: Repeat Leaf 16.
      Leaf 19: 1 sc, 6 ch; 5 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 20: Repeat Leaf 19.
      Leaf 21: 1 sc, 7 ch; 6 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 22: 1 sc, 8 ch; 7 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 23: 1 sc, 8 ch; 7 ss from the second chain from the hook, then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 24: 1 ch, 9 ch; 8 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 25: 1 sc, 10 ch; 9 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 26: 1 sc; 11 ch, 10 ss from the second chain from the hook; 1 sc in the base chain.

    Make 2 Leaf #2:

    • Start with a foundation chain: 20 ch.
      Leaf 1: Add wire; sc in the second chain from the hook; 7 ch; 6 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 2: 1 sc, 8 ch; 7 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 3: 1 sc, 7 ch; 6 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 4: Repeat Leaf 3.
      Leaf 5: 1 sc, 6 ch; 5 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 6: 1 sc, 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 7: Repeat Leaf 6.
      Leaf 8: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 9: Repeat Leaf 8.
      Leaf tip: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
    • Working on the other side of the base chain:
      Leaf 10: 1 sc, ch 4; ss 3 from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 11: Repeat Leaf 10.
      Leaf 12: 1 sc, ch 5; ss 4 from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 13: Repeat Leaf 12.
      Leaf 14: 1 sc, ch 6; ss 5 from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 15: 1 sc, ch 7; ss 6 from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 16: Repeat Leaf 15.
      Leaf 17: 1 sc, ch 8; ss 7 from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 18: 1 sc; ch 7; ss 6 from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.

    Make 2 Leaf #3 :

    • Start with a foundation chain: Ch 16.
      Leaf 1: Add wire; sc from the second stitch from the hook; ch 7; 6 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 2-3: 1 sc, 6 ch, 5 ss from the second stitch from the hook, 1 sc.
      Leaf 4: 1 sc, 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 5: Repeat Leaf 4.
      Leaf 6: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 7: Repeat Leaf 6.
      Leaf tip: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
    • Working on the other side of the base chain:
      Leaf 8: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 9: Repeat Leaf 8.
      Leaf 10: 1 sc, 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 11: Repeat Leaf 10.
      Leaf 12-13: 1 sc, 6 ch, 5 ss from the second stitch from the hook, 1 sc.
      Leaf 14: 1 sc; 7 ch; 6 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.

    Make 2 Leaf #4:

    • Start with a foundation chain: 10 ch.
      Leaf 1: Add wire; sc from the second stitch from the hook; 6 ch; 5 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 2: 1 sc, 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 3: Repeat Leaf 2.
      Leaf 4: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf tip: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 5: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 6: 1 sc, 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 7: Repeat Leaf 6.
      Leaf 8: 1 sc, 6 ch; 5 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.

    Make 2 Leaf #5:

    • Start with a foundation chain: 8 ch.
      Leaf 1: Add wire; sc from the second stitch from the hook; 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 2: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 3: Repeat Leaf 2.
      Leaf tip: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 4: 1 sc, 4 ch; 3 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.
      Leaf 5: Repeat Leaf 5.
      Leaf 6: 1 sc, 5 ch; 4 ss from the second chain from the hook; then 1 sc in the base chain.

    How to Assemble This Fern Leaf with Long Stem

    • Step 1: Using the tail from fern leaf 5, wrap the yarn a few times around the wire. Cut the extra yarn and fix the end with hot melt adhesive.
      Step 2: Tie Leaf 1 and flower rod together with yarn.
      Step 3: Join the two fern leaves #5 on opposite sides by wrapping the yarn around them.
      Step 4: Repeat the same process for fern leaves #4, #3, and #2.
      Step 5: Cut the yarn and weave it in the ends to secure it.

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    Notes

    • This pattern is written in US crochet terms.
    • The leaves are worked separately and then assembled.
    • Carefully follow the pattern and techniques for a better result.
    • A video tutorial is available for additional guidelines.
    • Video subtitles need to be turned on by yourself in the settings

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