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Ivy Leaf Pattern

Knitted Ivy Leaf

4ply yarn and 2 ¾ mm knitting needles. Stocking Stitch throughout. Tension not important.

Increase K stitches by K in front then in the back of the stitch, P front and then back in the same stitch to increase in the P rows

Make a small ball of green yarn for use on the first two rows.

With the small ball cast on three stitches.

With the rest of the yarn cast on three stitches, on the same needle (6 sts in all)

K- increase one stitch and knit across the first group- 4 sts

Keeping the two sections quite separate at this stage, K across the second group of three with the small ball , inc in last st, 4 sts

P inc one stitch at start of the row, P2tog at the end of the first group- 4 sts

P 2tog one stitch at the start of the second group, inc one stitch at the end- 4 sts

This has created two small points at the base of the leaf. You can now cut the yarn on the smaller ball as you are only going to use the larger ball.

K- inc one stitch, k 2, k2 tog ( 1 stitch from each group, thus joining the two points), k2, inc in last st- 9 sts

P- inc 1 st at each end- 11 sts

Stocking stitch 4 rows starting with a K row

Decrease rows are worked on knit rows, Slip one, Knit one then pass slip stitch over, P are slip one , purl one and pass slipped stitch over.

K- Dec1 st at each end- 9 sts

P- inc 1 st at each end- 11 sts

K- inc 1 st, K1, K2 tog, turn- 4 sts

P2 tog twice, turn

k2 tog and fasten off

With right side facing rejoin the yarn as follows

Make 1 stitch by picking up the loop before the first st and knit into the back of the loop.

K3, make 1 stitch by knitting into the loop before the next stitch- 5 stitches, turn and work on these 5 stitches

Starting with a P row, stocking stitch 4 rows

P- Dec 1 stitch at each end- 3 sts. Turn

Slip one stitch K ways, K2 tog, PSSO and fasten off

With right side facing rejoin to the last group of 4 sts by K2 tog, K1, inc in last st- 4 sts Turn

P2 tog twice. Turn

K2 tog and fasten off.

Darn in all the ends

Using a contrasting yarn chain stitch the leaf veins to each of the leaf’’s points using a

small chain stitch.

This leaf can be used to decorate gloves, mittens, hats, as a brooch or as part of knitted


Please let me know if you use this , I would just love to see what you made. Thanks.


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