I looked at some leaves online to get the idea how they are crocheted. Then after some experimenting, I was able to come up with my own leaf similar to the one in the picture that my reader sent me.
At first, I was going to sketch a symbol chart for it, but it proved to be a difficult task. Somehow I just couldn’t get the spacing right (I’m not an artist and I don’t have a symbol chart making software). So I thought it would be easier to write a pattern. After all, there are only five rows in my leaf.
I am posting the pattern below. Please note that I didn’t have anyone to test this pattern. If you find any mistakes or have questions about it, just write them in the comments, and I will try to address them as soon as possible.
It might be confusing if you start this pattern with crochet thread, so I suggest you practice with yarn first. Once you get the grip of the pattern, it will be easy to make this Irish leaf with thread.
The green leaves in the picture were made with cotton yarn, and the red ones with pearl cotton thread.
sl st slip stitch
sc single crochet(s)
Work all stitches in standard location unless specified otherwise.
Row 1: Sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each chain across (6 sc in total), ch 3 , sc in the same ch. Continuing along the other side of the starting chain, sc to end of chain. Turn.
Row 2: Sl st to 2nd sc, ch 2. Working in the back loop 5 sc. [Sc, ch 3, sc] all in ch-3 space. Working in the back loop 6 sc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3: 6 sc, [2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc] all in ch-3 space, 7 sc. Turn.
Row 4: Sl st to 2nd sc, ch 2. Working in the back loop 6 sc. [2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc] all in ch-3 space. Working in the back loop 7 sc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 5: 8 sc, 4 sc in ch-3 space, 9 sc.
Fasten off. Wave in ends.