If you are looking for ways to incorporate fall into your knitting projects, try some knitted leaf patterns.
Many people agree that autumn is the best time of the year. There is a bite in the air and the leaves are changing colours. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are just around the corner. And families will soon be getting together to celebrate the holidays.
Below are 21 fabulous, knitted leaf patterns. We have included everything from warm accessories to appliques and garland. Start working on your gifts and home decor items now.
1. Oak Leaves Knitting Pattern by Elvesworld
Oak leaves produce some of the best fall colours. They can vary anywhere from
ochre, green, brown, burnt orange to red. These knitted leaves are very quick to knit and would look pretty arranged on your table, or string them up and use them as garland.
The knitted leaf pattern is easy to follow and has detailed instructions and photos. Included with the download is the list of original yarn and shades used, materials list, step-by-step instructions, and useful links.
2. Leaf Knitting Pattern by Elvesworld
These oval leaves are perfect for autumn or rustic decor. The finished leaves measure approximately 6.7” long. They have a handy loop for storing them away or hanging them up. They can also be used as coasters.
3. Fall Leaves Knitting Pattern by WhistleAndWool
This knitted leaf pattern includes 2 designs. You will get both the elm leaf coaster and elm leaf decor. These knitted leaves can be used for all types of projects.
We would recommend this pattern for a beginner. It is super easy and knits up quickly. You will need to know garter stitch and stockinette stitch since they are used in both patterns.
4. Easy Leaf Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele
This easy knitted leaf pattern is really easy to make. It is a great project for using up your stash yarn. These cute little leaves can be strung as garland, sewn on as appliques, or attached to presents.
This pattern uses abbreviations. For this reason, we would recommend it for an advanced beginner.
5. Holly bunting Knitted Leaf Pattern Christmas decoration by Ladyship Designs
Decorate your home for the holidays with this fun holly garland. This bunting is a quick and easy knitting project.
Make the bunting as long as you want. Make a bunch of leaves and berries. And use varying shades of green yarn to add dimension.
Check out these 70 Crochet Christmas Ornament Patterns to add to your decorations.
6. Knitted Leaves and Mock Cables Scarf Pattern by WhiteFlowerNeedle
This knitted leaf pattern scarf knits up quickly in one piece. There is no sewing or grafting involved. It would make a beautiful gift for a lady that loves the outdoors.
Included are row-by-row instructions with photos. This knitted scarf pattern uses knit, purl, lace, increases, and decreases.
7. Maple Free Knitted Leaf Pattern Reading Socks by Americo Original Design Team
Make these fun winter socks with this free knitted leaf pattern. The pattern calls for luxurious alpaca, llama and sheep’s wool.
This is an intermediate level pattern. The techniques used include knit, purl, picking up stitches, knitting in the round, decreasing, grafting, short rows, and duplicate stitch.
8. Love Afghan Leaf Knitting Pattern by SettlersGrove
Here is a lovely Afghan that features the leaves of the Eastern Redbud tree. The leaves have a delightful heart-shaped design.
Finished, this Afghan measures approximately 60“ x 58“. You will need Aran weight yarn, U.S. 8 (5.0 mm) circular needles, U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, 12 stitch markers and a darning needle.
9. Oak Leaves Knit Pillowcase Pattern by Veriona
You can knit this oak leaf pillowcase for yourself or for a friend. The decorative case would make a great addition to a home with natural decor.
The pattern can be used for knitting or cross stitching. The finished size of the pillowcase is 16” x 16”.
10. Cream Chunky Embossed Leaf Button Scarf by HandKnitArtisans
Make this super warm and cosy hand-knitted scarf for yourself or as a gift. The thick scarf is perfect for keeping the harsh winds off your neck.
This is an easy pattern that can be completed by an advanced beginner. The pattern requires you to know knit, purl, yon (yarn over needle) yf (yarn forward), and slip stitch.
11. Autumn Leaves Knitting Pattern by Elvesworld
Here is a knitted leaf pattern for an intermediate level knitter. Each leaf measures approximately 4” long. They can be used as appliques or autumn decor.
The pattern is easy to follow and knits up quickly. Included with the download are the material list, step-by-step instructions, and useful links.
12. Knitted Leaf Pattern by Laura Doty from Creating Laurie
These little leaves make the perfect embellishments. Use this free knitted leaf pattern to make appliques, buttons, pins or brooches.
The pattern uses worsted weight yarn, US size double pointed needles, scissors and a tapestry needle.
13. Buttoned Leaf Cuddler Pattern by KnitKaboodleDesigns
Here is a cute fall cup cuddler that will easily fit a mug with a handle. The unique design used 2 buttons to secure it to the mug.
The construction is a series of four leaves knit sequentially. The buttonholes are created using a basic single crochet stitch. The pattern includes helpful photos throughout.
14. Knit fall ornaments Burnt orange Coaster Pattern by Elvesworld
Use these beautiful linden leaves to add a touch of autumn to your home decor. Make these in different colours and add other knitted leaf patterns to create a gorgeous garland. Or simply use these as coasters.
The finished leaf measures approximately 5.5” in length. The detailed pattern has photos to make the project even easier to understand.
15. Leaf Socks Pattern by RuzhisKnitWear
With these knitted socks, you can keep warm and stay stylish. These socks are knitted cuff down.
This pattern contains written instructions and video tutorials for casting on, connecting in a circle and how to close the sock toe. The pattern includes sizes US 5-6, US 7-9 and US 10-12.
16. Rustling Leaves Knitting Pattern by NeverNotKnitting
When you think of autumn and cool weather, it is natural to picture colourful trees and fallen leaves. This knitted leaf pattern beret features beautiful, elongated leaves and the hat is perfect for keeping your head warm.
This pattern will create a hat that stretches to fit a 19” – 22″ head circumference.
17. Sweater Autumn Leaves Knitting Pattern by Nikki Van De Car
This free knitted leaf pattern has instructions for sizes 6-9 months and 9-12 months. Little girls will look absolutely adorable wearing this handmade sweater.
You will need DK or worsted weight yarn, circular knitting needles, tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers and 3 buttons. The pattern uses abbreviations only.
18. Alpaca Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern by Morganknitspatterns
These warm and soft knitted gloved will help keep your hands warm and your fingers free. They have a simple yet elegant design, which makes them the perfect last-minute gift. Make several of these in different colours, so you will have plenty to choose from.
You will need 3 mm long circular needles for magic loop or 3 mm double pointed needles. The finished gloves measure 7.8 in. long and 3.5 in. wide.
19. Chunky Knit Vest Pattern by MFTI
This knitted leaf pattern makes a super chunky convertible knit. It has an intricate graphic leaf motif and powerful shape. It is the perfect accessory for layering on a cold day.
The pattern is written in English with metric measurements. The download includes full written instructions and an additional full chart. The vest is one size but can be easily adjusted.
20. Knitted Leafy Washcloth Pattern by Megan Goodacre
Here is an easy leaf-shaped washcloth that makes a great quick gift. There are 2 versions included: garter stitch leaf and stocking stitch leaf with stem. These washcloths are good for beginners who are looking to create projects beyond squares.
The finished sizes of the washcloths will vary depending on the weight of yarn you choose. Abbreviations are used in the free knitted leaf pattern.
21. Knitted Baby Blanket Pattern by LalaliCreations
The knitted baby blanket pattern makes the perfect baby shower gift. Or you can make one for a small child. The finished blanket measures approximately 25” x 28”.
The knitting baby blanket pattern file includes written instructions with photos. It recommends you use baby merino wool. This type of wool will react to any changes in body temperature and discourage sweating.
WHEN THE LEAVES ARE CHANGING COLOURS, IT IS FUN TO BRING THEIR BEAUTY INTO YOUR HOME. INSTEAD OF BRINGING IN REAL LEAVES, WORK UP SOME KNITTED LEAF PATTERNS.
Improve a basic sweater with a knitted leaf applique or create a festive banner to drape across your mantel. Fall leaves are a great way to add charming accents to your home.
Leaves work up quickly and are the perfect project for using up your leftover yarn. Sit back and relax and make a bunch of these fun designs. Knitted leaf patterns have endless possibilities.