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HeartStrings #A54 Oak Leaf »
InstructionsKnit a lace medallion in the shape of an oak leaf. This medallion can be used as a small doily, coaster, tasseled bookmark, or applique. You can even wear it as a pin by simply attaching a small clasp or coiless safety pin to the back side of the leaf.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Classic, Outdoorsy, Holiday, Romantic, Whimsical
Shown in size 5 perle cotton on size US 3 needles for finished size of 6" by 4" excluding stem. The size of your leaf will depend on needle and thread used. There are guidelines in the pattern for anywhere from #30 crochet thread to size 5 perle cotton. (i.e. approximate lace weight to light fingering weight)
What was your inspiration?
Nature is a favorite inspiration to many of my designs. This is one of the classic designs in the HeartStrings pattern line and has remained popular over many years.
What are you most proud of?
This lace piece produces a nicely realistic-looking oak leaf. I was very proud to have worked out the lace shaping for this design.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Plan to pay attention when knitting this lace leaf. After doing one and seeing how the shaping works, making additional leaves will go more quickly because of your familiarity with the pattern.