These fern leaves are a tiny little version of my Fern Greenery Pattern – which made inspired by the outstanding fern leaves of the Japanese textile artist Jung Jung. I remember hours by hours staring at her breath taking crochet vegetables and leaves. I designed a few botanical patterns inspired by her: The Chamomile bouquet, The Chrysanthemum and a few more patterns that we made here during my workshops and aren’t yet available in English. Please comment if find them interesting. I designed this tiny fern version to be a part of my Joyful Bouquet that was planed to placed on the front centre of my Skinny purse. It’s a simple and quick little leaf and I think it can be a super chic addition to any flower-y project you are in to. Today I am going to share with you this pattern followed by pictures along the tutorial, to help you make it just as I did. You can find a ‘just words’ pattern at the end of this post which you can copy paste and print, in case you don’t need the step-by-step pattern. I’m gonna teach you here today, two sizes of this leaf but they both work on the exact same principle.

WHAT DO YOU NEED
I used some scrappy yarns of my Granny kit cotton in a few different colours or any other scrappy yarn you have.
Crochet Hook: 2 – 2.5 mm
A pair of crafty scissors
Tapestry needle ABREVIATIONS AND STITCHES (US crochet terms)
ch = chain stitch
st(s) = stitch(s)
yo = yarn over
lp(s) = loop(s)
rep = repeat
*…* = repeat instructions between ** x times
sl st = slip stitch = insert hook, yo, pull the lp back through the st and through the lp on your hook.
sc = single crochet insert hook, yo, pull the lp back through the st (2 lps on hook), yo and pull through both lps on hook.
hdc = half double crochet = yo, insert hook, yo, pull the lp back through the st (3 lps on hook), yo and pull through all 3 lps on hook.

If you are a beginner you can always go to YouTube and write ‘how to’ on any stitch you wish to learn.

We will work this leaf from bottom up to creating the little leaves on the first side and than we will go down again to create the leaves on the other side.

Small Leaf – about 3.5 cm’ long.
I’m using colour Pine Forest and a 2.25mm hook for this tutorial.

To Start ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, insert your hook under one lp only of the ch st, as I show in next picture. Now sc in next st , hdc in next st, sl st in next. make your sts using one lp only of each ch st. Your first leaf made and it looks like the next picture now. We will make the next leaf as follow: ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, insert your hook like I show with my sewing pin in the next picture. Now hdc in the next st, sl st in next – second leaf made. We will now make the centre up side leaf. Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next, sl st in next 2 sts – centre leaf made. We are going to work the leaves on the other side now. Start with a sl st in the base of the leaf next to you, where I show in the next picture. Now ch 4, sc in 2nd st from hook, hdc in next st, sl st in next. Now make a sl st in next 2 ch sts, the first one is shown by the Yellow sewing pin, it is the st between the 2 leaves. The second st is at the base of the next leaf, shown by the Fuchsia sewing pin.  To create the last leaf ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next st, sl st in next. Sl st in the next foundation ch, the one I show in the next picture – this is one of the first two sts on your foundation ch. Fasten off and weave in tails. Try to weave the tails in so it will close the little holes left at the base of the leaves – hope it makes cense.  This is your Tiny Fern Leaf made.  I made a few of them in the following Granny Kit cotton colours.  Lets make the tiny fern leaf a brother now, I will need two different fern leaf sizes in my Joyful bouquet.

Medium Leaf -about 4 cm’ long.
I’m using colour Teal and a 2.25mm hook for this tutorial.

To Start ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next st, sl st in next – first leaf made. Now work *ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next st, sl st in next st* rep twice. Your work will look like the next picture now.  ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next st, sl st in next 2 sts – centre up leaf made.
Now sl st in the base of the leaf next to you and ch 4, sc in 2nd from hook, hdc in next st, sl st in next – your work will look like the next picture now.  We have two more little leave to go. Sl st in next ch st, sl st in the base of next leaf, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next st, sl st in next. Your work will look like the next picture now. Now sl st in next ch st, sl st in the base of the last leaf. Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, hdc in next, sl st in next.
To finish this leaf, just like we did in the small leaf, sl st in the next foundation ch, at the bottom of the fern leaf – this is one of the first two sts on your foundation ch. Fasten off and weave in tails. And that’s it, your medium fern leaf is ready. 
Tropical colour is just perfect for these Fern Leaves.  Here is a ‘just words’ pattern if you don’t need the step-by-step tutorial.

Small Leaf
ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, hdc in next st, sl st in next.
ch 5, sc in 2nd, hdc in next, sl st in next.
ch 5, sc in 2nd, hdc in next, sl st in next 2 sts.
sl st in the base of the leaf next to you.
ch 4, sc in 2nd, hdc in next, sl st in next.
sl st in next ch st, sl st in the base of next leaf.
ch 5, sc in 2nd, sc in next, hdc in next, sl st in next.
sl st in the next foundation ch. Fasten off.

Medium Leaf
ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next st, sl st in next.
*ch 5, sc in 2nd, hdc in next, sl st in next* rep twice.
ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next st, sl st in next 2 sts.
sl st in the base of the leaf next to you.
ch 4, sc in 2nd, hdc in next, sl st in next.
sl st in next ch st, sl st in the base of next leaf.
ch 4, sc in 2nd, hdc in next, sl st in next.
ch 5, sc in 2nd, sc in next, hdc in next, sl st in next. sl st in next ch st. Fasten off.
That is all for today, hope you enjoy making these tiny Fern Leaves with me. Thank you for visiting me here, now I’m back to finish off my Joyful Bouquet, still have some work to complete this cheerful project. xoxMo