Oak Leaf

January 1998
Thread ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
6" by 4" excluding stem
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Here is a beautiful small lace piece in the shape of a leaf of the majestic Oak tree.

This project is rated as “mindful knitting”, i.e. it will take careful attention as there is little repetitiveness to the rows. But otherwise the knitter familiar with basic lace knitting can expect to have a fun knit with this pattern (and probably will not want to stop at making just one).

We’ve seen these oak leaf medallions used in a variety of ways: small doilies, coasters, tasseled bookmarks, fall holiday decorations and appliqué embellishments. What will you use yours for?

Size of your leaf will depend on needle and thread used. Guidelines are included in the pattern for anywhere from #30 crochet thread to size 5 pearl cotton.

Stitch instructions: Charted.

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In case you are interested, here is a blog post I wrote about the story behind designing this Oak Leaf.