Love this and the story. I may make one as well to be reminded of all we have.
Love this! I cut a birch branch and stuck it in a glass vase with soem rocks! Its happy little green leaves are so cherry against the snowy outside! I may have to do this in Ava's room somewhere!
Tara, this is the best! I can't wait to do it!! I tried to do a leaf right now, and they are EASY!! So when I have more time, I'll make a whole bunch and find my needy branch :DThanks so much!
Ohh, that is FAB! I have some empty branched that can use some of those leaves! Will definately make some, Tara! Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together! :)
Wow this is WONDERFUL! The yarn is gorgeous - the idea is priceless! Your photos are amazing.
What a great idea, story and project! Just what the world needs right now! (And always...)
one of the prettiest leaves I've seen! Thanks for the pattern...and the lesson! :)
I am somewhat new to crocheting. What do you mean by "Working now on the opposite side of foundation ch"??? BTW, I love your site and your creations. They are adorable!
Hey Linda M, Hard question to answer over a post but I'll do my best ( :Go ahead and work the leaf pattern, when you work all those stitches into the last stitch of your foundation chain - it should have wrapped you around so that you are pretty much facing the "opposite side of foundation ch" - so you should be able to easily just continue crocheting around the foundation chain (like running around an oval shape)I hope that makes sense ( :Tara
This is absolutely the cutest and most clever thing! I love it!!! And the little lesson is a perfect touch too! Thank you! :o)
Thanks for the pattern, I love the leaves and I love your blog. I'm a Jackie Chan fan too!
What a beautiful idea! Thank you so much for sharing.
That is so utterly stinkin' cute! Thank you!
Hey! I really really love your work, which is why I got really angry on your behalf when I saw this post http://twogirlsbeingcrafty.blogspot.com/2011/03/colorful-crocheted-leaf-branch.htmlThis person just copied your idea and tried to pass it off as her own! I don't know if you want to do anything about it; but I just thought I'd let you know.
This is absolutely beautiful! Your story is also beautiful and makes one think of what is really important, thank you for the inspiration!
I was inspired by your pattern and made some leaves which coordinate with the colors in my living room carpet. Thanks!
Tara, you have come up with an absolutely wonderful idea! I'm in need of a very unique birthday present for a very special 7 year old little girl who is so creative & color-inspired. This will be the perfect gift for her! I'm thinking of spray painting the branch in a soft pink, then using as many different shades of pink yarn as I can find for the leaves. Then I can personalize a vase with her name & further decorate it. She has had to share a very, very tiny bedroom with her 2 younger brothers until now; & all she has ever wanted for her birthdays was a little space of her own. So that's what her parents have done, turned a small utility room into a bedroom for her - & I think this will be a perfect gift for her to put in a personalized space of her own. I even thought about taking tiny little clothespins & clipping them on to some of the branches with a rolled up dollar bill here & there. I'm so appreciative of your generosity in making this a free pattern available to your readers. Thank you, Tara! :-) Lisa in Lake O., Oregon
I can't make it..please give me tutorial with the first step.. I really want to make like this..
Beautiful¡¡¡, I will do one of them in order to remainded to love
I love it! Wonderful!
thanks thanks!!! kisses from Argentina!Lau, bulubu.blogspot.com
Just discovered this - I have a ton of needy little branches!! Consider it done!
love it so cute and easy and such a great message
Hi Tara,thank u so much for this lovely idea and pattern! I put my decorated branch in a vase and it looks so pretty, it makes me smile every time i see it :)Best wishes from Vienna, AustriaMartina
Hi!Thanks so much for posting this pattern! It's super cute!I used the leaf pattern to add a leaf to an orange fruit that I crocheted. It's here if you're interested in seeing.http://lovingtoyarn.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/amigurumi-orange/Thanks again!
precioso muy linda las hojitas
Very helpful as a base for a leaf edging I was having trouble with. Appreciate that it's still up.
so cute! love it :)