Lotus Leaf

Updated: Jan 25, 2019

Difficulty: Beginner ✦✧✧✧✧

A free crochet pattern for a lotus leaf to go along with your lotus flower.


Sewn together, they make a wonderful coaster for a tea cup and saucer.


This leaf is made in the round. Using 4-ply cotton yarn and a 2mm hook, the leaf measures 8 inches in diameter.


Here is the pattern for the Lotus Flower.



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Special Stitches:

  • Odd Increase (Odd Inc) = When there are three stitches to increase over, then [dc, 2 dc in the middle stitch, dc].

  • Even Increase (Even Inc) = When there are four stitches to increase over, then [dc in the first stitch, dc2tog over the 1st and 2nd stitches, dc in the 2nd stitch].




Row 1: Dc 11 in a magic circle, slip stitch with the first dc.

Row 2:  Ch 3, 2 dc in every dc around, including the sl st from Row 1. (22 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as the first dc and ch-space hereafter), [dc, ch] in every dc around, including the sl st from Row 2. Sl st with the first dc. (23 ch-space)

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as the first dc and ch-space), [2 dc in the next stitch, ch] repeat 3 times, dc in the next stitch, ch, [2 dc , ch] twice, dc , ch, [2 dc , ch] twice, dc , ch, dc , ch, [2 dc , ch] twice, dc , ch, [2 dc , ch] repeat 3 times, dc , ch, [2 dc , ch] repeat 3 times, dc , ch, slip stitch with the first dc. Note: This is a random combination of dc and [2dc in the next stitch] that results in 23 chain spaces placed over the chain space below.

Row 5:  Ch 4. [Alternate dc 2 and [Even Inc] in each dc-pair, 2 dc in every single dc, and chain over every chain space around], dc in the sl st from Row 4, slip stitch with the first dc.

Row 6:  Ch 4. Dc 3 over every dc-3 group. [Even Inc] over every dc-2 pair around. Chain over every chain space around. Slip stitch in the first dc.

Row 7:  Ch 4. Dc 3 over every [Even Inc] group. [Odd Inc] over every dc-3 group. Chain over every chain space around. Slip stitch in the first dc.

Row 8:  Ch 4. Dc 4 over every dc-4 group. [Odd Inc] over every dc-3 group that is above a dc-2 group in Row 4. Dc 3 over every dc-3 group that is above a single dc in Row 4. Chain over every chain space around. Slip stitch in the first dc.

Row 9:  Ch 4. Dc 3 over every dc-3 group. Dc 4 over every [Even Inc] group. [dc, Even Inc, dc] over every dc-4 group. Chain over every chain space around. Slip stitch in the first dc.

Row 10:  Ch 4. Dc 5 over every dc-5 and [dc, Even Inc, dc] group. Chain over every chain space around.

Row 11:  Ch 4. Dc 5 over every dc-5 and [dc, Even Inc, dc] group. [Ch, dc, ch] in each ch-space between two dc-5 groups, otherwise chain over every chain space around.

Row 12:  Ch 4. Dc 5 over every dc-5. 2 Dc in each single dc. [Even Inc] over each 2-dc group. [Ch, dc, ch] in each ch-space between two dc-5 groups, otherwise chain over every chain space around.

Row 13:  Ch 4. Dc 5 over every dc-5. 2 Dc in each single dc. [Odd Inc] over each 2-dc group. Chain over every chain space around. Tie off. Weave ends in.


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