How to Craft Leaves for Bridal Pillows

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					How to Craft Leaves for Bridal Pillows

Now that you have started to create your bridal pillows, you will need to
add leaves to join, assemble, and finish. To help you finish we have
written the following directions.

How to create leaves:
Chain fourteen stitches into the single crochet at the third chain and
away from your hook, single again working it into your chains and through
to the previous chain. You will need to work three singles into the
previous chain and continue back, working to the facing side. Once you
reach your chain, single crochet it into the ends of your chains and turn
before creating two chain stitches. Work the fresh chains into your back
loops and single crochet into the middle single at the leaf baseline.
Work three singles into the following stitch and single crochet into the
stitches up until the preceding stitch. Omit the last stitch and recur
your steps three times.

Next, create 24 smaller leaves. Chain fourteen stitches into your single
crochet, and onto the third chain, away from your hook: Single crochet
into the chains and continue to the preceding chain. Now, work the length
of the back facing side of your chain and continue with a single crochet
at the ends of your chain, turn, and create two more chains. Work the
fresh chains into your back loops and work the single into the stitches
you created, working toward the middle single at the leaf base. Add three
singles and work to a fresh stitch, a single into the stitches and into
the previous stitch. Omit the last stitch and continue three times,
repeating your last steps.

Now you are ready to join. Start with the whipstitch, i.e. oversew your
larger leaves you have dressed up and at the baseline work to your three-
lobe leaves (Trefoil), working toward the corner. You will need to make
trefoils for each of your finished squares. Now you will need to add your
flower, rose, etc, design. Rest it on your creation in the center and add
three-lobe leaves to the corners making sure that leaf at the center is
pointing in the opposite direction of your leaves. You want to point four
of your between leaves, pointing the tips so that they are in the
direction of a clock’s hands, around your squares.

Once you join your parts use thread and connect it with a slipstitch.
Work through the tips of your smaller leaves and chain four stitches, a
slipstitch into the tops of your following larger leaf. Once you finish
chain thirteen stitches, a slipstitch and work it into the second
decorative loop. Work the second décor into the neighboring edge of your
undulated fabric. (Scallop) Continue to the leaves and chain ten stitches
into a slipstitch on the third loop, and the shorter larger leaf. Chain
10 stitches into slipstitch into your last loop and onto the identical
undulated fabric. Stitch fifteen chains into a slipstitch. Work the
stitch into the tip of your larger leaf and chain four stitches to a
slipstitch at the small base of your leaf. Chain ten stitches into
another slipstitch and work to the following loop onto the identical
undulated fabric of the leaves. Chain ten into a slipstitch and at the
tip of your smaller leaf. Finish by recurring, your steps about the
finish and until the slipstitch at the beginning base of the chain.
Complete the remaining squares.

Now you can assemble your bridal collection. You will need to connect the
blocks of squares by joining your three-lobe leaves into the cloth.
Finish with ½ inches seam. Next, cut your bridal collection at the front
and at the back of your collection. Cut the strips that do not fit if
applicable.

				
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