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Leaf Lace Knitting Patterns

by | Mar 3, 2018 | Featured

Knitting Patterns with Leaf Lace Motifs

These knitting patterns feature leaf motifs in lace, cables, and texture on shawls, blankets, cowls, scarves, sweaters, baby clothes, and more.

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Sproutling Baby Blanket

Sproutling Baby Blanket

Garter stitch baby blanket with a leaf lace edge knit separately and sewn on. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Judy Kaethler. Pictured project by rgescheider

Free Knitting Pattern for Equinox Cowl

Equinox Cowl

Neckwarmer knit with leaf lace with berry buttons. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Chris de Longpre

Free Knitting Pattern for Falling Leaves Pullover

Falling Leaves Pullover

Long-sleeved sweater with leaf lace. DK weight yarn. Designed by Feza Yarns

Free Knitting Pattern for Leafy Transitions Wrap

Leafy Transitions Wrap

Rectangular shawl with 2 different all over leaf lace patterns. Lace instructions are both written and charted. Light Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Michael Harrigan for Cascade Yarns.

Free Knitting Pattern for Leaf Scarf

Leaf Scarf

Lace scarf of knit leaves. Can also be used to knit a leaf bookmark with fine yarn. Super bulky weight yarn. Designed by Susan B. Anderson for Spud & Chloë

Free Knitting Pattern for Silver Leaves Shawlette

Silver Leaves Shawlette

Lace edged shawl with leaf motifs knit bottom up with a stockinette body. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Grace Karen Burns. Available in English and Portuguese.

Free Knitting Pattern for Leaf and Lace Baby Set

Leaf and Lace Baby Set

Baby layette with matching hat, jacket and booties featuring leaf lace motifs. Sizes Preemie, Newborn, 0/3, 6/12 months. Designed by Patons

Free Knitting Pattern for Starsky Cardigan

Starsky Cardigan

Shawl collar wrapped front sweater with leaf lace on front and back with belt. Bulky weight yarn. Chest: 40.5 (44.5, 47.5, 52.5, 57.5) inches. Designed by Jordana Paige for Knitty. Pictured project by jettshin who has some notes

Free Knitting Pattern for Grandifolia Fingerless Mitts

Grandifolia Fingerless Mitts

Handwarmers featuring leaf lace on the top and at the cuff. 3 sizes. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Vickie Hartog. Pictured projects by the designer and DKlee who added beads and changed the cuff to ribbing.

Free Knitting Pattern for Frosted Leaves Cowl

Frosted Leaves Cowl

Shoulder cozy knit with leaf lace. Knit flat and seamed. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Louisa Harding for Knitting Fever.

Free Knitting Pattern for Autumn Blaze Afghan

Autumn Blaze Afghan

This throw knit in panels and seamed features leaf lace and berry stitch texture. Designed by Nazanin S. Fard. Worsted yarn. This pattern was featured in Season 8 of Knit and Crochet Now! and is free with registration at Annie’s

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Free Knitting Pattern for Big River Vines Poncho

Big River Vines Poncho

Poncho featuring leaf lace vines and lace rib is knit flat in two panels and seamed. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Knittingsworth

Free Knitting Pattern for 8 Row Repeat Leaf Lace Tunic

Leaf Lace Tunic

This sleeveless pullover features an 8 row repeat twining leaf stitch with another 8 row repeat lace hem on front and back. Designed by King Cole. DK yarn. This pattern was featured in Season 8 of Knit and Crochet Now! and is free with registration at Annie’s

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Free Knitting Pattern for Saroyan Shawl


Inspired by the character of Dr. Camille Saroyan in the tv show Bones, this graceful scarf features a stockinette body with a leaf lace shaped edge. Designed by Liz Abinante.  Pictured project by by pilarsalamanca, Available in English, French, Turkish, Portuguese, German, and Italian

Free Knitting Pattern for Leaf Lace Cuff

Leaf Lace Cuff

This cuff with lace can also be adapted to trim socks, fingerless mitts, etc. Designed by Monique Boonstra

Shoots and Ladders Afghan

Shoots and Ladders Afghan

This award-winning afghan knitting pattern designed by Susan Kerin is knit in strips of leaf motifs and seed stitch. Winner in Herrschners Knit Afghans 2006 National Afghan Contest.

Free Knitting Pattern for Amy Pond Scarf

Amy Pond Scarf

This leaf lace scarf was inspired by the long red lace scarf Amy Pond wears in season 5 of Dr. Who (“The Vampires of Venice” and “Vincent and the Doctor”) and uses a stitch from Barbara Walker’s Treasury of Knitting Patterns. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Tamara Moots

Garden View Shawlette

Tracy Withanee designed this wrap with a leaf lace border.

Lovely Leaf Lace Scarf Free Knitting Pattern

Lovely Leaf Lace Scarf

Purl Soho designed this cozy lace scarf for Aran weight yarn.

Free knitting pattern for Leafy Baby Blanket and more baby blanket knitting patterns

Leafy Baby Blanket

Leyla Alieva’s lace baby blanket is knit with two strands of DK yarn on larger needles.

Free Knitting Pattern for Three Leaf Mitts

Three Leaf Mitts

Brenda K. B. Anderson’s fingerless mitts feature a leaf motif in lace. Pictured project by jacquain who said the project took 4 hours.

Vite Cowl Free Knitting Pattern with leaf pattern and more free cowl knitting patterns at

Vite Cowl

Designed by Kristi Johnson, this is a one-skein project knit in super bulky yarn. The leaf lacy motif reflects the name Vite (grapevine in Italian).

Free knitting pattern for pullover sweater with leaf lace Waiting for Spring and more pullover knitting patterns

Waiting for Spring Pullover

Susan Dempster’s sweater features a leaf lace motif and is constructed in the round from the bottom up with set-in sleeves knit separately in the round. Sizes 30, 34, 38, 42

Free knitting patterns for Bouquet of 4 Headbands and more headband knitting patterns

Free knitting patterns for Bouquet of 4 Headbands and more headband knitting patterns

Bouquet of Headbands

Tanis Gray’s collection of 4 headband patterns feature leaf motifs and flower lace and are tied in the back.

Luscious Leaves Coat Free Knitting Pattern

Luscious Leaves Coat

Susan Bonell designed this leaf lace motif coat for Cascade Yarns.

Free Knitting Pattern for Bay Laurel Tunic

Bay Laurel Tunic

This flattering sleeveless tank top is knit flat in two pieces and features overlapping construction and a leaf lace border. Great for layering. Designed by Julie Turjoman. XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]

Free knitting pattern for Spring Leaves Vest and more vest knitting patterns

Spring Leaves Vest

Designed by Michael del Vecchio for Universal Yarns, this vest features a leaf lace border. Vest is sized to fit Women’s Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Free Knitting Pattern for Summer Garden Throw

Summer Garden Throw

Designed by Kathleen Power Johnson for the book Quick Knitted Afghans, this throw is knit with 3 panels of Cable & Leaf Lace and 2 Panels of Fence Post Lace and then seamed. Knit with 2 strands of DK yarn held together. Approx 48 x 60 inches

Free Knitting Pattern for Kombu Poncho

Kombu Poncho

Pullover poncho with easy dolman-style sleeves, funnel neck, and leaf lace panel. Sizes 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60)” at lower edge. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Berroco Design Team

One Ball Shawl

One Ball Shawl

Make this elegant leaf lace shawl with just one ball of Shimmer yarn!

Free knitting pattern for Duet Hat that transforms to a Cowl

Duet Hat / Cowl

This beautiful leaf lace scarf by Linda Wilgus morphs into hat by fastening the buttons and tightening a ribbon threaded through the top edge.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Green Leaves Cowl

Green Leaves Cowl

This shoulder cozy is a quick knit and features leaf motifs and dropped stitch cables. Knit flat and seamed. Any weight yarn. Pictured cowl knit with one skein of worsted weight yarn. Designed by Grace McEwen

Knitting Pattern for Self-Fastening Leaf Lace Wrap

Self-Fastening Leaf Lace Wrap

The versatile Ruffle pattern can be knit as a scarf, shawl, and cowl. Edged with lace leaves, the wrap also features a leaf that fits through a slit in the wrap to hold it in place. Any weight yarn. Designed by KnitChicGrace

Knitting Pattern for Backyard Leaves Scarf

Backyard Leaves Scarf

A double leaf lace border frames garter stitch in this elegant scarf. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Annie Modesitt. Pictured project by solaris

Knitting Pattern for Potters Shawl

Potter’s Shawl

Top down shawl with garter stitch body with a leaf stitch lace border. 56″ wide and 15″ deep. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Jen Lucas

Knitting Pattern for Oak Grove Mitts

Oak Grove Mitts

Cozy little mitts with a beautiful embossed oak leaf. Instructions are included for both a fingerless glove and fingerless mitten version. Sport yarn. Designed by NeverNotKnitting

Knitting pattern for Cove Cardigan

Cove Cardigan

This children’s sweater by Velvet Acorn features a leaf lace front. Sizes 2/3, 4/5, 6/7, 8/9, 10/11 years

Knitting pattern for Spring Flora lace scarf

Spring Flora Scarf

This lace scarf features floral and leaf shapes.

Drop Leaf Scarf Knitting Pattern

Drop Leaf Scarf

Drop stitches and a lace make this a uniquely exquisite scarf. You can knit in any weight of yarn.

Knitting Pattern for Beech Leaf Shawl

Beech Leaf Shawl

Worked top down in stockinette shaped with short-rows, the Beech Leaf Shawl features a wide, scarflike shape and a leaf-inspired lace edging. 3 sizes. DK weight. Designed by Joan Forgione

Knitting Pattern for Agnes Round Yoke Sweater

Agnes Round Yoke Sweater

This long sleeved pullover features leaf lace on the yoke. And it’s seamless! Sizes S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

Knitting pattern for Leaf Cuddler cup cozy

Leaf Cuddler

This quick knit “Cup Cuddler” cup cozy is a series of connected meandering leaves.

Knitting Pattern for Jasmin HeadwrapKnitting Pattern for Jasmin Headwrap

Jasmin Headwrap

This kerchief with ties features a leaf lace pattern. Designed by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes. One of the 15 patterns in French Girl Knits Accessories from Interweave.

Knitting Pattern for Virginia City Cloche and Cowl

Virginia City Cloche and Cowl Set

New Lace KnittingThis matching hat and neckwarmer feature a twin leaf lace pattern. Designed by Rosemary (Romi) Hill. One of the 19 patterns in New Lace Knitting.

Knitting Pattern for Leaf Motif Headband

Leaf Motif Headband

This earwarmer features a leaf lace pattern knit in the round.

Prairie Fingerless Gloves Free Knitting Pattern

Prairie Fingerless Gloves

These dainty hand warmers boast gorgeous lacy cuffs in a delicate leaf pattern.

Get the knitting pattern at Etsy

Free Knitting Pattern for Leafy Clutch

Leafy Clutch

Leaf clutch created by knitting two panels and sewing them together. Add a purse frame and lining to give your clutch a finished

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Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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