Leaf Sprout Cable Tie & Bookmark Crochet Pattern

| Original: August 03, 2020

I was cleaning out my phone of photos and realized that I had several crochet patterns that I have yet to write up and publish on the blog.

Luckily, I have a good habit of taking notes, so I don't forget how to make things. But of course, it'd be nice to have an actual edited crochet pattern that I can share with everyone who visits my blog.

Leaf Sprout Cable Tie and Bookmark FREE Crochet Pattern

Usually taking and editing photos is the last step, so I'm surprised I got that far and still have yet to publish it.

Anyhow, this leaf sprout was created back in spring, which would have been perfect. But I had completely forgotten about it until now.

But these little leaves can sprout any time of the year!

Since it's almost back-to-school season, I guess it's time to get organized and start fresh. What's better than some bookmarks and cable ties to get you organized right?

Leaf Sprout Cable Tie and Bookmark FREE Crochet Pattern

Oh, and did I mention that my little BB is starting Kindergarten this year? Now there's three times the amount to get organized: my work life, my blog, and my child.

Leaf Sprout Cable Tie and Bookmark FREE Crochet Pattern

These leaf bookmarks are really cute, quick to make, and a great stash-buster to help you get rid of those little balls of leftover yarn that are too small for anything else.

These are also great for craft fairs since they're so cute, practical, and actually really easy to make!

Leaf Sprout Cable Tie and Bookmark FREE Crochet Pattern

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Leaf Sprout Cable Tie and Bookmark FREE Crochet Pattern

What You Need / Materials

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Stitches & Abbreviations

  • st/sts - stitch/stitches
  • ch - chain
  • slst - slip stitch
  • sc - single crochet
  • hdc - half double crochet
  • dc - double crochet
  • dc inc - double crochet increase, 2 double crochet into the same stitch

Leaf Crochet Pattern

Ch 8
Row 1: *[Sc second ch from the hook, hdc, dc, dc inc, dc, hdc, sc, ch 1
Turn to work on the other side of the foundation ch: 
Row 2: Sc, hdc, dc, dc inc, dc, hdc, sc, ch 2, then sc into the second ch from the hook. Then, slst down the middle of the leaf]
Do not cut.

Ch 9, then repeat the instructions for making the second leaf starting from the *.

Cable Tie Option

Ch 25, slst into the back bump of the 15th ch from the hook.
Slst up the ch up to the leaves.

Bookmark Option

Ch as long as you want the bookmark to be, cut, and fasten off.

Don't forget to weave in your ends!

Leaf Sprout Cable Tie and Bookmark FREE Crochet Pattern

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This is an original crochet pattern written by Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio. Please do not claim this crochet pattern as your own. If you wish to share this crochet pattern, you may link to this blog post but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for personal use but please DO NOT sell or distribute the crochet pattern.

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  1. Is the leaf tie pattern able to be worked where a thin wire could be crocheted into it? Such as making it almost like a twist-tie? Not sure how that could be worked in but wanted to ask if you had any experience or knowledge of how the pattern is adjusted to do that. :) thank you!

    1. I'm sure you can make it work somehow by either making single crochets around the wire, or making an i-cord with a wire inside it.


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