You have a great idea for a design, but you still need that something to make the motif complete. Flowers and leaves make great fillers. Best of all, they can look great with other motifs (especially simple leaf designs). This leaf can also be used as a flower design.
This is what we will be making today (so close, camera, but still blurry 🙁 ):
If you want to make those ridges, work in the back loops only.
Sc – Single Crochet
Ch – Chain
Sl st – Slip Stitch
Sc around the one side until the end.
Sc 3x around when you get to the end (bottom) to create the corner. You will end up with a little worm.
Once on the other side, sc until the second to last stitch, skipping every second stitch. This will force the leaf to lean to one side.
Ch 3 at the end and sl st into the start of this 3 chain to make a mini picot.
Turn your work around and continue to sc all around. Once you reach the bottom, sc twice into one stitch only (otherwise it gets too much and wrinkles up). This creates the rounded look.
Continue to sc until the second to last stitch and make another picot here with 3 chains and a sl st.
Turn your work and sc around to the other side. Sc 2x into 2 different stitches at the bottom of the leaf. Remember to stop at the second to last stitch. Make another (and the last) picot here.
Sl st all the way to the bottom of the leaf and cut off. Only sl st if you don’t want to add extra bulk to the leaf.
This leaf can be changed to fit your own purposes. If you need any help or want to share your own design, give me a shout; I would love to hear from you!