I've included photos to help explain. Let me know if it's not clear!
I have used US crochet terms throughout. Leaves were made using Rowan handknit cotton on 4mm hook.
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch
|Your work should now look like this!|
In the next ch (this will be the one nearest the knot) make the following stitches:
tr, dc, hdc, sc, hdc, dc, tr
Do not cover the tail end of the yarn
|This is what it looks like after the sc|
|And this is when you have done all the stitches in that ch|
|From the back - tail end should stick out|
dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in last ch
|It should now look like this|
Now tie the yarn off and leave a long tail. Your work should look like the pictures below.
When you start to sew in the end of your yarn make sure to take it through the back loop of that stitch that is sticking up at a funny angle.
|Just like this!|
Sew in the end so that it comes out at the same point as the other end
You can now use these two ends to attach the leaf to the wreath (or whatever else you're making) before weaving the ends back along the leaf to finish off.