Monday, October 21, 2013

Pumpkin Coaster-Crochet Pattern

I start my day with a cup of strong coffee in front of my computer. This gives me a little quiet time to get caught up on anything I missed and wake up:@) I wanted to make a fun new coaster and since Halloween is coming quickly opted for a pumpkin that can be used through Thanksgiving. This shape is basic enough that I figured I could wing it without trying to find a pattern, it worked up cute!
 I used an H hook and in a perfect world the orange yarn would be 100% cotton. I used acrylic worsted weight, why? Say it with me now... Because that's what I had on hand-right:@)

Here are some general directions:
1. Basically you're just making a circle that lays flat.
2. Add the stem using the last three stitches of the last row.
3. Give it a little pumpkin shape with a partial row on the sides.
4. Add any leaf shape you'd like.

Pumpkin Coaster
R1~ Make magic circle. Ch 2, DC 11 times. Tighten circle, slip stitch into top of Ch 2.
R2~ Ch 3, DC into same space. 2 DC each hole around, slip stitch into top of Ch 3.
R3~ Ch 3, *DC into next space, 2 DC into next space. Repeat from *. Slip stitch into top of Ch 3.
R4~ Ch3, *2 DC in next space, DC next hole, repeat from * until you have three stitches left. Change color to brown (for stem), finish last three stitches and slip stitch into top of Ch3.
R5~ Ch2, turn and DC across stem. Repeat this until you make the stem as long as you'd like (I just made one more row- Ch2, DC, SC, Slip Stitch, wanted the stem to be on an angle:@). Cut brown and fasten off.
Sides: (There is no right or wrong here folks, you just don't want the pumpkin to be perfectly round.) About 3-4 stitches from the middle of the bottom attach orange, do 2 SC, 3 HDC, 4 DC, 3 HDC, 2 SC, slip stitch and fasten off. Do the same for the other side.
Leaf:
Add green yarn about 3 stitches from stem, SC into those 3 stitches. Ch2, turn.
2 DC onto Ch2 hole, 2 TC into next hole, 2 DC in last hole. Ch3 turn.
SC into first stitch after Ch3. DC next stitch, 2 TC next stitch. Fasten off.

Pour a cup of coffee or tea and have a happy day:@)

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11 comments:

  1. Lynn that is a darn cute coaster that would be fun to start the day with! I am always amazed at those of you who know how to knit and crochet. Joni

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  2. How cute is that! I'm determined to learn to crochet. I've come as far as having the yarn and hook on the table by my chair. That's the first step...right?

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  3. This is Greek to me but I do admire it so! I would like to have a big potholder sized one.

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  4. Just adorable! Pinned! Thanks so much, you are so good with the directions, so many crochet patterns leave me cross eyed and with a head ache!
    Jenna

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  5. Just darling!! What a fun Halloween project!

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  6. That is just so cute! I need to read up on the magic circle because I have never done it. I did find a really cute tea cozy pattern online.
    I love seasonal, fun things to bring out like this cute pumpkin! xo

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  7. My sister would love this. Thanks for sharing. xo

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  8. I haven't crocheted in years. This is pretty cute and would look great on a Thanksgiving table wouldn't it.

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  9. I love little projects like this one that I can actually finish! Cute. :)

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  10. I think the pumpkin is really cute I think I well make my mom some of them.

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