Easy Crochet Pumpkin Coaster Pattern
I’m really not much of a decorator. I live a very minimalist life so I don’t have a lot of ‘extras’ in my life. Most of what I buy and/or crochet for myself is practical and something I can use in my everyday life.
For me, these coasters are a nice compromise between decorative and functional. I have some cute pumpkin decor to enjoy plus something to set my cup of hot tea on every morning.
These crochet pumpkin coasters require the smallest amount of colorwork. So if you’ve never worked with multiple colors before, have no fear. It’s quite easy! This is actually a great pattern to start with if you’ve never done colorwork before.
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CROCHET PUMPKIN COASTER
I love crocheting quick and easy makes as gifts and as things I can use in my daily life. This crochet coaster is no exception. It’s simple and elegant. It’s perfect!
Now, let’s get to making this fun and easy pattern. Are you ready?
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Free Crochet Pattern for the Pumpkin Coaster
- G6 (4.50mm) crochet hook
- Your favorite worsted weight cotton yarn.
- Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
Advanced beginner. This pattern uses beginner friendly stitches, however, there is some color work. This is a great pattern to introduce the challenges of color work to those who have never done it before. I have included photo tutorials on page 3.
- This pattern is worked in the round, using standard US crochet terms.
- The chain 1 at the beginning of each round does NOT count as a stitch.
- Photo tutorials for color changes and how to read the color changing rows are included on page 3.
Stitches used and abbreviations:
- ch = chain
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- yo = yarn over
- tr bbl/bbls = treble bobble/bobbles
- MC = main color
- CC1 = first contrasting color. This is for the pumpkins.
- CC2 = second contrasting color. This is for the stems.
How to make a treble bobble (tr bbl):
- yo twice, insert hook into st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw through first two loops on hook, yo draw through next two loops on hook (two loops remaining on hook)
- Repeat this process four more times. You should now have six loops on your hook, and five partial treble crochets (the 6th loop is connected to the previous stitch). You will not ‘close’ the bobble by chaining 1 (some patterns call for this). Simply move on to the next stitch.
4”x4” square = 17 hdc sts and 9 rows
approximately 6″ across (if following gauge)
When changing colors, you will work the very last stitch before the color change like this: work the stitch as normal until you have to draw through the remaining loops on hook. Drop your yarn, pick up the next color and use that to draw through the loops. You are now ready to work the next stitch with the new color. Likewise, you will do the same when switching back to your previous color.
Important: when you drop your yarn, make sure to lay it across the next stitch/stitches and you will work your next stitch over that strand. Don’t let it fall in front of your work. Below is the pumpkin row and how to read it:
[2 hdc in next st. CC1: tr bbl in next st, MC: hdc in each of next 3 sts]. Repeat from [ to ] around.
How to read this pattern
Make your first hdc as normal. Before you finish the second hdc, drop your MC, pick up your CC1 and draw through the last loops on your hook with that. Now you will make a tr bbl in the next st with the CC1. Right before you complete your tr bbl, you will leave all 6 loops on hook, drop your CC1, pick up your MC and complete the tr bbl with that.
To reiterate, you will close the tr bbl with the MC, not the CC1. You are now ready to work the next stitch with the MC. Work a hdc in each of next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, but do not complete the last hdc before the tr bbl. Instead, you will leave the last loops on your hook, pick up your CC1 and draw that through the loops on your hook to complete the stitch. You are now ready to work the next tr bbl with the CC1 again.
Changing color to make the pumpkins:
1. Work your hdc as normal until you get to the 3 loops left on hook.
2. Drop your yarn and pick the next color. Make sure to lay it (the color you are dropping) across the next stitch. Don’t let it fall to the front of your work.
3. Complete the stitch by drawing the new color through the loops on your hook. You are now ready to make the next stitch with the new color.
Tip: to ensure your bobbles pop out on the right side (as opposed to the wrong side), work the next st after the tr bbl *behind* the tr bbl and then tighten down slightly to secure the tr bbl on the right side.
Note: I chose to carry the pumpkin and stem colors over. Meaning, I laid the CC1 or CC2 over the next stitch and crocheted over it. Then I could easily pick it up when I was ready to use it again. Same for the MC. Alternatively, you could tie off your pumpkin/stem colors each time.
Pumpkin Coaster Pattern
Round 1: Make magic circle, ch 1, 9 hdc in circle, join with a sl st to first st (9 hdc)
Round 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in same st and in each st around, join with a sl st to first st (18 hdc)
Round 3: ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st] repeat from [ to ] around, join with a sl st to first st (27 hdc)
Round 4: ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts] repeat from [ to ], join with a sl st to first st (36 hdc)
Round 5: ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts, [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts], repeat from [ to ], join with a sl st to first st (45 hdc)
Round 6: ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, CC1: tr bbl in next st, MC: hdc in each of next 3 sts, [2 hdc in next st. CC1: tr bbl in next st, MC: hdc in each of next 3 sts]. Repeat from [ to ] around. join with a sl st to first st. (9 pumpkins, 45 hdc)
Round 7: *You will be making the pumpkin stems on this round. Instructions for stems: Using your CC2, yo, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yo, insert hook into same st and draw up another loop. You should now have 5 loops on your hook. Drop CC2 and pick up MC and draw through all 5 loops on hook.
To start round 7: MC: ch1, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next st, CC2: make a stem in next st (the top of the tr bbl from the previous round) MC: hdc in each of next 3 sts, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st CC2: make a stem in next st, MC: hdc in each of next 3 sts] repeat from [ to ] around, join with a sl st to first st. (9 stems, 54 hdc)
Round 8: MC: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in each of next 6 sts. [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts] repeat from [ to ] around, join with a sl st to first st. (72 sc) Fasten off and using your tapestry needle, weave in ends.
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