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Crochet fall leaf coasters

14 Oct

Good Monday morning! I hope you’re enjoying a nice, warm cup of coffee this morning. It’s a chilly morning here and I thought I’d break out the new fall coasters I whipped up this weekend.

I’m also sharing my pattern with you. I’ve never written a pattern before, so bear with me! DSC_0237I used a Lion Brand in Mustard (acrylic) for the base and a cotton yarn in dark brown for the leaf (I don’t remember what brand it was, but it’s 100% cotton). You can easily make a set of these in an hour or so, including the time it takes to sew the appliqué onto the base.

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DSC_0242These fun fall coasters make a great gift or can add a nice touch to your fall decor around the house. I like to have one or two in the rooms where we usually have a cup of coffee or beverage and rotate them out with other coasters I’ve made. For this set, I made four matching coasters, but you could easily make each leaf and/or base in a different color.

DSC_0243So, here’s the pattern. Please let me know if you have any problems with it (as I said, this is my first one to write ever). If you do make a set, please share them by linking to your blog or photos. Thanks!

PS — I “made up” a stitch in this pattern and I’m not sure if it’s a standard crochet stitch, so I’ve explained it first at the top of the pattern. If it does have a name, please let me know. Thanks!

Crochet Fall Leaf Coasters

Materials:

Coaster: 6.00 mm hook (US J)
Leaf: 4.25 mm (US G)
Tapestry needle

scLO2: insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Yarn over twice, draw through all three loops on hook. 

Base for fall coasters:

Row 1: Ch 19;
Row 2: Turn, sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each ch across – 18 sc at the end of this row;
Rows 3-20: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across;
Finish off by ch 1 and sc all the way around the rectangle. You may have to sc twice in the corners to make a curved corner.

Leaf for fall coasters:

Row 1: Ch 5;
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each ch across – 4 sc at the end of this row;
Rows 3-7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across;
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, scLO2, sc in next 4 sc, scLO2 – 6 sts at the end of this row;
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across;
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, scLO2 twice, sc in next 2 st, scLO2 twice;
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across;
Row 12: Ch 1, turn, skip first sc, scLO2, skip next sc, scLO2, skip next sc, scLO2;
Row 13: Ch1, turn, sc in each st across;
Row 14: Ch 1, turn, scLO2 three times;
Row 15: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across;
Row 16: Ch 1, turn, scLO2 twice;
Row 17: Ch 1, turn, sc in two st;
Row 18: Ch 1, turn, scLO2.
Finish off by sc all the way around the leaf and tie off after the last sc (you will have reached the tip of the leaf on the other side).

Sew the appliqué onto the coaster and tie off. Then, take another color of yarn (I used the burnt orange color shown here) to add the veins of the leaves.

 
7 Comments

Posted by on October 14, 2013 in Crochet, DIY, Interior Design

 

7 responses to “Crochet fall leaf coasters

  1. tea&tadpoles

    October 15, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    These are adorable! Thank you for posting the pattern! I can’t wait to try it!

     
  2. 메간 Megan

    October 14, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Very cute 🙂 I wish I could crochet.

     
    • mypersonalcoffeebreak

      October 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Thanks, Megan! You should learn! It’s not that hard and I’m sure you’d be whipping up projects in no time 🙂

       
      • 메간 Megan

        October 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm

        My friends all say that, they’re all into crocheting. I guess I never know until I try. I really want to be able to crochet animals for my niece and nephew.

         
      • mypersonalcoffeebreak

        October 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm

        It’s true and there are a lot of tutorials out there if you look for them online. I’ve seen several for crochet animals. Good luck!

         
      • 메간 Megan

        October 14, 2013 at 8:15 pm

        Thank you 🙂

         

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