How could I resist?! October is such a great time for crafts and how can I not crochet something with the shape of a pumpkin? Pumpkin crafts are the best! Pumpkins + Crochet = Cute!
For these Crochet Pumpkin Coasters I used the exact same pattern as my Watermelon Coaster from this past summer, but I don’t change colors and I added a little stem.
chain stitch (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl)
1. Chain stitch 4 with orange yarn.
2. Slip stitch back through the first chain stitch to create a circle.
3. Chain stitch 3. This will act as your first double crochet in this round.
4. Double crochet 11 more stitches in the center of the circle you made in step 2. 12 total.
5. Continue with your orange yarn and chain stitch 3 again. This will act as your first double crochet (dc) in this round.
6. Double crochet into the same stitch, so there are now 2 in the same space.
7. Continue to double crochet 2 stitches into each of the remaining holes from the previous round. 24 total.
8. Slip stitch through the top of the first chain of 3 to form the second circle round.
9. Chain stitch 2. This will act as your first half double crochet (hdc). Stitch one more hdc into that same orange yarn space as your chain of 2.
10. Continue to hdc 2 stitches through each space in the orange yarn, for a total of 48 (including your first 2 from #9)
11. Slip stitch through the top of the first chain of 2 to form the third circle round.
12. Chain stitch 1. This will act as your first single crochet (sc).
13. Continue to sc 1 stitch through each space in the orange yarn, for a total of 48 (including your first chain 1).
14. Slip stitch through the first sc to form the fourth circle round. Cut off your yarn and pull it tight to finish.
15. Use your yarn needle to thread and hide all the tails.
Stem: add green to one of the stitches in your orange. Single crochet 4 stitches. Turn chain 1 and single crochet 4 more stitches. Repeat this once more and tie it off, hiding the tails. The stem doesn’t have to be perfect, neither does your pumpkin. The wonkier the better I say!
You can be finished here, you’ve got your pumpkin. But you can get out a little black yarn and sew in a Jack o’ Lantern face to make it complete.
1. Tie a knot at the bottom of 12 inches of yarn and thread on your needle to the top.
2. Sew your yarn up and over one thread of orange yarn and thread it back down. As you work each stitch, thread your black yarn through the orange to hide it in.
3. Repeat by sewing your pumpkin face as you’d like.
4. Tie a simple knot at the end and weave in the tail to hide it.
NOW… add you mug of piping hot cocoa! Yummmmmmm. Cute little crochet pumpkin coasters!
Try to add your mini marshmallows to your drink in the shape of a jack o’ lantern, but good luck. Those tricky little marshmallows in the center didn’t want to stay put for one picture where I placed them. They kept floating to the edge. It’s was a trick for my treat!
Have fun with crochet. Happy Fall!