If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to add to your fall décor, these crochet pumpkin coasters are the perfect project. They work up quickly, with scrap amounts of yarn, and can be used to add a touch of autumn vibes to your home.
A stack of these cute pumpkin coasters can easily be made in an evening and would make a perfect housewarming gift. They’d also make a great addition to your Thanksgiving table setting or spread across your coffee tables.
Grab your favorite orange yarn, hook, and pumpkin spice coffee and keep reading for all the details and the free crochet pattern or you can get the ad-free PDF here if you prefer to print your patterns.
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How Do You Crochet A Pumpkin Coaster?
These fun and lovely coasters are actually really easy to make and are a very quick project. You’ll start with a magic circle and work in joined rounds. You’ll be using a variety of basic stitches which gives the coaster a classic pumpkin shape. Once you’ve finished with the body of the pumpkin, you’ll add an easy stem with a little brown yarn and that’s it!
What Yarn Do You Use For Crochet Coasters?
It is usually best to use cotton yarn for coasters since it is heat-resistant and absorbent. If you are using these mainly for decoration and if protecting your surfaces from a hot beverage isn’t super important, then it should be fine to make an acrylic coaster too.
Just consider how you will use the final coasters and what yarn scraps you have on hand or what yarn you’d like to buy in order to make the best yarn choice for your fall pumpkin coasters.
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I used I Love This Cotton Yarn from Hobby Lobby which is a 100% cotton worsted weight yarn. This cotton is a soft yarn that’s easy to work with and it can be machine washed and dried so if your coasters get a little dirty, they are easy to clean. There’s also a great selection of colors so it’s easy to make a variety of pumpkins in different colors.
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Stitches You Need to Know to Make This Pumpkin Crochet Coaster
This crochet pumpkin coaster pattern uses all the basic crochet stitches to make a cute pumpkin motif. You’ll need to know how to chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch. You also need to know how to work increases – two stitches worked into the same stitch.
The pattern does start with a magic ring, so if you haven’t mastered the magic ring technique yet, you’ll want to check out the magic circle tutorial.
It is an easy pattern, but if you are a beginner and you know these basic stitches and techniques, you should be able to follow the pattern and make your own cute crochet pumpkin coasters.
Pumpkin Crochet Coaster Free Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
US size 7, 4.5 mm crochet hook
I Love This Cotton Yarn (100% Cotton Yarn 3.5 oz/100 g, 180 yds/165 m)
- Samples used approximately 11 yds (0.22 oz).
- Colors used were Gold, Antique Gold, Ivory, Bruschetta, for the Pumpkins and Brown for the stem.
Large Eye Yarn Needle
sc(s): single crochet(s)
inc: increase (work 2 single crochets into the same stitch)
hdc(s): half double crochet(s)
dc(s): double crochet(s)
sl st: slip stitch
flo: front loop only
Gauge: gauge is not critical
Finished Size: approximately 4” wide
inc (increase) is used when you work 2 single crochet stitches in the same stitch.
Brackets [ ] are used to indicate the instructions within the brackets will be repeated the specified number of times.
The ch at the beginning of each round or row does not count as a stitch.
Easy Pumpkin Crochet Coaster Pattern Instructions:
Start with a Magic Circle (MC)
Round 1: ch 1, 6 hdc in MC, tighten to close, join with a sl st to the 1st hdc of the round. (6)
Round 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, join with a sl st. (12)
Round 3: ch 1, inc, 2 hdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, inc, join with a sl st. (22)
Round 4: ch 1, sc, hdc, [2 hdc in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next 2 sts] 2 times, dc in the next 2 sts, [hdc in the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next 2 sts] 2 times, hdc, sc, join with a sl st. (30)
Round 5: ch 1, sc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next 3 sts, dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next 3 sts, dc in the next 8 sts, 2 dc in the next 3 sts, dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next 3 sts, sc in the next 2 sts, join with a sl st. (42)
Turn the pumpkin around so the wrong/back side is facing you. (This is a matter preference as I thought the stitches looked neater when worked that way.) In this case, the front loops are the loops closest to you even when working on the wrong side. Work in the back loops only if you want to work the stem from the right/front side of the pumpkin.
You will work the stem in the 4 single crochet stitches at the top of the pumpkin.
Join brown yarn in the front loop only of the first single crochet from the right.
Row 1: ch 1, sc flo in the 4 sts, turn (4)
Row 2, ch 1, sc in each st, (4)
Fasten off and weave in ends.