Looking to crochet some Fall decor? This crochet pumpkin coaster pattern might be just what you need! Made with worsted weight yarn, they work up super fast, and feature some cool variations for different sizes!
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The Perfect Crochet Fall Coaster
There’s nothing that quite spells “Fall” like a crochet pumpkin coaster! Personally, I am a huge Fall lover, so I can’t wait to get all the décor out. You can easily put these around the house to “spice” up your decorations too! (Yes, I also love pumpkin spice…😜)
Pumpkin pies, pumpkin breads, pumpkin muffins…I can’t resist any of them! They are extra special when made from pumpkins you grow yourself.
Of course, today we’ll be “growing” our own pumpkin coasters when we crochet them!
How do you crochet a pumpkin coaster?
There are many different ways to crochet a pumpkin coaster. However, the basic idea is to crochet a circle or an oval, and then add some cute elements to make it more lifelike.
In the case of this pattern, we will start with a magic ring. We’ll work a variety of stitches into the ring to get an oval, then continue for a few more rounds. The last round will transform it into a pumpkin shape, and the stem will be added on afterward.
PDF Pumpkin Coaster Pattern
If you prefer to print out your crochet patterns, feel free to purchase your own ad-free copy of the pumpkin coasters here in my store! This PDF includes 7 pages of written instructions and photo tutorials, all optimized for easy printing.
Crochet Flat Pumpkin Applique
If you’re a beginning crocheter, a flat crochet pumpkin like these coasters might be just the project for you. Round pumpkins may be a bit trickier to crochet—but these guys are a breeze! I have included plenty of photos and a video to help you out too.
You can also get creative and use these pumpkins as things OTHER than just coasters! For example, you could make:
- A crochet pumpkin garland for Halloween or Thanksgiving
- A crochet pumpkin applique to sew onto a pillow or sweater
Free Crochet Pumpkin Coaster Pattern
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Explanation: Some cute pumpkin coasters to spice up your Fall decor this year! These coasters feature a two-in-one design so you can make both tall and short pumpkins with unique stems. Best of all, they work up super fast and make great gifts!
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (96% acrylic, 4% other, 364 yds/333 m, 7 oz/198 g) less than 1 skein Pumpkin
- Mary Maxim Starlette Yarn (100% acrylic, 180 yds / 164 m, 3.5 oz / 100 g) less than 1 ball Natural
- Scraps of worsted weight yarn in brown and green for the stems
- H/5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Steam blocking materials
Tall Pumpkin: 5 ¼” tall, 4” wide
Fat Pumpkin: 5” tall, 4 ½” wide
- Ch 1 at beginning of rounds does NOT count as a st.
- Ch 2 at beginning of rounds does NOT count as a st.
- Pull slip stitches tight at the end of each round for a more straight seam (we usually won’t work into the slip stitch itself).
- Pumpkins are made in one oval shape. The main difference between the tall and fat pumpkin is the way the oval is turned. Rounds 1-3 will be the same for both pumpkins, and then round 4 will be different.
- Please feel free to use any worsted weight yarn you have in your stash to make these coasters!
Chain – ch
Slip Stitch – sl st
Single crochet – sc
Single crochet 2 together – sc2tog
Single crochet 3 together – sc3tog
Half double crochet – hdc
Double crochet – dc
Repeat – rep
Skip – sk
Stitch(es) – st(s)
Space – sp
Written Instructions for Pumpkin Coasters
Tall Crochet Pumpkin:
Make a magic ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does NOT count as a st) (sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, 2 sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc) into ring. Pull ring tight. Join with a sl st to first sc. (12 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as a st, here and throughout), 2 dc into same st as sl st. 2 dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to first dc. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in same st as sl st. 2 dc in next dc. (Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 11 times. Join with a sl st to first dc. (36 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in same st as sl st. Dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. (Dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) twice. Place a stitch marker in last dc made. (Dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) 6 times. Dc in next dc, sl st in next dc, 2 dc in next dc (“bottom” of pumpkin made). (Dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) twice more. Join with a sl st to first dc. Fasten off. (47 dc, 1 sl st)
Row 1: Join stem yarn with a sc in marked stitch. Sc between current and next dc. Sc in next dc, turn. (3 sc)
Rows 2: Ch 1, sc in all 3 sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sc. Sc in last sc, turn. (2 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next. Fasten off.
Fat/Shorter Crochet Pumpkin:
Repeat rnds 1-3 of tall pumpkin.
Rnd 4: Do not chain. Dc in same at as sl st. Dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. (Dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) 5 times. Place a stitch marker in the second-to-last dc made. (Dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) 6 times more. Sl st in same st as last dc. Sl st in next sl st. Pull these sl sts tight as you make them. Fasten off. (48 dc, 1 sl st)
Row 1: Join stem yarn with a sc in marked stitch. Sc in next 3 sc, turn. (4 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in all 4 sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc in next 2 sc. 2 sc in last sc, turn. (4 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc. Sc3tog over last 3 sc. Fasten off. (3 sts)
- Steam block all your pumpkins so that they lay flat.
- Weave in all ends!
Crochet Pumpkin Coaster Picture Tutorial
Here you can see what rounds 1-2 look like. The magic ring will feel a little strange, but just work the stitches specified. After pulling it closed, you should have an oval shape.
Another tricky part about this pattern is round 4. Here are some photos to help with round 4 for the fat pumpkin. As you can see, by omitting the chain 2 at the beginning of the round, you get the perfect look at the bottom, and it is finished with a slip stitch at the end.
And here are some photos to help with round 4 on the tall pumpkin:
Finally, let’s talk about joining on for the stem. The initial join will be the same for both pumpkins. Just make a slip knot, the insert your hook in the marked stitch to make the first single crochet.
For the tall pumpkin, you will then work a single crochet in between 2 stitches (bottom left photo)
For the fat pumpkin, you will join the exact same way, but simply work 4 regular single crochet for the first row:
Crocheted pumpkin coasters are a quick & easy project that can make a big impact on the style of your home this Fall. Make a few for around the house or give them away as gifts! I hope you liked this crochet pattern. It was so much fun to design and I can’t wait to put my new coasters to good use!