Talking Crochet with Carol Alexander

Pumpkin Coasters

By Katherine Eng

Directions
Beginner

Size
5 1/4 inches

Materials

  • 4-ply yarn:
    • 2 oz medium coral
    • 1/2 oz bronze
    • Small amount dark avocado
  • Crochet hook size G/6
  • Yarn needle

Gauge
Rows 1-4 = 1 inch; 4 sc = 1 inch
Check gauge to save time.

Pattern Notes
Weave in loose ends as work progresses.
Pumpkins are crocheted from the center out to the left and then from the center out to the right.

Coaster

Left side
Row 1 (RS): With coral, ch 12, working from top to bottom, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. (11 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 10 sc, turn. (12 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in each of next 10 sc, turn. (11 sc)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, turn. (10 sc)
Row 6: Ch 1, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in each of next 6 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, turn. (8 sc)
Row 7: Ch 1, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in each of next 4 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, fasten off. (6 sc)

Right side
Row 1 (RS): Working in opposite side of foundation ch, draw up a lp of coral at bottom edge, ch 1, sc in same ch as beg ch-1, sc in each of next 10 chs, turn. (11 sc)
Row 2: Rep Row 2 of left side.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, turn. (12 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each of next 10 sc, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, turn. (11 sc)
Row 5: Ch 1, dec 1 sc over next 2 sc, sc in each of next 9 sc, turn. (10 sc)
Rows 6 & 7: Rep Rows 6 and 7 of left side. (6 sc)

Border
Rnd 1 (RS): Draw up a lp of bronze in center ch at top, ch 1, sc in same ch as beg ch-1, work 1 sc in end of each next 4 rows, 2 sc in end of each next 2 rows, sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, work 5 sc evenly sp across dec edge of next 4 rows, sc in end of each of next 3 rows, sc in center ch at bottom, sc in end of each of next 3 rows, work 5 sc evenly sp across dec edge of next 4 rows, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in end of each of next 2 rows, sc in end of each of next 4 rows, sl st to join in beg sc, fasten off. (48 sc)
Rnd 2 (RS): Draw up a lp of coral in first sc of previous rnd, ch 3, sk 1 sc, [sl st in next sc, ch 3, sk 1 sc] rep around entire outer edge, ending with [sl st, ch 9, sl st] in same sc as coral was attached to at the beg of this rnd, fasten off.

Trim
Starting at center top and working in sts of Rnd 1 of border, weave a length of dark avocado yarn over and under sc sts around, tie ends in a bow at center top of pumpkin, trim ends.

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