This Fallen Leaves crochet coaster pattern is the perfect Fall or Spring project. It’s quick and easy to make and great for stash busting.
About the Design
Leaves are such a classic and timeless motif perfect for anytime of year.
One of the biggest issues I had with this fallen leaves crochet coaster pattern was making the join as seamless as possible. This is where the chainless starting double crochet comes in.
If you’re not familiar with this technique, I definitely recommend taking the time to learn it. However, you can just substitute it with a regular starting chain if that’s what you prefer.
I highly recommend using cotton yarn for coasters as it’s durable, absorbent, holds up well to heat and is easy to wash.
I used Fiddlesticks Finch 10ply as that’s what’s available to me here in New Zealand and they had the best colours. However, any worsted weight cotton yarn should work.
Fallen Leaves Crochet Coaster Pattern
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- Worsted weight cotton yarn (I used Fiddlesticks Finch 10 ply in Mustard and Terracotta)
- 5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle, scissors
Abbreviations (US Terms)
- ch -chain
- CSDC – chainless starting double crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- sk – skip
- BLO – back loop only
- st/s – stitch/es
- […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
- (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
Chainless starting double crochet: Pull up your working loop to approximately the height of a double crochet stitch. Hold this loop firmly against your hook with your finger so that it can’t move. Yarn over by wrapping the working loop around your hook. Insert hook into the first stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop just as you would for a normal double crochet. Do not let go of the loop on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through remaining two loops.
Picot: Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook.
The finished leaf coaster measures approximately 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm) not including the stem. Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.
- The pattern is worked in joined rounds.
- R1-3 are started with a chainless starting double crochet but you may substitute this with a regular starting chain.
LET’S GET STARTED!
R1: CSDC, 11 dc in magic ring. Sl st to CSDC to join (12)
R2: CSDC, dc in same st. 2dc in each remaining st around. Sl st to CSDC to join (24)
R3: CSDC, BLO dc in same st. [Ch 1, sk 1, BLO 2dc in next st] x5, ch 1, sk 1, BLO 3dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1, [BLO 2dc, ch 1, sk 1] x5, sl st to CSDC to join (25 dc, 12 ch spaces)
R4: Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next st, [2hdc in ch 1 space, hdc in next 2 sts] x5, 2hdc in ch 1 space, dc in next st, [dc, picot, dc] in next, dc in next, [2hdc in ch 1 space, hdc in next 2 sts] x5, 2hdc in last ch 1 space. Sl st to 1st hdc to join (51)
Sl st into next st, ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across.
Fasten off invisibly in next hdc. Weave in ends.
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