Dancing Leaves Coasters

Decorate your Thanksgiving table with these colorful and fun Dancing Leaves Coasters.  Mix and match colors to create the look of falling leaves on your table.  You can also place these colorful crochet coasters under mugs, small serving dishes, or just spread them out on your table for a fun decoration that’s sure to last you for years to come.

Materials:

  • 1 ball AUNT LYDIA’S® Classic Crochet Thread (size 10) in each of the following colors:
  • Cardinal Red-196
  • Golden Yellow-422
  • Pumpkin-431
  • Victory Red-494
  • Forest Green-449
  • Myrtle Green-484
  • 2.75mm [US C-2] Susan Bates® Crochet Hook
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle

Notes:

Motifs are working in a continuous spiral. Do not join or turn unless otherwise indicated. Place a stitch marker in the first stitch and move up as work progresses.

Motifs are joined while working Rounds 4 and 5, using a join-as-you-go technique, following Assembly Diagram for placement.

Special Stitches:

adjustable ring = Holding the yarn a few inches from the end, wrap around your finger. Do not remove wrap from finger, insert hook into the wrap and draw up a loop of working yarn. Chain one to secure the loop, and remove ring from finger. Work stitches of first round in the ring. Pull gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten ring.

picot = Ch 3, slip stitch in first ch, slip stitch in indicated stitch.

joining picot = Ch 3, insert hook in first ch and in corresponding picot of previous Motif (see Assembly Diagram), yarn over and draw through all loops on hook, slip stitch in top of indicated stitch on current Motif.

Instructions:

Coaster measures 5.5″ (14 cm) in diameter.Motif measures 3″ (8 cm) long (including stem) x 2″ (5 cm) wide.

First Motif

Round 1 (Right Side):  Starting with adjustable ring, work (4 sc, 4 dc, 4 sc) in ring; insert st marker – 12 sts.

Round 2: Work 2 sc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts – 24 sts.

Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 2 times, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st] 2 times, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, [2 tr in next st, tr in next st] 2 times, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st] 2 times, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 2 times – 36 sts.

Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 2 times, 2 hdc in next st, picot in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, (dc, picot, dc) in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, tr in next st, (tr, picot, tr) in next st, tr in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, (dc, picot, dc) in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, picot in next st, 2 hdc in next st, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 2 times – 48 sts.

Round 5 (Stem): Ch 5, work 3 sc in second ch from hook, slip st in next 3 chs, slip st in next sc.

Fasten off.

Remaining Motifs

Work 4 additional Motifs, joining on side adjacent to previous Motif and joining last Motif on two sides, following Assembly Diagram as a guide for placement.

Rounds 1-3: Work same as for First Motif.

1-Sided Joining

Round 4 (Joining Round): [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 2 times, 2 hdc in next st, picot, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, (dc, picot, dc) in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, tr in next st, (tr, picot, tr) in next st, tr in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, (dc, picot, dc) in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, joining picot, 2 hdc in next st, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 2 times – 48 sts.

2-Sided Joining

Round 4 (Joining Round): [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 2 times, 2 hdc in next st, joining picot, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, (dc, picot, dc) in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, tr in next st, (tr, picot, tr) in next st, tr in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, (dc, picot, dc) in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, joining picot, 2 hdc in next st, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 2 times – 48 sts.

Round 5 (Stem Joining Round): Ch 4, insert hook through 3 sc group of stems of all adjoining Motifs and work slip st, 3 sc in next ch, slip st in next 3 chs; join with slip st in next sc on Motif.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block.