September 15, 2020

Crochet Pumpkin Placemat

Welcome to the September Pinterest Challenge, hosted by Erlene at My Pinterventures! The purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen! For this month's challenge, we're creating pumpkin or Halloween projects inspired by pins we found on Pinterest. The Pin I chose is of a Pumpkin Placemat made with crochet granny squares. Sounds fun, right! I like granny square projects, especially small granny squares because they work up really fast.

I used the same yarn recommended by the designer, which is Caron Simply Soft Gold Ombre. These granny squares were very quick to make. The pattern recommends using a 5mm crochet hook, but I always use a 4mm or 4.5mm crochet hook with Caron Simply Soft yarn.

I made the green stem with Red Heart Super Saver Green Tones.

I crocheted the four half squares, and I thought I did something wrong, but once you stitch them to the rest of the squares, they work out.

I lined up all the squares and half squares before stitching the together.

Stitching the squares together with a yarn needle...

They're all stitched together!

I added a border of single crochets, and then I blocked the pumpkin with my blocking mats and Knitter's Pride Knit Blockers.

While the placemat was blocked, I crocheted the green spiral.

All done!

I will definitely use this placemat while drinking pumpkin spice coffee and eating pumpkin pie.

It's pumpkin season!

Thanks so much for checking out my Pumpkin Placemat! If you'd like to make one, check out the Pumpkin Placemat pattern on Pinterest. 

Now, let's see what the other hosts have created.⇓

For more Pinterest inspired projects from this month's Pinterest Challenge hosts, check out the links below ↓


  1. Another crochet masterpiece, T'onna! You come up with the most adorable crochet ideas for the holidays! And your pumpkin placemat is no exception. Too cute!

  2. I like this place mat you crocheted! It's so cute and I like this idea. Have fun using this fun place mat.

  3. That turned out great! I love the little curlicue.

  4. Cutest pumpkin shaped placemat ever! I really like the different shades of orange.

  5. Another great craft you brought us. Tonna you have a gift of making yarn into a beautiful piece.

  6. What a cute placement, T'onna! You always come up with the coolest crochet ideas.

  7. Tonna this is gorgeous! Great tutorial. Would love to find time to do this! Pinned!

  8. What a fun fall themed place mat. I love that shade of Caron. I've made several projects with it. The color is beautiful.

  9. This is so sweet! I see what you mean about he half squares, they don't seem to make any sense until you join them then it's an 'oh of course' moment!

  10. I love how you can crochet something new for each season. BTW - what are the blocking mats for? Is it to help shape your project?

    1. Yes, the blocking mats and pins help to shape the project. I sprayed the placemat with water and pinned it to the blocking mats.

  11. Love how your placemat turned out. The ombre yarn is very attractive and I like that you made the project from a widely available brand of yarn.

  12. Very pretty crochet project! I love the cute granny squares. I really need to learn how to crochet!

  13. I love all of your projects! This is adorable!

  14. Just popping back again to say I have featured this wonderful post at the Hearth and Soul Link Party this week, T'onna! Hope to see you there! Have a lovely week ahead.