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Pie Coasters w/
Crab St Edging
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Specialty Stitch:
Crab St
Attach Crust color to any st.
Ch 1, *insert hook in the first st to the RIGHT of the hook, yo, pull through, yo, pull through both loops. *Repeat around the coaster, connect and end off. Weave all loose threads.
TIP: The Backwards Stitch works great with single crochet, but doesn*t work as easily, nor creates as nice a finished product in anything bigger, such as HDC, DC or TRC.
Fall Motifs

Pumpkin Pie Coasters
You will need a ‘pie’ colored worsted weight yarn such as gold, burnt orange, brown, or yellow; and a ‘crust’ colored yarn such as a winter white, or taupe
Start with the Pie Color, ch 4 and connect.
Round 1: ch 3 (serves as first dc here and throughout) 11 dc into ring, connect.
Round 2: Ch3, 2dc into each st and connect.
Round 3: ch3, dc into same st, *1 dc into next st, 2 dc into next st. *Repeat around circle connect and end off.
See Crab stitch Tip for Pie Crust trim.

Pumpkin Pie Hot Pad
You will need a ‘pie’ colored worsted weight yarn such as gold, burnt orange, brown, or yellow; and a ‘crust’ colored yarn such as a winter white, or taupe
In Pie Color, Ch 4 and connect to form circle.
Round 1: ch 3 (serves as first dc here and throughout) 13 dc into ring, connect.
Round 2: Ch3, 2dc into each st and connect.
Round 3: ch3, dc into same st, *1 dc into next st, 2 dc into next st. *Repeat around circle connect and end off.
Round 4: Ch 3, Dc into same st. * 1 Dc into next 2 sts, 2 Dc into next st. Repeat from * around circle. Connect to beg ch, end off and weave threads.

Make 2 of these circles.  I like to make each circle a different color so I have two different Pies, depending on which side is up.
Match two circles together with the Right sides out.

PIE CRUST TRIM:
Attach Crust Color to any Dc, making certain to go through both circles.
Round 1: Ch 1. *Making certain to go through both circles, Sc into each st around circle.  Connect to beg ch.
Round 2: Ch 3. * 5 Dc into same st. Sl st into next st.  Ch 3, 5 Dc into next st. Repeat from * around circle connecting to base of beg ch.  End off and weave threads.

Pumpkin Hot Pad
Worsted weight yarns in orange, brown & green H sized hook.
In Orange:
Ch 4, connect to form ring.
Round 1: ch 3 (serves as first dc here and throughout) 13 dc into ring, connect.
Round 2: Ch3, 2dc into each st and connect.
Round 3: ch3, dc into same st, *1 dc into next st, 2 dc into next st. *Repeat around circle connect . End off and weave threads.
Make 2 of these circles, and match them together with the Right sides out.  Attach Orange yarn to any Dc, making certain to go through both circles.
Round 5: Ch 3. Making certain to go through both circles, yo, insert hook in next dc, yo pull through, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook. Yo, insert hook in same dc, yo, pull through, yo, pull through two loops on hook, yo, pull through all loops (decrease dc). *1 Dc into next 2 sts. 1 Dc into next st. *Repeat around circle up to last 3dc. Crochet one Decrease Dc, ch 2, sc in next st. End off.
Attach Brown yarn to empty Dc. Ch 8, Sl St into same Dc. Turn Pumpkin around so that the Brown Stem is on the Left-hand side, while the Pumpkin body is on the Right.  Pull Loop from Sl St to the other side of the Brown Ch Ring. Work 1 Sc into Brown Ring. Work 11 more Sc into ring. Sl St into Pumpkin. End off and weave threads.
Green Yarn: Leaving a 2” tail, Ch 8. Starting in 2nd ch from hk, work 2 Sc into each Ch. End off leaving a 2” tail.  Using the long tails, tie the Green Curly Q to pumpkin in the area of the Brown Hanger. Weave threads.

Pumpkin Coasters
Worsted Weight yarn in orange, and brown, plus an H Hook.
Starting with the orange; ch 4 and connect.
Round 1: ch 3, 11dc into circle, connect
Round 2: ch 3, 2dc into each st around circle, connect.
Round 3: ch 3, yo, insert hook in next dc, yo pull through, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook. Yo, insert hook in same dc, yo, pull through, yo, pull through two loops on hook, yo, pull through all loops (decrease dc). *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st. *Repeat around
circle up to last 3dc. Crochet one Decrease dc, ch 2, sc in next st. End off.
Attach Brown yarn to empty dc.
Ch 10, sl st into pumpkin and end off. Weave all loose threads.
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Pie Hot Pad
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Pumpkin Hot Pad
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Pumpkin Coaster
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Abbreviations:  
Beg: Beginning
 Ch: Chain stitch
Dc: Double Crochet   
Sc: Single Crochet  
Trc: Treble Crochet
Lp: Loop  
Hk: Hook
 Sk: skip stitches
Sl St: slip stitch
Yo: Yarn Over hook