My favorite colors are fall colors, so I decided to make these super quick crochet table decorations to help make my home ready for the season.
These are very simple squares that can be adjusted to work in any size or color.
Then, you use the surface crochet technique and some easy leaf cutouts to use as outlines and start making your squares come alive with fall leaves.
You can even choose to do what I did and add words to your squares too.
There really is no end to what you can create with the very simple surface crochet technique.
You could enlarge these squares make them into pillows or seam them together for a more traditional table runner. Or, perhaps go smaller and make little coasters…really, endless options.
When you finish adding these to your table decor, then jump over to these other great leaf inspired patterns by some of my friends!
- Lion Brand Heartland yarn in colors of choice – I chose 3 fall colors
- J hook
- Tapestry needle
- Leaf cutouts – These printables are the ones I used as my examples.
Techniques and Abbreviations
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- surface crochet – insert hook into surface of single crochet section, yarn over and pull through a loop, insert hook into another space in the single crochet section, yarn over a pull through another loop making a slip stitch on the surface of the single crochet section. Continue to create your design.
Tips and Notes
4×4 – 14 stitches x 18 rows
9 inches x 9 inches
Fall Leaves Crochet Table Decor Pattern
Step 1 – Crochet Squares
Row 1 – 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across to end, turn. (30 sts)
Row 2 – 36 – Ch 1, 1 sc in first st and each st across, turn.
Edging – Starting at the corner where you finished Row 36, work 1 hdc into each row along the side, then ch 3 and work 1 hdc into each ch, then ch 3 and work 1 hdc into each row, ch 3, work 1 hdc into each st, ch 3 and slip st to join.
Finish and weave in ends.
Repeat for each color square you want to create.
Step 2: Surface Crochet Leaves
Cut out the leaf shape and pin onto the front of the square where you want your leaf to be.
Using the surface crochet technique in a different yarn color, crochet around the outside of the leaf.
Remove the shape to crochet the inner leaf pattern.
Add any other outlines or words that you want to decorate your square.
Finish by knotting the ends under the square.
Gently steam block the squares and display in your home!