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Autumn Leaves Placemats

By: Lily Sugar 'n Cream

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These placemats and silverware holders make the perfect Thanksgiving table decor. Knit these adorable Autumn Leave Placemats ensure that your dinner table looks as good as your Thanksgiving meal. If you're more of a knitter than a cooker, contribute to your family's Thanksgiving celebration with these fabulous table decorations. Embrace the rich colors of fall with these gorgeous placemats and festive autumn leaves. Display your cutlery with style by placing it with these fun autumn knits. Your family will admire these handmade decorations while they're waiting on the turkey.

Autumn Leaves Placemats
Autumn Leaves Placemats
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Knitting Needle Size: 8 or 5 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Lily® Sugar ’n Cream (Solids: 70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) Main Color (MC) (00015 Wine) 9 balls
  • Lily® Sugar ’n Cream (Ombres: 56.7 g/2 oz; 86 m/95 yds) Contrast A (02013 Terra Firma) 1 ball
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles
  • Pair of size 5 mm (U.S. 8) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge



Gauge: 26 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in pattern



Measurements: Approx 18 x 13 ins [45.5 x 33 cm], Set of 4 Placemats




  • k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.
  • M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.
  • psso = pass slipped stitch over
  • rep = repeat
  • RS = right side
  • Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • yo = yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)




Placemat (make 4).
With MC, cast on 85 sts. Knit 4 rows (garter st), noting first row is WS.
Inc row: *K1. M1. K2. M1. K2. Rep from * to end of row. 119 sts.
Next row: (RS). K2. *Insert needle from back to front between next 2 sts on left-hand needle. Knit second st, then knit first st slipping both sts off needle at same time. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Next row: P2. *Skip first st on the left-hand needle and purl second st, then purl first st slipping both sts off needle at same time. Rep from * to last st. P1. Rep last 2 rows for Pat. Cont in pat until work from beg measures 12¼ ins [31 cm] ending with a RS row.
Dec row: (WS). *K1. K2tog. K1. K2tog. K1. Rep from * to end of row. 85 sts. Knit 3 rows (garter st). Cast off knitwise (WS).

Pocket (make 4).
With A and pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 5 sts.
Next row: K5. Slide sts to opposite end of needle. Do not turn. Rep last row 6 times more. Change to straight needles if desired.
Next row: Purl. Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K2. yo. K1. yo. K2. 7 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K3. yo. K1. yo. K3. 9 sts.
5th row: K4. yo. K1. yo. K4. 11 sts.
7th row: K5. yo. K1. yo. K5. 13 sts.
9th row: (ssk) twice. K2. yo. K1. yo. K2. (K2tog) twice. 11 sts.
11th row: (ssk) twice. (K1. yo) twice. K1. (K2tog) twice. 9 sts.
13th row: K1. M1. K3. yo. K1. yo. K3. M1. K1. 13 sts.
15th row: K1. M1. K5. yo. K1. yo. K5. M1. K1. 17 sts.
17th row: K1. M1. K7. yo. K1. yo. K7. M1. K1. 21 sts.
19th row: ssk. K8. yo. K1. yo. K8. K2tog. 21 sts.
21st row: (ssk) twice. K13. (K2tog) twice. 17 sts.
23rd row: (ssk) twice. K9. (K2tog) twice. 13 sts.
25th row: (ssk) twice. K5. (K2tog) twice. 9 sts.
27th row: K1. M1. K7. M1. K1. 11 sts.
29th row: K1. M1. K9. M1. K1. 13 sts.
31st row: (ssk) twice. K5. (K2tog) twice. 9 sts.
33rd row: ssk. K5. K2tog. 7 sts.
35th row: ssk. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K2tog. 3 sts.
36th row: Sl1. K2tog. psso. Break yarn. Thread tail through rem st and fasten securely.

Finishing: Sew Pocket to RS of Placemat as seen in picture.

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Great idea. I like the pocket on the tablemat. This will surely be a conversation starter at the next Thanksgiving holiday dinner. If I begin now, maybe I will have enough for the 10 piece setting I will be needing.

Very, very cute pattern! I love the way you use the leaf to tuck your silverware in, because who hasn't been at a big Thanksgiving dinner where the silverware doesn't get lost between courses? You could also change the colorways around so you're using the ombre or variegated yarn for the place mats and the solid color for the leaves. So cute!

This is a really great pattern, you can use the two together or separately. I made the placemats, but I also used the great leaf pattern for other things for the fall and thanksgiving displays!


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