Autumn Leaves Knit Placemat Pattern


Autumn Leaves Knit Placemat Pattern

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.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

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

Gauge26 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in pattern

Finished SizeApprox 18 x 13 ins [45.5 x 33 cm], Set of 4 Placemats

Materials List

  • 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


Placemat (make 4)

  1. With MC, cast on 85 sts. Knit 4 rows (garter st), noting first row is WS.

  2. Inc row: *K1. M1. K2. M1. K2. Rep from * to end of row. 119 sts.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  1. With A and pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 5 sts.

  2. 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.

  3. Next row: Purl. Proceed as follows:

  4. 1st row: (RS). K2. yo. K1. yo. K2. 7 sts.

  5. 2nd and alt rows: Purl.

  6. 3rd row: K3. yo. K1. yo. K3. 9 sts.

  7. 5th row: K4. yo. K1. yo. K4. 11 sts.

  8. 7th row: K5. yo. K1. yo. K5. 13 sts.

  9. 9th row: (ssk) twice. K2. yo. K1. yo. K2. (K2tog) twice. 11 sts.

  10. 11th row: (ssk) twice. (K1. yo) twice. K1. (K2tog) twice. 9 sts.

  11. 13th row: K1. M1. K3. yo. K1. yo. K3. M1. K1. 13 sts.

  12. 15th row: K1. M1. K5. yo. K1. yo. K5. M1. K1. 17 sts.

  13. 17th row: K1. M1. K7. yo. K1. yo. K7. M1. K1. 21 sts.

  14. 19th row: ssk. K8. yo. K1. yo. K8. K2tog. 21 sts.

  15. 21st row: (ssk) twice. K13. (K2tog) twice. 17 sts.

  16. 23rd row: (ssk) twice. K9. (K2tog) twice. 13 sts.

  17. 25th row: (ssk) twice. K5. (K2tog) twice. 9 sts.

  18. 27th row: K1. M1. K7. M1. K1. 11 sts.

  19. 29th row: K1. M1. K9. M1. K1. 13 sts.

  20. 31st row: (ssk) twice. K5. (K2tog) twice. 9 sts.

  21. 33rd row: ssk. K5. K2tog. 7 sts.

  22. 35th row: ssk. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K2tog. 3 sts.

  23. 36th row: Sl1. K2tog. psso. Break yarn. Thread tail through rem st and fasten securely.

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


knit next 2 stitches together
make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop
pass slipped stitch over
right side
Slip next stitch knitwise
yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)

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This placement is so simple and should knit up quickly. The attached pocket is what sold it for me. The placement is just different and I like it.

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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