Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Thanksgiving table decor

Thanksgiving is nearly here and if you haven’t already started planning your Thanksgiving table settings, then now is the time!

While you may have already thought about your menu, the tablescape and decor are where you can show your guests your creative side.

You can throw aside some traditions and invest in others while making your own unique table decor.

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Mini acorn and leaf crochet pattern free.*Scroll down for the free crochet pattern*

Thanksgiving Day

Once you have decided to decorate your home and more importantly table for Thanksgiving, there are many ideas you can get to wow your guests!

From the porch to the tablescape, you can use pumpkins and gourds, fresh greens from the garden, plus your own handmade items too.

It is obviously essential that you prepare where the guests are going to sit and how easy they will be able to access the food, but also adding a little something special to the Thanksgiving table settings.

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The food, of course, is the main focus of the table, with the decoration just adding to the overall dining experience.

Traditional recipes from the traditional turkey to delicious potatoes and even mouthwatering desserts deserve to be surrounded by delightful fall decor.

Make your guests feel the warmth of the season, not just through your cooking but from the warmth that your home decor inspires.

Even if you have two people or twelve, adding a little something to the table, can make the day feel really extraordinary.

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Thanksgiving Centerpieces

There are so many excellent ideas for centrepieces that include large displays of flowers, sticks, stacked pumpkins and more.

You can be creative in your own way and create something unique to your own personal style, whether that includes handmade items, natural found items from the garden or forest floor or bought flowers.

A huge centrepiece is ideal if you have space, with many different types of flowers and seasonal greens added in. 

If you want to make something smaller, glass jars filled with fairy lights, pine cones and acorns will also fit the mood.

Acorns

Thanksgiving Table Settings

Deciding on your colour scheme is also important, will you choose to go with something different, such as bold bright colours? Or stay with warm, rustic fall hues?

Adding your own unique stamp on the Thanksgiving decor will impress your guests, whether you paint pumpkins, crochet acorns or add in greenery to the mix.

Mini pumpkins look fantastic as place names, you can paint them or even make them yourself with this free crochet pumpkin pattern.

Thanksgiving table decor

Thanksgiving Table Decorations

Whether you are having friends, family or neighbours over, you can wow your guests with your table settings and show them your talents as a maker.

Give them a little something to remember the day, by creating sweet little crochet acorns and leaves to take away with them.

These little acorns and leaves are quite easy to make and will give your Thanksgiving table decorations a handmade vibe. 

You could even compliment the sets with a centrepiece that could be made up of crochet acorns, pumpkins, leaves and more.

The crochet mini pumpkins can also be a part of the decor, as place names for your guests.

The acorns would look stunning paired with fresh greens and pine cones arranged in glass vases or bowls in the centre of the table.

Crochet acorn and leaves pattern

Crochet Acorn And Leaf Pattern

This crochet acorn and leaf pattern is easy to make, working in the round for the acorn, adding a cap and a stem and stuffing with fiberfill to shape.

The leaf takes a little more concentration, with lots of counting involved!

The end result looks great put together and can be used to make a garland, table decor, table settings and more!

You can even do something fun for the kids, stitching little faces onto the acorns and making the caps in various colours.

For the eyes, you could use toy safety eyes and then stitch a smile in black yarn onto the face or even add a moustache!

Yield: Crochet acorn and leaf

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

Make a sweet little crochet acorn with crochet leaves to decorate your home this fall.
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy/beginner

Materials

  • Any DK yarn (Light 03)

Tools

  • 3.5mm (US E/4) Hook
  • 4mm (US G/6) Hook
  • Stitch marker
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Fiberfill stuffing

Instructions

Acorn

Using the 3.5mm (US E/4) Hook

  1. Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (PM).
  2. 2 SC in each st around.
  3. *SC in the next 5 sts, 2 SC in next st*, rep from * to * twice.
  4. SC in the next 2 sts, * 2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts*, rep from * to * until the end of the round.
  5. SC in every st
  6. SC in every st
  7. SC in every st
  8. SC in every st
  9. SC in every st
  10. SC in every st
  11. *SC in next st, SC2tog* Rep from * to * until the end of the round.
  12. *SC2tog* Rep from * to * until the end of the round.

Using the yarn tail and darning needle - weave in and out of the stitches, pulling tight together to close the hole.

Weave in the loose ends.

Cap

Using the 4mm (US G/6) Hook

  1. Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook.
  2. 2 SC in each st around.
  3. *SC in the next st, 2 SC in the next st*, Rep from * to * until the end of the round.
  4. *SC in the next 5 sts, 2 SC in the next st*, Rep from * to * until the end of the round.
  5. SC in each st around.
  6. SC2tog, SC in rem sts.
  7. Cut yarn a length of yarn about 6" long.
  8. Close loop and weave in loose ends at the top of the cap.
  9. Leave the long length of yarn, as this is needed to stitch the acorn into place.

Stem

Using the 4mm (US G/6) Hook

  1. Ch 7, SC in 2nd ch from hook.
  2. SC in each st around.
  3. Leave a yarn tail and stitch into place on the top of the cap.

Making Up

Place the acorn into the cap and using the long length of yarn from the cap, stitch into place.

Weave in any loose ends.

Leaf

  • Ch 20
  • Round 1 - Start in 2nd ch from hook - 4 sc, 4hdc, 5 dc, 5tr. 8tr in the last ch, turn around.
  • Mirror the crochet sts on the way back - for example - 5 tr, 5 dc, 4 hdc, 4 sc. 1 sl st in the last ch.
  • Round 2 - 1 hdc in 1st sc of round 1, skip next st, (3 dc, 3 ch, 1 sl st) in next st,
  • 1 sl st, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, (3 tr, 4 ch, 1 sl st) in next st,
  • 1 sl st, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 3dc, (3 tr, 4 ch, 1 sl st) in next st,
  • 1 sl st, 1 hdc, (2 tr, 4 ch, 1 sl st) in next st,
  • 1 sl st, (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr) in next st.
  • Mirrored crochet on the way back up - like this ->
  • (1 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc) in next st, 1 sl st,
  • (1 sl st, 4 ch, 2 tr) in next st, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sl st,
  • (1 sl st, 4 ch, 3 tr) in next st, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sl st,
  • (1 sl st, 4 ch, 3 tr) in next st, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sl st,
  • (1 sl st, 3 ch, 3 dc) in next st, skip next st, 1 hdc, 1 sl st in the last sl st of round 1,
  • Stalk ->
  • Ch 5, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sl st, finish with 1 sl st in the last sl st of round 2.
  • Fasten and weave in any loose ends.

Notes

Gauge - 18 SC sts = 4"

The finished acorn measures - 3" long by 2" wide without the stem.

Abbreviations

CH - chain

DC - Double crochet

HDC - Half double crochet

Rem - Remaining

Rep - Repeat

SC - Single crochet

SC2tog - Single crochet 2 stitches together

St(s) - stitch(es)

Sl st - Slip stitch

Tr - Treble crochet

PM - Place marker

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