31 May 2016

Crocheted Coasters


These pretty crochet coasters are quick and easy - really! A set of six takes about an hour to make. The original instructions for these coasters suggested using an 8 ply wool. I tried that but felt they were too thick and bulky, making them a little unstable for  glasses. I've been using 4 ply crochet cotton and they are perfect. They sit nicely on tables and glasses and mugs don't wobble.

You will need:
Crochet cotton
4mm crochet hook

Round 1.  Make a slip knot. Insert hook and make 6 chain. Insert hook into first chain, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.  Make 3 chain; this forms your first stitch in the next round. 20 stitches.

Round 2. Make 19 treble in circle.  Insert hook into thrid chain from the bottom, yarn over, pull through both loops. Chain 3 (this is the first stitch of next round).

Round 3. Make 1 treble in the next stitch. *Ch. 2, make 1 treble in next 2 stitches. Repeat from *  end. Insert hook into third chain from the bottom, yarn over and pull through. Make 3 chain.

Round 4. Insert hook into second space (ch. 2 space) and make 2 treble, chain 2, make 2 treble into same space.  Make 2 treble, chain 2, make 2 treble into next space. Continue to lasat space. Make 2 treble, chain 2, 1 treble in same space, insert hook in third chain from the bottom, yarn over, pull through. Make 3 chain.

Round 5. *Insert hook into ch. 2 space. yarn over, pull through. In next space make 6 treble. Repeat from * to end. Insert hook into space next to 3 chain. Make 5 treble. Insert hook into third chain from the bottom, yarn over, pull through. Yarn over, pull through, cut yarn approximately 10cm long, pull through to tie off. Thread darning needle with end of yarn. Weave loose end through work to tidy.

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