As I was tidying up my yarn area – okay not entirely true – let’s try that sentence again. As I was shuffling around half skeins of yarn to get to the project I wanted to work on, I saw that I had leftover yarn from making Aimee’s birthday throw pillows. And thought to myself “You know what would look great with those pillows – some coasters to match!”
I’ve made three already – they work up super quick. I’m going to make three more today and get them into the mail for her tomorrow!
It will be a nice little surprise for her! This is a busy time of the year for her at the college she works at. Students are wrapping up the year, so she is working very long days coordinating all of the stuff that goes along with school years ending. Planning awards events, helping her staff get ready for students moving out, and controlling the general rambunctiousness of college students at the end of the school year.
She only reads my blog when I nicely *ahem* remind her to so I know I can post these pretty little coasters and she will still be surprised!
I love little projects like this – use up little bits of yarn and they are super quick and easy!
Here is how I made them – sorry to anyone that actually enjoys reading the secret crochet pattern code – there are only 4 rounds.
Make a magic circle, cinch circle or chain 4 circle – whichever you like the most
Round 1 – Ch 3 (counts as a stitch) double crochet 15 more in circle – total 16 DC
Round 2 – Ch 3 (counts as first part of 3DC cluster) crochet a 3 DC cluster, (yarn over insert hook, pull through 2 hold, in same stitch yarn over pull through 2 – there should be 3 loops on your hook for this first cluster – yarn over pull through all) Chain 1, then in the next stitch work a full 3 DC cluster – chain 1 – repeat clusters with chain 1 between for the entire round – total of 16 clusters.
Round 3 (I changed colors here) Starting in the chain 1 space from previous round work a HDC, chain 3, HDC in every chain space between clusters (essentially making a V stitch in the chain space with 3 chain between) – total 16 V’s
Round 4 – work 2 single crochet, chain 3, then 2 single crochet into every V stitch – this makes the nice little picot point.
Done – fasten off and weave in ends!
Wow that really has to be one of the worst pattern descriptions ever written! It’s probably a good thing that I’m a pattern ‘doer’ and not a pattern ‘writer’!
Here’s a link to the YouTube video that I watched most of before my hook took control of my brain!
Jayda in Stitches – Drink Coaster Pattern
As always – thanks for reading!!