Easy Crochet Coasters

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!

aimee coasters 3

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.

aimee coasters 5

Make a magic circle, cinch circle or chain 4 circle – whichever you like the most

Round 1 – Β 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!!

~ Tami

 

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49 responses to “Easy Crochet Coasters

  1. I love these, and it will be so nice a surprise for your daughter. I also share your method of tidying – just clear a space until I find the lost thing….

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  2. Well after 10mins of laugh from your first paragraph… I’m solo guilty also. I was actually able to focus and read the rest of ur post. LOVE the coasters!! Very cute.. Gonna have to give them a go 😁

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    • It’s Caron Simply Soft – Gold. I love it too – I only had one skein of it but it seems to be lasting forever! I’ve used it on a few little projects and I still have almost half a skein left! πŸ˜€

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    • I was really surprised at how well these two colors looked together! I had bought the skeins at different times, never intending to use them together – but wow, I’m so glad I did! πŸ˜€

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  3. That’s so weird! I have been working on coasters too! They give me a chance to work on my magic circle. I may try your pattern next!

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    • I’m not a fan of the magic circle. I go with the chain four ring whenever possible. As I was making these coasters I was thinking hmmm if I square this off it would make a gorgeous granny! πŸ˜€

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      • So you just substitute four chains if the pattern calls for the magic circle? I might try that sometime if my newly found master magic circle skills aren’t working for a pattern :). I definitely think yours would look great for a granny square!

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      • Yup! The only time it really matters is when you need that hole to be shut tight, like with amigurumi. Even then I can usually pull the tail to close it up pretty tight. I don’t know why but the magic circle has always given me problems. I always chain 4 then slip stitch into the first chain. πŸ˜€

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  4. I can relate to the “shifting half skeins around”; story of my life. πŸ˜‰ They tempt me, then distract me from the task at hand.

    I just went through a plastic tote full of full and partial skeins of yarn that I brought home from my mom’s over a year ago. I found a skein each of orange and brown, and was thinking something for fall or Halloween would be perfect. These little coasters will make a great addition to a table runner or something else for fall. (I know, shame on me for thinking about fall when spring just got here. πŸ˜‡)

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    • Heehee – I’m already thinking about what I’m gong to make for Christmas gifts for everyone! Of course I won’t actually start making anything until November LOL! πŸ˜€

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  5. Reblogged this on lyncrain and commented:
    I know exactly what Tami means about shuffling through those balls of yarn and thinking what to do with them. These would make great gifts for family and friends. The directions are so easy, too!

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    • Thank you Lyn! They were very easy to make. If any of my instructions weren’t clear, the video is only about 20 minutes long and she explains the stitches as she’s making them so it’s a perfect little project for any skill level. πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks! I’m glad I had the inspiration to make them. They were so easy and they will perfectly match the pillows that these scraps were from! πŸ˜€

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  6. Thanks, Tami! I love your writing style as usual – you have such a fun and unique voice. And as I mentioned to Lyn, I’m thinking of sharing this w my daughter; as a novice crocheter, she may welcome this project!

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    • Thank you Theresa!!! Oh this would be a great project for novice crocheters! If she’s not familiar with some of the stitches, the very happy woman in the video tutorial does an excellent job demonstrating each stitch. It’s such a lovely little pattern that looks kind of fancy! She’ll be very proud of it. πŸ™‚

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    • I had only done clusters a couple of times before I started working on my Mandala – I love them now! I have all kinds of design ideas in my head to try to squeeze some clusters in to! πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks! I bought those two colors at different times and never intended to use them together. I’m glad that I did they really do look nice together. πŸ™‚

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