Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Crochet Coasters

I love simple circles, especially when made with cotton yarn.

One 2.5 oz ball of solid Peach'n Creme will make at least six circles,
approx. 4" (10cm) in diameter.

Use a 4.0mm hook, or whatever size suits your gauge.

(Beg ch3 always counts as a dc st.)

Start with an adjustable ring.

1st Rnd: Ch3, 11dc in ring, ss into beg 3rd ch - 12 sts total.

2nd Rnd: Ch3, 1dc in same 3rd ch as last ss, 2dc in next and each st all around, ss into beg 3rd ch - 24 sts total.

3rd Rnd: Ch3, 1dc in same 3rd ch as last ss, *1dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, rep from * to last st, 1dc in next st, ss into beg 3rd ch - 36 sts total.

4th Rnd: Ch3, 1dc in same 3rd ch as last ss, *1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, rep from * to last 2 sts, 1dc in each of next 2 sts, ss into beg 3rd ch - 48 sts total.

Fasten off, weave ends, pour an icy beverage, and enjoy your new coasters!

If you want a near-perfect edge, after the last dc, don't ss, instead cut the yarn about 4 inches or so, then pull it all the way through the top of the last dc. Next, thread the yarn on a needle, and run it under & through the top of the beg ch3, then back down into the center of the last dc. Adjust the tension to make it look like the top of a st, then weave in ends.


  1. Very nice coasters! When I join the last stitch after crocheting something in the round, I always end up with a little lump from the last slip stitch - I like your idea for preventing that.

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  3. Great tip on finishing without a slip stitch!

    I found your blog by googling 'dying cotton yarn' and was taken to a post you did back in 2006 about how to dye cotton yarn with a tie dye kit. Just the information I was looking for! Thanks so much!

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  4. The bump on the last sl st can often make or break a finished item. The way you show makes a much nicer finish.

  5. Fantastic tutorial. It was very easy to understand and I made several. Thank you for taking the time to put the tutorial together and sharing it with all of us free of charge. I love the coasters!


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