Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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.