Crochet Pattern - Coasters
A quick birthday gift
The chaos of Easter break is over, the children have gone back to school and Lulu and I are slipping back into a routine (I have a love/hate relationship with routine!) I have a couple of crochet projects on the go at the moment and I'm also working on a few orders but last night I stopped it all to make a little birthday gift for a friend. I wanted to crochet her something pretty for her house and I'd seen lots of gorgeous coaster sets online so I had a look at some patterns and set out to make a set...
...I found a sweet coaster pattern which is a re-working of a vintage pattern (1893). I did have to alter it slightly but not so much that it was worth re-writing. I used the same cotton I had left over from my egg cosies, although I stuck to just three colours. These were fairly straight forward and it only took an hour and a half last night to make six coasters, although I will admit to having half and eye on 'Silent Witness!'
I think they look really pretty - I hope she likes them.
I found this great card, 'We are not old, we are retro'...and everybody knows retro's cool, right?
Perfect for her favourite 'Cath' mugs (mmmm and mine it would seem!)
I have had so many enquiries for the patten for these little coasters. The link I posted is no longer working and after searching it appears the source has been removed. Since it is a pretty straight forward motif I have written my version for you below:
Quick Coaster Pattern:
Written in UK terms
Yarn: any DK cotton
Rnd 1: Into Magic Ring 3ch (counts as 1tr) 19tr into ring, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch-3.(20tr)
Rnd 2: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 1tr in next st, 2ch, *1tr in each of next two sts, 2ch; repeat from * around, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch-3 (20tr)
Rnd 3: Sl st across into next ch-2 sp, 3ch (counts as 1tr), (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same sp, *(2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch-3. (40tr)
Rnd 4: Sl st across into next ch-2 sp, 3ch (counts as 1tr), 6tr in same sp, skip next 2tr, 1dc in sp before next 2tr, *7tr in next ch-2 sp, skip 2tr, 1dc in space; repeat from *around, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch-3. (you should have 10 petals made from 7tr clusters, each separated with 1dc)
Bye for now. Em xx
Edit 20/01/15* The link to the pattern for these coasters is no longer working. The origional article seems to have been removed. Apologies, I will keep looking. Em x