It's Friday! But we are still in quarantine so doesn't mean much right now but it does mean I had the chance to get this pattern out for you!
I love blogging and staying busy making things for the kids and the home. So when in-between of DIY games we make up to keep the kids entertained and constant snacking, I make drink coasters, lol.
But not just any drink coasters. Well kinda, I would say they are beginner-friendly but I went a little crazy and added a step for SC in the 3rd loop of the HDC and some cute shells and picots in there. It might sound like a lot but trust me! after your first you have this pattern memorized like me! So cute my daughter said it looked like the sun so I made a yellow one. 🙂
♡ H 8 - 5.00 mm Crochet Hook
♡ Cotton yarn - I used Premier and yellow is ILTC from HL (#4) But any would work 🙂
♡ Yarn needle
♡ CH - chain
♡ MC - magic circle (aka - magic ring)
♡ St(s) - stitch
♡ Slst - slip stitch
♡ SC - single crochet
♡ DC - double crochet
♡ HDC - half double crochet
♡ Shell - shell stitch = 5 double crochet in one stitch.
♡ Picot - slip stitch, chain 3, slip stitch. All in one stitch.
♡ The pattern is worked in rounds and you will join at the end of each round. Chain 2 at the beginning does NOT count as a stitch, the first stitch will be made there same as chain 2.
♡ I tried something a little different on Step 8. I tried organizing the steps for the shells and picot edging as much a possible. Let me know what you think of it.
♡ The pattern is fairly easy for a beginner but does include some fun challenging and different stitches used to keep it fun yet easy.
♡ When you are working your drink coaster you will notice a bit of curling. It's normal after you are finished, you can block the drink coaster. I noticed it does curl a tad bit when my drink was on top but it looked cute almost like a trivet.
Don't forget to connect with me on Instagram (@arianaehall) and tag me if you make some! I would love to see them!
I hope you enjoy!
Drink Coaster Tutorial:
Step 1 - HDC 6 sts in the MC. (6) Make sure to tighten the MC gently and join to the first HDC made. CH 2.
Step 2 - HDC 2 sts in each st to the last st. Join, CH 2. (12)
Step 3 - *HDC in the first st, 2HDC in the next st. Repeat from * to the last st. Join, CH 2. (18)
Step 4 - *HDC in next two sts, 2HDC in the next st. Repeat from * to the last st. Join, CH 2. (24)
Step 5 - *HDC in next three sts, 2HDC in the next st. Repeat from * to the last st. Join, CH 2. (30)
Step 6 - *HDC in next four sts, 2HDC in the next st. Repeat from * to the last st. Join, CH 1. (36)
Step 7 - SC in the 3rd loop from the previous HDC. Continue in every st. (36) Join, CH 1 (photo down below)
Step 8 - [ You will follow steps B through E to the end. You will end the round with a Picot. When you slip stitch, fasten off and cut off the yarn and use your yarn needle to weave in the loose ends. ]
- a. SC in the same st as CH 1.
- b. Shell in the next st.
- c. SC in the next.
- d. Picot in the next st.
- e. SC in the next st.
- f. Shell in the next.
Happy Crocheting! 🙂