After making a whole lot of cowls, scarves and hats for the holidays, I was up for doing something little and bright!
I love the whole “what’s old is new again” concept, and the colors used in these little coasters seem to give off a vintage charm look. The “Modern Vintage Granny Square“ potholder that I posted a while back is still a favorite kitchen accessory of mine. These little vintage like coasters are really easy as well. If you can crochet in the round, and know single crochet and double crochet, you are good to go. They also are great for using up those bits of yarns and partial skeins that you have around the house! By the way, the teapot pictured above was given to me from my grandmother. Isn’t it cute?!
These actually remind me a lot of the mandala hoop wall hangings (see that pattern here) that I did with Lion Brand bon-bons a while back.
You will need:
Size F 3.75 mmCrochet Hook
Lily Sugar & Cream Yarn – or comparable worsted weight yarn. I used Red, Tangerine, Sunshine, Hot Blue and Ecru. ( I like using cotton for coaster because it absorbs any spills)
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends
Here’s some pictures to help you along with the pattern below:
FOR THIS PATTERN I WILL REFER TO EACH COASTER AS FOLLOWS :
1: Red Centered Coaster
2: Red Outlined Coaster
3: White Center with White Outline Coaster
Depending on which coaster you are making, just be sure to make sure you follow the color changes for that number. They all follow the same pattern, they just have different color changes of course. 🙂
(Using the correct color yarn – 1:red, 2:ecru, 3:ecru) Chain 4, join with a slip stitch (you will now have a loop or hole to crochet into)
Round 1 Chain 3 (counts as one double crochet), then Double Crochet 11 more stitches into the hole, slip stitch in top of chain 3 to join round (Total of 12 stitches) (1:red, 2:ecru, 3:ecru)
Round 2 Change colors – Chain 3 (counts as one double crochet), Double Crochet two times in each stitch, slip stitch to join (24 DC stitches total) (1:ecru, 2:salmon, 3:aqua)
Round 3 Change colors, Chain one, *single crochet in first stitch, two single crochet stitches in next stitch* (1:yellow, 2:red, 3:yellow)
Repeat from * to * around, slip stitch to join at end (36 stitches)
Round 4 (change color as needed – 1:aqua, 2:red, 3:yellow) Chain one, *single crochet in first stitch, single crochet in next stitch, two single crochets in third stitch*
Repeat from * to * around, slip stitch to join (48 stitches)
Round 5 (Change color if needed – 1:ecru, 2:red, 3:ecru) Chain 1. *Single crochet in first three stitches, 2 sc in next stitch*
Repeat from * to * around, slip stitch to join at the end of round. (60 stitches)
Slip stitch at end. Tie off.
Weave in all ends under the coaster.
What do you think? Do you like vintage style and looks?
Have a wonderful day, friends!