Because of orders coming in recently for customized crochet bags, I got lots of scrap yarns. I hate throwing them away even the shortest ones because I bought them, hence money spent. So I just put them in a box to be used for little projects in the future.
Last night, I was making plans for the items I'm going to crochet until the end of the year and was rummaging through my books when I saw the box. I decided to open it and do something small out of the crochet threads there. I decided, why not coasters?
I held together three strands of Monaco mercerized cotton thread and used 7/0 (4.0mm) hook. Aren't they lovely? :)
UPDATE: When I posted the picture of the coasters in a Facebook crochet group, somebody asked for a pattern. Since I made these cuties as I go, I decided to write the pattern down.
scrap/odd pieces of yarn of any weight ( I used Monaco mercerized cotton thread size 8)
ch= chain stitch
dc= double crochet
sl st= slip stitch
Ch 2 will count as first dc of each round
Using magic circle
Round 1: Ch 2, 11 dc into the magic circle. Join with sl st on top of the ch 2. (12dc)
Round 2: Ch2, dc in the same stitch, 2 dc in each stitch around. Join with sl st on top of the ch 2. (24dc)
Round 3: Ch 2, dc in the same stitch, * 2 dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch. Repeat * around. Join with
sl st on top of ch 2. (36dc)
Round 4: Ch 2, dc in the same stitch, * dc in the next two stitches, 2 dc in the next stitch. Repeat * around. Join with sl st on top of ch 2. (48dc)
Round 5: Ch 2, dc in the same stitch, * dc in the next three stitches, 2 dc in the next stitch. Repeat * around. Join with sl st on top of ch 2. (60 dc)
Edging: sl st in each stitch around the edge of coaster and between round 4 and 5.
That's it! Use any yarn available, experiment with colors and make them as colorful as you like. :)
** This is my first time to write down a pattern. Please let me know if there are errors and if you need some clarifications. Feedbacks are appreciated. A link back to my page would be nice should you decide to make some of your own.