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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Crochet Coaster Crazy

Hiya, one of my new years resolutions was to display at more craft fairs this year so with this in mind I have been thinking of crochet goods I could make and sell. They would need to be fairly easy and quick to hook, practical and look fabulous! This brought me to coasters!
I made a few batches of coasters for Christmas presents last year in a lovely leaf design which I found in Inside Crochet magazine. 

They were really enjoyable to make so I have whipped up some more batches for my stock. I thought a cotton yarn would be best to use as it is washable and looks so neat and tidy. I plumped for Stylecraft Cotton DK Classique (my new addiction)

Whilst crocheting these I had loads of ideas whizzing around in my brain as to what I could design myself, an occupational hazard of a crafter! Being a bit girly and loving all things vintage, I adapted some of the stitches I used in the leaf coaster to make a round, vintage doily type coaster. Just the right size to fit a teacup and saucer on for afternoon tea! 

I used Stylecraft cotton again, I love the feel of this yarn when I crochet!

Next up was something more fun, I thought what goes lovely with a cup of tea? Cupcakes of course, so I designed these lovely pastelly cupcake coasters, again using Stylecraft cotton. 

I absolutely love them, so much so I thought I would share the pattern here on my blog!

All coasters will be available to buy from any craft fairs I attend (although I haven't booked any yet!) and hopefully via Etsy in the Spring.

Happy hooking!
Kelly@lovedotty

Pattern - Cupcake Coasters


Hook - 3.5mm
Yarn - Cotton DK Weight (I used Stylecraft Cotton DK Classique)
(Note - slip stiches do not count as a stitch)

Using a pretty pastel colour make 20 chain
Row 1 - 1 tr in 4th ch from hook and in each ch till end, turn (17 sts)
Row 2 - 3 ch (counted as 1 tr throughout pattern), 1 tr into first st and each st till end, turn (18 sts)
Rows 3 to 5 - Repeat row 2 (21 sts)
Change to cream coloured yarn
Row 6 - 1 ch (does not count as st), 1 dc each st till end, turn (21 sts)
Row 7 - sl st in first st, *skip 1 st, 5 tr in next st, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, repeat from * to * 3 times, skip 1 st, 5 tr in next st, skip 1 st, sl st in last st, turn (29 sts)
Row 8 - sl st in first 3 sts (first 3 sts of previous 5 tr), skip next 2 sts, 5 tr in next st (dc of previous round), *skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, 5 tr in next st* repeat from * to * 2 times, skip 2 sts, sl st in next st, turn (23 sts)
Row 9sl st in first 3 sts, skip next 2 sts, 5 tr in next st, *skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, 5 tr in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, skip 2 sts, sl st in next st, turn (17 sts)
Row 10sl st in first 3 sts, skip next 2 sts, 5 tr in next st, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, 5 tr in next st, skip 2 sts, sl st in next st, turn (11 sts)
Row 11 - sl st in first 2 sts, change to red yarn, sl in next st, skip next 2 sts, [3 tr, 4 dtr, 3 tr] in next st, skip next 2 sts, sl st in next st (10 sts)
Fasten off and weave in ends

Stitch definition - 'dtr' double treble - yarn over hook twice, insert in next stitch, yarn over hook and draw up one loop. There should be 4 loops on the hook, yarn over hook and draw yarn through 2 loops, yarn over hook and draw yarn through last 2 loops on hook


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