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Monday, 29 June 2015

Pattern - Vintage Style Afternoon Tea Coasters



Hook - 3.5mm
Yarn - Cotton DK Weight (I used Stylecraft Cotton DK Classique)

With yarn A make a magic ring and work first round into ring (alternatively you can make 2 chain and then work into the 2nd chain)
Round 1 - 3 ch (count as 1 tr throughout pattern), 15 tr into ring, join with a sl st into 3rd ch of first st (16 sts)
Round 2 - 2 ch, 1 tr into next st (makes first tr2tog, which counts as 1 st), 1 ch, *1 tr2tog worked into same and next st, 1 ch* repeat from * to * 14 times, join with a sl into top of first tr2tog (16 sts)
Change to yarn B
Round 3 - sl st into first 1 ch sp, 1 ch (does not count as a st), *3 dc into 1 ch sp*, repeat from * to * 15 times, join with a sl st into first dc of round (48 sts)
Change to yarn C
Round 4 - 2 ch, 1 tr2tog worked into next 2 sts (makes first tr3tog, which counts as 1 st ), 1 ch, *1 tr3tog worked into same and next 2 sts, 1 ch*, repeat from * to *  22 times, join with a sl st in top of first tr3tog (24 sts)
Round 5 - sl st into first 1 ch sp, 3 ch, 2 tr into same 1 ch sp, *3 tr in next 1 ch sp*, repeat from * to * 22 times, join with a sl st into 3rd ch of 3 ch (72 sts)
Change to yarn B
Round 6 - 1 ch (does not count as a st), 1 dc in same st, 2 ch, *skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, 2 ch*, repeat from * to * 34 times, join with sl st in top of first dc (36 sts)
Fasten off and sew in ends

You can chose to block the finished coaster, however they should be fine without.


For this pattern I used the 'Afternoon Tea' colour combination, using 'Soft Lime', 'Wisteria' and 'Ivory'
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