Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Think Spring Cotton Crochet Coasters -- Free Pattern

Oh the joys of spring...crocuses and tulips in bloom, birds chirping, warming temperatures and buds on trees. I'm completely caught up in the joys of spring. The month of March was a busy one. In addition to being in the States to visit my family for several weeks, I also finished and published my latest crochet pattern eBook, Four Infinity Scarf Patterns to Keep You Warm, and created my Lazy Daze Poncho design.

With the arrival of April, I was ready for a quick crochet project to give me some satisfaction while I work on my next crochet pattern eBook and a long-term project (my Cath Kidston-inspired giant granny afghan). What better way to celebrate spring than with flowers?

Which led to the creation of my Think Spring Cotton Crochet Coasters!

"Think Spring" Cotton Crochet Coasters, free pattern available on Go Crochet Crazy blog
There are a lot of beautiful crochet coaster patterns out there. I've tried a few that I liked and have tried some that didn't give me the results I was looking for. In the end, I decided to design my own so I could have a quick-to-crochet pattern with an attractive, versatile look. Here's the free pattern so you can whip up a few for yourself or as a lovely, springtime gift.

"Think Spring" Cotton Crochet Coaster Pattern

Supplies:
Hook size - G
Cotton yarn of your choice, I used Bernat 100% Cotton Yarn in Smokey Wine, and Sugar 'n Cream in Ecru.

Ch 6, join with slip stitch to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first DC). DC 19 times into ring for total of 20 stitches. Join with slipstitch.

Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as first DC and first Ch 1). *DC in the next stitch, Ch 1*. Repeat from * to * all the way around. Ch 1, and join the last stitch to the first with a slipstitch.

Round 3: Slipstitch to a Ch 1 space. Ch 3 (counts as first DC). DC again in the same space. *Ch 1, 2 DC in the next Ch 1 space*.  Repeat from * to * all the way around. Ch 1, slipstitch into the first stitch. Fasten off.

Round 4: Using your second color, join in a Ch 1 space with a slipstitch, SC in the same space. *Skip the two DCs and DC five times into the next Ch 1 space. Skip the next 2 stitches and SC into the next Ch 1 space*. Repeat from * to * all the way around to create 10 flower petals. Fasten off, sew in your end.
"Think Spring" Cotton Crochet Coasters, free pattern by Go Crochet Crazy
 Let me know what you think of my new crochet coaster design, and enjoy your springtime crochet and craft projects! And don't forget to stop by and enter my giveaway! The contest closes Wednesday night (April 3rd).

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24 comments:

  1. What a pretty coaster design... Thanks, Mary! God knows I have all of that Sugar n Cream to use up from the great Michael's sale you filled us in on a few weeks ago :) I just love how that yarn feels!

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    1. Monica, I'd love to see a picture of your finished coasters if you use my pattern. :)

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  2. Thanks ever so much for sharing and thanks for linking up at Crochet Addict UK

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  3. Thank you! I need some new coasters and these are perfect!

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    1. Great! Let me know how tours turn out. :)

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    1. Yes, we all need an instant gratification project once in a while, don't we?

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  5. Oh they are so pretty and I have the perfect thing to try with them.
    When I was cross stitching I was sent a whole bunch of thread but it's too big for stitching unless you pull apart.
    I tried one and made a little mat for my mum, so then I didn't know what to do with all the others.
    I think this could be the perfect pattern to try!!

    Thanks Mary.

    :)

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    1. Kim, I'd love to know how they turn out. :)

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    2. I just put a picture up on my blog Mary. I tried to put a link back to yours but I can't work it out.

      :(

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    3. You can always just copy and paste the link. :)

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    4. Yes, I've tried that as well. It's quite frustrating as it doesn't appear to be clickable. :(

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    5. Sugar and Cream yarn is my favorite! I'm going to have to give this a try. I'm still a newbie but I think this is within my skill set to tackle!

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    6. Tracey, you can absolutely do this pattern! I'd love to see a picture when you're finished. :)

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  6. Hi Mary, your coasters are pretty & perfect for spring!

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  7. Very pretty coasters :) Perfect for spring!

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  8. Thank you for this pretty pattern. I love homemade coasters.

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    1. Enjoy the pattern, Cathy! Thank you for stopping by my blog. :)

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  9. I do know know much about craft but I do not that it is a beautiful piece of hard work. Thanks for sharing with 4 seasons blog hop. Have a nice day.

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  10. Thank you so much for the pattern, you are very kind. I have been looking for a coaster pattern

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    1. You're welcome, Lorna! I'd love to hear how yours turn out. :)

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  11. These turned out super cute. I love to make coasters and always try to have some whipped up for last minute gifts. Thanks for posting your pattern.

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    1. You're very welcome Robbie! Enjoy the pattern. :)

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