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For this project, I chose to use some of the Lion Brand Rewind yarn I had leftover from making my Makin' Lemonade and Stop & Rewind Sunhats. Although Lion Brand Rewind is classified as a 5/bulky yarn, I've found that it works up just like many worsted weight /4 cotton yarns (acrylic too, but testers chose to use cotton).
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- Yarn: Worsted Weight / 4 Cotton Yarn, OR Lion Brand Rewind Tape Yarn (although this yarn is classified as a 5/bulky weight yarn, I find it works up like a worsted weight/4 yarn)
- Yardage: approximately 15 yards for segment 1 and 45 yards total for segments 2 & 3.
- Crochet Hook: K/10.⅚.50mm (My favorite crochet hooks are the Clover Amour Hooks, I’ve never had an ache in my hand since switching)
- Yarn Needle
- Scrap Piece of Yarn to use as a stitch marker
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- ch(s): chain(s)
- sl st(s): slip stitch(es)
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sp(s): space(s)
- sc: single crochet
- hdc: half double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- Alt-dc: alternate double crochet (click here for tutorial)
- Alt-tr: alternate treble crochet (click here for tutorial)
- bpsc: back post single crochet
- Special Join Technique (click here for tutorial)
- yo: yarn over
- RS: right side
- Rep: repeat
- Rnd: round
- Gauge is not crucial for this project
- Coaster Size: 4.25" diameter
- Back Post Single Crochet (bpsc): Insert your hook from back to front around the post of the designated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru both loops on hook.
- Join w/ a Single Crochet (Click HERE for tutorial): You'll be joining w/ a bpsc, not a sc, but the techniques are the same for both. You just insert your hook around the post of a st to join w/ a bpsc instead of into the top of a stitch with a regular sc.
Flower Drink Coaster Instructions (Make 4 - 8)
Rnd 1 (RS): Using a 6.5mm crochet hook, ch 2, work 9 sc in 2nd ch from your hook. Join w/ a sl st to the 1st sc. (9 sts)
Rnd 2: (Alt-dc, dc) in 1st st, 2 dc in each remaining st around. Join w/ a sl st to the alt-dc. (18 sts)
Rnd 3: Alt-dc in 1st st, dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 4, (dc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 4) 5 times. Join w/ a sl st to the alt-dc. (18 dc + 6 ch-4 sps)
Rnd 4: (sl st in the next dc, skip the next dc, 6 hdc in next ch-4 sp, skip the next dc) 6 times. Join w/ a sl st in the same st as the 1st sl st. (36 hdc + 6 sl sts)
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Make 4 - 8 total then continue on to Coaster Caddy Base.
Coaster Caddy Base
Rnd 1 (RS): Using a 6.5mm crochet hook & yellow yarn, ch 2, work 9 sc in 2nd ch from your hook. Join w/ a sl st to the 1st sc. (9 sts)
Rnd 2: (Alt-tr, tr) in 1st st, 2 tr in each remaining st around. Join w/ a sl st to the alt-tr. (18 sts)
Rnd 3: Alt-dc in 1st st, dc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 5, (dc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 5) 5 times. Join w/ a sl st to the alt-dc. (18 dc + 6 ch-5 sps)
Rnd 4: (sl st in the next dc, skip the next dc, 8 hdc in next ch-5 sp, skip the next dc) 6 times. Join w/ a sl st in the same st as the 1st sl st. (48 hdc + 6 sl sts)
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Continue on to Coaster Caddy Sides. Note: Coaster Caddy Base should be slightly larger than your coasters.
Coaster Caddy Sides
Note: I note the color changes as I worked them in the colors I used. You can work this section in a solid color if you'd like, or work color changes as I worked them (in any colors you'd like).
Rnd 1: With the WS of the coaster caddy base facing you, join pink yarn w/ a bpsc around any st from rnd 4 of the base, bpsc around each st around the base (including hdc & sl sts). Do not join. Begin working in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to keep track of the beginning of each round and move it up as you complete a round. (54 sts)
Rnd 2: (sc in the next st, ch 1, skip the next st) rep around.
Color Change Note: I worked Rnds 4 & 6 in yellow.
Rnds 3 - 7: (sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip the next st) rep around.
Note: For Coaster Caddy to fit 4 coasters, continue on to Rnd 8. For a coaster caddy to fit more than 4 coasters, continue repeating Rnd 3 until caddy is desired height, then complete Rnds 8 - 9.
Rnd 8: Switch to a 6.00mm crochet hook, sc in each sc & ch-1 sp around.
Rnd 9: Sl st in each st around. Use special join technique (click here for tutorial) to join sl st round.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. You're project is complete!
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Do we need three different colors of yarn?
You can use just one color if you'd like. 🙂
Do you have any suggestions for appropriate colors?
Hi Janet - The colors shown in the yarn photo are the colors I used, but you could use any 3 colors that compliment each other. Any 2-3 colors you'd like. Or you can choose to make it all in one color. 🙂
Thank you for this pattern. The coasters are cute by themselves but the caddy to hold them just adds to their attraction.
I would also like to thank you for the Crochet Tutorial – Special Join Technique for Slip Stitch Rounds. This will really help because I always end up with that ugly bump!