Beaded Coaster Free Pattern
I succeeded in making a little crochet coaster today this morning. When I got home in the afternoon, I was able to write the pattern for it. Little victories such as this make me happy about myself. I’ve been having a lot of problems. We haven't had running water for 7 days now. I have a 4-year old sow that is inappetant, depressed and lethargic. I deal with problems as they come. It’s good to be mindful of what I do in the present moment. That’s how I finished this project.
It is based on a centerpiece pattern. I followed Rounds 1-5 and at the last Round (6), I used single crochet. Then I added the wood beads by simply sewing them around the coaster with the same yarn. You can make this coaster in good strong cotton, linen or acrylic yarn, with suitable hook size. A coaster needs to be strong, sturdy. So choose the appropriate yarn. You can also starch the coaster to strengthen and protect it from dirt.
The diagram of the centerpiece is included here, so you can follow it and modify as you wish. You can continue on until Rnd 6 or 7 to make a larger coaster. Mine is about 16 cm in diameter and my coffee cup and glass mug sits nicely on top of it. If you have centerpiece crochet patterns, this is a nice way of using those patterns to make little decorative coasters. Have fun!
Beaded Coaster 1
6-ply cotton, aquamarine color
Wood beads, 10mm orange color
3mm crochet hook
Finished size: 16cm in diameter (6.2 inches)
InstructionsCh 6, sl st in 1st st to join.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in ring, *ch 5, sc in ring; rep fr * 6 times; ch 2, dc in 1st sc. (8 little loops made)
Rnd 2: Ch 8, dc in 5-ch lp, *ch 5, dc in next 5-ch lp; rep fr * 5 times; ch 2, dc in 3rd ch of 8-ch lp.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in last dc made, ch 7, sc in 5-ch sp, *ch 7, sc in next 5-ch sp; rep fr * 5 times; ch 7, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 7, sk 3 ch fr hook, dc in each of the next 4 ch (4 dc made), ch 3, sc in 7-ch sp; ch 7, sk 3 ch, dc in each of the next 4 ch (4 dc made), ch 3, sc in next sc; rep fr * 7 times ending with sl st in first sc (16 petals made).
Rnd 5: Sl st in each of next 5 ch, ch 1, sc in tip of petal, *ch 7, sc in tip of next petal; rep fr * for all petals ending with ch 7, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, 7 sc in 7-ch sp, 7 sc in each of the next 7-ch sps. Sl st in first sc, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing beads all around the coaster.