Chrissy’s Coasters – Free Crochet Pattern

Hi folks!

When my workmate Chrissy offered to make me one of my favourite desserts for morning tea – a lemon meringue pie – I wanted to do something in return for supplying deliciousness and so I made these little coasters for her – Chrissy’s Coasters I call them. I thought you might like the pattern too so here it is.

lemon pie yum
Chrissy's Coasters purple set by Shelley Husband 2016

 

Yarn and Hook

I made these in purple as Chrissy has a real thing for it, but you can use any colour or combo of colours you like.

I used Bendigo Woollen Mills 8 ply cotton and a 4 mm hook.  8 ply is roughly equivalent to DK or light worsted.  You can use any yarn and hook combo you like – all that will change is the size. Mine are about 10.5 cm or a smidge over 4″.

Purple Chrissys Coasters by Shelley Husband

Pattern

As always, I’ve written it in UK & US terms.  UK terms are above the photo, US below. If you’d like to download a free PDF version of the pattern, see down the bottom of the page or head to the Pattern Shop.

Here are the stitches you’ll need to know (UK/US):

Round 1

Begin with a magic circle or ch 4, then join the last ch to the first with as ss to create a loop.

ch 3 (st ch), 11 tr, join with ss to 3rd ch of st ch. {12 sts}

R 1 Chrissys Coasters by Shelley Husband

ch 3 (st ch), 11 dc, join with ss to 3rd ch of st ch. {12 sts}

Round 2

ch 3 (st ch), tr in same sp as ss, 2 tr in next 11 sts, join with ss to 3rd ch of st ch. {24 sts}

R 2 Chrissys Coasters by Shelley Husband

ch 3 (st ch), dc in same sp as ss, 2 dc in next 11 sts, join with ss to 3rd ch of st ch. {24 sts}

Round 3

ch 3 (st ch), *ch 1, tr in next st*, repeat from * to * 22 times, ch 1, join with ss to 3rd ch of st ch. {24 sts and 24 x 1 ch sps}

R 3 Chrissys Coasters by Shelley Husband

ch 3 (st ch), *ch 1, dc in next st*, repeat from * to * 22 times, ch 1, join with ss to 3rd ch of st ch. {24 sts and 24 x 1 ch sps}

Round 4

dc in same sp as ss, *dc in 1 ch sp, dc in next st*, repeat from * to * 22 times, dc in 1 ch sp, join with ss to first dc. {48 sts}

R 4 Chrissys Coasters by Shelley Husband

sc in same sp as ss, *sc in 1 ch sp, sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 22 times, sc in 1 ch sp, join with ss to first sc. {48 sts}

Round 5

ch 3 (st ch), *ch 2, skip 1 st, 4trcl in next st, ch 2, skip 1 st**, tr in next st*, repeat from * to * 10 times and * to ** once, join with ss to 3rd ch of st ch. {24 sts and 24 x 2 ch sps}

R 5 Chrissys Coasters by Shelley Husband

ch 3 (st ch), *ch 2, skip 1 st, 4dccl in next st, ch 2, skip 1 st**, dc in next st*, repeat from * to * 10 times and * to ** once, join with ss to 3rd ch of st ch. {24 sts and 24 x 2 ch sps}

Round 6

dc in same sp as ss, *2 dc in 2 ch sp, skip next st, 2 dc in 2 ch sp**, dc in next st*, repeat from * to * 10 times and from * to ** once, join with ss to first dc.  Fasten off yarn and weave in ends. {60 sts}

R 6 Chrissys Coasters by Shelley Husband

sc in same sp as ss, *2 sc in 2 ch sp, skip next st, 2 sc in 2 ch sp**, sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 10 times and from * to ** once, join with ss to first sc. Fasten off yarn and weave in ends. {60 sts}

Rainbow Chrissys Coasters by Shelley Husband

Hints and Tips

There are a couple of things you might want to know to get the best results possible.

Instead of working ch 3 at the start of a round, try the false stitch instead – video here.

In Round 6 – the last round – make sure you don’t do tight stitches.  If you do, you’ll end up with a curled up edge. If you want it really flat, either be conscious of making loose stitches or instead of skipping the cluster, work a stitch into it.  It may end up wavy if you do this so it’s up to you to experiment and see what works best for your crochet ways.

To end, instead of joining with a ss, try the invisible join instead.  I love it.

Chrissy’s Coasters PDF Pattern

If you’d like to download a  PDF version of Chrissy’s Coasters, just click on the button with your terms below.  It’s free.  If you’d like to get it from the Pattern Shop (still free) you can enter your email address and will get any updates to the pattern in the future automatically emailed to you. Click here for that.  Or you can get it from Ravelry here.

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Chrissy's Coasters collage by Shelley Husband 2016

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