Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern

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Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern

free coasters crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern

For my Gran’s birthday (4th of the July as you may guess due to the red, white and blue) I made her up with festive set of coasters to use with the new nautical set I have been working on for her and my grandfather, who shares the same birthday. Oh yeah and it’s their anniversary too. Guaranteed not to forget those dates ever. 😉
Coasters are an awesome little personalized gift you can make at the last minute, for basket stuffers, hostess gifts or just to jazz up your personal space. I used them on my computer desk to keep my drinks off the wood all the time.
For this coasters I made 2 sides (1 red and 1 blue) to each coaster before using white to stitch them in place.  I wanted to make them fun and a bit reminiscent of fireworks so I played around with different stitching patterns for each.  I kind of like how they turned out in the end.   It’s also a great example on the fact that there is no wrong way to stitch this pattern together, you do what you like the best.   Here is the crochet pattern for this set of coasters. Happy crafting!

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (14)

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Desired color(s) yarn for your coasters (You will want 2 main colors and a contrast color for stitching)
I used red, white and blue yarn for the set in the pictures
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

The instructions are for a set of 4 coasters but you can change the amount to whatever you want. :)

Coaster Side A (Make 4): using main color A yarn (I used red)
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing  *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next*  repeating * process for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in top of 1st st.  (30 sc)
Fasten off and place to side until assembly.

Coaster Side B (Make 4): using main color B yarn (I used blue)
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing  *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next*  repeating * process for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in top of 1st st.  (30 sc)
Fasten off and place to side until assembly.

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern

Finishing off coasters: using assembled sides and contrast stitching yarn (I used white)
Place 1 coaster side A and 1 coaster side B back to back with front sides facing out. You want to line up your stitches. I often just pop a safety pin to hold the pieces together so I can just concentrates on my contrast stitching instead of worrying about missing stitches etc. No worries if you get off one or two though as this pattern is very forgiving.
Now you want to take a long piece of your contrast yarn for stitching (I used white on the coaster set in my pictures for this pattern) and use your  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew through both pieces at once, securing them together.  There is no right way or wrong way to do this.  Because I was making these 4th of July set to resemble fireworks in a way, it’s a good way for you to see the different ways I stitch mine together. Again there is no right or wrong way to do this.  You just want to make sure you work between Rounds 2 and 3 at the minimum so your ends aren’t all floppy.  This will also make them lay more flat when not in use.  I often also stitch between Rounds 1 and 2 but it isn’t necessary.  I attached pictures of how the different stitching methods I used look when done.  I’m far from good at sewing so if I can do this, any beginner can.  Give it a try!

Here are some additional pictures I took of these coasters before gifting them:
Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (4)

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (13)

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (12)

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (5)

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (7)

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  1. Love these and think your grandparents are pretty neat too!

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