Friday, August 9, 2013

How To Make Crochet Coasters - For Beginners


How To Make Crochet Coasters

This is a simple tutorial on how to crochet. I wanted to make an easy project for beginners. After making one of these, I wanted to make more. They will make wonderful gifts to give to friends and family. My son, Dustin, helped me make this video. We wanted to encourage you by showing you how he learned to crochet too. This is the first time he ever did crochet. We hope this inspires you to crochet. If you have any questions please leave them in the comment section below. I will try to answer them as soon as I can. Thank you so much for visiting. 

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COASTER PATTERN

Hook:
- Size G (4.25 mm) or size needed to match gauge

Finished Size:
- Approximately 4½" wide by 4" tall (11.5 × 10 cm)

Gauge:
- 15 stitches = 3½" (9 cm), 14 rows = 3¼" (8.5 cm). Exact gauge is not necessary for this project

Stitches and Abbreviations Used:
- chain = ch
- single crochet = sc
- slip stitch = sl st
- stitch(es) = st(s)

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SteStep 1
THE INSIDE OF COASTER

Instructions:
Note: Stitch counts are listed in {brackets} at the end of row instructions. For each coaster make one square.

Start with 1 sl st

Foundation: Ch 16.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. {15 sc}

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. {15 sc}

Row 3: Repeat Row 2.

EDGES OF COASTER
Instructions: Tie the edge colored st onto the finished string of the center. Skip a link in between each sc and ch combo. Repeat these steps all the way around the coaster. End at the place you started with a knot.

Sc {1} at corner

Ch {3}