My mom recently cleaned out her storage room and gave me a bunch of yarn that she’s accumulated over the years and decided she’s not going to use.
The positives: More yarn than I will probably use in my lifetime, don’t have to buy yarn for a LONG time, tons of yarn to brainstorm new projects with.
The negatives: More yarn than I will probably use in my lifetime, don’t have a good excuse to go yarn shopping, tons of yarn for find storage space for.
Always a catch.
Anyways, A lot of this yarn is cotton yarn. Personally I’ve never found a lot of use for cotton yarn… most of the projects I’ve been attracted to call for acrylic, wool, or fancy-type yarn. Now, you can use any worsted weight yarn in this pattern and it will turn out fine- I’ve used the same pattern with acrylic yarn and they turned out great; its just that acrylic yarn isn’t as absorbent as cotton yarn.
I’ve been crocheting for a few years, but I’m new to the blogging world and I’ve never wrote out patterns to share, so if you see any mistakes or something you don’t understand, please comment and let me know!
Quick & Easy Coasters Free Crochet Pattern
This is a free and easy pattern, and since they are flower-shaped, they are perfect for spring! And cotton yarn is an excellent choice for crocheting coasters since it is so absorbent.
Yarn: 15 yards of any worsted weight cotton yarn should work. The one I used for the demonstration below is Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton Yarn in Hot Purple where to buy
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Hook: Size H/8 5mm
The pictures show the pattern being worked from left to right because I am left handed. It can be worked either left to right or right to left and achieve the same results.
Round 5: *skip 1 stitch, double crochet 5 times in same stitch, skip 1 stitch, single crochet* -repeat directions between the * 7 times, then skip 1 stitch, double crochet 5 times in same stitch, skip 1 stitch, and join the round with a slip stitch:
Tie off and weave in ends. And there you have it! 🙂
Note: Whenever I finish the “petals” I inevitably have an extra stich or two in the last round, even though I shouldn’t! If this happens to you, just figure out how many extra stitches you have, back off a petal or two, and skip 2 stitches instead of one between the single and double crochet until you make up the difference.
Also Note: I am left-handed, so I crochet left-handed. If the demo pics look a little off to you for some reason, that’s probably why. The stitches are the same for right-handers; the hook would just be facing the other way in the pics.
If you liked this pattern or you have any questions, please leave me a comment!
Don’t forget to check out my other free crochet patterns!