Ya’ll its HOT outside! I guess thats what I get for living in Texas… but seriously, its HOT! And with all this heat, comes lots and lots of iced drinks! And you know what that means… condensation! I’ve already mentioned here my serious dislike for “wet” cups, and that hasn’t change. If anything it gets worse the hotter it gets and the more my cups sweat!
On top of my condensation concerns, we have some nice pieces of wooden furniture that my husband is more than a little bit passionate about not staining, marking or ruining in any way. *Sigh* So despite the fact that I made some nice scrappy coasters earlier this year, he wouldn’t use them… because they’re mostly pink. *Insert eye roll here* So of course I had to create something else… something not pink to satisfy his crusade to protect the furniture!
So crocheted coasters it was! I found some pretty, yet still manly, blue cotton yarn and set to work!
- A cotton yarn. I used Bernat Handicraft Cotton.
- Crochet Hook – US H8/5 mm.
- Yarn or tapestry needle
Crocheted Coaster Directions:
Ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet (U.S.)
Ch 5 and then join together into a ring with a sl st. Or use the magic ring method if you prefer.
Make 8 sc into the ring. Join with sl st.
Round 1: Ch 1 and then 2 sc into the same stitch. Now do 2 sc in each stitch around and then sl st to join.
Round 2: Ch 1 and then 1 sc in same st. [2 sc in the next stitch then 1 sc in the next], repeat in each remaining stitches around.
Round 3 & 4: Ch 1 and then 1 sc in same st. [1 sc in next 2 stitches then 2 sc in the next], repeat in remaining stitches around.
Round 5: Ch 1. Skip 2 sc spaces and dc 5 in same stitch. Skip 2 spaces and sl st. Repeat all the way around creating your “petals”. End with a sl st into the ch at the beginning. Tie off and tuck your ends. You may have to “finagle” a stitch or 2 if your count is off just a little when you reach the end. On one of my crocheted coasters I had to skip 3, then do the 5 dc.
Repeat as many times as you’d like to create your crocheted coaster set!
Hubby is very happy with his “manlier” crocheted coasters and I am very happy continuing to use my pink and girly scrappy coasters! Either way the furniture is protected and I not freaking out about the glass sweat!