24/7 Holiday Coaster
Designer Mistie Bush
This coaster was made in the round using Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton yarn. It is super easy to make and takes only a small amount of 2 colors of yarn, a H hook. This coaster will look great lying on a table just waiting for a glass to be set down. Directions are given for the special stitches used: the 3 double crochet cluster, the herringbone double crochet and the crab or reverse single crochet stitches. Make a set of 4 or 6 and give as a hostess gift this holiday season, or make them to decorate your home.
Yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, 3.5 oz/186yds/100 g/170 m, Color B #178 Jade, Color A #144 Magenta (I used approximately 25 yards of Jade and 75 yards of Magenta
Diameter 6 ½ inches
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Dc = double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Rnd = round/rounds
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip
Sl st = slip stitch
Sp/sps = space/spaces
St/sts = stitch/stitches
3 Double Crochet Cluster – (3 dc cl st)
Step 1: Yo on hook.
Step 2: Insert hook into stitch to be worked, yo and draw through.
Step 3: Yo and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops remain on hook).
Step 4: Yo on hook.
Step 5: Insert hook into stitch to be worked, yo and draw through. (3 loops on hook)
Step 6: Yo and draw through 2 loops on hook (3 loops remain on hook).
Step 7: Yo on hook.
Step 8: Insert hook into stitch to be worked, yo and draw through. (4 loops on hook)
Step 9: Yo and draw through 2 loops on hook (4 loops remain on hook).
Step 10: Yo and draw through all loops on hook
Step 11: Ch 1 to secure cluster (1 ~ 3 dc cluster st made)
Reverse Single Crochet aka Crab Stitch
This stitch is worked from left to right (or opposite direction) than you normally crochet.
With right side of project facing you Chain 1, * insert hook into next stitch to right, yarn over and pull through, (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops *. Continue working * to * until you have reached the end of project. Slip stitch into first chain 1 and fasten off, weave in ends.
Herringbone Double Crochet – (Hb dc) –
Step 1: yo, insert hook into indicated stitch,
Step 2: yo draw loop up and through first loop on hook, (2 loops on hook),
Step 3: yo and draw through 1 loop on hook,
Step 4: yo and draw through both loops on hook.
Step 5: (Hb dc completed)
Chain 1 a beginning of rounds DOES NOT count as a stitch
With Color A (Magenta)
CH 3, join in 1st ch to form ring
Rnd 1: CH 1, (See notes), 10 sc in ring, join with sl st to 1st sc (10 sc)
Rnd 2: CH 1, Work 1 hbdc in same st as ch 1 and each st around, join with sl st, to 1st hbdc, (20 hbdc)
Rnd 3: CH 1, Work 2 hbdc in same st as ch 1, * work hbdc in next st, 2 hbdc in next st,* repeat from * to * around, join with sl st, to 1st hbdc, (30 hbdc)
Rnd 4: Repeat Rnd 3 (45 hbdc)
Drop Color A (Magenta) and attach Color B (Jade)
Rnd 5: CH 2 (counts as 1st dc)ch 1, sk next st, * 3 dc cl in next st, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st*, Repeat from * to * around, dc last 2 st and join with sl st in top of 1st dc (9 clusters, 9 sets of 3 dc, 18 ch 1 sps)
Drop Color B (Jade) and pick up Color A (Magenta)
Rnd 6: CH 1, Work 1 hbdc in same st as ch 1 and each st and ch around, join with sl st, to 1st hbdc, (54 hbdc)
Fasten off Color A (Magenta) Pick up Color A (Jade)
Work crab st around, join with sl st to 1st crab st, (54 crab sts)
Fasten off and weave in ends
Happy Hooking and Enjoy!
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