Necessity is the Mother of Invention …and Drink Coasters
I really like eating ice. Sure, it’s a strange habit, bad for my teeth, and is just plain weird during the winter, but it tastes better some how. Unfortunately, glasses full of ice sweat, especially during North Carolina summers, and nothing ruins a nice drawing more than getting it wet. So… I made coasters! Although I suppose they could function as scrubbies just as well. I also (finally) finished off the last of my Sugar’n Cream with this. I liked that yarn, but after 400 grams, the color gots tiresome. But these are cute!
This one isn’t long enough to bother with a PDF, so you can find it after the jump! Oh right, I hereby proclaim this pattern to be named… the Cornflower Coaster. Clever, I know. (I’m sorry! I’m being sarcastic today.)
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The Cornflower Coaster
These coasters are approximately 3.5″ in diameter across the greatest width. This pattern requires knowledge of chains, single, half double, double, and triple stitches and is worked in the round.
Yarn: small ball of Lily Sugar’n Cream in Soft Teal
Hook: 4.00mm (my favorite hook, have you noticed?)
Ch 4. (Counts as first tr.)
Row 1: 17 tr in first chain. Join to third chain to create a circle. (18 total tr)
Row 2: *hdc, dc, tr in first stitch; tr, dc, hdc in second stitch; slst in third stitch* Repeat around until you reach the last stitch. The last slst will be made in the join from Row 1. Tie off and you’re done!
If your coaster edges are curling, soak it in water and block it under something large and flat. Like, say, a iumbo Starbucks mug. This thing is huge. It eats my coaster…