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Crocheted Coasters From Cotton Yarn - Free Pattern

 On summer days when you like to sit outside with a glass of water (or your favorite drink) you may need a coaster for that drip from your "sweaty" glass. If you like to crochet you could make a crocheted coaster, or two, or three, or several of them as a gift for someone that is fond of ecological items, such as this project. All you need is one or two skeins of a thick cotton yarn (#4). I used self-striping yarn which, made my coasters very interesting looking.

Update June 1st, 2014:
I made a video how to crochet this coaster, which has been uploaded today on Youtube HERE.

medium cotton yarn (#4)
hook #I (5.50 mm)

ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
st(s) - stitch(es)
join - join with sl st into a circle

shell#1 - 2 hdc, ch1, 2 hdc
shell#2 - 3 hdc into first/next "ch1 space", ch3, then join into the first st of ch3, 3 hdc into same space

Step-by-Step Directions:

Rnd 1      ch6, join
Rnd 2      ch1, 9 sc; join (total 10 sts)
Rnd 3      ch3, *[hdc, ch1]* - repeat from * to *, join (total 20 sts)
Rnd 4      ch2, hdc into same base st, ch1, *[skip ch1 st, make 2 hdc into next hdc from prev row, ch1]* - repeat from * to *, join (total 30   sts)
Rnd 5     make 2 sl st to get into the first "ch1 space", ch2, 1 hdc, ch1, 2 hdc, *[into next space: shell#1]* - repeat from * to *, join (total 50 sts)
Rnd 6      ch1, *[shell#2; 1 sc between two shell#1 from prev row]* - - repeat from * to *, join

To make shell#2 - crochet 3 hdc...

... then ch3...

... then sl st into first ch of ch3...

finished loop in shell#2

... then make 3 hdc ...

... then make a sc between 2 shell#1 ...

finished shell#2 + sc

Weave in all tails/ends.

Happy crocheting :-)