A crochet flower coaster is a wonderful thing. Beauty meets function. Bright, fun coasters are sure to make your next beverage even more delicious!The Cup of Sunshine crochet flower coaster is a design by my niece, Gabi. You might remember her debut guest post here with the gorgeous Heart and Soul Crochet Heart Blanket. Now she’s back to share her newest, cutest make yet!
When she traveled here for a family wedding and told me of her idea, I knew the perfect yarn! You see, I had succumbed to the lure of a Scheepjes box of tiny yarn bundles. Maybe you’ve seen them in a craft store and were tempted by the huge array of colors but you held yourself back because, let’s face it. It’s hard to come up with the perfect project for small amounts of yarn.
But today, friend, you are in for a treat.. because a crochet flower coaster.. and even a whole SET of coasters uses very little yarn. Just pick 6 of your favorite tiny skeins and you’re on your way to delicious crochet!
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But I digress… let me let Gabi tell you more about the delightful crochet flower coaster!
Hello again everyone, Gabi here! These coasters are a work of impulsive inspiration sprung from an afghan I am currently designing. And when I saw my aunt’s gorgeous cotton yarn…. sigh! I mean, can you blame me? These spring colors are just begging to be made into flower coasters!
I’ve been working on a new design for an afghan and I just knew this fun flower square would make adorable little coasters! I added a little picot in each corner of the final round to give a bit more pizazz to the square. The crochet flower coaster uses fingering weight cotton yarn, so if you choose a heavier weight yarn, be sure to adjust your hook size and know that you’ll use more yarn and your coaster will turn out a bit bigger.
The crochet flower coaster benefits from blocking. Simply fill a spray bottle with water, spray the coasters and pin them out to dry in a nice square shape. You can read more about how to block your crochet work here.
My favorite part about these cute crochet coasters is that they are so easy to make! Simply switch out the colors and you instantly have flower coasters for a different season. That way you can enjoy a beautiful crochet flower coaster year round!
Now, you have the challenge of deciding what colors YOU want for your Cup of Sunshine!
A Cup of Sunshine Crochet Flower Coaster
Here is what you need:
- E/4 3.5mm Crochet Hook (these are my absolute favorite hooks I recommend to everyone!)
- Fingering Weight Cotton Yarn. Sample used Scheepjes Catona yarn as follows: 14 yards of Tangerine (281); 11 yards of Sweet Orange (411); 11 yards Lemon (280); 14 yards Chrystalline (385); 20 yards Icy Pink (246); 22 yards Lavender (520). I used yarn from this sample box. Or, check out full skeins here.
- Tapestry needle and scissors
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
Size: Finished coaster is approximately 4” x 4”
Flower Coaster Special Stitches:
Cluster Stitch: Yarn over hook, insert hook into the next stitch, draw a loop through, yarn over hook, draw a loop through two of the loops on the hook. Two loops remain. Then, yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, draw a loop through, yarn over, draw a loop through two loops. Three loops remain on hook. Finally, yarn over and draw through all three loops. Cluster Stitch made.
Starting Cluster Stitch: Ch 2, yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, draw a loop through, yarn over, draw a loop through two loops. Three loops remain on hook. Yarn over and draw through all three loops. Starting cluster stitch made.
FIRST COLOR (CENTER):
Make a magic ring.
R1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) and work 15 dc into ring. Sl st into top of ch 3. Fasten off first color.
SECOND COLOR (SMALL PETALS):
R2: Join 2nd color to any dc. Make starting cluster stitch as follows: Ch 2, yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch as joining, draw a loop through, yarn over, draw a loop through two loops. Three loops remain on hook. Yarn over and draw through all three loops. (Starting Cluster Stitch made) Work Cluster Stitch (see special stitches) in the next stitch, ch 2. *Work a Cluster Stitch in each of the next 2 stitches, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Sl st into top of starting ch 2. Fasten off second color.
THIRD COLOR (LARGE PETALS):
R3: Join 3rd color in the center of a petal from previous round (between the cluster stitches). Ch 1 and sc in same space as joining. Work 6 dc in next ch-2 space. *sc between the 2 cluster stitches of the next petal, 6 dc in the next ch-2 space. Repeat from * around. Sl st into top of first sc. Fasten off third color.
FOURTH COLOR (LEAVES):
R4: Join 4th color in a sc from prior round. Ch1 and sc in the same stitch as joining, ch 4, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in the next sc. ch 4, *sc in the next sc, ch 4, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in the next sc. ch 4 Repeat from * around. Slip stitch into top of starting sc. Fasten off fourth color.
FIFTH COLOR (BORDER):
R5: Attach 5th color in any corner space. Ch3 (counts as 1st dc), 1dc, ch3, 2dc (First corner made), *dc in next 2 stitches. 4dc in next ch-4 space, 4dc in next ch-4 space, dc in next 2 stitches. 2dc, ch3, 2dc (corner made). Repeat from * around. Join with a slip stitch to top of starting ch-3.
R6: Ch 1 and sc in same space, work *sc in each stitch until corner space. In corner work (sc, ch2, sl st into 2nd ch to form picot, sc). Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to top of starting sc. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
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