If you are like me, nothing quite says summer like watermelon. The days get longer. It’s time for bare feet, shorts and sunshine. And when you head to the store, there is the most enormous box of whole watermelons that you’ve ever seen and then you know… you know… summer is truly here. There’s something wonderful about that first taste of juicy sweetness–you know the kind I mean, that big mouthful that makes you feel like maybe you took too big a bite because suddenly you feel like you’re a kid again and that watermelon juice just might trickle right down your chin! It’s sweet. It’s delicious and oh my goodness, it is summer! If you liked my citrus coasters, you might just like what I’ve got for you today.. crochet watermelon coasters!
I like my coasters in single crochet cotton. I think it makes them really absorbent (because who wants that icy glass to get water all over your tables). I think it would be adorable to crochet a coaster box in matching colors too–and you can head right over here to snag that pattern. You might want to make it for a gift. Myself… I decided to make these for me and they make me happy just looking at them!
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Crochet Watermelon Coasters Pattern
Here is what you will need:
- US G6/4.00 mm crochet hook (here are my favorite crochet hooks)
- worsted weight cotton yarn, sample used Lily Sugar N Cream in hot pink, mod green, white and black
- tapestry needle, 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.
Finished coasters are about 4-1/4″ in diameter.
With Pink, ch 2.
R1: 6 sc into 2nd st from hook (6 sts). Work in rounds.
R2: 2 sc in ea st around (12 st)
R3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (18 st)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (24 st)
R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around (30 st)
R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to next st and fasten off pink (36 st)
R7: Rotate work, skip 2 st and attach white. (I like to offset the increases slightly at this point to create a rounder shape). With white, *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around, change to green in last st (42 st)
R8: Attach green with a standing sc working as follows: *sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around. Attach with slip stitch to starting (48 st). Fasten off and weave in ends.
With black yarn, make small stitches to represent seeds in the pink section. Ta Da! Crochet watermelon coasters!
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