My very earliest childhood memories are snippet snapshots. My favorite doll. A toy piano. My mother prying chewy candy out of my younger sister’s mouth after a zealous Halloween treat tasting gone wrong. And then these Kaleidoscope Crochet Coasters…
Suddenly there I am. Three or four years old. Baby curls rolling past my neck as I tip my head up to look into this amazing tube. My dad’s soft voice telling me to keep my hands down as he holds the tube in one hand and turns the bottom of the tube with the other. “Can you see it?” He asks. And I’m still. And trying.
And then.. like magic, I DO see it. The burst of twisting, twirling bright color and I feel surprise and wonder flow right down to my toes. A sigh. A smile of connection with my dad and the memory fades. That is until these bright cheery Kaleidoscope crochet coasters drag the memory from cobwebs.
There’s something to love about a crochet pattern that uses a few non traditional placement of stitches and vibrant color to make a statement. These Kaleidoscope crochet coasters are just the thing. Easy. Quick. And almost guaranteed to make you smile in wonderment. They might be your new favorite.
Kaleidoscope Crochet Coasters
Here is what you will need:
- US H8/5.00 mm crochet hook (here are my favorite crochet hooks)
- Worsted Weight Yarn, sample used scraps of Hobby Lobby I Love this Cotton yarn. Each coaster uses approximately 17 yards.
- 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.
Coaster is approximately 4″ across.
With color A, chain 4 and join.
R1: ch 2 (does NOT count as hdc), work 12 hdc in ring. Join with slip stitch to top of 1sthdc. Fasten off color A. Fasten off color A.
R2: With color B, join to any stitch, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around. Fasten off color B. (24 st)
The next round is worked in the spaces between the 2 dc in the previous row.
R3: With color C and using a standing stitch, work *2hdc, ch 1 into first space, skip next 2 st, repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc. Fasten off color C.
R4: With Color D, join with a slip stitch to the first stitch in previous round. Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next st, work a dc front post stitch around the next stitch in row 2, *sc in next 2 st, work a dc front post stitch around next stitch in row 2. Repeat from * around. Fasten off. (36 st)
R5: With color A, join with a slip stitch to the first stitch in previous round. Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around (48 st)
R6: Continuing with Color A, reverse single crochet around. Fasten off and weave in ends. (48 st)
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