Summer vacation is in full swing at my house and my boys are running wild! Their favorite summer holiday is the 4th of July - partly because they get to scarf on hot dogs and treats and partly because they get to watch things explode!
Aside from explosions and fireworks, I wanted to add some patriotic touches to my new patio set
Create crocheted coasters in all kinds of colors, combinations and themes to match or contrast your home décor, patio furniture or even office. I use Red Heart Super Saver or Lily Sugar’n Cream depending on personal preference or colors I’m going for.
Red Heart Super Saver is great for coasters made with sports team or school colors. The cotton yarn is nice because it’s so durable and washable, especially if your coasters have to endure spills and drips. Lily Sugar’n Cream comes in nice variegated color schemes too.
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Size: 4 x 4”
Skill Level: Easy
Worsted or cotton yarn
Hook size: I/5.50mm
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
JOIN = sl st to first stitch of round
MR = Magic Ring (tutorial here)
PICOT = ch 3, sl st to 1st ch
RND = Round
SK = skip
SL ST = slip stitch
SP = space
4 dc = 1" across
2 rnds = 1.5" height
Ch 3 counts as first dc throughout pattern.
This pattern is built with rounds, no turning necessary.
Rnd 1: MR, Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc, ch 2] x3, join to 1st dc. Pull MR tight to close. (12 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc in ch 2 sp], *3 dc, [2 dc, ch 2, 2dc in ch 2 sp], repeat 2x from *, join to 1st dc. (28 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 4 dc, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc in ch 2 sp], *7 dc, [2 dc, ch 2, 2dc in ch 2 sp], repeat 2x from *, 2 dc, join to 1st dc (ch 3). (44 dc)
Break yarn, weave ends. Or continue to optional finish round.
Optional Finish Round with Picots
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc, picot, sc 5, [sc, picot, sc] in ch 2 sp; *sc 6, picot, sc 5, [sc, picot, sc] in ch 2 sp, repeat 2x from *, sc 5, join to 1st sc. Break yarn, weave ends.
If you like my patriotic versions, crochet your rnds as follows:
Rnd 1: blue
Rnd 2: white
Rnd 3: red
Optional Finish Rnd: your choice!
You are done! Enjoy a patriotic and hydrated holiday!
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