Ahh, it’s that time of year to craft in an effort to spread a little extra cheer in the home (yours or someone you care about). I’ve really been digging seasonal coasters lately. For fall I crocheted some beautiful fall leaves that added some extra color and decor to our rooms. I love coasters because they are the best stash busters, they are quick to make, you can make them on a car trip, reading or watching TV, and they make great little gifts. Does it get any better?!?
I was actually on my way to central Wisconsin very early one morning when my mind started drifting a bit. I was sipping a cup of coffee and watching a very light flurry hit my windshield when I thought, oooh! ornament coasters! Don’t ask, even I don’t know how my mind works sometimes 😛
So, here I am, about to share a fun, easy crochet project. I used cotton yarn for this project because it’s not sensitive to heat and you can wash it. I had some extra Peaches & Cream on hand. This yarn is my go-to for dishcloths, coasters, and pot holders because it’s easy to come by, reasonably priced, comes in a wide variety of colors, and holds up fairly well. You could use any cotton yarn, or acrylic if you’re not putting anything super duper hot on it. Acrylic will melt.
Let’s get crocheting!
Color A: Peaches & Cream 100% cotton yarn (4) in the color you’d like your ornament. I used green, red and gold.
Color B: Peaches & Cream contrasting yarn for top. I used gold, you could use black, gray, any color you like.
Crochet hook: Size H (5.00mm)
Pipe cleaner for the hook, I have brown. You could also just loop an ornament hook if you like, or leave it off.
Tapestry needle to weave in ends.
ch – chain
dec – decrease (insert yarn into st, yarn over, draw loop up, insert into next st, yarn over, draw loop up, yarn over and draw through both loops).
sc – single crochet
sl – slip stitch
( ) indicates number of stitches in round
* * indicates repeat
Make a magic circle. Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p298HxgsO1s
Ch1, sc 5 into the circle. Join to top of ch with a slip stitch. Pull tail to close the loop.
Ch1, sc in same stitch as ch1, 2sc in each stitch around, sl to top of ch 1. (12)
Ch1, sc in same stitch as ch1, sc in next stitch, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat around. Sl to top of Ch1. (18)
Ch1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st*, repeat around. Sl to top of Ch1. (24)
Ch1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st*, repeat around. Sl to top of Ch1. (30)
Ch1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st*, repeat around. Sl to top of Ch1. (36)
Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st*, repeat around. Sl to top of Ch1. (42)
Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, *2sc in next st, sc in next 6 st*, repeat around. Sl to top of Ch1. (48).
Join color B to top of ornament and Ch 1.
Sc in next 4 sts, ch1, turn. (5)
Sc in each st across, ch1, turn, (5)
Dec in first 2 st, sc in next st, dec over last 2 st. Fasten off.
Weave in all loose ends.
Insert pipe cleaner into the middle top of Color B (think inserting an ornament hook). Make a bottom loop to hook onto the top stiches. Cut pipe cleaner to desired length to make top loop of ornament hook.
There you have it! An ornament coaster 🙂 I hope you enjoyed this simple, fun project. This project is a great way to add some extra holiday fun to your home, and would be a lovely gift to pair with a bottle of wine, good coffee and a mug…you get the idea. 😀
I hope you enjoy this pattern. Please let me know what you think and if you have any questions.
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