SUN COASTER  – free crochet pattern

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Sun coaster is easy and fun to make project to decorate your table. Make them with colors to match your style, and they really add a personal touch. Here you may see more color combinations from people who already done them http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sun-coaster-2/people . Join the crochet community and add your finished coasters to your Ravelry projects.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL:  2 Easy
MATERIALS:

  • Approx. 20 yds of Red Heart* Crème de la crème yarn, Category 4: Worsted weight yarn
  • Crochet hook H8(5.00mm)
  • Scissors and tapestry needle to fasten off ends.


STITCH GUIDE:
ch – chain, sc – single crochet, dc double crochet, sl st – slip stitch, st(s) – stitch(es).

SPECIAL STITCHES:
dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) –  [Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
dc3tog (dc 3 sts together) –  [Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 3times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

GAUGE:
Gauge is not critical for this project.

NOTES:

  • Pattern is worked in rounds.
  • Coaster approx. diameter 5 ¼ “(14cm)

INSTRUCTIONS

Round 1: Make double loop(magic circle), ch3(count as dc here and throughout), work 17 dc into a double loop and pull the loop closed. Join with sl st into 3rd ch from beginning ch3. (18dc) ​
​Rnd 2: Ch3, dc at base of beginning ch3, 2dc in each dc around. Join with sl st into 3rd ch from beginning ch3. (36dc)
​Rnd 3: Ch3, dc2tog, ch5, *dc3tog, ch5; repeat from* around.  Join with sl st into 3rd ch from beginning ch3. (12 dc3tog, 12 ch-5 spaces)
​Rnd 4: Ch1, *5sc in ch-5 space, sc on top dc3tog; repeat from* around. Join with sl st into 3rd ch from beginning ch3. (72sc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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