spring coasters...

stitches used are
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
made into cluster stitches
crab stitch or reverse single crochet

I used Patons Grace cotton and for the tut
a B hook
which is also a size 1 or 2.25 mm
but use whatever size is called for with the yarn you use
I have a ton of hooks and by now all sizes probably,
but somewhere like Michaels or Joanne's or any craft store will have them...
I use US terms
I used an
for the middle
it makes for a neater circle
but if you don't know how to do it
make a normal loop

row 1
in a magic loop
12 sc
join with a sl st


ch3 and make a cluster of 3 sts in the same sc as the ch 3
ch 1
in next sc
make a 3 st 
and in each sc around
 3 st cluster stitches
join with sl st in top of first ch

(a cluster stitch is made with unfinished double crochets and you are left with many loops on the hook...
make as many stitches as needed and then pull yarn through all loops on hook to finish)

the above is a 3 stitch cluster

the finished cluster

row 3
ch 3 and make a 4 stitch cluster in between  each cluster in the previous row
join in top of first ch

row 4/5
for the next two rows
 make sc in each stitch around

the last row of the coaster is done in
reverse single crochet
which is to say the sc done in reverse
 at the beginning of a row
ch 1
put the hook in the stitch to the right of the hook
from the bottom front  up
yo and pull through
hook into the stitch to the right of the hook
bottom front up
yo and pull through
it will feel very clumsy at first but if you do it slowly and deliberately
it will become second nature to you by the time you reach the end!!!!
:) :) :)

the stitch looks like a rope and finishes of the edge beautifully
if you have trouble understanding how to hook bacwards there are instructions online
it's called the
crab stitch

as always 
if there is a mistake 
or a problem
let me know
and we'll fix it


Anonymous said...

Thank you, finally I found someone that explains how to make a round. I always see the beautiful crochet and wanted to learn how to make things but didn't have a lead to follow. Thank you so much!

Marilyn said...

you are most welcome...I'm glad it was of help...

Kelsey said...

I tried this twice and think there's a problem. It looks like you're doing at least one chain in between the cluster stitches, but that's not in the pattern. Without a chain or two in between the clusters, though, the coaster kind of bows into more of a bowl shape. I haven't tried adding the chain stitches in yet, but hopefully that will solve the problem. Am I right?

Marilyn said...

thank you so much for pointing that out... I have added the chain 1!! or however many you need to make it sit flat!!! :)

Kelsey said...

Thanks! I'm about to try this again (I just LOVE how they look! I must replicate them!), I will let you know how it goes!

Kathy said...

These are gorgeous! I really want to try these out for Christmas gifts this year! I'm having trouble finding the size B crochet hook, is is super tiny? Is the Patons Grace Cotton a lot thinner than the regular cotton yarn? Thanks for your help and sharing your talents! Blessings! Kathy

Kathy said...

Marilyn, thank you for the extra info on the yarn and hook! Can't wait to try these out, yours are so gorgeous! Blessings! Kathy