Friday, November 11, 2011

Star Coaster with Poms

Here is my first public crochet pattern.  It is a coaster but the first one was more like a candle mat since I used double yarn.  I was inspired by the request for Christmas coasters from our local hospice.  We are making them to go on the meal trays or bedsides.  I did it in white but it would be very cute done in red with white poms to look like Santa hats in a circle.  Also you could try school colors like blue star, orange pom for Auburn or crimson star, white pom for Ala.  Adapts to any school.  Would also be great in sparkly jiffy thread.

Well, let me know how it comes out or if there are any mistakes.  Also, send pix and I will post.

Star Coaster w/Pompoms
by Rachel Bates
Materials:  Any worsted weight yarn
                US G hook
Center:  Chain 6.  Join w sl st in first sc to form ring.
Row 1: Sc 6 times in ring.  Ch 1. 6 stitches
Row 2: Sc 2 times in each sc around.  Ch 1. 12 stitches.
Row 3: Loosely sc 2 times in each sc around.  Sc in side of first    sc of row two.  Ch 1. 25 stitches.
Points:  (first point continues yarn from end of Center Row 3.  Next four you must join yarn in first sc to the left (RS) of previous point)
Row 1:  Sc in top of next 5 stitches.  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 2:  Sc in first 4 sc.  Sk last sc.  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:  Skip first sc.  Sc in next 3 sc.  Ch1.  Turn.
Row 4:  Skip first sc.  Sc in next 2 sc.  Ch1. Turn.
Row 5:  Skip first sc.  Sc in next sc.  Fasten Off.

FinishAttach a handmade or purchased pompom to ends of points.

  PDF is here.      


Carol said...

These are too cute!! Thanks for posting

Linda_J said...

These turned out really cute! I am more a knitter than crocheter and admire that you could figure out your own pattern.

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