Free crochet pattern: Rainbow Coasters

We have exciting plans for our Crochet Workshop and I can’t wait to share them with you! Taught by Elisalex de Castro Peake, this class takes place the last Thursday evening of each month and we are now going to be offering a fabulous new project in each workshop. This is the perfect class for students who know crochet basics and want to continue developing their skills. If you’re a complete beginner,try our Introduction to Crochet class and then join us for the workshop! Upcoming projects include:

  • September: Cosy slippers
  • October: Cat-ear headband
  • November: Snowflakes

In our August class last week, Elisalex taught us how to crochet this set of pretty rainbow coasters. We’ve created a kit and she developed the pattern so now you can make them too! Buy your kit in the shop here and read on for instructions to create your own lovely set – the perfect hostess gift or a treat for yourself? You decide!

Rainbow Coasters

Tools:

1 x Rainbow Coaster Kit – Spud & Chloe Sweater, worsted yarn
4mm crochet hook (included in the kit)
scissors
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Abbreviations:
ch – chain
rnd – round
tr – treble
MC – main colour (white)
CC – contrast colour (red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise or navy)
sl – slip
st – stitch
cont – continue
rep – repeat
 
Finished diameter: 4” or 10cm
Difficulty: Super quick and super easy!
How to:
 
Rnd 1: With CC, ch 6, join at 1st ch with a sl st to form a ring.
ch 3, 1 tr (counts as 2 tr), ch 1. *2 tr, ch 1* rep 5 times from * to end of rnd.
Join with a sl st at top of 1st ch 3.
Cut yarn, pull through loop and weave in tail.
Rnd 2: With MC, join yarn in one of the 1 ch spaces. 
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In same 1 ch space, ch 3, 1 tr, ch 1, 2 tr, ch 1. 
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In next and all following 1 ch spaces, *2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr, ch 1* rep to end of rnd. 
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Join with a sl st at top of 1st ch 3 and sl st over to the next ch 1 space. 
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Rnd 3: ch 3, 2 tr, ch 1 in that 1st 1 ch space.
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In next and all following 1 ch spaces, *3 tr, ch 1* rep to end of rnd. 
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Join with a sl st at top of 1st ch 3. 
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Cut yarn, pull through loop and weave in tail.
Weave in any remaining tails, snip off the excess yarn and repeat the above steps for the remaining coasters.
Enjoy!

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One Response to Free crochet pattern: Rainbow Coasters

  1. dottycookie September 5, 2013 at 9:08 am #

    Finishing after the first two rows would give gorgeous little dangles for a colourful garland … Might have to give that a try!

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