Shell play Coaster
Love coasters, they are easy to make, handy to use, and you can make one from leftovers yarn whenever you feel stressed due to problems in bigger crochet project.
· Yarn; I used cotton yarn leftovers, green and honey colors. You can choose any combination of colors you prefer.
Hook size h/8 (5 mm).
· Tapestry needle.
The coaster is about 5.75” (15 cm)
The instructions are written in US terms
crochet terms used in the design
Sl st: slip stitch
Sc: single stitch
Dc: double stitch
Ch-3 picot: chain 3, slip stitch to first chain
Making the coaster
With green, make a magic ring.
Round 1: ch 3 (counts as dc), 19 dc, sl st to 3rd ch of the first ch 3. (20 sts)
Round 2: sl st to next st, ch 5 (counts as dc and ch2 space), dc in the same st, *skip st, (dc, ch 2 dc, this is called a crochet shell) in the next st, repeat to end, sl st to 3rd ch of the first ch 5.
Round 3: sl sts to first ch2 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc, ch 2, 2 dc, in the same ch2 space,*2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, in the next ch2 space (another crochet shell), repeat from * to end of round, sl st to 3rd ch of the first ch 3.
Round 4: sl sts to first ch2 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), 6 dc in the same ch2 space, *7 dc in next ch2 space, repeat from * to end, sl st to 3rd ch of the first ch 3, cut yarn.
bind on honey color yarn to first dc of any 7dc cluster.
Round 5: ch 1, sc in the same st, sc in the next 2 sts, make ch-3 picot, sc in the next 3 sts, sc between the 2 shells of the previous round, * sc in each 7 dc shell, sc between the 2 shells of the previous round, repeat from * to end, sl st to first ch of the round, cut yarn.
The inside honey color circle: make a knot with honey color yarn, place it under the coaster, *ch 2 through the upper part of dcs in the first round, below the shell of 2nd round, ch 1 through space between 2 shells in the second round, ch 1 back to first round, repeat to end of round. Cut yarn, weave in loose ends of threads.
Enjoy and have a nice time loving, admiring your work as I do, don’t hesitate to give me notes please.