Monday, August 13, 2018

Santa Club Coaster





Even though Christmas is many months ahead, I realized in recent years that most of the crafters start the preparations early in July and August. I’ve been fascinated by the Christmas accessories since I was a teenager, but recently I began to come up with ideas for doilies, coasters, shawls and other things for Christmas. This year came up with this Santa Club Coaster. I hope you like it. It’s easy to make if you just follow the instructions carefully.





Materials

Yarn: sport or middle weight yarn, in white, pink and red.
Hook: 4 mm
Felt black and red
Paper perforator
Scissors
Stitch marker

Level: intermediate


US terms:

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
fpsc: front post single crochet
dc3tog: three double crochet together
Beginning dc3tog: (ch 2, dc 2) together

Measures:
7 x 7 inch/ 18 x 18 cm (approx.)


Instructions

With white yarn, make a magic ring, or chain four and ss to first ch.


Round 1: beginning dc3tog, Ch 3, *dc3tog, ch 3, repeat from * 3 times, ss to first beginning dc3tog.



Cut white yarn, with red yarn work next 3 rounds.


Round 2: in any dc3tog cluster, (make a standing dc, or ch 3 (count as dc), dc 2), ch 2, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 3 space, ch 2, *dc 3 in (dc3tog) cluster, ch 2, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 3 space, repeat from * 3 times, ss to first dc, or 3rd ch of first ch 3.


Round 3: ch 3 and dc in first dc, dc in dc, dc 2 in dc, skip ch 2 space, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 1 space, skip next ch 2 space, ch 2, *dc 2 in dc, dc in dc, dc 2 in dc, skip ch 2 space, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 1 space, skip next ch 2 space, ch 2, repeat from * 3 times, ss to 3rd ch of first ch 3.




Round 4: ch 3 and dc 2 in first dc, dc in dc 3 times, dc 3 in dc, skip ch 2 space, ch 2, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch 2 space, skip next ch 2 space, ch 2, *dc 3 in dc, dc in dc 3 times, dc 3 in dc, skip ch 2 space, ch 2, (dc, ch 3, dc) in ch 2 space, skip next ch 2 space, ch 2, repeat from * 3 times, ss to 3rd ch of first ch 3.


Cut red yarn, with white yarn work next round:

Round 5: in any ch 3 space corner, (make a standing sc, or, ch 1, sc), and ch 2, sc in ch 3 space, skip ch 2 space, ch 3, *fpsc in each 9 dc, skip ch 2 space, ch 3, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 3 space, skip next ch 2 space, ch 3, repeat from * 3 times, fpsc in each next 9 dc, skip ch 2 space, ch 3, ss to first sc.



Cut white yarn, with pink yarn work next 2 rounds:

Note: in the next round, skip the fpsc stitches, and work in the dc stitches of round 4.
Round 6: in the beginning of any fpsc group, ch 3 in first dc, dc in each dc, ch 2, dc in ch 3 space, ch 2, (dc, ch 3, dc) in ch 2 space, ch 2, dc in ch 2 space, ch 2, *dc in each dc, ch 3 in first dc, dc in each dc, ch 2, dc in ch 3 space, ch 2, (dc, ch 3, dc) in ch 2 space, ch 2, dc in ch 2 space, ch 2, repeat from * 3 times, ss to 3rd ch of first ch 3.


Round 7: ch 3 and dc in first dc, dc in each dc 7 times, dc 2 in dc, skip ch 2 space, ch 2, dc in next ch 2 space, ch 2, (dc, ch 4, dc) in ch 3 space, ch 2, dc in next ch 2 space, skip ch 2 space, ch 2,* dc 2 in dc, dc in dc 7 times, dc 2 in dc, skip ch 2 space, ch 2, dc in next ch 2 space, ch 2, (dc, ch 4, dc) in ch 3 space, ch 2, dc in next ch 2 space, skip ch 2 space, ch 2, repeat from * 3 times,  ss to 3rd ch of first ch 3.




Cut pink yarn.


Making the beard round

Note: make the complete beard of each Santa within this round.


Note: mark the center st of each dc group of round 7.

Round 8: with white yarn and in any dc group, work first Santa beard rows:


Row 1: in the 3rd st to the right of the center st, sc in place, dc 9 in the center st, sc in 3rd st to the left, ch 2, sc in ch 2 space of round 7, turn, and work in the 9 dc as follow:


Row 2: dc 2 in 1st dc, *dc in dc, dc 2 in dc, repeat from * to end, sc in ch 2 space of round 7, turn.


Row 3: ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 3, sc in dc, repeat from * to last dc, sc in ch 2 space of round 7, 1st beard is finished.


ch 2, sc in next ch 2 space, ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch 4 space, ch 2, sc in next ch 2 space, ch 2, sc in next ch 2 space, ch 2, skip 2 dc.





Second Santa beard:

Repeat the Santa beard rows and the coaster corner 3 more times, ss to 1st sc. Cut yarn, weave in loose ends.



Make eyes and noses for the Santas by cutting circles in felt. I used a paper perforator to make the eyes, and cut a little larger circle for the nose. Stick the nose on the center of Santa's beard round, and the eyes on the line between the two pink rounds, 3 dc apart.
What do you think? Aren’t they really cute Santas, and lovely Christmas coaster? Also not so hard to make. Enjoy preparing for  Christmas with this project.



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