Valentines' Coaster

Hi everyone! what a fast paced year, it's already February! This means two wonderful events are upon us; Valentines first, then the Chinese New Year. It took me a while to figure out what my contribution for this year's Valentines will be, and It's all about love and gifts, reminding our nearest and dearest that they are always in our hearts, so I thought "hearts it shall be!". One of the simplest and quickest pieces that you can work for this occasion is making a coaster set, It has a personal touch, could be gifted to whoever you fancy, whether young or old, far or near. So a coaster with a cute heart pattern seemed like the best idea, since it requires no time to make, a few yards of material is all you'll need, and a verity of versions can be made. Happy Valentines day to you and all your family members and loved ones.

Skill level: Easy





Materials

  • Yarn: you can use any light worsted yarn. I used Nako Vizon, 100% premium acrylic, 3.5 oz. (100 g), 213 yards (195m). You can use white yarn plus any colored yarn you like.
  • Crochet Hook: 6 US (4 mm).
  • Tapestry needle.




Measurements: 5.5" x 5.5" (14 cm x 14 cm) approx.

Gauge: 20 sts x 10 rows = 4"x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in dc stitch.

Yardage: 33 - 35 yards (30 - 32 m).





Crochet Terms (US):

  • ch: chain.
  • ss: slip stitch. 
  • dc: double crochet.


Instructions:

With white yarn make a magic ring:
Round 1: ch 2 (count as one dc), dc 2, ch 2, *(dc 3, ch 2) repeat 3 times, sl st into the second ch of the first ch 2.
Round 2: ch 3 (always count as one dc), dc in st twice, *with colored yarn (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) into the ch 2 space, with white yarn dc in st 3 times, repeat from * 3 times, with colored yarn (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) into the ch 2 space, sl st into third ch of the first ch 3.
Round 3: ch 3, dc in st twice, *with colored yarn, dc in st twice, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) into the ch 2 space, dc in st twice, with white yarn dc in st 3 times, repeat from * 3 times, with colored yarn, dc in st twice, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) into the ch 2 space, dc in st twice, sl st into the third ch of the first ch 3.
Round 4: ch 3, dc in st twice, *with colored yarn, dc in st 4 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) into the ch 2 space, dc in st 4 times, with white yarn dc in st 3 times, repeat from * 3 times, with colored yarn, dc in st 4 times, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) into the ch 2 space, dc in st 4 times, sl st into the third ch of the first ch 3.
Round 5: ch 3, dc in st three times, *with colored yarn, dc in st 5 times, with white yarn, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) into the ch 2 space, with colored yarn, dc in st 5 times, with white yarn dc in st 5 times, repeat from * 3 times, with colored yarn, dc in st 5 times, with white yarn, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) into the ch 2 space, with colored yarn, dc in st 5 times, sl st into the third ch of the first ch 3.
With white yarn only (don't cut colored yarn):
Round 6: ch 3, *dc in each st to next ch 2 space, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) into the ch 2 space, repeat from * 4 times, dc in each st to first ch 3, sl st into the third ch of the first ch 3.
Cut white yarn, with colored yarn:
Round 7: ch 1, make a reverse sc in first st and in each st around, and 2 reverse sc into each ch 2 space, sl st to first ch. Cut yarn. Weave in loose ends.






Lastly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.

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