Modern Crochet Coasters

Modern Crochet Coasters

Modern Crochet Coasters

Hi, Erica here from 5 Little Monsters with another crochet project. I wanted to make something quick and easy that would also be bright and summery. I was inspired by modern, geometric designs and bright summery colors. I have seen a lot of things lately that combine natural elements with bright pops of color and I wanted to try to recreate that with yarn. I decided to make a set of coasters that had a modern feel with their geometric design and combination of bright and natural colors.

 triangle geometric coasters

I made a set of 4 coasters, each using a cream colored yarn combined with a bright color, pink, yellow, blue or green. They are made using single crochet and working with both colors at the same time, carrying the yarn up the back of the coaster, I created a half square triangle design. It kind of reminded me of a quilt square.

summer crochet coasters

When I am changing colors in a project like this I like to always change when I am making the my last stitch of the previous color. To do this I start the last stitch as normal (insert into stitch, pull up yarn) but rather that finishing the stitch with that color I yarn over with the new color and pull through to finish the stitch. This way the loop on your hook as you start your next stitch is the new color. Also, because I carry the yarn up the back of the coaster rather than cutting the yarn on each row, I always make sure the yarn tail is on the wrong side. That means that each time I change from cream to the other color I start the last stitch as I explained above but before I yarn over with the new color I first flip the tail forward so that it is on the wrong side or back of the coaster. 

steps for color change

 These pictures show the steps of switching from cream to blue. When you switch back to the cream from the blue the steps would be the same except you will not need to flip the tail over in the first step. Just make sure that your tails always end up on the wrong side of your work. 

crocheted coasters geometric

Modern Crochet Coasters

Finished size 4 1/2 inches square

You will need:

  • 100% cotton yarn in a natural color (I used Peaches and Cream in Ecru)
  • 100% cotton yarn in contrasting color (I used Peaches and Cream in Bright Blue, Iced Strawberry, Sunshine and Bright Chartreuse)
  • G crochet hook

crocheted half square triangles

starting with cream yarn

ch 15

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain and easy chain to the end (14 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in first 13 sc, change to color, sc in last stitch (14 sc, 13 cream 1 color)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 stitches, change to cream, sc in each stitch to end (14 sc, 12 cream 2 color)

Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in first 11 stitches, change to color, sc in last 3 stitches (14 sc, 11 cream 3 color)

Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 stitches, change to cream, sc in each stitch to end (14 sc, 10 cream 4 color)

Row 6: ch 1, turn, sc in first 9 stitches, change to color, sc in each stitch to the end (14 sc, 9 cream 5 color)

Row 7: ch 1, turn, sc in first 6 stitches, change to cream, sc in each stitch to end (14 sc, 8 cream 6 color)

Row 8: ch 1, turn, sc in first 7 stitches, change to color, sc in each stitch to the end (14 sc, 7 cream 7 color)

Row 9: ch 1, turn, sc in first 8 stitches, change to cream, sc in each stitch to end (14 sc, 6 cream 8 color)

Row 10: ch 1, turn, sc in first 5 stitches, change to color, sc in each stitch to the end (14 sc, 5 cream 9 color)

Row 11: ch 1, turn, sc in first 10 stitches, change to cream, sc in each stitch to end (14 sc, 4 cream 10 color)

Row 12: ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 stitches, change to color, sc in each stitch to the end (14 sc, 3 cream 11 color)

Row 13: ch 1, turn, sc in first 12 stitches, change to cream, sc in each stitch to end (14 sc, 2 cream 12 color)

Row 11: ch 1, turn, sc in first stitch, change to color, sc in each stitch to end (14 sc, 1 cream 13 color)

Row 12: ch1, turn, sc in each stitch to the end (14 sc, 0 cream 14 color)

at the end of row 12 pick up the cream yarn and turn 90 degrees so you are working down the side of your coaster, 1 sc in corner stitch, sc evenly dow the side of the coaster, 3 sc in corner, sc in each stitch along the bottom, work 2 sc in corner joining color yarn in the last stitch, continue working with colored yarn, 1 sc in same corner, continue to sc evenly up the side, work 3 sc in corner, sc in each stitch across the top finishing with 2 sc in the corner, join to first sc, finish off, weave in all ends

cotton crocheted coasters

Repeat that pattern until you have the number of coasters you want.

single crochet coasters

I hope you enjoy this crochet project. Small projects like this are a great way to keep crocheting through the summer when the weather is warm and you don”t really want to be sitting under a big afghan that you are working on, or if you want something that you can use right away unlike a scarf or hat that needs to wait until winter.

 

 

summer coasters  
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Erica
Hi, I'm Erica, and my blog is 5 Little Monsters. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah with my husband and our 5 kids. I really enjoy crafting of any kind, but I most frequently sew or crochet. On my blog you’ll find a variety of free crochet and embroidery patterns, as well as some sewing tutorials.
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