It’s already the middle of November and the holiday season is in full swing. Most are getting into the holiday spirit by accenting their homes with colorful lights and decorative lawn ornaments. I’ve been sprinkling cheerful seasonal decor throughout my home and I’m trying to make sure every room is considered. That includes my dining area. Although we are not big party people, we do like to have lots of friends and family over to spread some holiday cheer. This means creating a spread of festive foods and drinks and bringing out my Christmas coasters.
Every year I make different coasters, so I surf the web until I find the ones I just have to make. There are masses of free patterns but I did find a festive set that would be perfect in our home from All Free Crochet. The Snowflake Coasters are pretty, festive and super easy to make.
- Instructions between [ ] are all worked into the same stitch or chain space.
- Instructions between * are repeated as directed.
- ch = chain
- sl = slip
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet,
- dc = double crochet
How to crochet the picot stitch:
Ch 3, sl st in first chain made.
Pattern for crocheting the center
The beginning chain does not count as a stitch. If preferred, use the Magic Ring and ch 2 to begin.
Round 1: Ch 3, in third chain from hook make 12 dc, sl st to join in first dc (12)
Round 2: Ch 2, make 2 dc in each st around, join in first dc (24)
If using two colors, fasten off and join new color in first stitch.
Round 3: Ch 2, in first st *make 3 dc, skip 1 st, in next st work [dc, ch 2, dc], skip 1 st*, repeat between * back to start, join in first dc (30 dc, 6 ch-2 spaces)
Round 4: Ch 1, *sc 1, in next st work [sc, 1 picot, sc], sc in next st, skip next dc, working into ch-2 space make [sc, hdc, dc, make 3 picots in a row, sl st in top of the dc stitch to anchor picots, hdc, sc], skip next dc*, repeat between * back to start, join in first sc (54 sts, not including picots)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Disclaimer: All Free Crochet gave me permission to share this free pattern.