Thanks for staying with me inspite of my long absence. Thanks for all your loving messages of encouragement , comfort and hope.I really appreciate it .We are in India right now , not sure for how long.
Crochet as usual has come to my rescue amidst all the chaos here.I made these coasters with some Laura Cotton yarn I flicked from my mom, no easy feat my friends, not the making ,I mean the flicking coz she guards them with her life!
First came the idea for the coasters , then the idea for the basket to hold the coasters. The pattern kind of evolved as it went and I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out.
Don’t you feel like smiling when you look at them?Thats the reason I decided to call them Cheery Coasters
Then the cover for the basket seemed plain and I decided to add a flower to it
So here’s the pattern for the Cheery Coasters.
Various Colours of Laura Knitting Cotton
Hook F/5- 3.75 mm
This pattern is written in American Terms
Sc= Single Crochet
Dc= Double Crochet
3dc bo=3DC bobble stitch
For a 3 double crochet bobble stitch, do each double crochet without completing the the last step in the same stitch, (you would have 2 loops after the first dc, 3 loops on the hook after the second dc, and 4 loops on the hook when all all three dcs are completed. Then yarn over and draw through all the loops. That is the bobble stitch.
For the starting bobble, start with 3 ch which would count as the first dc.
Round :1 Make a magic loop and three chain (Count as 1 dc )and work 11 more dc into the loop.Close the ring by pulling on the tail, and join the round by slip stitching in the top chain of the starting ch3.(12 dc) finish off.
Round :2 Join new Colour .Make one starting bobble ,ch 2, make 3dc bo, ch 3, repeat around .Join with sl st to the first bobble. (12 (3dc bo))Finish off.
Round :3 Join new Colour in the two chain space from the previous row.Ch 3,(counts as first dc)make three more dc in the same space. In the next 2ch space ,make4 dc,repeat around.Join to the first dc.(48 dc)
Round :4 Join new colour, ch1,sc in each of the DCs on the previous row, around.Join to the first sc.
Round :5 Join new colour, ch3,dc in the third ch from hook, skip one stitch, sl st in the next stitch.Repeat around.Finish off.
The cheery coasters are done. Enjoy!