Scrappy Coasters with Holder Pattern

I have iced tea or iced water at my side all day long, and the condensation pooling on my desk or computer table is appalling.  I’ve had lovely coasters – made of sandstone, or cork in stone – and none of them work at all.  I usually end up with a folded paper towel.  Yesterday I decided it was time to make my own.  I was in bed without the computer, so I threw together an easy peasy little design.

I used scraps of Red Heart Super Saver and a G (4.25mm) hook:

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THE COASTERS

  • Row 1:  12 dc in magic ring, join with ss
  • Row 2:   2 hdc in each dc of previous round, join with ss
  • Row 3:   dc, ch 2, dc in joining, (sk 1 hdc, dc, ch 2, dc in next hdc) 11 times, join with ss
  • Row 4:   2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in joining and in each ch 2 space around (12 v stitches) join with ss

Could that be any easier???

THE HOLDER

  • Row 1:   10 hdc in magic ring, join with ss
  • Row 2:    2 hdc in each hdc of previous round, join with ss (20 hdc)
  • Row 3:    2 hdc in joining, (1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) 18 times, 1 hdc in last st, join with ss (30 hdc)
  • Row 4:    2 hdc in joining, (1 hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next stitch) 28 times, 1 hdc in last st, join with ss (40 hdc)
  • Row 5:    2 hdc in joining, (1 hdc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next stitch) 38 times, 1 hdc in last st, join with ss (50 hdc)
  • Row 6:    2 hdc in joining, (1 hdc in next 4 st, 2 hdc in next stitch) 48 times, 1 hdc in last st, join with ss (60 hdc)

this part is slightly more complicated to write out – holding the bottom so the wrong side is facing you, crochet into the back loops (which is on the right side) for the next bit

  • In back loops, sc in 1st 15 st, turn and repeat for 9 more rows (10 rows of 15 sc total)
  • turn the work to the side and work 10 sc down the side of your 10 rows
  • In back loops again, sc in next 20 st. turn and sc in 1st 15 sc.  Repeat 8 rows of 15 sc (10 rows of 15 sc total)
  • turn the work to the side and work 10 sc down the side of your 10 rows
  • In back loops again, sc in next 20 st. turn and sc in 1st 15 sc.  Repeat 8 rows of 15 sc (10 rows of 15 sc total)
  • turn the work to the side and work 10 sc down the side of your 10 rows
  • sc in last 5 st of the bottom
  • work 10 sc into the unfinished sides of the 3 standing sides

You should now have 3 sides with 3 gaps

  • Starting on the top of one of the sides, (ss into 15 sc, ch 5) 3 times, join with ss
  • Here I used a ss all the way around (60 ss), but in retrospect, it would look better with a sc or a crab stitch

eh voila!  Coasters with holder.

As always, this pattern hasn’t been tested, so if you use it and find mistakes, please let me know.

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