The holidays are here! I’m kicking off the season with a HOLI-DIY series which features some quick craft projects that you can do this Christmas. I’m really excited to share with you this first project that I made for this special series which is a Crochet Peppermint Coaster. The pattern for this project was originally authored by Wendy Bennet. But I made some slight alterations to it because I want the coasters to have a more solid structure.
4mm Crochet Hook
White Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart’s Super Saver Yarn in White)
Green or Red Worsted Weight Yarn with metallic accent (I used Red Heart’s Holiday Yarn in Green)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Treble Crochet (trc)
Pattern (in US terminology):
Make a slip knot and chain 4, Join to the first chain with a slip stitch.
Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as first dc), 11 dc in the ring, Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain-3 (12 stitches).
Round 2: Chain 1, 2 sc on the same stitch as the chain 1, 2 sc in every stitch all around (24 stitches), join with a slip stitch on the first sc.
Round 3: Chain 8 (counts as first treble crochet and chain-4 space), *skip a stitch, 1 trc, chain 4* repeat 11 times, join with a slip stitch on the fourth chain of the beginning 8-chain. Fasten off and leave a tail of about 4 to 5 inches. (total of 12 trcs and 12 4-chain spaces)
Round 4: With the green (or red) yarn, make a slip knot and insert your hook. Get your coasters and with the right side facing you, fold the edge to the center so you can see an unworked sc from the 2nd round. Insert your hook in this unworked sc, yarn over and pull through all loops to join your green (or red yarn). This means your working yarn should be behind your work.
Chain 4, remove your hook from your yarn. Then from the front of your work, simply grab the yarn again with your hook. This means your working loop is now in front of your work and your working yarn, still behind your work.
Chain 4, *fold the edge of your coaster towards you and make 1 trc in the next unworked sc. Move your crochet hook to the front of your work and chain 4* repeat 11 times. Join with a slip stitch on top of the beginning chain-4. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
Here is a step-by-step video tutorial if you want to see how it’s done. I would also love it if you hit that subscribe button on my Youtube channel 🙂