MERRY & BRIGHT Merry & Bright Coasters Monica Mance Design by EASY FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 41/2 inches wide x 6 inches long MATERIALS • Premier Yarns Home Cotton medium (worsted) weight cotton/polyester yarn (23/4 oz/140 yds/80g per ball): 1 ball each #38-07 cranberry, #38-14 Christmas green, #38-21 lime green and #38- 04 yellow Size J/10/6mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge Tapestry needle Fabric stiffener Blocking pins • Are they coasters or brightly colored ornaments? They’re both! Hang them on your tree, use them as coasters or give them as a fun gift! • • • GAUGE 3 hdc = 1 inch; 3 rows = 1 inch PATTERN NOTES Instructions given for Solid Coaster. Refer to Color Sequences for color changes for Striped and Banded Coasters. Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Chain-3 and treble crochet at beginning of row count as first treble crochet cluster unless otherwise stated. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated. Rows 11–14: Cranberry SPECIAL STITCH Treble crochet cluster (tr cl): Yo twice, insert hook in indicated st, draw up a lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] twice, yo twice, insert hook in same st, draw up a lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] twice, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook. Back Bar of Chain of next 2 sts. Sc in last st. Ch 1. Turn. (6 sc) Row 3: Sc in first st. 2 sc in next st. Sc in each of next 2 sts. 2 sc in next st. Sc in last st. Ch 1. Turn. (8 sc) COASTER COLOR SEQUENCES Row 4: Sc in each of first 3 sts. 2 sc in each of next 2 sts. Sc in each of last 3 sts. Ch 1. Turn. Sc in each of first 4 sts. 2 sc in each of next 2 sts. Sc in each of last 4 sts. Turn. Banded Coaster Rows 1–5, 7, 9, 11–14: Row 6: Row 8: Row 10: Striped Coaster Rows 1–5: Rows 6–10: SOLID COASTER Cranberry Christmas green Lime green Christmas green (10 sc) Row 1 (RS): Beg at top of coaster, with cranberry, form a slip knot and ch 5. Sc in of 2nd ch from hook. Sc in back bar of each of last 3 chs. Ch 1. Turn. Row 5: back bar (see illus (12 sc) (see Pattern Notes) tration) Row 6: Ch 3, tr in first st. Tr in next st. Dc in each of next 2 sts. Sc in each of next 4 (4 sc) Cranberry Christmas green Row 2: Sc in first st. 2 sc in each 82 PRESENTS AUTUMN 2019 CROCHET WORLD A VERY CROCHET CHRISTMAS
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