Snowflake or Christmas Cookie Coaster
I am still in Christmas mood and have looked into felting some coasters. I wanted to crochet a simple and quick project, that still looks nice and has a winter theme.
Below you find a free pattern for a felted coaster, that looks like a cookie or an ice crystal, depending on the colours you choose for your project.
Happy crocheting and a blessed Christmas!
Yarn Istex Plötulopi, 100% wool unspun, 100 g-3,53 ounces/300 m-328 yards.
For the cookie: 1 skein in brown and 1 skein in offwhite.
For the ice crystal: 1 skein in dark blue and 1 skein in white.
Hook 7 mm US: K/10½
Size Before felting 26 cm – 10 inches, after felting 24 cm – 9½ inches in diameter.
Gauge 10 cm x 10 cm, 4 inches x 4 inches = 10 stitches x 6 rows in dc.
Free Crochet Pattern
The pattern is worked as a hexagon.
Starting Chain: Ch 4, sl st in first ch.
Round 1 Ch 3, dc in circle; [ch 1, 2 dc in circle] 5 times; ch 1; join with sl st in this rows 3rd beginning ch. - – 12 dc and 6 ch-1 sp.
Round 2 Ch 4, dc in first ch, dc in previous rows 3rd ch, dc, dc in sp, ch 1, dc in same sp, [2 dc, dc in sp, chain 1, dc in same space[ 4 times ; 2 dc, join with 1 sl st in this rows 3rd beginning ch. - - 23 dc and 6 ch-1 sp.
Round 3 Ch 4, dc in first ch, [4 dc, dc in sp, ch 1, dc in same sp] 5 times, 3 dc, dc in previous rows 3rd beginning ch, join with 1 sl st in this rows 3rd beginning ch. – - 35 dc and 6 ch-1 sp.
Round 4 Ch 4, dc in first ch,[6 dc, dc in sp, ch 1, dc in same sp] 5 times, 5 dc, dc in previous rows 3rd beginning ch, join with 1 sl st in this rows 3rd beginning ch. – - 47 dc and 6 ch-1 sp.
Round 5 Ch 4, dc in first chain, [8 dc, dc in sp, ch 1, dc in same sp] 5 times; 7 dc, dc in previous rows 3rd beginning ch, join with 1 sl st in this rows 3rd beginning ch. – - 59 dc and 6 ch-1 sp.
Round 6 Ch 1, 1 sc in previous rows dc [4 sc, 1 picot, 5 sc, 1 picot that finishes into the next ch sp, (4 ch, 1 sl st in chain space) 1 picot that finishes in dc from previous row] repeat 5 times between ; 5 sc, 1 picot, 5 sc, 1 picot that finishes in next ch sp, (4 ch, 1 slip stitch in chain space), 1 sc in ch sp, 1 picot that finishes in ch.
Cut yarn and weave in ends.
ch = chain
dc = double crochets
sp = space
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
Note: This pattern is written with US crochet terms. If you are more familiar with UK, Danish or German crochet terms, see my translation Crochet Chart.
If you prefer crochet charts, I made a chart for the coaster. If you are unfamiliar with reading charts, see my Tutorial how to read a Crochet Chart Motif.
With 2 strands of yarn sew the pattern beneath on top of the coaster.
Felt the coaster in the washing machine at 30 Celcius/85 Fahrenheit. I used the program for washing wool.
Below you see how I made a snowflake with the same pattern.
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