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. It shows you crochet terms in these 4 languages.
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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