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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Chrysanthemum / Flower Coaster – Free Crochet Pattern Review

 My little son graduated kindergarten 2 days ago! I can't believe how quickly the years have passed! 
These flower crochet coasters were part of the appreciation gift I made for his kindergarten teachers. 
I really hope they liked them, because I spent 2 hours for each coaster! Yes, i thought it will work up much quicker, but I needed one hour for making one flower, plus one hour to work the edging around the petals and weaving in the ends! 

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The pattern I used to make this coasters is a Free Crochet Pattern by Bernat Design Studio on Yarnspirations site. Actually the pattern is for a dishcloth, but using a smaller hook size as in the pattern indicated I obtained nice, stiff coasters with a diameter of 15 cm (unblocked). 

Once you're on Yarnspiration site, to download the pattern, click on the green button with the text "Free Pattern"!

The dishcloth pattern calls for a 5 mm crochet hook, I used a 3.5 mm hook and kitchen 100% cotton yarn. A good yarn choice could be Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton Yarn, currently on Sale on Craftsy. 


I had much fun crocheting these coasters, well until weaving in the ends! :) 

The pattern it's nice and simple, the only more challenging part is the final round, the edging around the petals. I didn't liked very much the look of the single crochet edging around the petals, so I replaced the sc with slip stitches.


Before changing colors,  I finished the rounds with invisible finish off .  I have joined new color  with a standing half double crochet  into ch space of a shell from previous round. 


I hope you liked these flower crochet coasters!
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