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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. 

Chrysanthemum / Flower Coaster – Free Crochet Pattern Review

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I really hope that the kindergarten teachers  liked their gift, because I have 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!

Find the link to the free pattern used at the end of this post!

Chrysanthemum / Flower Coaster – Free Crochet Pattern Review

The pattern I have used to make these coasters 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 have obtained nice, stiff coasters with a diameter of 15 cm (unblocked). 

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.

Chrysanthemum / Flower Coaster – Free Crochet Pattern Review

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

Chrysanthemum / Flower Coaster – Free Crochet Pattern Review

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

I hope you liked my version of the coasters!

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