Tutorial: Crochet Coaster with Scallop Edge

Monday, October 29, 2012

Re-post from my Tumblr blog:

DIY Love: Crochet Coaster with Scallop Corners

This is the second crochet tutorial of my blog. I am still having fun with my colorful mercerized cotton yarn that I bought last month. After the butterflies earring project, I think I should create something that I can use around the house (so I can show off my creation to my guests..) . However, I have only 2 hours which is my son’s nap time.  This is what I came up with - a square crochet coaster with scallop corners. This time I still use the cantaloupe orange yarn similar to the one I used in Butterflies earrings project and I paired it with this cute lime green. I think I will call this combination a cantaloupe  combo. What do you think?
Below is the tutorial for this scallop corner coaster.  This is a great project for beginners to practice all the basic stitches.
Stitches used
  • single crochet
  • double crochet
  • triple crochet
Have fun crochet !!!!

DIY Love: Tutorial

You will need
Crochet hook 1.3 mm
Mercerized Cotton yarn No.20 (2 colors: 1 skein each)

DIY: Crochet Coaster

Step 1: Use the 1st color to chain 25 (Row 1 / foundation row)
Step 2:  Row 2
  • 2.1 Chain 3. 
  • 2.2 Make 2 double crochet in the 5th chain from the hook. (Now you will see that you have a “V”.
  • 2.3 Skip 1 chain. Then make 2 double in the next chain.
  • 2.4 Repeat step 2.3 across until the last 2 chains.
  • 2.5 Skip 1 chain and make 1 double crochet in the last chain of the row.  

DIY: Crochet Coaster

Step 3: Row 3
  • 3.1 Chain 3 (count as 1 double crochet).
  • 3.2 Make 2 double crochet between the next 2 double crochet group (inside the “V”).
  • 3.3 Repeat step 3.2 across the row. Make 1 double crochet in the last chain.
  • 3.4 Turn to start the next row.
Step 4: Repeat Step 3 to make 13 more rows. (The finished square will be the total of 1 foundation row and 15 rows.

Square Coaster

Step 5: Now we are going to change the color of the yarn in order to make the edge in another color. Before finishing the last stitch of the last row, yarn over the second color and pull through the remaining 2 loops on hook.


Now it is time to start making the fun edge for this coaster. Turn the crochet piece and continue with step 6.
Step 6: Make 1 single crochet between the “V” (not inside the “v” as in step 3.2) alternate with 2 single crochet for all the way around the edge.

DIY Love: Crochet Coaster Tutorial

Step 7:
7.1 Make 1 single crochet, 1 double crochet, 1 triple crochet, 1 double crochet and 1 single crochet  into the space underneath the 2 chains from the previous row ( all 5 stitches in the same space).
7.2 Make 2 single crochet into the space underneath the next 2 chains from the previous row ( all 5 stitches in the same space).  Repeat this pattern across this side until you reach the space underneath the last 2 chains from the previous row.

DIY Love: Crochet Coaster Tutorial

Corners : Repeat step 7.1 for all the space underneath the last, the corner and the first 2 chains from the previous row. This step will create the scallop corners as shown in the pictures.  
4 Sides : Repeat step 7.2 for all 4 sides.

DIY Love: Crochet Coaster with Scallop Corners

DIY Love: Crochet Coaster with Scallop Corners

Now you can bind off and weave in your ends.

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