Hey Dearies! I know it has been quite a while since I’ve posted for Crafty Sassy, but because Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, not to mention my birthday is in October, I had to share this super cute pattern with you all!
So, this is part of a set, but the placemat will come out next week. This pattern set was part of my Mother’s Day giveaway, while I used a light purple and white. However, this is Halloween, so the colors will be black and orange.
Here is the link for the matching placemat that goes with this coaster: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/10/09/crafty-sassy-crochet-halloween-placemat-easy/
As much as I love working with black, it’s very difficult to see the stitches, but here are a few tips to help you out.
Tips for working with black yarn:
- If you are lucky enough to be a crochet hook collector, you might have heard of the ones that light up, and yes they do work great, especially when you are working with darker colored yarn.
- If you don’t have those light-up hooks hanging around, a lamp or overhead lights will be your best friend. I always use an overhead light for my life and when working with darker colors.
- If you don’t have any of the 2 above, sunlight or daylight works well!
Let’s talk about what you will need:
- Medium Size Yarn
- I’ll be using Pumpkin, in Red Heart Super Saver, and Black, in I Love This Yarn.
- 5.5mm hook
- Sewing needle
Take the color you would like to use for the middle. I’ll be using black as my middle.
Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as double crochet on thisd rounds and the others). 9 Double crochets in the ring. Join at the top of your chain 3. (10 dc)
Round 2: Chain 3. Double crochet in the same chain as joining. 2 Double crochets in each stitch. Join at the top of your chain 3. (20 dc)
Round 3: Chain 3. Double crochet in the same stitch as joining. 2 Double crochets in each stitch. Join at the top of your chain 3. (40 dc)
You can stop here if you want, but if you want to make it bigger, do Round 4. If you want to stop here, skip to the border step.
Round 4: Chain 3. Double crochet in the same stitch as joining. *Double crochet in the next stitch, make 2 double crochets in the next stitch.* Join at the top of chain 3.
Grab the second color and chain 1 with it.
Round 1: Single crochet in that same stitch you joined in the last round and all around. Slip stitch into the first single crochet.
Round 2: Chain 1. Skip the next stitch. *Make 5 double crochets in the next stitch. Skip the next stitch. Slip stitch in the next stitch.* Repeat until you reach the end and slip stitch.
Fasten off and sew in any loose ends.
There you have it! Make sure to check in next Tuesday for the placemat that goes with this coaster.
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