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Published on November 26th, 2016 | by Kate Eastwood

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Crochet Club: Christmas bauble coasters, ho ho ho!

Kate Eastwood’s been busy crocheting for Christmas! Grab your hooks and make a set of Christmas bauble coasters with her easy photo tutorial!

Crochet Club Christmas bauble coasters by Kate Eastwood

With December just a jingle bell away, now is the perfect time to set about making all those Christmassy touches for around the house – and what could start off the festivities better than a set of Christmas coasters? Whether they are used for a cosy evening in with tea and mince pies or to decorate your table when the bubbles start flowing, you can have this simple make hooked up in no time at all.

I have also designed a small basket for the coasters to be stored in making them ideal to put away at the end of the season, ready to be used again next year.

For my coasters I used a combination of Cascade Sunseeker and Twilleys Goldfingering, working with the two yarns together. I worked with a 3.5mm hook.

I used 1x 100g of Crimson 06 and 1 x 100g of Whiteswan 26, Cascade Sunseeker  and I used 2 x balls of Twilleys Goldfingering in both Red 38 and Gold 4.

For the basket I used the Cascade Sunseeker Whiteswan left over from the coasters, and added in Cascade Sunseeker in White. The basket is worked with two strands to give a solid texture and a 4.5 mm hook. The basket is edged with two strands of red Twilleys Goldfingering, worked with a 3.5mm hook to give a nice tight edge.

Crochet club: Cascade Sunseeker and Twilleys Goldfingering on the LoveCrochet blog

To make the coasters:

The coasters are worked in a continuous round in DC (SC in US terms) stitch.

Round 1: To begin, using one strand of the Cascade and 1 strand of the Twilleys Goldfingering, and working with a 3.5mm hook, make a magic ring and work 8 DC into the ring.

Round 2: Continuing straight on from Round 1 in a continuous circle, work 2 DC into each stitch from round 1. 16 sts.

Crochet Club: Christmas Baubles by Kate Eastwood on the LoveCrochet blog

Round 3: *Work 1 DC into the next stitch , followed by 2DC into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around, 24 sts.

Round 4: *Work 1 DC into the each of the next 2 stitches , followed by 2DC into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around, 32 sts.

Round 5: *Work 1 DC into each of the next 3 stitches , followed by 2DC into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around, 40 sts.

Crochet Club Christmas bauble coasters by Kate Eastwood

Round 6: Work a round of DC, 40 sts.

Round 7:  *Work 1 DC into each of the next 4 stitches , followed by 2DC into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * all the way around, 48 sts.

Round 8: Work a round of DC, 48 sts. Finish off and sew in the ends.

To work the edge of your coaster , using 2 x strands of the Twilleys fingering rejoin your yarn and work a round of DC, 48sts. At the end of the round SL ST to join and chain 1.

To make the top of the bauble: Work 5 DC , CH 1 and turn. Work a 3 further rows of 5 DC, remembering to chain 1 and turn at the end of each row.

Finish off and sew in the ends.

Crochet club: Christmas bauble coasters by Kate Eastwood

To complete your bauble coaster add a small bow in a co-ordinating ribbon at the base of the bauble top and a strip of ribbon at the top of the bauble. Both of these can be stitched on with a needle and thread.

Crochet club: Christmas bauble coasters by Kate EAstwood

To make the stripy bauble coaster:

Crochet Club: Christmas bauble coaster by Kate Eastwood

The stripy bauble is made to exactly the same pattern as the plain bauble, the only difference being that an alternating colour is added at the end of each round. Again two strands of yarn are used, 1 x strand of the Cascade in Whiteswan and 1 x strand of the Twilleys Goldfingering in Gold.

For a tidy colour join when working the last stitch of each round, use your new colour as the yarn over on this final stitch.

Crochet club: Christmas bauble coasters by Kate Eastwood

To make the basket:

Using 2 x strands of Cascade Sunseeker (I used Whiteswan and White) and a 4.5mm hook make a magic ring and work 6 DC in to the ring. Sl St to join, chain 1 and then work 2 DC in to each stitch from round 1, 12 sts. sl st to join and ch 1.

Round 2: Work 1 DC in to the first stitch and then 3 DC in to the next stitch. *Work 1 DC in to each of the next 2 stitches and then work 3DC all in to the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * twice more, work 1 DC in to the next stitch and then Sl St to join. Ch 1. 20 sts.

Crochet club: Christmas bauble coasters by Kate Eastwood

Round 3: Work 1 DC in to each of the next two stitches and then 3 DC in to the next stitch. *Work 1 DC into each of the next 4 stitches and then work 3DC into the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * twice more, work 1 DC in to each of the next two stitches and then Sl St to join. Ch 1. 28 sts.

Crochet club: Christmas bauble coasters by Kate Eastwood

Rounds 4 to 9: Continue as for rounds 2 and 3, adding 2 DC to the straight row section of each side. Your stitch count will increase by 8 for each round. At the end of round 9 you will have 76 sts. Finish off and sew in the ends.

Crochet club: Christmas bauble coasters by Kate Eastwood

Place your square with the right side facing you , rejoin your yarn at any point, and working in to the top (front) loop only, work a round of DC, 76 sts. At the end of the round Sl St to join and CH 1.

Now working in both loops again, work a further 5 rounds of DC, 76 sts. Sl St to join, finish off and sew in the ends.

Crochet Club: Christmas bauble coasters by Kate Eastwood

To complete your basket: working with a 3.5 mm hook and 2 x strands of the Twilleys Goldfingering work a round of DC, 76sts. Sl St to join at the end of the round and CH 1.

To finish the edge of your basket work a final round of Rope Stitch. This is a round of DC, but worked clockwise , rather then the usual anti-clockwise. Sl St to join at the end of the round, finish off and sew in the ends.

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And you’re ready for Christmas cheer!

Crochet Club: Christmas bauble coasters by Kate Eastwood

Crochet Club: Christmas bauble coasters by Kate Eastwood

Crochet Club: Christmas bauble coasters by Kate Eastwood

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Living just outside Bath, Kate is fortunate enough to be able to indulge two of her biggest loves -- living right in the middle of the countryside but within easy distance of retail therapy. When not working at her nursery school she loves nothing more than a day of pootling around, with crochet, sofa and tea being right at the top of the list.




3 Responses to Crochet Club: Christmas bauble coasters, ho ho ho!

  1. Kate says:

    These are so cute. Thanks for the how-to.

  2. Deborah says:

    I love this but I haven’t crocheted in a few years and I’m just wondering why is DC (SC in United States terms)? Where does this DC come from ? Just wondering as is this all going to be in US terms or what other language that is?? Thank you for explaining. As I said it’s been a while for me , not sure I can do this but I love it!

    • sian says:

      Hello Deborah,

      The terms used in this tutorial are in UK crochet terms, so where you see the term DC you should SC 🙂 Happy hooking!

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