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Summerlicious Crochet Coasters

It was brought to my attention by my very responsive body that I wasn’t drinking enough water or hydrating liquids. I would usually start my day with a glass of water before my two cups of wonderful, delicious coffee. And that was pretty much it until noon. In the afternoon I would have another glass of water and maybe a cup of tea, most often, black tea. And later I’d probably have another glass of water but not always. So by now you can probably see that I was drinking more coffee and tea than water.

Recently, I increased my water intake so that I constantly have a glass of water at my desk. And ever since we added a juicer to our appliance collection, a separate glass of juice (or smoothie) finds its way on my desk. And yes, I still have two cups of coffee in the morning and a cup of tea in the afternoon. The whole point of this description is so you understand how many different glasses and mugs I’m usually drinking out of, which is why I had to make a set of drink coasters just for my desk! Now having said that I wonder if I have a problem…anyone else find they have way too many drinking receptacles on their desk?

I wanted my drink coasters to look bright and fresh, like being at the beach or camping. I also wanted something simple and quick. I used cotton yarn (Bernat – Handicrafter Cotton in different colours) and size 4.50mm crochet hook. For the patterns I played around with different stitches and colour combos and came up with a couple of summerlicious designs:

Creamsicle

Summerlicious Crochet Coasters - Pops de Milk

With the exception of beginning round, all stitches are worked in BLO (back loop only).

Summerlicious Crochet Coasters - Pops de Milk

Round 1: start 12 hdc in ring, sl st to first st

Round 2: ch 2 (counts as first st) hdc in same st, hdc inc in each st around, sl st to join (24 sts)

Round 3: ch 2 (counts as first st), hdc in same st, [hdc in next st, hdc inc] around, sl st to join (36 sts)

Round 4: ch 2 (counts as first st), hdc in same st, [hdc in next 2 sts, hdc inc] around, sl st to join (48 sts)

Fasten off and weave ends.

Strawberry Margarita

Summerlicious Crochet Coasters - Pops de Milk

With the exception of beginning round, the stitches in this pattern are worked in the loop behind the V’s (as pictured). This is what it looks like from behind:

Summerlicious Crochet Coasters - Pops de Milk Summerlicious Crochet Coasters - Pops de Milk

Round 1: start 12 sc in ring, sl st to first st.

Round 2: ch 1 (counts as first st), sc in same st,  inc in each st around, sl st to join (24 sts)

Round 3: ch 1 (counts as first st), sc in same st, [sc in next 3 sts, inc] around, sl st to join (30 sts)

Round 4: ch 1 (counts as first st), sc in same st, [sc in next 4 sts, inc] around, sl st to join (36 sts)

Round 5: ch 1 (counts as first st), sc in same st, [sc in next 5 sts, inc] around, sl st to join (42 sts)

Round 6: ch 1 (counts as first st), sc in same st, [sc in next 6 sts, inc] around, sl st to join (48 sts)

Fasten off and weave ends.

Beachy

Summerlicious Crochet Coasters - Pops de Milk

Round 1: start 12 dc in ring, sl st to join.

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as first st), dc in same st, inc in each st around, sl st to join (24 sts)

Round 3: ch 3 (counts as first st), dc in same st, [dc in next st, inc] around, sl st to join (36 sts)

Round 4: ch 3 (counts as first st), dc in same st, [dc in next 2 sts, inc] around, sl st to join (48 sts)

Fasten off and weave ends.

Now I have a nice stack of coasters for all my beverages!

Summerlicious Crochet Coasters - Pops de Milk Summerlicious Crochet Coasters - Pops de Milk

 

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7 thoughts on “Summerlicious Crochet Coasters

  1. They really look like summer! I have to make some of them, as well. I crocheted some small mandala coasters, but these ones are just perfect for summer drinks.

    1. Hi Maria, thank you for visiting! At the moment there are no plans to have multiple languages but to read the posts in Spanish you could copy and paste the blog post into Google translate.

  2. Cute! I really like the Strawberry Magarita. Don’t feel bad about having too many “drink receptacles.” On any given day, I have a coffee mug out, a teacup, a glass for water, and a travel mug. They all sit on the kitchen counter or the table, for the most part. I’m just so dang lazy. XD

    1. Oh thank god I’m not the only one! Right now on my mug rug I’ve got a Tim’s coffee cup and glass of water – but that’s only because I made the effort to take my coffee mug to the sink earlier 😛

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