Free pattern: cube coasters


You can never have too many coasters! Crocheted coasters are a quick and easy project and you can even use up all those bits of leftover wool and cotton you have around the house. And there are so many different models that it鈥檚 impossible to get bored 馃槈

Today we bring you a cube shaped coaster pattern, and now that geometric shapes are in they鈥檒l look great for any get together at your home.

MATERIALS

To make the crocheted coasters you will need:

WAK pima cotton in 3 different colors. You can use new skeins of cotton or use up leftover yarn from other WAK projects. We used orange, salmon, and aquamarine.

Size 8 beechwood crochet hook

– Scissors and tapestry needle

 

We will assign each color a letter. Color A will be orange, color B will be salmon, and color C will be aquamarine.

With color A, chain 13. Change to color B before starting to work the base chain, as shown in the photo. We will use the tapestry crochet technique to make this project, which consists of carrying聽 the colors not used inside the main color. This way we can change colors at any time very easily.

Row 1: starting in the 2nd chain from the crochet hook, work 10 single crochets with color A. Change to color B and work 2 single crochets. Turn your work (12 stitches).


Row 2: with color B, chain 1. Incorporate the other color into this extra chain on every row to get a neater border. Increase 1 in the next stitch, work 1 single crochet in the next stitch. Change to color A and work 9 single crochets, increase 1 in the last stitch. Turn your work (14 stitches).

Don鈥檛 forget to carry the color you are not using on the back of your work! It will look like the image above.

Row 3: with color A, chain 1. Work 10 single crochets and change to color B, work 4 single crochets. Turn your work (14 stitches).

Row 4: with color B, chain 1, increase 1 in the next stitch, work 3 single crochets. Change to color A, work 9 single crochets, increase 1 in the last stitch. Turn your work (16 stitches).

You should be able to see the cube taking shape by now:

 

Row 5: with color A, chain 1. Work 10 single crochets and change to color B, work 6 single crochets. Turn your work (16 stitches).

Row 6: with color B, chain 1. Increase 1 in the next stitch, work 5 more single crochets. Change to color A and work 9 single crochets, increase 1 in the last stitch. Turn your work (18 stitches).

Row 7: with color A, chain 1, work 10 single crochets. Change to color B and work 8 single crochets. Turn your work (18 stitches).

Row 8: with color B, chain 1, increase 1 in the next stitch, work 7 single crochets. Change to color A and work 9 single crochets. Increase 1 in the last stitch. Turn your work (20 stitches).

Cut color A leaving a yarn tail long enough to weave in later.

Add color C like we did at the beginning for color B.

Row: with color C work 10 single crochets. Change to color B, work 10 single crochets. Turn your work (20 stitches).

Row 10: with color B, chain 1. Skip 1 stitch to decrease, work 8 single crochets. Change to color C and work 11 single crochets. Turn you work (19 stitches).

Row 11: with color C, chain 1. Skip 1 stitch to decrease, work 10 single crochets. Change to color B and work 8 single crochets. Turn your work (18 stitches).

Row 12: with color B, chain 1. Skip 1 stitch to decrease, 6 single crochets. Change to color C and work 11 single crochets. Turn your work (17 stitches).

Row 13: with color C, chain 1, skip 1 stitch, and work 10 single crochets. Change to color B and work 6 single crochets. Turn your work (16 stitches).

Row 14: with color B, chain 1, skip 1 stitch, and work 4 single crochets. Change to color C and work 11 single crochets. Turn your work (15 stitches).

Row 15: with color C, chain 1, skip 1 stitch, and work 10 single crochets. Change to color B and work 4 single crochets. Turn your work (14 stitches).

Row 16: with color B, chain 1, skip 1 stitch, and work 2 single crochets. Change to color C and work 11 single crochets. Turn your work (13 stitches).

Cut color B leaving a yarn tail long enough to weave in later.

Row 17: work all stitches in slip stitch and cut the end of the yarn.

Weave in loose ends.

Now you just have to repeat the above instructions as many times as coasters you want.

You may have to block your coasters into shape, to do this cover them with water, squeeze out excess water, lay them on a towel, and pin them into shape. If you want them to have a more polished finish you can work around the border of the cube in slip stitch.

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