Summertime and the livin’s easy!
Sometimes. But it’s mostly hot. Thank goodness for cold drinks or there would be absolutely no living with it! It’s always nice to have a nice cold drink on a super-hot day, and even better when those drinks are shared with friends. Summer parties and barbecues are great for getting together with friends and loved ones, with drinks aplenty, so be sure to have plenty of coasters for all those frosty beverages! Or you’re hanging out at Starbucks for a while and want a coaster to look nice, like so:
Which is where this pattern comes in! I think that sunflowers are the quintessential summer flower, and the seeds are delicious! With real sunflowers, it’s a real challenge to husk all the seeds out of them when the time comes, but you won’t have to worry about the mess with these crocheted little coasters—no husking required.
Worsted weight yarn
Crochet terms used:
DC= Double Crochet
Trbl= Treble Crochet
Sc= Single Crochet
sl st= Slip Stitch
With Brown, starting off with a magic circle, insert hook into the middle of the circle and draw up a loop
Round 1: Ch 3, 12 DC into the circle, slip stitch to 1st stitch. 12 DC.
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 DC into each stitch, sl st to previous round. 24 DC.
Round 3: Ch 3, 2 DC into first stitch, 1 DC into the next, continue pattern to end of row.
Color Change at the end of Round 3: cut brown, leaving room for weaving. Insert hook to begin sl st to beginning of round, bring up Gold yarn to complete the sl st.
I like to tie a knot between the 2 colors just to ensure that it stays together, but feel free to work it to your preference in color changes!
Round 4: Ch 3, 2 DC into the first st, 1 DC into the next 2 st, 2 DC into the next st, 1 DC in each of the next 2, continue to end of round.
Round 5: Ch 1, skip 3 st, 7 Trbl into the next stitch, skip the following st and put 1 Sc into the next, skip 3 stitches, 7 Trbl into the next, skip the following st and put 1 Sc into the next, skip 3, 7 Trbl, continue pattern to the end of round, sl st to beginning and bind off.
Weave in the ends and put a drink on it! Enjoy, friends!
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