Make colorful yarn coasters by using the most basic crochet stitch: the chain! Made with cotton yarn, these coasters are full of texture and would be a wonderful addition to your next party or get-together. Or impress your friends and give these as a hostess gift! They are so easy to make, even if you have never picked up a crochet hook, I am confident you can still make these.
The chain stitch is the most basic crochet stitch. My friend Amy at One Artsy Mama has a very detailed tutorial on how to make the chain stitch on her blog: CHECK IT OUT HERE! Once you have mastered this technique, you are ready to make your coasters!
- Size F Crochet Hook
- Cotton Yarn (I used Lily Sugar n' Cream yarn in a variegated color). I suggest cotton yarn so it won't fray and get fuzzy like acrylic yarn tends to do.
- Hot glue gun
Make a fairly long chain to start but DON'T fasten off. Leave it on your hook and starting with the end, roll it into a swirl, hot-gluing the edges as you go. Don't roll it too tight or your coaster will start to become bowl-shaped.
Keep crocheting chains until your coaster is about 3.5 inches wide, then cut the chain. Hot glue the end of the chain to outside the edge of your coaster so it won't unravel. You can now start to coil the chain that is still on your crochet hook into the next coaster.
Now you have a set of pretty coasters! This puts me in the mood for a tea party :)