Friday, 24 March 2017

MINI DOILY OR TABLE COASTER


free crochet pattern for mini doily, free crochet pattern for table coaster

MINI DOILY OR TABLE COASTER



I thought I’d take a  break from largish projects and do a quick set of doilies.  These are fun gifts and can be always used around the home.

Materials usedToday I have used our lovely Indian Red Rose cotton yarn with a 1.3 mm crochet hook

Difficulty level : Easy to Intermediate Skill level

Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual dc row start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row. Do take a look at this self explanatory video at http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/ In case you are unhappy with this start, do continue with the usual ch 2 or ch 3 start.  However, all instructions are given assuming that you’re using this chainless dc start. 

How to do a picot stitch : A neat video link to refresh this procedure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GGlzZZl3I8

How to add beads in crochet : Check out this neat link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MbLCuyfv-M

How to thread beads onto your yarn : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3WKv0W8miQ




Abbreviations used :  Using U.S Terminology

fsc : Foundation single crochet                                 ch : Chain
dc : Double crochet                                               sp(s) : Space(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                         hk : Hook
lp : Loop(s)                                                                 yo : Yarn Over
sk : Skip                                                                      sc : Single crochet


Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)

Right before we start, here’s a tweak idea.  Our pattern here uses a lot of picots, which are cute and decorative.  You could, however, add in beads in each of those spots, instead of a picot.
If you so decide to do that, then at each point where it reads dc + picot, you will work in a bead instead, and your instruction will be dc + bead.
This will apply for each point where it reads sc + picot, and you will add in a bead instead of the picot again.

Remember that you will need to add your beads in before you start, so do go ahead and count up how many beads you wish to add.
Check the top of this blog for links and videos on “how to” work with beads.

Start Round 1 : with a magic circle and 9 sc in that circle.
Join with a sl-st to the 1st sc.

Round 2 : 2 dcc in the 1st sc ; (ch 2, 2 dc in the next sc) ;
rep (to) all around ; join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

In our following round, we will use a ch-3 picot, which is (ch 3, sl-st in the 3rd ch from hk).  For a “how to” please check the top of this blog for a video link.

Round 3 : sl-st in the 1st ch-2 sp ; (dc + picot in the same ch-2 sp) ;
*ch 1, rep (to) 2 times in the same ch-2 sp* ;
rep *to* all around ; ch 1, and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 4 : dc in the 1st dc ; *ch 6, sk next 2 dc and picot, dc in the net dc* ;
rep *to* all around ; ch 6, and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 5 : sl-st into the 1st ch-6 sp , 9 dc in the same ch-6 sp ;
*sk next dc, 9 dc in the next ch-6 sp* ;
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

In the following round, we’re going to add one stitch in the middle of 2 dc.  So where are we doing it? Right at the start of our rounds, in between the two sets of 9 dc, we will squeeze in one sc ;)
For our start though, we are on a dc, so we continue all around and remember to add that in at the end.

Round 6 : sc in the 1st dc ;
*[skipping next 2 dc, (ch 2 + picot ; ch 3 + picot) ch 2, sc in the next 3 dc] ;
{skipping next 2 dc, (ch 2 + picot ; ch 3 + picot) ch 2, sc in the next dc} ; sc in the space between next 2 dc ; sc in the next dc* ;
rep *to* all around ;
sc in the last sp between last 2 dc and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 7 : sl-st into the 1st ch-3 sp , dc in the same ch-3 sp ;
*ch 7, sk next 2 picots and dc in the next ch-3 sp* ;
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Round 8 : sl-st into the 1st ch-7 sp , 9 sc in the same ch-7 sp ;
*sk next dc, 9 sc in the next ch-7 sp* ;
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Optional tweak : In our last round, we have 9 dc.  We can work a picot in this round.  If you decide to do so, then work it in the 5th dc (which is the centre of that 9-dc set). 
So if you decide to do that, then here’s the Optional Round 8A.

Round 8 A : sl-st into the 1st ch-7 sp , (5 sc  + picot + 4 sc, all in the same ch-7 sp ;
*sk next dc, rep (to) once in the next ch-7 sp* ;
rep *to* all around and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

Fasten off and weave in ends. 
You have neatly completed one little doily or table coaster.  Go ahead and make as many as you want to complete your set.

free crochet pattern for mini doily, free crochet pattern for table coaster


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