Create a pretzel shape with the end of the yarn.
Thread the hook through the outer right hole and up through the middle.
Pull tight and you have a slip knot.
Step 2. Ch 4 (this includes the loop already on the hook from the slip knot).
Forget how to chain? Check out Step 2 from last week’s tutorial here.
Step 3. Slst into the first chain to create a circle.
Place the hook through the loop made by the first chain. You should have 2 loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn over (yo) the hook and pull through both loops on the hook.
There is your circle!
Step 3. Ch 3 (this includes the loop already on the hook from the slip stitch).
Step 4. Work 11 dc into center of the circle. Slst in top loop of the first chain 3 to close circle.
To work a double crochet (dc):
1. yo hook
2. Place hook through the center of the circle.
3. yo again.
4. Pull hook back through the circle. You should now have 3 loops on the hook.
5. yo again.
6. Pull hook through the first 2 loops on the hook.
7. yo again.
8. Pull the hook through the last 2 loops on the hook.
The above picture shows the first chain 3 and the first dc. Now work 10 more dc into the circle. You should end up with a total of 12 (including the first chain).
To slip stitch the circle closed, place the hook through the top loop of the first chain of 3. Yo, pull through both loops on the hook.
This shows Round 1 completed:
Step 5. Ch 3. Work 1 dc in same stitch as the ch. Work 2 dc in each remaining stitch around. Slst to close circle.
Chain 3 and then work 1 double crochet into the same stitch as the chain. This will create an increase which will make our circle grow larger.Continue to work 2 dc together in each stitch around. You should have 24 when the circle is complete. As before, slip stitch into the top loop of the first chain 3 to finish the round.
This is the 2nd round completed:
Step 6. Ch 3. Work 1 dc in same stitch as ch. Work 1 dc in the 2nd stitch and 2 dc in the 3rd stitch. Repeat this pattern around the circle. Slst to close circle.
After you chain 3, work 1 dc in the same stitch. This is creating an increase to help the circle grow larger.
In the 2nd stitch: work 1 dc
In the 3rd stitch: work 2 dc
In the 4th stitch: work 1 dc
In the 5th stitch: work 2 dc
This pattern will continue around the circle finishing with 1 dc in the 24th stitch.
As before, slst into the top loop of the first ch 3 to close off the circle.
Step 8. Cut and fasten off your yarn. You did it!
Why do my coasters look a little different, you might ask? Well, I got a little creative with my sizes and colors, and you can too! With a couple of my coasters, I made one with 1 less round so that it would be smaller. I then simply sewed it to the bigger coaster using my crochet need and some contrasting colored yarn. You can also experiment with using different colored yarn for the different rounds. I liked using a contrasting color for the very last single crochet round.
Let me know if you have any questions! Now, go get started!
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