Kimberly's Flower Coaster
Designed by Kimberly Andrew
Copyright © September 10, 2000
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A flower coaster fresh from your garden

Finished size: Approx. 4-4 1/2 inches
For larger coaster see patterns notes below

Materials: ( Makes set of 4)

  • Cotton yarn -- approx. size 5
  • (suggested yarns: Patons Cotton DK mercerized, sport-weight cotton, Tahki Cotton Classic, Country Cotton Cabled by Elmore Pisgah)
  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
  • Size E hook (I used the Inox fat handle hooks)

Pattern Notes:

To create a larger coaster of approx. 6 inches, use a G hook and ww cotton yarn (Sugar'n Cream or Peaches and Creme). My thanks to Wilma Keith for testing this and providing the information.

Stitches:

  • Beginning cluster: (Beg Cl) ch 2, (yo, insert hook in ch sp, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull off two loops) twice, yo, draw through all loops on hook.
  • Cluster: (cl st) - (Yo, insert hook in ch sp, yo, draw up loop, yo and through 2 loops on hook) three times, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook.
  • Shell: 7 dc in same stitch.


Directions: Ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 - counts as first dc now and throughout, 17 dc in ring, join with sl to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. (18 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 4 - counts as first dc and ch 1 sp, (dc, ch1 in next dc) around, join with sl to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. (18 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 3: Sl st in ch 1 sp, beg. cl in first ch 1 sp, ch 2, *hdc in next ch 1 sp, ch 2, cl st in next ch 1 sp, ch 2, repeat from * around, hdc in next ch 1 sp, ch2, join with sl to beg. cl. st.

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 5dc in same stitch as joining, (ch 1, sc in hdc, ch 1, shell in cluster) around, ch 1, sc in hdc, ch 1, dc in same stitch as joining st (completes shell), sl st to top of ch 3 to join.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

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