Patriotic Crochet Coasters
These Patriotic Crochet Coasters are the perfect addition to your next Memorial Day or July 4th barbecue – they make a great decoration and help soak up the condensation from a cold drink on a hot day! My birthday is around July 4th and I have always loved the colors red, white and blue 😊 – I love how they look so bright and festive. Plus, they remind me to be thankful for our country and for those who serve every day. Have you ever crocheted in the patriotic colors? I highly recommend it! I loved working with the cotton yarn I found at Hobby Lobby and enjoyed changing the placement for each color. Which version do you like the best?
Stitches You’ll Need to Know
This patriotic crochet pattern uses mostly basic stitches and has a similar look to a granny-square with just 5 rounds! You’ll need to know the chain, double crochet, single crochet and half double crochet. The fun eye-catching round is the one with several puff stitches in them – these are easy to make and add the perfect texture and thickness to help protect your table. Plus, there are some cluster stitches included as well.
Step-by-Step Video Tutorial
If you are not sure how to do the above mentioned stitches, have no fear! There is a complete step-by-step video tutorial here (or scroll down to see it) in which I show you how to do each round, how to make the puff stitch and how to even create a smaller and quicker version of this Patriotic Crochet Coaster pattern. I think the smaller stars would look great strung on a garland or appliqued onto a summer top.
Skill Level: Easy
Measurements: 5 ½” across (from point to point)
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Size 3 (DK weight) Cotton yarn – 1 skein of each color
(I used Fundamental Cotton from www.hobbylobby.com in Lipstick Red, White and Blue – one skein of each color will make several coasters)
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Special Stitches and Abbreviations:
2 dc CL (2 Double Crochet Cluster) =(YO, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hk) 2 times; YO, pull through all 3 lps on hk
3 dc CL (3 Double Crochet Cluster) = (YO, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hk) 3 times; YO, pull through all 4 lps on hk
PUFF st = YO, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a loop ½” long) 5 times; YO, pull through 9 loops on hk; YO, pull through last 2 lps on hk
Sc (single crochet) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook
Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook
Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice
Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook
YO (yarn over)
Star is created with 3 colors and a variety of crochet stitches in a traditional granny square-style
Project is worked in the round
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Instructions for the Patriotic Crochet Coasters:
Special stitches are written in bold, italicized and highlighted text and defined above
With Color A ch 3, 2 dc CL in 3rd ch from hook; (ch 3, 3 dc CL in same ch) four times ending with ch 3, sl st in top of 1st cluster. (5 petals and 5 ch-3 sps)
Round 2:[(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; sl st in top of next cluster] around ending with sl st in sl st that ended Round 1. Fasten off. (5 points)
**If you would like to make the smaller star, stop after Round 2 and then work a sl st in each st around. Fasten off.**
**Remember if you need some help with the Special Stitches, you can watch my video tutorial here: https://youtu.be/kz8i7zNyGQM **
With Color B sl st in any center dc to right of any ch-3 sp – see photo above; (If left-handed, then sl st in any center dc to left of any ch-3 sp – see arrow in photo above); ch 2, PUFF st in same st; [ch 1, (PUFF st, ch 3, PUFF st) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sk next dc, PUFF st in next dc, sk next dc and next sl st, sk next dc, PUFF st in next st] around ending with sl st in top of 1st cluster. Fasten off. (20 Puff sts)
With Color C join with sl st in any ch-3 sp; (ch 2, 2 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in same sp;*[ch 1, sk next puff st, 2 hdc in next ch-1 sp (bet puff sts); ch 1, sk next puff st, sl st in next sp, ch 1, sk next puff, 2 hdc in next sp; ch 1,* (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp] around 4 times; Next work * to * one time and join with sl st to top of ch-2.
Ch 1, sc in same st and in each of next 2 sts; *[(sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-3 sp; sc in each of next 3 hdcs; sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in each of next 2 hdcs, sc in next ch-1 sp, sl st in same sp sl st from prev. round worked in, sc in next ch-1 sp; sc in each of next 2 hdcs, sc in next ch-1 sp,* sc in each of next 3 hdcs] around 4 times; Next work * to * one time and join with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off.
Finishing the Patriotic Crochet Coasters:
Weave in all ends
Optional: Wet block each coaster
(Wet star with cold water so soaked through -Press out excess water with a clean towel
Lay out star on dry towel and flat surface pulling out spaces and stitches so lay flat and evenly;
Optional: Place corkboard under towel and pin star taut at points – Let dry completely)
Your Patriotic Crochet Coaster is Complete!
I can’t decide which color order I like best. Another fun patriotic project that you can make with these stars is a “star wand” – just stiffen one star and secure it to a 12″ wooden dowel with some pretty red, white, blue and silver ribbon hanging down. (Click here to watch a video tutorial on how to stiffen your crochet projects) Little girls love wands like this and would have fun waving it during a Memorial or July 4th Parade! If you have any other ideas for these stars, please add it to the comments below so we can all be inspired.
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