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Colored Hearts Coaster

 

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materials:

Size 10 crochet thread (1 main color, small amount of accent color for “hearts” – works well with a dark color and a bright or pastel one)

Size “1” steel hook

 

special instructions:

dtc – double treble (triple) crochet – yo 3x, insert hook where indicated, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) 4x

tr – treble (triple) crochet – yo 2x, insert hook where indicated, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) 3x

 

to work shell – 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc where indicated

to join w/ dc – tie starting knot (slip knot) around hook, yo, insert hook where indicated and draw up a loop, complete as with regular dc

 

pattern:

With main color,

Ch 8, join w/ sl st to form ring

Rnd 1: sl st in ring, ch 3, dc in ring, ch 1, (2 dc in ring, ch 1) 8x, join w/ sl st to 3rd beg ch; 9 ch-sps

Rnd 2: sl st in 1st dc and in 1st ch-sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, (3 dc in next ch sp, ch 2) around, join w/ sl st to 3rd beg ch; 9 ch-sps

Rnd 3: sl st in next 2 dc, and in 1st ch-sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch-sp, ch 1, (work shell in next ch-sp, ch 1) around, join w/ sl st to 3rd beg ch; 9 shells

Finish off

Rnd 4: using contrasting color, join w/ dc in ch-sp of any shell, tr, dtc, ch 2, dtc, tr, dc, ch 4, (dc, tr, dtc, ch 2, dtc, tr, dc, ch 4) in ea shell around; 9 “peaks” – these will be the hearts

Finish off

Rnd 5: using main color, working in front of ch-4 sps from Rnd 4, join w/ dc in any unused ch-sp from Rnd 3, * dc in next st, tr in next st, ch 4, bringing the ch behind the “peaks,” sk 1st st after peak, tr in next st, dc, dc in ch-sp, rep from * around, join with sl st to starting dc

NOTE: all ch-4 sps should be on wrong side of work, they should not be visible from front of finished piece

Rnd 6:  ch 3, 2 dc in same st, * work shell in ch  2 of Rnd 4, sk tr and next dc on Rnd 5, 3 dc in next dc, rep from * around, work last shell as prev, join with sl st to 3rd beg ch

Finish off

Weave in ends

 

Block as necessary to keep shape.

 

The row done in contrasting color should look like a heart near the top of each point around coaster, 9 in all.

 

Variation – the hearts may be worked separately as well.  Omit ch 4 in between hearts, and start each heart individual by joining with a double crochet.  In a single color or an ombre (variegated color), this would leave unnecessary ends, but it is the best way if you want several different colors.

 

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