My latest design — Mountain Star Coasters, are a free pattern here on the blog.
Read through what inspired this design, keep scrolling down for the free pattern or you can simply purchase the inexpensive printable PDF here.
“Embrace your placement. We can’t always chose what season of life we’re in, but we can determine what we do while we’re there.”Unknown
This design came to me, when I was asked by @creativesundayapp if i would like to design something for them. They thought it would be really cool if i did a coaster, something people could use around the house, like a quick little cute project. But, they didn’t limit me to just make a coaster — it could have been anything.
I took that offer with a grace of God. Mind was racing around each bend, trying to grasp that perfect little stone to make and capture me. Thinking of something a little more sturdy, that would hold up for any occasion and not loose it’s shape over time.
Got my little hands busy, like working bees making their delicious honey. I wanted to capture, what I love the most – the outdoors of course. The design was under construction.
Using more of simple based stitches, so that it will be minutes rather than hours, to have your coasters ready for any adventure they will travel through. The center circle base is made with single crochets worked in a spiral (no joining) to create the lush valleys based below the high peaks. The border around the base is made with double crochets, picot stitches and chain2’s, made into a Star look, creating the high peaks towering into the clouds.
I got my mind thinking of the possibilities colors, weight and type. Should I use lightweight, worsted, bulky and even super bulky yarn.
I crossed the lightweight and super bulky of the list, that left me with worsted #4 and bulky #5. I know that i wanted to use 2 strands of one type, just to create a different color texture. I got to thinking, if i used 2 strands of bulky, that would make it more bulkier and take away from the vision.
Once, I grabbed 2 strands of worsted weight #4 yarn, it just felt right. It’s just like using bulky #5 yarn, but you get to choose different color combinations, by showing off your personality through your making process. But, you can also use Bulky #5 yarn as well with this pattern.
I chose to use Red Heart Yarn Super Saver in black and white (worsted weight 4). I went for a neutral feel to stay in the roots of this design and to showcase my personality as a person, so you can have feel more about me.
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Are you ready for a quick, easy and versatile pattern? It uses simple stitches and 2 strands of yarn in any color to create the lush valleys and the high peaks for these beautiful crochet coasters to have on hand. They will add character to any room in your home and will be super awesome gifts for anyone—even the ones that love to go on adventures or explores.
Each of my testers did a fabulous and an amazing job, bringing this pattern to what is now. So, I wanted to share there makes with all of you, so you can get color ideas.
Now, we will dive into all the DEETS before we get to the pattern. Keep scrolling to get to the Free Pattern.
~80-90yds of 2 strands of worsted weight #4 or another type in the same weight or even Bulky #5, which you can find by clicking here .
~Hook Size: I/9 (5.5mm), I used my Furls Crochet Hook Streamline Swirl for this, you can get yours by clicking HERE
Since you’re working in a spiral, your base should measure: 3.5” x 3.5” of SC’s.
- CH: chain
- MR: Magic Ring
- SC: single crochet
- DC: double crochet
- R: round
- Picot Stitch
- SK: skip
- **: to be repeated
- (): stitch count
- FO: fasten off
- MR: https://www.stitching-together.com/magic-circle-crochet-tutorial here is a tutorial that I have used that has helped me master the MR. You can also search on Pinterest or YouTube for other video tutorials, if you didn’t find this one helpful.
- Picot Stitch: ch4 and slip stitch back into the 1st ch made.
- Pattern is written US Crochet Terminology.
- If you aren’t comfortable with doing the MR, you can simply CH4 and slip stitch back into the 1st CH made and start with the 1stR of the pattern. Just know, that if you choose this method you will end up with a hole in the middle instead of a tight closed hole in the middle of your coaster.
- Circle portion is worked in spiral and using a stitch marker to keep track of your 1st stitch as you continue with the pattern.
- Don’t slip stitch or CH at the beginning of the SC R’s.
- Before starting R7, you will remove the stitch marker and place a slip stitch in the next stitch.
- The CH3 at the beginning of R7 does count as a DC.
Now, let’s dive into what you came here for: THE ACTUAL PATTERN.
—Now Let’s Begin… —
Make 4 (for a set)
Holding 2 strands of yarn in your choice of colors and start with a MR.
R1: place 6sc inside the ring. (6sc) Don’t slip stitch to your first stitch, instead place your stitch marker in the 1st stitch to mark it.
R2: place 2sc in each stitch. (12sc)
R3: SC in 1st stitch, 2sc in next stitch, *SC in next stitch, 2sc in next stitch.* (18sc)
R4: SC in each stitch. (18sc)
R5: SC in the 1st 2 stitches, 2sc in next stitch, *SC in next 2 stitches, 2sc in next stitch.* (24sc)
R6: SC in each stitch. (24sc)
Remove your stitch marker here and place a slip stitch in the next stitch. Make sure you give it a little tug, as it has bunched up a little bit, so that when you continue onto R7, it will flatten out a bit.
R7: CH3, place 2 more DC in the same stitch, CH2, place 3 more DC in the same stitch, SK a stitch, SC in next stitch, SK next stitch, place 3 DC in next stitch, Picot Stitch, place 3 more DC in same stitch, SK next stitch, SC in next stitch, SK next stitch, *place 3 DC in next stitch, CH2, place 3 more DC in same stitch, SK next stitch, SC in next stitch, SK next stitch, place 3 DC in next stitch, Picot Stitch, place 3 more DC in the same stitch, SK next stitch, SC in next stitch, SK next stitch,* Join to the top of the CH3. (36DC, 6SC, 3CH’s, 3 Picot Stitches)
FO and weave in all your ends.
Your Mountain Star Coasters are complete.
Thank you for taking the time to make these beauties. Your continued support and love, it means a lot to me. If you aren’t already following us on social media platforms: (Instagram—mm_crochet17, Facebook—MandM-Crochet, and my website—mm-crochet17.com), give us a follow. When posting on Social media tag us and use the #mandmcrochet, to be featured in our stories or on the feed. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.
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