DIYs & Crafts: Spirited Snowflake Coasters


Spirited Snowflake Coasters

From the December 2015 issue
by Red Heart
1spirited-snowflake-coastersModern colors update the usual snowflake motif for a new take on an old favorite. Crochet a set to give as a hostess gift, to brighten up a dinner table or, of course, to use as protection for your furniture during the holidays. Designed by Nancy Anderson.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Snowflake Motif = 3½” (9 cm) in diameter
Gauge: Gauge not important

MATERIALS

Yarn:
 Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 364 yards [333 meters]/198 grams): #505 Aruba Sea (A, 1 skein), #316 Soft White (B, 1 skein), #319 Cherry Red (C, 1 skein)
Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm) hook
Notions: Tapestry needle, spray starch (optional)

PATTERN

Snowflake Motif
With desired color, make an adjustable ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring; join with a slip st in first sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around; join with a slip st in first sc. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, ch 3, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, ch 3; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc. (6 ch-3 spaces)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next st, skip next st, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 space, *skip st, sc in each of next 2 sts, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc. (6 ch-3 spaces)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each of next 2 sts, (slip st, [ch 4, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each of next 2 ch, slip st in ch-3 space] twice in next ch-3 space, *skip next st, sc in each of next next 3 sts, (slip st, [ch 4, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each of next 2 ch, slip st in ch-3 space] twice in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Repeat using colors A, B and C for desired number of Snowflake Motifs.
Snowflake Motif Finishing
Wet finished motif, flatten & straighten snowflake spokes, allow to dry.
For extra flattening, cover damp motif with waxed paper and place heavy book on top until motif is dry.
Optional: Spray with laundry starch to stiffen as desired.
Tags: Easy, Medium Weight, once upon a holiday
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