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« on: July 09, 2009 03:46:57 AM »

Prime Coasters

Prime as in prime numbers Wink But don't worry, there's no math involved, I just noticed all those primes when I was trying to come up with a name. You start with 5 ch, make 11 V-sts, so the finished coaster has 11 "corners", stop with 3 or 7 dcs between the V-sts and make 5 dc-shells as an edging.

Working the dcs between the stitches of the previous round (instead of into the stitches) separates the dcs a bit, makes the coaster look less solid. Contrary to that it also gives you additional thickness and stability.

The pattern includes instructions for normal coasters and also for a larger size to use for a pitcher or bottle.

  • 2 balls cotton yarn (50g/125m)
       - I got 8 small coasters and one larger coaster from my 2 balls of cotton
       - Also you could use any yarn you want with a corresponding hook,
          just adjust the number of rounds before the edging
          to get the size you want
  • 3,5 mm/ E hook
  • tapestry needle

Finished Size:
  • Small Coasters: 9,5cm/3,75" diameter
  • Larger Coaster: 15cm/6" diameter

Pattern notes:
  • US notations used.
  • All dcs are worked between the sts of the rnd before.
  • Ch3 at the beginning of the round counts as (1dc, ch).
  • V-st: (dc, ch1, dc) all into same ch1-sp

Ch 5, join with a sl st to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch3, *dc into ring, ch1* 10 times, sl st into beg ch  (= 11 ch-sp)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc into same sp (1st V-st made), V-stitch in each ch-sp around, join with sl st to beg ch (= 11 V-sts)
Rnd 3: Ch3, dc into same sp, *1dc between dcs of prev rnd, V-st in ch-sp* repeat around, ending with dc right before 1st V-st of this row, join with sl st to beg ch (= 11 V-sts, 1 dc between V-sts)
Rnd 4: Ch3, dc into same sp, *1dc between each of the next dcs until ch-sp, V-st in ch-sp* repeat around, ending with dc right before 1st V-st of this row, join with sl st to beg ch (= 11 V-sts, 2 dc between V-sts)
Repeat Rnd 4.
In every round you increase the number of dcs between the V-sts by one (i.e. Rnd 4: 2dc , Rnd 5: 3dc, etc).
For the small coasters I stopped after rnd 5, that is 3dcs between the V-sts.
For the larger coaster for the pitcher I continued until I had 7 dcs between the V-sts. Both versions have the same edging.

The edging is not worked between the sts of prev rnd, work into sts as normal.
Sl st in every st for the ch1-sp and the 2 following dcs, sc in every dc until ch1-sp, *5dc in ch1-sp, skip 1dc, sc in every dc until ch1-sp* around, end with 5dc in last ch1-sp and sl st into sl st made at beg of rnd, fasten off.
(The skipped dc is the 2nd dc of V-st that is almost hidden under the 5dc)
Weave in ends.

Note: This is my first attempt at writing down a pattern for someone else to follow. It has not been tested. So if you find any errors or unclear instructions, please let me know, so I can correct/clarify the pattern. Thanks.
Also, if you make this, please post your results. I would like to know, what this looks like in other colors/yarns.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2009 01:43:08 PM by randomname » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009 04:03:11 AM »

Very cool and thank you very much for the pattern Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009 06:07:10 AM »

These are so sweet! I'm printing off the pattern and keeping it in my "emergency car crochet kit." I have a bunch of cotton yarn and dishcloth patterns in a tote for all of those times when I am waiting somewhere for something, and these are a perfect addition to my repertoire. I love their size and I love that they're washable! I also love the math aspect to them. So fun!

Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009 09:29:29 AM »

Oh, those are very pretty! I'll definately need to be making some of these.

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2009 08:35:05 AM »

Those came out very pretty!! I'm gonna have to make some!!
Thanks for sharing the pattern!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2009 08:14:08 AM »

Very pretty...thanks!

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