Use up those leftover yarn balls to create a set of beautifully colorful crochet coasters. These are very easy to make and I have a video tutorial included!
For these crochet coasters, I am using up a bunch of left over yarn balls to create colorful granny circles. You can quickly make a set of these coasters as a thoughtful handmade gift for a teacher, family or friend!
I share the step by step tutorial to make these crochet coasters as well as some extra tips in the video! Click here to watch in HD on YouTube.
Here is what you need:
I have 6 colors of yarn here, you really don’t need much yarn to make these. All of these yarn are leftover from my previous projects- the pink yarn from the rainbow blanket, the white, yellow and blue, green yarns are from this multicolored blanket and the grey one is this pale grey color by Vanna’s Choice. I am using a no H 5mm hook. I recently splurged and bought myself an ergonomic hook set and I love it! I have everything I need stored in this cute little transparent zipper pouch here. I love adding tiny hair clips to each yarn ball to prevent them all from tangling up! And this pouch is awesome, it fits in my bag and I can take it with me to the girls classes.
Making these crochet coasters is pretty simple- we will be using basic stitches- the slip stitch, the half double crochet (hdc) and the double crochet (dc)
I am going to start by making a ring – create a foundation chain of 4 stitches and then join with a slip stitch to the beginning to form a ring.
Next, chain 3- this counts as our first double crochet (or dc), dc into ring, chain 1. This forms our first cluster.
Then, *2dc, ch1* 5 times and then complete the circle with a slip stitch to the top of the initial chain 3. Cut the yarn and pull through.
Change color. Join your next color of yarn with a slip stitch into any of the chain 1 spaces.
Now chain 3- this again counts as our first double crochet. *dc, ch 1, 2dc, ch1* into the same chain 1 space.
*2dc, ch1, 2dc, ch1* 5 times and then complete the circle with a slip stitch to the top of the initial chain 3. Cut the yarn and pull through.
Join your next color of yarn with a slip stitch into any of the chain 1 spaces.
Now chain 3- this again counts as our first double crochet. *2dc, ch 1* into the same chain 1 space.
*3dc, ch1* 11 times and then complete the circle with a slip stitch to the top of the initial chain 3. Cut the yarn and pull through.
This is the final round and creates a nice edging. We chain 2 this time, and then do a half double crochet into each of the double crochets in the previous row. Then we make two half double crochets into the chain 1 space below. And repeat this till the end. Join with a slip stitch. Cut the yarn and pull through.
And that’s it my granny circle is complete! Once you make one you will be tempted to make so many more! They are so pretty, colorful and easy to make.
I am using these today as coasters but you can turn these into a blanket or pillow case.
Let me know in the comments below if you like to crochet! I grew up watching my mom crochet the most beautiful things- blankets, pillows, dresses and sweaters for me. While I could knit in my sleep, I am somewhat of a beginner crocheter. These crochet coasters were a simple project for me and since they are so small it was easy to port it around.
Let me know in the comments below, if you have any other ideas for using up your yarn scraps. I would love to here them!
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