This pretty coaster works up quick and easy for those who are comfortable with the bullion stitch. The stitch provides a nice padded surface for cups or mugs. You can also use this as a handy scrubber for your fruits and vegetables, or for the face. It’s soft, yet an effective scrubber due to the bullion stitch.
And in case you’re wondering about the green stuff in the cup, it’s called matcha tea. It’s a great alternative to coffee, but without the harmful side effects of caffeine. Matcha does contain caffeine, but in moderate amounts which makes it good for you. And it’s super rich in anti-oxidants that help to cleanse and replenish the brain cells. Matcha is expensive, but it’s been so good to me that I don’t mind the price anymore. If you get a chance to try it out please do. Here is a recipe for a Matcha Latte.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton
Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
Gauge: 1″ across first rnd.
Finished Size: 4″ across
Bullion St = Bullion Stitch
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions:
Bullion St: YO 6 times, insert hk into designated st/sp, yo and pull through (8 lps on hk), yo and pull through all lps on hk, yo and pull through to close stitch. Bullion Stitch Tutorial
Ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form circle.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch as join and into each ch around; join with sl st in first sc. (8 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, work 2 bullion sts in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first bullion st. (16 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, work 2 sc in same st as join and into each bullion st around. (32 sts) Note: You have two sps above the bullion st that can be worked into; crochet into first sp only.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc, dc, ch 1) in same st as join, *sl st in next st, (sc, dc, ch 1) in next st; repeat from * around; sl st in last st; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off.
Thank you so much to Carol Leighty for testing this pattern.