Here is a free crochet pattern for a crochet thread coaster or a small doily. You can use it to cushion your tea light candles, small picture frames or any other knick knacks that you might have. Another use would be as a vegetable or as a facial scrubbie/makeup remover.
Originally I used a size 10 crochet thread and worked it with two strands. I thought it was pretty to use different colors. I made quite a few in black and yellow, which suited my one room at the time. They also look great in Christmas colors with red and green or white. Or use any colors that you like for any other holiday. The one pictured is made with two strands of a gold metalic type thread.
If you’re not fond of working with two strands of thread, you can also use a size 3 crochet thread. It works just as well and even comes out to be about the same size. The only difference is that you can’t work it with two colors.
It comes out looking ruffled, so you will need to block it before using. To do that simply dampen the coaster in some water and lay it flat to dry on a towel.
This pattern has been updated on April 11, 2013 to make it easier to understand. The instructions for making the tr cluster were unclear and have now been re-written so they make better sense.
Material: Size 10 Crochet Cotton, 1 or 2 colors. You can also use a size 3 and work with one strand. The size is about the same size.
Hook size: 3.00 MM
Finished size: 3.75-4 inches across
Tr cluster: *yo twice, insert hook in st indicated, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) twice*; repeat from * to * another 2 times. Yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.
With 2 strands of yarn, ch 5; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 2 sc in same ch as joining and into each ch around; join with sl st in first sc. (10 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, 2 dc in next sc and into each sc around; join with sl st to first dc. (20 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first dc and into each dc around; join with sl st to first sc. (40 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 2 sc, ch 3, skip next sc, *dc in next 3 sc, ch 3, skip next sc; repeat from * around; join with sl st to first dc. (10 loops)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first 3 dc, ch 3, working in front, work tr cluster in skipped sc of previous round, ch 3, *sc in next 3 dc, ch 3, working in front, work tr cluster in skipped sc of previous round, ch 3; repeat from * around; join with sl st to first sc. (10 tr clusters)
Rnd 6: Sl st in next 2 sc and into ch-3 loop, ch 1, 3 sc in same loop, 3 dc in ch-3 loop behind tr cluster, 3 sc in next ch-3 loop, skip next 3 sts, *3 sc in next ch-3 loop, 3 dc in ch-3 loop behind tr cluster, 3 sc in next ch-3 loop, skip next 3 sts; repeat from * around; join with sl st to first sc. FO. (90 sts)