The Lila Coaster is a quick project perfect for scrap yarn. Got some leftover worsted weight yarn from your other projects? Use it to make a set of cute coasters to brighten your table to to give as a gift.
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This is a fun project if you have some leftover yarn from bigger projects. If you have lots of colors, you can play around with different color combinations.
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About the Inspiration for the Lila Coaster
I designed this scarf with scrap busting in mind. I had some Loops & Threads Capri in my stash from some earlier projects. The bright colors in the Turquoise and Apricot looked so fun together. I thought they would make a great combo for a scrappy coaster project.
About the Yarn
The sample scarf is made Loops & Threads Capri. This is a super soft and squishy blend of cotton, nylon, and polyester. I picked it up awhile ago in my local craft store because I loved the bright and cheery colors.
If you can’t find Capri, look for a worsted weight cotton blend yarn with a squishy feel. This will make your coasters thicker and more absorbent.
The Lila Coaster is a free crochet pattern for a round coaster in U.S. crochet terminology. It is included for free on the blog below.
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Stash Busting Challenge 2022
This pattern is part of the Stash Busting Challenge for 2022 hosted by Knitting with Chopsticks. From July 6 through July 12, you can download this and other stash busting patterns for free as part of week 4 of the challenge.
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Lila Coaster Pattern
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn (#4 medium). Small amounts in two colors.
Shown: Loops & Threads Capri (57% cotton, 28% nylon, 15% polyester), 174yd[160 m]/3.5oz[100g]: small amounts of Turquoise and Apricot.
Hook: Size I/9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Sizing and Gauge
Size: Approximately 4” in diameter.
Gauge: Circle should be 2” in diameter at end of round 3.
- Join each round with a sl st before going to next round. Do not turn work.
- Beg chs do not count as sts in each rnd.
- Use stitch markers to mark the first and last stitch of each round and move them up as you go along.
Standard Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology)
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch st(s): stitch(es)
Special Stitch Abbreviations, Instructions, and Tutorial
5-dc Shell: work 5 dc in one st; find a tutorial here
Lila Coaster Pattern
Begin with magic loop. Find my tutorial for the magic loop here.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (beg chs do not count as sts in this round and throughout), work 8 hdc dc in magic loop, join with sl st to top of beg hdc. Tighten magic loop. (8 hdc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, work 2 hdc in each stitch of previous rnd, join with sl st to top of beg hdc, fasten off. (16 hdc)
Rnd 3: Join new color with sl st anywhere on circle, ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of beg hdc. (24 hdc)
Check gauge. Circle should now be 2” in diameter.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of beg hdc, fasten off. (32 hdc)
Rnd 5: Join next color with sl st anywhere on circle, ch 2, 4 dc in same st, sk st, sc in next st, sk st, *5-dc Shell in next st, sk st, sc in next st, sk st; rep from * around, work 1 more dc in beg st of rnd, continue to finishing. (8 5-dc Shell, 8 sc)
Finishing: Fasten off using invisible join method. Check out my tutorial for the invisible join here. Weave in ends.