I know you all have been holding your breath for the presentation of my new coaster set. Not really, right? It’s o.k. that you weren’t, but I am glad you are here now to see them now. Coasters are a fun, portable, and quick project to crochet. Our home has a very lived-in look, and coasters disappear a lot, so I find relief in the idea that I can whip another one up fast when they vanish. Most of the time, I use misfit coasters for our home. You know those coasters with a missed stitch or a stray one made as a test run on scrap yarn. There’s a Christmas one from scraps in the living room as we speak.
I crocheted these coasters in reggae colors. I made a set of 8 coasters in two each, of red, gold, green, and black. I was looking through free patterns online and found one that was a bit different. The coaster pattern is from K.A.M.E. Crochet and is called the Athelas Coaster. I struggled a little with the pattern size-wise as I think the yarn used was different. I came down a few hook sizes, perhaps to a D hook, before the project came out to be the correct size. The original pattern called for an H hook. While the size of the coaster should have been 4.33″, mine came out as nearly 7″. The project itself was enjoyable and did not feel like it took that long.