For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Lauren from Daisy Cottage Designs sharing a guest post for her Grapefruit Coaster Crochet Pattern. It’s super fresh and fun, can’t wait to try it!
Crochet-A-Day: Grapefruit Coaster Crochet Pattern
Guest post by Lauren of Daisy Cottage Designs
Grapefruits are one of my favorite foods – I have always loved their fresh, tangy flavor. When I can mix a favorite food with my hobby of choice, it’s a win-win situation. Enter this crocheted grapefruit coaster. Perfect for your own home or as a gift for a friend, these coasters can be whipped up in no time.
Want to make some for yourself or a girlfriend? Grab your yarn and a hook and let’s get started.
- Worsted weight yarn in yellow, white, and pink yarn (I used Lily Sugar ’n’ Cream in mustard, white, and mod pink.)
- H Crochet Hook
- Tapestry needle for weaving ends and adding embroidery
Now we’re ready to get started!
Crochet Grapefruit Coaster Pattern:
NOTE: Chains do NOT count as your first stitch.
Using the pink color, ch 3.
Round 1: Work 9 dc into the first ch (see photo 1) . Sl st in the top of the first real dc. (9)
Round 2: Ch 2. Work 2 dc into the first stitch and in each stitch around (see photo 2). Sl st in the top of the first dc. (18)
Round 3: Ch 2. Work 2 dc into the first stitch, 1 dc in the second stitch.*2 dc in the next, 1 dc in the next* around. Sl st in the top of the first dc. Cut yarn and weave ends. (27)
Round 4: Join white yarn using a slip stitch or your preferred method. Ch 1. Work 2 hdc in the first stitch and1 hdc in the next two stitches (see photo 3). *2 hdc in the next, 1 dc in the next two stitches* around. Sl st in the top of the first hdc. Cut yarn and weave ends. (36)
Round 5: Join yellow yarn using a slip stitch or your preferred method. Ch 1. Work 2 sc in the first stitch and 1 sc in the next three stitches (see photo 4). *2 sc in the next, 1 sc in the next three stitches* around. Sl st in the top of the first sc. Cut yarn and weave ends. (45)
Now it’s time to add the finishing touches. Grab your tapestry needle and let’s help this coaster look like a grapefruit. You’re going to need approximately 20 inches of white yarn for this. Using the numbers on the photo above to guide you, follow these directions.
NOTE: Since knotting the end of the yarn will create a bump on the bottom of the coaster which could cause drinks to tumble, I hold a 4” piece of yarn on the back of the coaster while I work. At the end, I weave the ends with my tapestry needle so the back remains flat.
Step 1: While remembering to hold a 4” tail on the back of the coaster, bring your needle up through number 1 and down through number 2.
Step 2: Bring your needle up through number 3 and down through 2. (You should now have a line straight across as shown in photo 5 above.)
Step 3: Bring your needle up through number 4 and down through 2.
Step 4: Bring your needle up through number 5 and down through 2. (You should now have your grapefruit divided into quarters.)
Step 5: Bring your needle up through number 6 and down through 2.
Step 6: Bring your needle up through number 7 and down through 2.
Step 7: Bring your needle up through number 8 and down through 2. Cut yarn and weave ends so they’re hidden on the back of the coaster.
You’re finished! Didn’t I tell you this would be an easy project? Now make a couple more to set out on your coffee table or to wrap up for a friend! If you’re of the opinion that variety is the spice of life, you could easily swap out the pink center to make lemon or lime coasters. See Make and Takes patterns for a Watermelon Coaster or a Pumpkin Coaster.
Lauren Brown is the girl behind the Daisy Cottage Designs blog and Etsy shop. After graduating from college, Lauren taught third grade until she and her youth pastor husband had their first baby. Now a SAHM to two little girls, she enjoys crocheting, blogging, and doing projects with her kids. Connect with Lauren on facebook and Instagram.
So cute! Your making me wish I knew how to crochet.
Colleen – you can do it! Start now. I just learned last year and I’m hooked. Here’s my page for getting started. http://www.makeandtakes.com/crochet-patterns-and-tutorials
Marie, this is so cute! The note about tying the string makes sense, I know I wouldn’t have thought of that! This is awesome!
Thanks so much for sharing, Marie! Love all the fun crochet ideas in this series.