Poinsettia Coasters Crochet Pattern
[Pattern related to Yo-Yo Puff]
Difficulty Level: Beginner, must know how to crochet tr, dc, dc2tog, sl st & ch
Finished size: approx. 3″ dia.
Gauge: Not essential as long as the hook size matches the yarn weight.
Materials & Tools:
1. Yarn : light worsted DK, red and green (about 40g of each to make 6 coasters). Use heavier yarn weight for bigger coasters.
2. Crochet hook: 2.5 mm
3. Tapestry Needle (to join and hide yarn ends)
ch = chain
tr=treble (triple) crochet
dc2tog=double crochet decrease
st = stitch
slst = slip stitch
fo = fasten off
Starting Ring: ch4, slst to first chain to form a base ring.
Rnd 1 : ch5, tr17, slst to the 5th chain.
Rnd 2 : ch2, dc on the next st, *dc2tog on the next 2 sts*, repeat * 7 times, slst to the dc loop. fo with at least 4″ long yarn tail.
For red poinsettia coasters, prepare 6 red yo-yo puffs and 1 green yo-yo puff by following the above crochet pattern.
Arrange them in a flower shape like the photo on the left.
Use a tapestry needle to sew the chain edge of the 2nd round to the wrong side of the first round slightly away from the center opening.
This is how it looks after the tagging. The opening is smaller and both the top and bottom centers are aligned.
With wrong side facing each other, join the puffs together by stitching 2 sts of them.
Repeat stitching to all the puffs to form a flower shape. Hide and trim yarn ends.
As a variation in colors, turn the poinsettia coaster into snow flakes Christmas tree ornament. So easy! And, if you wonder about the small amigurumi Christmas tree next to it, get the pattern here.