Are you done with Christmas crafting? I am almost done and I am so happy to have designed and made some Christmas theme coasters this year… I called them Poinsettia Coasters as they have the colors of the poinsettia flowers!!!!
A week ago, I felt like I need something for my table this Christmas but I was totally out of idea of what to make. I blindly walked into a craft shop and bought red, green and white yarns but seriously I didn’t know what I am going to do with them. I felt like I need to buy them because they are “Christmas” colors. I was not worried as I knew that the angels will bring some ideas to me since I have been a good girl all these years!!! Inspiration struck, why not crochet some drink coasters for my table?
I altered my original yo-yo puff pattern to make it smaller (about 1″ each) and hence denser. Similar to the wide brim hat I made for my daughter, joined 6 red yo-yo puffs to a center green puff to form a hexagon shape for the red poinsettia. Reverse the colors for a green poinsettia. I have used red and green, what about white color? It is a snowflake ornament!!!
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.
As a variation in colors, turn the poinsettia coaster into snowflakes Christmas tree ornament. So easy! And, if you wonder about the small amigurumi Christmas tree next to it, get the pattern here.