I love a good functional project and this Jack O’Lantern coaster crochet pattern is a great way to add some fun seasonal decor and spook factor to your home.
It’s double sided for extra durability and absorbancy and the extra thickness helps the coaster to lie flat without the need for blocking. It’s also a great practice piece if you are new to colour changes and want to explore this kind of colourwork.
The addition of the border adds interest and an extra pop of colour. I opted to use dark green for mine but you can use any colour that you like.
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- DK Weight Cotton Yarn in orange (o), black (b) and dark green (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Blood Orange, Pure Black and Evergreen)
- 2.5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle, scissors
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- st/s – stitch/es
- (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
- […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm) when using the materials listed.
The ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
You will be working in rows of single crochet from the bottom up.
The pattern is written as: # of single crochet stitches (colour abbreviation), example: 9 sc (o) means 9 sc in the colour orange.
Colour changes take place in the last yarn over of the previous stitch. See this post for reference: How to Change Colours in Amigurumi.
Here’s a chart for those who prefer to follow a chart rather than a written pattern:
FRONT (starting in orange)
R1: Ch 23, sc in second ch from hook and each ch across (22)
R2-4: Ch 1, turn. [Sc] x22 (22)
R5: Ch 1, turn. 5 sc (o), 5 sc (b), 2 sc (o), 5 sc (b), 5 sc (o) (22)
R6: Ch 1, turn. 4 sc (o), 6 sc (b), 2 sc (o), 6 sc (b), 4 sc (o) (22)
R7: Ch 1, turn. 3 sc (o), 16 sc (b), 3 sc (o) (22)
R8: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc (o), 4 sc (b), 2 sc (o), 6 sc (b), 2 sc (o), 4 sc (b), 2 sc (o) (22)
R9: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc (o), 5 sc (b), 2 sc (o), 6 sc (b), 2 sc (o), 5 sc (b), 1 sc (o) (22)
R10: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc (o), 2 sc (b), 16 sc (o), 2 sc (b), 1 sc (o) (22)
R11: Ch 1, turn. [Sc] x22 (22)
R12: Ch 1, turn. 9 sc (o), 4 sc (b), 9 sc (o) (22)
R13: Ch 1, turn. 10 sc (o), 2 sc (b), 10 sc (o) (22)
R14: Ch 1, turn. [Sc] x22 (22)
R15: Ch 1, turn. 1 sc (o), 7 sc (b), 6 sc (o), 7 sc (b), 1 sc (o) (22)
R16: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc (o), 5 sc (b), 8 sc (o), 5 sc (b), 2 sc (o) (22)
R17: Ch 1, turn. 3 sc (o), 3 sc (b), 10 sc (o), 3 sc (b), 3 sc (o) (22)
R18: Ch 1, turn. 4 sc (o), 1 sc (b), 12 sc (o), 1 sc (b), 4 sc (o) (22)
R19-22: Ch 1, turn. [Sc] x22 (22)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
R1: Ch 23, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across (22)
R2-22: Ch 1, turn. [Sc] x22 (22)
Do not fasten off.
R23: Place front and back pieces right sides together with the front piece facing up, you will be working through both pieces. Ch 1, 2 sc in corner st. Sc evenly around all sides, placing 3 sc in the other three corners. When you are back to where you started sc into the same st as starting st. Sl st to first sc to join (92)
R24: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st. [22 sc, 3 sc in next st] x3, 22 sc (100)
Fasten off invisibly and weave in end.
With dark green yarn, surface sl st around the edge of the coaster between R23 and R24.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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