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This free crochet pattern is a Plaid Coaster that is easily made with single crochet stitches. It also comes with an easy to understand video tutorial that explains the concept of how to crochet plaid and the crab stitch border.
Thanksgiving is not far anymore which means I needed to come up with an idea to expand my placemat collection as we would have an additional person this year on this special day. As I finished my Plaid Placemat, I needed something special to make it shine and stand out.
As I looked into my cabinets I saw so many beautiful decorations that fit perfect for the season, and also made the table look even better than before, but something was still missing. Then it finally came to me. I needed a matching Plaid Coaster to my Plaid Placemat.
As the Plaid Placemat is made with double crochet stitches I needed a stitch that was tighter but still had the same look. So I chose single crochets for the Plaid Coaster. However, once you know the size of each, you can easily replace the stitches with any basic crochet stitches you like. No matter how you crochet it, it will be the perfect set no matter which holiday or event you make it for.
Furthermore, if you have never made anything in plaid before, I would highly recommend the PLAID COURSE by Whistle and Ivy. It has so many tutorials plus lots of crochet patterns using the plaid pattern.
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So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet this amazing pattern.
How to crochet the Plaid Coaster
- Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday Collection
- Really Red
- 5.0mm hook
- tapestry needle
Stitches used (US terms):
Click HERE to learn these basic stitches
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- crab stitch aka reversed single crochet (shown in Video below)
4 rows x 4 sts = 1 square inch
6 x 5.5 inches
Please watch the video below first to understand why certain things are done throughout the pattern. Also, be sure to check out my tutorial about why I skipped the turning chain.
Start with a Chain of 20 in orange yarn, plus 1 chain in brown[Drop the orange yarn and continue with the brown
Carry the brown yarn when using the red, and vice versa; do the same technique for the orange and red combination.
R1: 1 sc in the next 4 sts in brown (finish the last sc with the red), *1 sc in the next 4 sts in red (finish the last dc with the brown), 1 sc in the next 4 sts in brown (finish the last sc with the red), repeat from * until the end of the row (do not change colors at the end of the row), turn
R2-4: repeat R1
Drop the brown and pick up the orange and carry it while crocheting with the red
R5: 1 sc in the next 4 sts in red (finish the last sc with the orange), *1 sc in the next 4 sts in orange (finish the last sc with the red), 1 sc in the next 4 sts in red (finish the last sc with the orange), repeat from * until the end of the row (do not change colors at the end of the row), turn
R6-8: repeat R5]
Repeat everything between [ ] for a total of 20 rows.
Now cut the brown and red yarn and continue with the orange for the border.
Crochet 1 sc into each stitch or 1 row (1 stitch per row) plus 1 stitch additional into the corners all around. Slip stitch to the first stitch of the round. Once you finish the round, work the round backward using the Crab stitch aka Reverse Single Crochet.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
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How to Crochet the Plaid Coaster – Video Tutorial
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