Crochet: Twine Coaster

When I discovered the possibilities of crochet, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some twine. Once I did, it was baskets galore. I have several baskets waiting in the wings, but this pattern is one of my particular favourites. Not only is extremely practical (I tend to hoard projects, so a functional project is a good project), it’s also customizable. From mixing twine and yarn to mixing different stitches, coasters are a perfect way to experiment for a beginner like me.

I find myself using this coaster much more than I thought I would. Initially it was just a test to see if I could do it, but I actually love it!

Crochet Twine Coaster | Yarn, Things, Etc.Crochet Twine Coaster | Yarn, Things, Etc.

Once you get used to working with twine—it can be quite bulky and stiff—this coaster comes together quite quickly. I had to limit myself to one with the hoarding problem and all. I bet that a set of homemade coasters could make a great gift for the right person. The twine look isn’t to everyone’s taste, but I like it just fine—I hope you do too!

Twine Coaster

Crochet Twine Coaster | Yarn, Things, Etc.

In The Round

Materials:

  • Medium-weight twine
  • Fine or worsted weight yarn
  • Size 5.00MM Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle

Crochet Stitches Used:

  • Single crochet

Pattern:

Chain 4 stitches, working with both the twine and the yarn, and join in the round

Single crochet 8 times into the centre to create first round

Work in a spiral: *single crochet once into the first space, single crochet twice into the second space to increase

Repeat from * until you reach your desired circumference

Weave in ends using a tapestry needle

*Tip: Working in a spiral can spiral out of hand (see what I did there?). Mark your starting stitch in the round to keep track of your increasing. I slipped a bobby pin in the stitch while I was working around and it worked perfectly.

Happy crocheting!

J

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