Poinsettia Table Coasters

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Poinsettia Table Coasters
This project - Poinsettia Table Coasters was made pre-Xmas, but I have been so busy, I have not had time to write out the pattern and post this - that said, it's not too bad an idea to start on your DIY homemade Christmas decorations well in advance. After all, a thing of beauty is a joy forever.
With each blog, I make a product and I write out the pattern.  I also offer links for other similar patterns at the end of each blog... and each of my blogs has several links that give you an idea of new stitches or old stitches worked in a new way.. so enjoy.

Skill level : Advanced Skill level

Size :  6.5" across

Materials used to Crochet Poinsettia Table Coasters
Today I have used ~ about a little bit of our lovely Indian Red Rose cotton yarn and Metallic cotton yarn with a 1.3 mm crochet hook
One quick note : I found that my Indian Red Rose bled a bit, so if you too are using two colors (of Red Rose yarn), one of which is light, please ensure that the darker color does not bleed.  Lesson well learned :-/

 Stitches used to crochet Poinsettia Table Coasters:  (Using U.S terminology)

Magic Circle  - Learn or refresh your skill on how to crochet a magic circle

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual dc row start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row. Do take a look at this self-explanatory videos on how to crochet a chainless DC start

In case you are unhappy with this start, do continue with the usual ch 2 or ch 3 start.  However, all instructions are given assuming that you’re using this chainless dc start. 

Double treble crochet (dtr) : Learn or refresh your skill on how to crochet a double treble stitch

Treble / triple 2-together (trc 2-tog) : If you’ve worked a dc 2-tog, then this is a lot like that, just that you work it with a trc.

*yo two times, insert hk into st ; yo and pull up a lp ; [yo, draw through 2 lps] ; rep [to] once ; rep *to* once more ; yo and draw through all 3 lps on hk.  One trc 2-tog complete.

Learn or refresh your skill on how to crochet a tr2tog treble crochet two together decrease stitch

Picot stitch : Learn or refresh your skill on how to crochet a picot stitch 

dc 3-tog : Double crochet 3-tog : [yo, insert hk in st or ch-sp, yo and pull up a lp ; yo and draw through 2 lps] 3 times (4 lps on hk) ; yo, draw through all lps on hk.  One dc 3-tog made.


Pattern for making Poinsettia Table Coasters

Abbreviations used :  Using U.S Terminology

fsc: Foundation Single Crochet

dc : Double crochet                                             sp(s) : Space(s)

st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                    hk : Hook

lp : Loop(s)                                                            yo : Yarn Over

sk : Skip                                                                  sc : Single crochet

trc : Treble / Triple crochet

dtr : Double treble crochet

Click here for free pattern and step by step Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)

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A full time mum, a part time social service volunteer, animal fosterer and a Guinness World Record holder I love art and craft - and am grateful for this hobby that keeps me busy and out of 'mischief'. We (as a family) are also staunch protectors of stray animals and will continue to do our bit to make this a safe world for them. We strongly believe in Refuse-Reuse-Recycle, which seeps into projects too. Why did I start blogging? Over the years, I found many patterns that specify yarns that are not available locally. There are also hundreds of free patterns on the web, which are not in English or which only have a chart and no written instructions. I am fortunate that I am able to read charts and I just thought it would be lovely to share these ideas as I make my own projects, using our available local yarns. I started my blog page in October 2013, but was a really sporadic contributor. In the past year and a half, I have been writing diligently and have had a lot of really interesting creative products made. I am happy to be part of this similar minded group of crafters. ACHIEVEMENTS : In October 2016, my blog was adjudged among the Top 100 Crochet Blogs to follow http://blog.feedspot.com/crochet_blogs/ In January 2016, I won the Guinness World Record for being part of the Record for the World's largest blanket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK7RYDGj_xk In 2014 and 2016, I played the Ravellenic Games on the Ravelry Craft group and have won great (digital) accolades http://www.ravelry.com/people/shyamanivas

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