I love coasters, and these crochet watermelon coasters are a combination of some of my favorite things. The other day, my actual cork coaster just crumbled and since I can’t stand the thought of putting a drink onto my desk with a coaster underneath it, I whipped up these cute little slices with some cotton yarn and I’ve been loving them! Here is how to make your own crochet watermelon coasters, perfect for lemonade in the middle of summer!
Crochet Watermelon Coasters Pattern
This pattern is actually one of the patterns in my ebook, The Beginner’s Guide to Crochet. I’ll tell you a little more about it at the end of this post, but basically, it’s your go to resource to learn crochet and practice essential skills with some easy patterns. These coasters are worked in the round and use simple color changes so you learn those techniques without feeling overwhelmed. So, without further ado, let’s get on with it!
- Worsted weight cotton yarn in pink, white, green and a little bit of black – I used whatever I had on hand, but I would recommend the Lion Brand cotton; it’s just better quality.
- 4.00mm crochet hook
- a tapestry needle
And just like in the book, there’s a video to go along with it!
1. Start by creating a magic loop using the pink yarn. Chain 1, then work 10 DC into the magic loop. Slip stitch to the chain space to finish the round. You should have 10 stitches now.
2. Chain 2. Work 2 DC into each space, including the same space as the the chain 2. At the end of the round, slip stitch to finish. You should have 20 stitches.
3. Switch to white yarn, and chain 1. Work 2 HDC into the same space. *HDC in the next space, and work 2 HDC into the space after that*. Repeat everything from * to * all the way around. Slip stitch to finish the round (30 sts).
4. Switch to green yarn, and chain 1. Work 2 HDC into the first space. *HDC into the next 2 spaces, then 2 HDC into the third*. Repeat from * to * around. Sl st to finish the round (40).
5. SC all the way around. BO and weave in the loose ends with a tapestry needle.
Optional: If you want to add seeds, use black yarn/embroidery floss and a tapestry needle to add little lines to the pink section.
And you’re done! How cute are these little watermelon slices? I had these laying out while I was taking pictures and my sister loved them so she has a few of them and now I never have to remind her to use coasters! Yes, I am that person that comes up and put a coaster under your drink lol.
I had so much fun making these, I’m going to try other designs soon. Maybe oranges or a kiwi?
The Beginner’s Guide to Crochet
Like I mentioned, this is one of the patterns from my new ebook designed to teach beginner’s how to crochet, and maybe even help more advanced crocheters brush up on the basics. The ebook is made up of a few parts:
The Getting Started Section
This part contains all the materials and tools I use so you can follow along exactly. It also includes some tips on choosing yarn and other general tips and advice to help you along. There are some more informational pages here, as well, like a hat sizing guide and a list of abbreviations used in the book.
The Tutorials Section
The second part of the book focuses on teaching the basics and showing you how to work each step. There are 12 lessons in total. It covers everything from how to start with a slipknot and foundation chain, to working in the round, changing colors, binding off, increasing/decreasing, and even 2 ways to join pieces together!
Each lesson has step by step pictures and a video to help you out.
This section is my favorite and the one I think most of you will like the best too. Here, I have 12 easy patterns (like these crochet watermelon coasters!) to practice your new skills on. Each pattern uses only the skills mentioned in the tutorials section and all of the patterns are fun and simple items that you’ll actually want to use once you’re done.
Like the tutorials, each pattern has step by step pictures, a written pattern and a video to walk you through the project. The patterns also include all the sizing information, the exact yarn and materials I used (including links to buy them yourself!) and an overview of the skills used in that pattern.
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Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to check out this book. I’ve put a ton of work into it and I hope you love it. I’ll be back next week with more patterns and tutorials!
See you soon 🙂