A couple of days ago, there was snow on the ground here in Central New York, the wind was gusting and it felt more like February than the end of April.
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Today the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it's a glorious 60 degrees! Ah, the craziness of Spring weather. Every day is an adventure!
I have to admit that I struggle with winter and even rainy days. They tend to give me the blues, so I wanted a project that was cheerful and bright. These flower coasters were perfect!
This pattern is so simple and quick. It consists of only four rounds including the petals of the flowers. You can use so many colors in all different combinations to make them your own! I do have to say that if you choose to make a coaster with four different colors, add some extra time for changing colors and weaving in multiple ends.
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Cheerful Flower Coaster Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: Not important in this pattern
Finished Size: 4 1/2"L x 4 1/2"W
Pattern Notes: The CH 3 at the beginning of each round counts as 1 DC stitch
How to make this Cheerful Flower Coaster
Round 1: Start with a MC, then CH 3 and DC 11 into the circle, join with a SL ST into the top of the CH 3 (12 ST)
Round 2: CH 3, work a DC into the same ST as the CH 3, then work 2 DC into each ST around, join with a SL ST into the top of the CH 3 (24 ST)
Round 3: CH 3, work a DC into the same ST as the CH 3, then work 1 DC into the next ST, then *2 DC into the next ST, then 1 DC into the next ST*, repeat from * to * around, join with a SL ST into the top of the CH 3 (36 ST)
Round 4: CH 2 this time, work a DC into the same ST as the CH 3, work 2 DC into the next ST, SL ST into the next 2 ST's, *2 DC into the next 2 ST's, SL ST into the next 2 ST's*, repeat from * to * around; join with a SL ST into the top of the CH 2
And there you have it, your own Cheerful Flower Coaster! Doesn't it feel good to be able to make something so cute? These would make the perfect Mother's Day gift! And they're a fun way to use up any small amounts of yarn you have around that you didn't think would be enough to do anything with!
If you'd like to make a flower with multiple colors, I've included a video tutorial HERE to show you how! I'd love to see what colors you choose! The possibilities are endless! Look at these cuties for the 4th of July! Just use your red, white and blue yarn!
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That's all for now. Please stay safe and take care of you!
Sending You Positive Energy Always,