Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Crocheted Wagon Wheel Cup Coaster ~ Ideas for Scrap Yarn

Use up your scrap yarn and make these niffy and useful cup coasters.   Finished cup coaster measures approximately 3 1/2 inches in diameter.

Items needed:
Cotton yarn (weight category #4)
Crochet hook size G
Yarn needle for sewing in ends

Step 1:

Ch 5, Sl into first Ch to form a ring.

Step 2:

Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 15 dc into center of ring, Sl into top of Ch 3

Step 3: 

Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch 1), *dc in next,  ch 1,* repeat around, Sl into 3rd Ch of first Ch 4

Step 4:

Sl into first  Ch 1 sp, Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same space, 3 dc in each Ch 1 space around, Sl into top of first Ch 3, fasten off, sew in ends.

100% cotton will shrink if washed in warm/hot water.  Wash in cold and dry flat.  Cotton yarn will not melt with hot mugs, while acrylic yarn will.

These make nice additions to someone's cottage, cabin, den, sun room or other rooms. Also consider them for teacher gifts, for your child's hope chest, or party favors, host/hostess gifts.

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