Lacy Shells Coaster by Mikaela Bates
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Lacy Shells Coaster

Crochet
February 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
16 - 27 yards (15 - 25 m)
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Add a touch of elegance to your table.

This lovely shell pattern creates a vintage feel without being too frilly - which I love.
I was working on a shawl/scarf using this stitch and it occurred to me that it would look equally lovely in other items and so this is the first in a series of Lacy Shell items for the home.

The stitch is easy to do and has a simple 2 row repeat that creates the offset shells.

Use a single colour or change colour every round, this coaster will be a charming vintage touch for your home or a pretty gift for a friend.

Details
Level: Easy
Suitable for a beginner who is comfortable with working in the round, chains, single and double crochet. Includes tutorial links, photos and a partial chart to assist with those new to some of the techniques used.

Stitches used: Double magic circle, ch, sl st, sc, dc.

Yarn: Approx. 15-25m (16-27 yards) 8ply (DK) yarn.
I’ve used Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply cotton in Fawn, Arctic and Powder Blue.
You can use any yarn for this pattern (cotton is recommended for its absorbency) with an appropriate hook though the finished size will vary.

Finished size:
4 rounds makes a 10cm square (4in sq).
5 rounds makes a 12.5cm square (5in sq).

Included in this 7 page PDF pattern:

  • 9 tutorial photos
  • 5 other photos
  • American English crochet terms used throughout.
  • Crocheted in the round.
  • Partial chart for help with stitch placement.
  • Clear concise written instructions with a layout designed to make it easy to follow and not lose your place.
  • Landscape layout that looks good on a laptop, tablet or phone (simply zoom in on half the page on your smart phone to see the pattern clearly in portrait mode).
  • Links to 3 tutorials to help with the special stitches.

You may sell items created using this pattern. Please credit Mikaela Bates - Vivid Kreations for the design and consider linking to this pattern if selling online.