Citrus Blossom Coasters by Lorraine Pugh

Citrus Blossom Coasters

Crochet
May 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 repeats = 4 inches
in Rounds 1-6 to measure 10cm/4"
3.0 mm
8 - 71 yards (7 - 65 m)
US
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Hello Lovelies!

Here is the free pattern for my Citrus Blossom Crochet Coasters/Doilies. If any hand made items make a house a home, for me, it has to be these!

In 3 different sizes, they’re great for tealights, vases and as coasters. They are my go-to project for protecting my lovely wooden furniture from hot cups and accidental tea spills (sacrilegious!).

For these crochet coasters (or doilies!), I chose fingering weight organic cotton. All sizes start with the same basic rounds, so once you’ve made a few, the pattern is easy to remember. Each size is then finished off with a pretty border of petals.

When worked in fingering weight cotton, the small size works well for displaying little tea lights. Pretty cups sit nicely on the medium coasters. The large size is perfect for a coffee-lover’s favourite mug.

You can also have some fun experimenting with thicker yarn to make larger sizes, for example placemats for vases. See our homemade lemonade pictured? It sits on the large size coaster which I made using worsted weight cotton and a 4.5mm hook. It measures 20cm across. Perfect for displaying a vase full of seasonal blooms!

SKILL LEVEL

Easy – Basic stitches & repetitive stitch patterns

MATERIALS

MAYFLOWER Cotton 8/4 Fingering Weight aka 4ply (100% organic cotton, 50g/170m),
White (01)
OR Light Green (23)
Approx 2g required for small doily
Approx 6g required for medium doily
Approx 10g required for large doily

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

Yarn needle
Scissors

GAUGE

Rounds 1-6 to measure 10cms (4”) in diameter using a 3mm hook.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Small Doily: 6cms diameter
Medium Doily: 10.5cms diameter
Large Doily: 14cms diameter

STITCHES USED & ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
trb – treble crochet
dtr – double treble crochet
ch#sp – chain space, # denotes no. of chains

SPECIAL STITCHES

Magic Circle – an adjustable ring that can be pulled tight, used to begin crochet projects worked in the round. Alternatively, chain 3 and slip stitch into the first chain to create a ring.

NOTES

For the small doily, work rounds 1-3, then see ‘Small Doily Border’
For the medium doily, work rounds 1-5, then see ‘Medium Doily Border’
For the large doily, work rounds 1-7, then see ‘Large Doily Border’