The X Coaster

My X Coaster pattern is an adventure! Create an attractive, original coaster in 8 rounds of crochet using two colors:

X Coaster in blue and pink

Crocheted in sports-weight yarn with a 3.00 mm hook.

Measures just over 3½"/9 cm across.

Now, if you want to use just one color, the coaster looks very good like that, too! I've also crocheted this piece in Patons 100% Cotton DK, and that one measured 4½”/11 cm across.

The pattern is written in US terms, and here are the UK equivalents:

sc =UK dc

dc =UK tr

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Round 1: In color A, ch 4 (counts as stitch); 2 dc into 4th chain from hook.

(Ch 2, 3 dc into same chain) 3 times.

Ch 2, join with a ss into top of 4 ch.

(12 stitches worked plus 2-ch corner spaces.)

Round 1 completed in blueEnd of Round 1.

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Round 2: ch 1, sc into each of first 3 stitches.

3 dc into ch-2 space.

(Sc into each of next 3 dc; 3 dc into 2-ch space) 3 times.

ss into first sc to join.

(24 stitches worked.)

Tie off, gently tighten knot, then weave this end from front to back under the top two loops of the next stitch, before weaving it into the back to secure:

Sewing in the tail end when finishing round 2Weaving in the end for Round 2.

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Round 3: Join color B into the left stitch of any set of three corner stitches. I make a slip knot, then pull the loop through to the right side:

Joining in pink yarnJoining into the 3rd stitch of the corner.

ch 3 (counts as stitch throughout the pattern); dc into each of next 4 stitches.

Ch 3, sc into next stitch - which is the center stitch of your 3 corner stitches.

(Ch 3, dc into each of next 5 stitches; ch 3, sc into next stitch) 3 times.

Ch 3; join with a ss into top of 3 ch.

(4 groups of 5 stitches worked + sc with chains on each side):

End of round 3End of Round 3.

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Round 4: ch 3, dc into each of next 4 stitches.

*(ch 3, sc into next 3-ch space) 2 times.

Ch 3, dc into each of next 5 stitches*

Repeat from * to * 2 times.

(Ch 3, sc into next 3-ch space) 2 times.

Ch 3, ss into top of the 3 ch to join.

(4 groups of 5 stitches worked each with three 3-ch loops in between them):

The end of round 4End of Round 4.

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Round 5: ch 3, dc into each of next 4 stitches.

*(ch 3, sc into next 3-ch space) 3 times.

Ch 3, dc into each of next 5 stitches*

Repeat from * to * 2 times.

(Ch 3, sc into next 3-ch space) 3 times.

Ch 3, ss into top of the 3 ch to join.

(4 groups of 5 stitches worked, each with 4 3-ch loops in between):

End of round 5The end of Round 5.

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Round 6: ch 1, 2 sc into same chain where you joined.

1 sc into each of next three stitches. The first of these is quite tight, so make sure you spot it!

2 sc into next stitch.

*3 sc into each of next four 3-ch spaces.

2 sc into next stitch; 1 sc into each of next 3 stitches; 2 sc into next st*

Repeat from * to * 2 times.

3 sc into each of next four 3-ch spaces.

Join with a ss into 1st sc.

(76 stitches worked):


End of round 6The end of Round 6.

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Round 7: ch 1, 2 sc into same stitch where you joined.

1 sc into each of next five stitches.

2 sc into next stitch.

* 1 sc into each of next twelve stitches.

2 sc into next stitch; 1 sc into each of next 5 stitches; 2 sc into next stitch*

Repeat from * to * 2 times.

1 sc into each of next twelve stitches.

Join with a ss into 1st sc.

(84 stitches worked):

End of round 7The end of Round 7.

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Round 8 - Edging: Two tips before we start this round which is made up of single chains and slip stitches.

1: Stitch mark the joining ss you just made, as it helps you keep track of where to join at the end:

Stitch marker showing where to join in at end of roundStitch marker in your joining ss.

2: Try to keep your tension even as you work this round, so that you get a nice, even edge:

Close-up of finished edgeAim for a neat edging!

OK, here's how we finish:

Ch 1, skip the first stitch where you joined, ss next stitch.

*ch 1, ss next stitch*

Repeat from * to * all the way round, ending with ch 1, ss into joining ss - which we stitch marked:

Weaving in the final tail endWeaving in the last tail end.

Tie off; weave this end from front to back under top two loops of the same stitch you joined into, before weaving into the back.

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