The Cosmic Crochet Coaster pattern is a square, sunny, starry creation worked in 5 rounds:
Worked in Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, worsted-weight, with a 4.00 mm (G) hook.
The coaster measures 4"/just over 10 cm across.
Colors used: Lemon, Denim, Mint, Magenta, Rose.
The pattern is written in US terms, so here are the UK equivalents:
sc = UK dc
dc = UK tr
I find it easier to weave in each end every time I tie off. I gently tighten the knot, then thread the tail end from front to back under the top two loops of the next stitch before weaving the end into the back.
For example, here's where I thread that working end through when finishing the last round:
Round 1: In color A, ch 4 (counts as a stitch); 11 dc into 4th chain from hook.
(12 stitches worked)
Join with a ss into top of 4 ch. Tie off.
Round 2: Join color B into the space between any 2 stitches. I made a slip knot, then pulled the loop through to the right side of the work:
ch 3 (counts as a stitch at start of round for this pattern); dc into same space:
(2 dc into next space between stitches) 11 times. (24 stitches worked.)
Join with a ss into top of 3 ch. Tie off:
Join color A between any two stitches that are worked together into a space - so, into the "V" shape:
ch 3, 2 dc into same space:
(skip next space, 3 dc into next "V" shape) 11 times. (36 stitches worked.)
Join with a ss into top of ch 3. Tie off:
Round 4: In this round, a "space" means the space between each group of 3 stitches.
So - join color B into your first space:
ch 1, 3 sc into same space:
ch 1; 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc into next space:
*(ch 1, 3 sc next space) 2 times; ch 1; 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc next space*
Repeat from * to * twice.
ch 1; 3 sc next space, ch 1, ss into 1st sc to join:
To check your stitch count, check for your 6 dc in each corner separated by 3 ch; and your two groups of 3 sc on each side with the 1 ch spaces around them :)
Round 5: ss into next 2 stitches, ss into 1 ch space.
ch 3; 2 dc into same space:
(7 dc into next 3 ch space; 3 dc into each of next three 1 ch spaces) 3 times.
7 dc into next 3 ch space; 3 dc into each of next two 1 ch spaces; join with a ss into top of 1st dc.
(64 stitches worked):
If you enjoyed crocheting your Cosmic Coasters, you might like to add a few rounds to the coaster pattern here on this page and make....
Yes - you can transform your coaster into a larger Cosmic Crochet Square!
Work Rounds 1- 5 of the coaster pattern above, then continue to make either the plain edged square... or the lacy edged one:
Like Working in Thread?
The Cosmic Square in size 10 thread with a lacy edging works up smaller, and is just the right size for an original and beautiful coaster:
Check out the full pattern for the Flowery Cosmic Coaster, which is an absolute delight to make: