The Easy Sweet Orchid Crochet Coaster is a delightful and practical addition to your home decor. Its charming orchid-inspired design brings a touch of nature indoors, while also serving as a functional coaster to protect your surfaces from drips and condensation. Whether you’re sipping a hot cup of tea or enjoying a cold beverage, this coaster adds a touch of elegance to your moments of relaxation.

Materials:

  • Worsted weight cotton yarn in your choice of colors (main color for the coaster and contrasting color for the orchid accents)
  • Crochet hook appropriate for your yarn weight (typically around 4.5mm or as needed to achieve desired gauge)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch

Pattern:

Coaster:

  1. Start with a magic ring (adjustable loop), or ch 4 and sl st to form a ring.
  2. Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), work 11 hdc into the ring. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch-2. (12 hdc)
  3. Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in the same stitch, 2 hdc in each stitch around. Join. (24 hdc)
  4. Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the next stitch – repeat around. Join. (36 hdc)
  5. Round 4: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in the same stitch, sc in the next stitch and each stitch around. Join and fasten off.

Orchid Accent:

  1. Start with the contrasting color yarn.
  2. Ch 8.
  3. Row 1: In the second ch from hook, sc. Sc in each ch across. (7 sc)
  4. Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each sc across.
  5. Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn. Skip 2 sc, dc 5 times in the next sc, skip 2 sc, sl st in the next sc – repeat once. Fasten off.

Assembly:

  1. Attach the orchid accent to the center of the coaster using a yarn needle and the main color yarn.
  2. Weave in all loose ends.

Now you have a charming Easy Sweet Orchid Crochet Coaster to brighten up your home and protect your surfaces. Feel free to experiment with colors to create a personalized set of coasters that suits your style.

Remember, this pattern is provided for free, so you can enjoy creating these lovely coasters for yourself or as thoughtful handmade gifts. Happy crocheting!