Oozing cute, these sweet Tea Party Coasters make such a delightful gift, either by themselves as a set wrapped with a bow, or with a mug full of chocolates, or with a tea for one gift set (such as the gorgeous T2 Tea one that these are pictured with).

Use on a side table, coffee table, dining table or work desk.

Great for recovering lost crojo, perfect for scrap busting, and ideal for last minute thoughtful gifts.

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This is an original pattern by Farrah Jane Tate. You are welcome to sell products you have made using my patterns; however, I ask that you refer to the exact name of my pattern somewhere in the text of your listing. You may not copy, re-publish, sell, distribute, translate without permission, or claim my photos or patterns as your own in any way. This pattern may not be used in a classroom/workshop setting without my permission. Please note: If you have downloaded this pattern from an unofficial site (other than Ravelry, Love Crafts, Etsy, or my personal blog), this will be an unauthorised version and may not be the most current version. Please visit one of these sites to download an official, version-controlled copy.

Pattern Details

  • Recommended Yarn: DK/8 ply/Cat. 3 weight yarn, ~10g/0.4Oz per coaster. Any fibre/yarn that is easy to wash and does not readily pill (such as cotton, cotton blends, bamboo blends, and non-pill acrylic). Pictured coasters: Panda Carnival 8ply Acrylic in Orange. Refer to Ravelry for additional yarn ideas/project inspiration.
  • Hook Size: Use yarn label instructions as a guide for selecting hook size. Swatch to determine the optimal hook size for your tension. Pictured coasters: 4mm/G.
  • Coaster Size: Varies with weight of chosen yarn. Pictured coasters: ~11cm/4.25in in diameter.
  • Skill Level: Intermediate.
  • Stitch Terminology: US. Refer to Abbreviations and Special Stitch Instructions.
  • Gauge: Specific gauge not required/not important for this item.
  • Pattern Synopsis: Constructed in the round, commencing with a DC circle. Round 2 to 4 texture results from puff and post stitches. Rounds 5 and 6 ch border adds a lacy touch.
  • Social Media Share: Please tag me @TheCrochetFix and Hash Tag your projects #TeaPartyCoasters.

Abbreviations

  • Beg = Beginning.
  • BL = Back Loop.
  • BLO = Back Loop Only.
  • Btwn = Between.
  • Ch = Chain.
  • DC = Double Crochet.
  • DCStndSt[1] = Double Crochet Standing Stitch (refer to Special Stitch instructions).
  • Fin = Finishing.
  • FL = Front Loop.
  • FLO = Front Loop Only.
  • FpDC = Front Post Double Crochet (constructed around the front of the stitch post (instead of in the top two loops of the stitch, as for standard DC)).
  • FpDCStndSt[2] = Front Post Double Crochet Standing Stitch (refer to Special Stitch instructions).
  • FpSC = Front Post Single Crochet (constructed around the front of the stitch post).
  • Invis Join[3] = Invisible Join (refer to Special Stitch Instructions).
  • MC = Magic Circle.
  • Prev = Previous.
  • Puff-4/Puff-5 = Modified Puff Stitch (refer to Special Stitch Instructions).
  • SC = Single Crochet.
  • Sk = Skip.
  • Sl St = Slip Stitch.
  • St = Stitch.
  • Yo = Yarn over (hook).

[1] Can be substituted with (Ch 1, SC, Ch 2), any other chainless DC, or Ch 3.

[2] Can be substituted with (Ch 1, FpSC, Ch 2) or any other chainless FpDC.

[3] Can be substituted with Sl St.

Special Stitch Instructions

DCStndSt: Ch 1, SC in first stitch from previous round, Ch 1, SC in FLO of SC that was just made.

FpDCStndSt: Ch 1, FpSC around first stitch from previous round, Ch 1, SC in FLO of FpSC that was just made.

Invis Join: Remove loop from hook, insert hook from back to front (through BL and then FL) of st that join is to be made in, return yarn loop to hook, pull yarn through st (from front to back), gently pull yarn end to tighten join.

Puff-4: Yo, insert hook through stitch, yo, pull through loop (three loops on hook), {yo, insert hook back through same st as before, pull through loop (an additional two loops on hook} three times in total (nine loops on hook), yoh, pull yarn through first eight loops on hook (two loops on hook), yoh, pull yarn through remaining two loops on hook.

Puff-5: Yo, insert hook through stitch, yo, pull through loop (three loops on hook, {yo, insert hook back through same st as before, pull through loop (an additional two loops on hook)} four times in total (11 loops on hook), yo, pull yarn through first 10 loops on hook (two loops on hook), yo, pull yarn through remaining two loops on hook.

Tips

  • The coasters can be made to a bigger circumference by using Worsted/10ply/Cat. 4 yarn, or by making 12 DC in Round 1 (instead of pattern 10 DC).
  • In Rounds 5 and 6, ensure chains are made with an even and consistent tension so that the border is the same around the entire circumference and the coasters retain their circular shape.

Pattern Instructions

Note:

  • Beg Ch 1/Ch 2/Sl St and fin Sl St do not count as a stitch for stitch count purposes.
  • FpDCStndSt counts as a FpDC for stitch count purposes.
  • DCStndSt counts as a DC for stitch count purposes.
  • Stitches within ( ) should all be made in the same stitch.
  • Stitches within { } should be repeated as many times as specified.
  • A stitch count is provided in brackets ( ) following each round instructions.
  • If preferred Alternate Round 3 can be substituted for the standard Round 3.

Beg Circle: Leaving a beg yarn tail of sufficient length to sew in, make a circle with either MC, or Ch 3-4 and Sl St into first Ch.

Round 1 – DC: Ch 2, 10 DC in beg circle, Sl St into first DC (i.e. sk beg Ch 2). (10 DC)

Round 2 – DC & Puff-4: DCStndSt and Puff-4 in first st, DC and Puff-4 in next nine st, Sl St into beg DCStndSt. (10 DC, 10 Puff-4)

Round 3 – FpDC, DC & Puff-5: FpDCStndSt around first st, (DC, Puff-5, DC) in next st, {FpDC around next st, (DC, Puff-5, DC) in next st} nine times in total, Sl St into beg FpDCStndSt. (10 FpDC, 20 DC, 10 Puff-5)

Round 4 – FpSC & SC: Note: Work this round with a slightly looser tension. Ch 1, FpSC around first st, SC in next st, FpSC around next st, SC in next st, {FpSC around next st, SC in next st, FpSC around next st, SC in next st} nine times in total, Invis Join into first FpSC (i.e. sk beg Ch 1). (20 FpSC, 20 SC)

Round 5 – Ch Sp Border: {Ch 5, sk a st, Sl St into BLO next st} twenty times in total (finishing in st that first Ch 5 was made from). (20 Ch 5 Sp, 20 Sl St)

Round 6 – Ch Sp Border: Sl St in each of the first three Ch (of first Ch 5) from previous round, {Ch 4, sk next Sl St, Sl St into middle of next Ch 5 Sp} twenty times in total (finishing in first Ch 5 Sp that first Ch 4 was made from). (20 Ch 4 Sp, 20 Sl St)

Finishing: Fasten off yarn leaving a yarn tail of sufficient length to sew in. Sew in both yarn ends securely on the reverse side of the coaster.

Alternate Round 3

Although more complex, the appearance of the stitches made from this alternate round may be preferred.

FpDCStndSt around DCStndSt, DC in sp btwn DCStndSt and first Puff-4, Puff-5 in first Puff-4, DC in sp btwn first Puff-4 and next FpDC, {FpDC around next FpDC, DC in sp btwn FpDC and next Puff-4, Puff-5 in next Puff-4, DC in sp btwn Puff-4 and next FpDC} nine times in total, Sl St into beg FpDCStndSt. (10 FpDC, 20 DC, 10 Puff-5)

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Pattern Versioning

Version Date Comments
0.1 22/12/2023 Initial draft, first four rounds based on Dainty Coaster design.