Looking for a fun and creative project to tackle this weekend? Look no further! In this post, we’ll show you how to crochet a sunflower coaster that is both beautiful and functional. The final product will look great on your coffee table or nightstand and make a wonderful gift – perfect for birthdays, housewarmings, or just because.
Even novice crocheters can easily complete this project with our simple step-by-step guide. So gather up your supplies and get ready for some relaxing crafting time!
Tools and Materials Need for Crocheting a Sunflower Coaster
- Worsted weight yarn in yellow, green, and brown
- Crochet hook size I/5.5 mm
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Step-by-Step Guidelines on How to Crochet a Sunflower Coaster
Step 1: Create a Slip Knot and Chain Four Stitches
Make a slip knot, then chain four stitches. Leave an extra-long tail (about 8 inches). The 8 inches of the extra tail will be used for weaving in the ends later. For making a slip knot, wrap the yarn around your index finger and make a loop. Insert the hook and draw the loop through, then chain four stitches. Four chains will be the base for your sunflower coaster.
Step 2: Make a Magic Ring
Now make a magic ring, which will form the center of the sunflower coaster. To do this, grab both ends of the yarn and twist to create an ‘X’ shape over the hook. Insert your hook into the ‘X’ middle and draw up one loop. Chain one to secure it then starts working single crochet into the ring.
Step 3: Single Crochet in Magic Ring
Working around the magic ring, make twelve single crochets (sc). Make sure not to twist your work and that each stitch is worked in the same direction. This will ensure that your coaster has an even shape and size. When complete, pull the end of the yarn to close the ring and make a knot.
Step 4: Increase by Making Two Sc in Each Stitch
Now we’ll start increasing the size of our sunflower coaster. For this step, make two single crochets (sc) into each stitch around. At the end of this step, you will have a total of 24 sc. With the 24 sc, the sunflower coaster should start to have a defined shape. In this step, you will be able to see the circular shape of your coaster.
Step 5: Increase Again by Making Two Sc in Every Second Stitch
Make two single crochets (sc) into every second stitch around for this step. This will result in 36 sc. The 36 sc will create a slightly wider coaster, making it more suitable for holding drinks and mugs. So if you want the coaster to be bigger, you can add even more single crochets.
Step 6: Increase Again by Making 2 Sc in Every Third Stitch
For this step, make two single crochets (sc) into every third stitch around. This will result in 48 sc. You should follow this step if you want the coaster to be bigger and wider. Once complete, your sunflower coaster should be nearly finished!
Step 7: Change Colour
Now it’s time to change colors and start the sunflower petals. For this, switch to yellow yarn and make a round of single crochets (sc). Changing color will give your coaster a beautiful, contrasting look. So be careful to change to the right color at the right time.
Step 8: Make 2 Sc in Each Stitch
Continue with the yellow yarn and make two single crochets (sc) into each stitch around. This will result in 96 sc. Yellow yarn will be used for all the petals of the sunflower coaster, so make sure to leave a long tail at the start. This will be used for weaving in the ends and securing them.
Step 9: Switch Colour to Green
Switch to green yarn and make a round of single crochets (sc). Green color will be used for the center of the sunflower coaster. This green color will make your coaster look more realistic and attractive. So for this step, make a round of single crochets (sc).
Step 10: Make 2 Sc in Each Stitch
Continue with the green yarn and make two single crochets (sc) into each stitch around. This will result in 192 sc. Now you’re done! Fasten off the yarn and weave in all ends.
Congratulations! You just finished your very own sunflower coaster. Enjoy your beautiful creation – it looks great on any coffee table or nightstand. Plus, this project makes a great gift for friends and family! Thanks for following along, and happy crocheting!
Tips and Tricks to Crochet a Sunflower Coaster
- Start by making a chain stitch with four stitches. To make a chain stitch, you will need to start by looping the yarn over your crochet hook twice and then pull it through both loops on the hook. Next, wrap the yarn around the crochet hook and pull it through that loop as well. This creates your first chain stitch.
- Next, create the second chain stitch and then slip the stitch into the first chain stitch to form a loop. This will be your starting point of the coaster and should resemble a magic ring when finished.
- Once you have completed the starting loop, you will need to single crochet eight times into that same loop.
- Now, chain stitch once and then insert your hook into the first single crochet from the previous round. Single crochet five times in that same loop to make a petal of the sunflower shape. Chain stitch twice, and then create another petal by inserting your hook into the next single crochet and single crocheting five times.
- Continue this pattern until you have six petals in total, making sure to end each petal by chaining twice and then slip the stitch into the third chain stitch at the beginning of the round.
- To finish your sunflower coaster, cut off a long enough tail to weave it in along with the other end of your yarn. This will help keep everything in place and make sure that the coaster will last for a long time.
- Enjoy your beautiful sunflower coaster! Have fun experimenting with different colors and sizes to create something unique each time you make one. With practice, you can crochet more complex designs like a granny square, flower pot holder, or even a set of coasters.
Remember to have fun and keep experimenting with different colors and sizes while you crochet. With time and practice, you can create more beautiful projects like a granny square, flower pot holder, or even a set of coasters. Good luck!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need a Special Hook for Crocheting This Coaster?
No, you do not need a special hook. For this project, it is recommended to use an 8 mm crochet hook. If the stitches are too tight with the 8 mm crochet hook, then you can switch to a larger hook size of 9 mm or 10 mm.
What Type of Yarn Should I Use?
Any type of yarn can be used for this project as long as it is the correct gauge. Experiment with different colors and textures to create unique coasters! A medium-weight acrylic yarn works best for creating the Sunflower Coaster.
Can I Use Other Types of Yarn for This Project?
Yes, you can use other types of yarn, such as cotton or wool. However, it is important to note that these yarns may require a larger crochet hook size than what is recommended for this project. Additionally, the finished product might be slightly smaller in size due to the thicker nature of these yarns. When using other types of yarn, it is best to check the gauge of the project and adjust accordingly.
Do I Need Any Special Stitching Skills for This Coaster?
No special stitching skills are required for this project. All you need is basic knowledge of single, double, and slip stitches. Additionally, some knowledge of working in the round is recommended. If you are new to crochet, practicing the basic stitches before attempting this pattern is best. Once you become comfortable with these stitches, you will be able to make your own Sunflower Coaster easily!
Congratulations on learning how to crochet a sunflower coaster! Whether you are an experienced crocheter or new to thread arts, we hope this tutorial provided useful step-by-step instructions that helped make the process easier. With your newfound skill, you are now ready to craft many colorful coasters for yourself and your loved ones!
As a reminder, remember to use yarn that is appropriate for making coasters. This will ensure the coasters have lasting quality and bring vibrant colors into your home. Additionally, don’t forget to experiment with different sizes of flowers to create different kinds of decorative pieces. Best of luck with your projects, and enjoy the culmination of your hard work!