Friday 1 June 2018

Spring Coaster

Spring Coaster

It feels like summer already here in London, except for the crazy lightning and thunder storms (inspiration for future designs) and it will be very soon, but while its still spring here's a "Spring" coaster, This matches the previous "Gwein", "Belinda" "Beckia" and "Autumn" coasters.
I know people have emailed asking when more coasters were coming, there will be a couple more coming over the summer and hopefuly another couple after that. A few people have emailed me to let me know what they are using the charts for, quite a few are going to join the squares for a blanket, another lady is embroidering the designs and a couple of knitters have been using them to again for blankets. Hoping to add a few small knitted filet designs soon :)
The chart below could be used for other crafts - cross stitch, knitting, beading, tapestry and more. Let me know how you use it and what you make.

Note: Where the pattern states Treble crochet UK/ Double crochetUSA if you follow UK crochet instructions do a treble, if you follow USA instructions do a double crochet DO NOT do both!

Starting at bottom of chart/ graph chain 82 and another 3 chains to turn (this will count as the first treble crochet UK/ double crochet USA) of first  the row. 
Treble crochet UK/ Double crochet USA into the 5th chain from hook. Double crochet in next 2 chains to complete bottom right solid square of row 1.
Continue following pattern for first row reading chart/ graph right to left. After completing first row, chain 3 to turn to start next row.
Continue following chart/graph until all rows are complete. At end of row 27 fasten off.
(Crochet cotton size 10) About 76 metres/ 83 yds, hook size 1.5mm/ US size 7 steel crochet hook or SIZE FOR GAUGE.
Using Crochet cotton size 10: width = 40.1 cm/ 6.2 inches, height = 43.5 cm/ 6.8 inches
Using Crochet cotton size 10: 10 squares = 14.8 cm/ 2.3 inches, 10 rows = 16.1 cm/ 2.5 inches
Each solid square is equal to 4 Treble crochets UK/ 4 Double crochets USA. Each open square is equal to 1 Treble crochet UK/ 1 Double crochet USA, followed by 2 chains, followed by 1 Treble crochet UK/ 1 Double crochet USA. The Treble crochet UK/ Double crochet USA at the end of each square also counts as the first Treble crochet UK/ Double crochet USA of the next square. For example, a solid square followed by an open square is 4 double crochets,
2 chains, 1 Treble crochet UK/ 1 Double crochet USA.

For those that prefer to follow a symbol chart I have included one for you
If you do make the coaster, don't forget to link via ravelry. You can also link via instagramfacebook, twitter, I love seeing finished items and items in progress, let me know how you got on :)