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Crochet Checkerboard Coaster

 Looking for a unique and stylish way to protect your surfaces from those pesky drink rings? Look no further than the Crochet Checkerboard Coaster! This coaster is not only functional but also adds a touch of charm to any room. Made using the art of crochet, it features a classic checkerboard pattern that is sure to catch the eye. Whether you're sipping on a hot cup of coffee or enjoying a refreshing glass of iced tea, this coaster will keep your surfaces safe from unsightly water rings. Its compact size makes it easy to carry around, allowing you to use it wherever you go. So why settle for ordinary coasters when you can have a Crochet Checkerboard Coaster that not only serves its purpose but also adds a touch of elegance to your space?

MATERIALS & GUIDELINES

YARN

Use 100% cotton yarn.
I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton
A – Deep Turquoise
B – Aqua

WEIGHT
4 – Medium

SKILL LEVEL
Easy

HOOK
H / 5.0 mm

FINISHED SIZE
4” square

OTHER

Tapestry Needle, Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS

Beg = beginning
BL = back loop
Ch/s = chain/s
Dc = double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Rnd = round
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip/skipped
Sl st = slip stitch
Sp/s = space/s

St/s = stitch/es

INSTRUCTIONS

Rnd. 1:With A ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring – or make a magic circle, ch 3 (count as dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. Finish off. (12 dc, 4 ch-2)
Rnd. 2:Join B with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, [ch 1, sk next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] around omitting last 6 dc, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. Finish off. (24 dc, 4 ch-2, 4 ch-1)
Rnd. 3:Join A with sc to any ch-2 sp, (hdc, sc) in same sp, [sc in BL of next 2 dc, sk next dc, working in front of Rnd. 2, dc in next 3 unworked dc on Rnd. 1, sk next dc on Rnd. 2, sc in BL of next 2 dc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next ch-2 sp] around omitting last 3 sts, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off. (12 dc, 4 hdc, 24 sc)
Rnd. 4:Join B with sl st to BL of any corner hdc, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same st, [ch 1, sk next 3 sc, dc in BL of next 3 dc, ch 1, sk next 3 sc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in BL of next hdc] around omitting last 6 corner dc, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. Finish off.
(36 dc, 4 ch-2, 8 ch-1)
Rnd. 5:Join A with sc to any corner ch-2 sp, (hdc, sc) in same sp, [sc in BL of next 2 dc, sk next dc, working in front of Rnd 4, dc in next 3 unworked sc on Rnd. 3, sc in BL of next 3 dc on Rnd. 4, working in front of Rnd 4, dc in next 3 unworked sc on Rnd. 3, sk next dc on Rnd. 4, sc in BL of next 2 dc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next ch-2 sp] around omitting last 3 corner sts, join with sl st to beg sc. (64 sts)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, [(sc, hdc, sc) in next hdc, sc in next 15 sts] around omitting last sc, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off, weave in ends. (72 sts)
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