Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Football Coaster

Here is a quick and easy pattern for a football coaster.  You can make them in brown and white for a classic football look or in your favorite teams colors.  Make a whole set for when your friends come over on Sunday afternoon to watch the game.


Coasters are a great stash buster and a quick project.  If you don't want to use these as coasters you could add a magnet for on the fridge or add a loop of yarn to make a Christmas tree ornament.  They can also be used as an applique to decorate another project.



This pattern uses US crochet terms.  sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; ch = chain; yo = yarn over. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions and I'll do my best to help you.

This is made with worsted weight yarn, less than 1 ounce of main color and scraps of accent color.  You will also need scissors and a tapestry needle to weave in ends.  I used size G crochet hook but a similar sized hook can be used.

The number (#) at the end of each row is the number of stitches in that row.

Row 1: Ch2, turn, place 2 sc in beginning ch, ch1 turn
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc across (4)
row 3: ch1 turn, 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc (6)
Row 4: ch 1 turn, 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc (8)
Row 5: ch 1 turn, 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, 2 sc in last sc (10)
Row 6: Join on white yarn, ch1 turn, 1 sc in each sc across (10)
Row 7: ch 1 turn, 1 sc in each sc across, fasten off white and rejoin brown (10)
Row 8: ch 2 turn, 1hdc in first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc (increase made), 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, 1 hdc in last sc (11)
Row 9: ch2 turn, 1 hdc, sc in each sc across, 1 hdc in last stich (11)
Row 10: ch 2 turn, 1 hdc, 1 sc in next 4 sc, inc, 1 sc in next 4 sc, 1 hdc (12)
Row 11: repeat Row 9 (12)
Row 12: ch 2 turn, 1 hdc, 1 sc in next 4 sc, inc, 1sc in next 5 sc, 1hdc (13)
Row 13: repeat row 9 (13)
Row 14: ch 2 turn, 1 hdc, sc in next 4 sc, insert hook into next sc, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into next sc, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all loops on hook (dec made), sc in next 5 sc, 1 hdc (12)
Row 15: repeat row 9 (12)
Row 16: ch 2 turn, 1 hdc, 1 sc in next 4 sc, dec, 1 sc in next 4 sc, 1hdc (11)
Row 17: repeat row 9 (11)
Row 18: ch 2 turn, 1 hdc, 1 sc in next 3 sc dec, 1 sc in next 4 sc, 1 hdc (10)
Row 19 & 20: repeat rows 6 & 7 (10)
Row 21: ch 1 turn, dec, 1 sc in next 6 sc, dec (8)
Row 22: ch 1 turn, dec, 1 sc in next 4 sc, dec (6)
Row 23: ch 1 turn, dec, 1 sc in next 2 sc, dec (4)
Row 24: ch 1 turn, dec, dec (2)
Row 25: ch 1 turn, dec (1)

Finishing: sc around coaster putting 1 sc in the end of each row. Weave in ends. Stitch laces in the middle of the football.

Feel free to make this pattern for yourself, to give as a gift or to sell, but please link to the original pattern when sharing.

Check out my other coaster patterns
Conversation Heart Coaster
Green Coaster
Home Brew Beer Coaster

3 comments:

  1. Very cute! I plan on making some. Thanks for the pattern.
    the5cees.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. It's next to impossible to find a proportionate, well shaped football that's not too big, or too small. Especially if you don't need the pattern for a whole big blanket. Just the football. Thanks a million for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  3. this was my first time following a pattern . I did a really good job. Thank you

    ReplyDelete

About Me

My photo
Welcome to my little corner of the web. I love to share things I make and ideas I have. I hope you enjoy!