Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Homebrew Beer Coaster

I have another coaster to share.  This time I had a special home brewer in mind.  This quick and easy coaster is made to look like a pint of beer with a thick foamy head.  If that wasn't inviting enough, the words "Have A Home Brew" remind us all to relax and enjoy a cold beverage.

These coasters can be made is any color of the beer rainbow from pale ale to malty stout.  You could embroider other words such as "Cheers" "Happy Hour" or you could also make them green for St Patricks day with the words "Kiss me".  If you want a kid friendly coaster, make it in a dark brown to resemble root beer or an eerie green color for a Halloween witch's brew.  The possibilities are endless.

This pattern uses US crochet terms.  sc = single crochet; ch = chain; yo = yarn over.
To make the puff stitch = Yo, insert hook into stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo,insert hook into same stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all loops on the hook. 

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 colors.  You will also need scissors and a tapestry needle to weave in ends and embroider the words.  I used size G crochet hook but a similar sized hook can be used.

Row 1; Ch 16
Row 2-18: ch 1 turn, 1 sc in each sc across
fasten off main color and join accent color. 
Row 19 & 20: ch 2, Puff stitch in each st across, turn
Border: sc around outer edge placing 1 sc in each st or end of each row.
To finish, embroider the words of your choice on the coaster using scrap yarn in a contrasting color.

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 patterns
Football Coaster
Green Coaster

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