Friday, August 6, 2021

Crochet Watermelon Coasters - free pattern

 
Watermelons always remind me of summer! You? Do you like watermelons? 
If you do, here's  a lovely and easy pattern to make watermelon coasters this weekend.
Important: The pattern is for personal use only. All property rights belong to Maya Kuzman of The Little Treasures.
 
Supplies: 
1) Sport yarn in 3 colors (red, light and dark green) in brand of your choice and a 3 mm hook (leftover yarn is great for this project);
2) Cylindrical seed beads in black or brown and a sewing needle and thread;
3) Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
 
Crochet stitches in American terminology: chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc).

Measurements: 10cm x 10 cm
  
Foundation and round 1: In red, ch5 and join with a sl st to make a ring. ch2 in all stitches (not in ring) Sl st with 1st st. to end round (10).
Round 2: Ch3 (counts as the 1st dc) and dc1 in 1st st., dc2 in all sts. left. Sl st with 1st st. to end round (20)
Round 3: Ch3 (counts as the 1st dc) and dc1 in 1st st., dc1 in next st. From here dc2 in one st., dc1 in the next for the whole round. Sl st with 1st st. to end round (30)
Round 4: Ch3 (counts as the 1st dc) and dc1 in 1st st., dc1 in next 2 sts. From here dc2 in one st., dc1 in the next 2 sts for the whole round. Sl st with 1st st. to end round (30)
Round 5: In light green, insert yarn in 1st st and sc1 in the same stitch. Next, sc2 in all. Sl st with 1st st. to end round (60) 
Round 6: In dark green, insert yarn in 1st st, ch2 (counts as the 1st hdc) and hdc1 in the same stitch. Next, hdc2 in all. Sl st with 1st st. to end round (60).
 
Work all the tails. Thread a sewing needle and sew the beads all over the watermelon. Add more or less than shown in the pictures. I used tiny black cylindrical seed beads that I sewed in between stitches, so the surface is not disturbed and remains flat. 

I hope you enjoy this pattern. Give me a holler if you make them :)
Happy weekend!
 

 If you like watermelon, you may want to try this watermelon & lemon juice.


16 comments:

Alhana said...

These are so refreshing! Perfect match for your watermelon & lemon juice. Back then when the only crochet I knew were white doilies, my first work with coloured yarn was a watermelon coaster that I gave to a friend. Maybe it's time to make another one! :-)

Kim said...

Mmm....watermelon and lemon juice sounds delicious. Your sweet little watermelon coasters are delicious, too, Maya. Love the ones that have been bitten into; so cute!

Maya Kuzman said...

My gran swore by ecru and white thread for doilies. And tablecloths. She had never had anything of home decor made in color if you would believe. Even when she made baby welcoming blankets and she had tons of orders for those, she would make them white with either a pink or blue trim, so making my crazy and colorful home decor makes me a revolutionary in my family crochet history, lol.

Maya Kuzman said...

Haa, thank you Kim! The bitten slice is supposed to be turned into a necklace for my niece. I hope she likes it!

Jenna H. said...

These are so cute!!! So perfect for summer decor as well!
Jenna ♥
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Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Jenna! Will drop you a visit :)

Shami Immanuel said...

Coasters are lovely. Creative idea of adding black beads for the seeds. Nice. Watermelon and lemon are so refreshing in summer.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Shami!

Rebecca - Glutarama said...

These are adorable and so eye catching. I love water melon and am always drawn to anything that looks like water melon :-)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you so much, Rebecca! Water(melons) are very appreciated in our household during the summer!

Sum of their Stories said...

These are lovely Maya, they will be a feature over at Handmade Monday this week :-)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you so much Julie! I won't miss the party! Hugs!

Chezvies said...

These are really pretty! Now I feel like making one too :)

My Big Fat Menopausal Life said...

What a fun idea!! I think I have those colors in my stash too! I'm so glad you joined the Share the Wealth party at My Big Fat Menopausal Life.

My Big Fat Menopausal Life said...

I'm so glad you joined the Share the Wealth party at My Big Fat Menopausal Life.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you for having me!