Christmas Poinsettia Candle Coaster

Updated: Mar 4



With less than a week until Christmas- I'm squeaking in one final Christmas project for the year! I can't believe it's December 20th already! (Not that I'm not ready for a clean start in 2021, as I'm sure most of us are!)


This is a remake of my previous candle coaster project but I just LOVE how versatile this pattern is for ANY season! With this make I created a video tutorial of how I use the crocodile stitch for this pattern- hoping it helps with any confusion since the stitch is somewhat difficult to describe in the written pattern.


I'll be off until after the Holiday's- I'm excited to spend some quality time with my family that has been especially limited with the pandemic. I hope your holidays are spent safe, with family and of course, crocheting! Until 2021!


Happy Crocheting!

~Dana










Materials:

  • 4.5 mm hook

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (4)- I used Big Twist Yarn in Taupe, Deep Red and Wine

  • Yarn Needle


Abbreviations:

SC : Single Crochet

HDC: Half Double Crochet

DC: Double Crochet

CH: Chain

SL ST: Slip Stitch

Special Stitches:

Mini Pique ('P' Stitch)- Chain 3, sl st into back of first chain



Pattern:

Color 1: (I used “Taupe”)

R1: 8 HDC in magic circle (8 hdc)

R2: ch 2, 2 HDC in each st across, sl st to starting hdc (16 hdc)

R3: ch 2, 2 HDC in each st across, sl st to starting hdc (32 hdc)

R4: ch 2, 1 hdc in each st across, sl st to starting hdc (32 hdc)

R5: ch 2, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, sl st to starting hdc (48 sc)

R6: ch 2, 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, sl st to starting hdc (64 sc)

Finish off.

Color 2: (I used “Deep Red”)

Reattach yarn.

*Chain 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in next st, ch 4, sk 3 sp, *dc in next 2 st, ch 4, skip 3 (rep from * to end, sl st to join.

**In order to begin the crocodile stitches you will have to slip stitch down your first dc.

*Sl st into Ch3 from previous row, ch 3, *dc 4 around 1st post, dc at top of post, ch 2, sl st in the back of the 1st chain (mini pique), dc in the same stitch at the top of post, 4 dc around 2nd post (This is your first petal/crocodile stitch). Skip 1 sc, sc in next, skip next sc, dc around next post, rep * to end. Sl st to first ch on the first petal.

Finish Off.




Color 3: (I used “Deep Red”)

Reattach yarn a chain space of the previous color.

*Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same ch 4, *skip over the petal to the next chain 4, chain 6, dc 2 in ch space, rep from * around, sl stitch to join.

*Slip stitch down first dc, ch 3, *dc 4 around 1st post, dc at top of post, ch 2, sl st in the back of the 1st chain (mini pique), dc in the same stitch at the top of post, 4 dc around 2nd post (this is your first petal/crocodile stitch), dc around next post, rep * to end, sl st to first petal.

Finish Off.

Color 4: (I used “Wine”)

Reattach yarn in chain space of the previous color

Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same ch 6, *skip over the petal to the next chain 6, chain 7, dc 2 in ch space, rep from * around, sl stitch to join.

*Slip stitch down first dc, ch 3, *dc 4 around 1st post, dc at top of post, ch 2, sl st in the back of the 1st chain (mini pique), dc in the same stitch at the top of post, 4 dc around 2nd post (this is your first petal/crocodile stitch), dc around next post, rep * to end, sl st to first petal.

Finish Off.

Sew in Ends.




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