You’ve just finished a gorgeous scarf. The ends are all tucked in and you’re ready to flaunt that baby at the gross winter weather. Its such a great feeling! Or… you’re prepping for that craft fair and you are churning out infinity scarves as fast as your hook can work. It comes to the same conclusion… what the hell do you do with all that left over yarn?
I’ll be honest, to avoid dealing with it… I’ve thrown it away. That hurts me to think that I’ve thrown gorgeous yarn in the trash because I didn’t know what to do with it. I stopped doing that pretty quickly. Yarn is expensive and that is wasteful.
My next solution was to buy a yarn winder and make it into balls for later use! Genius! Except I currently have two big totes full of left over yarn. Raise your hand if your stash is out of control. (Visualize me with my hand waiving maniacally in the air.)
Then, one day, while making baskets, I ran out of yarn and thought, “the bottom of this basket would make a cute coaster”! That’s how these Chunky Scrap Coasters were born!
Now, I throw them in with my custom orders as a free gift or give them to my family even if they’re sick of my coasters. You can do the same! Grab your N/10.00mm hooks and your size 6 yarn! (Also a yarn needle and coffee or beer depending on what you’re into.)
Each coaster takes roughly 31 ft or around 10 yards depending on your tension.
Yarn: Super Bulky/Size 6
This pattern is in US terms.
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Slst – Slip Stitch
Start with ch 4 and slst into the starting chain to form a ring
or a Magic Circle, but I’m terrible at those. (I probably shouldn’t say that huh?)
Ch 1 (counts as a stitch here and throughout)
9 hdc into starting ring
Join with a sl st to the ch 1 from the beginning
(total of 10 stitches)
Hdc in the same stitch as the join from round 1
2 hdc in each stitch around
Join with a slst to the ch 1 from the beginning
(20 total stitches)
Sc in the back loop only (BLO) of each stitch. There are no increases in this round so feel free to be a bit loose with your stitches. This makes the coaster give the bottom of the cup a little hug. 🙂
Join with a slst to the ch 1 from the beginning of the round.
(20 total stitches)
Sc AND slst in the next stitch and in each stitch around. This gives the edge those little spikes. Continue to sc and slst in each stitch around until you get to the last stitch.
Sc in the last stitch then sl st into the same space as the slst to join from the previous round
Cut your tail and weave in the ends.
You’re done!! Now pour yourself a fancy drink in your cutest mug and give your coaster a test drive.
Share your finished coasters with me on my Instagram by tagging me @ginger.knots! I frequently share pictures from my yarn friends who have made something with my patterns! Let’s be yarn buddies!