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How to Crochet Unusual 2-Colour Tile Hexagon Coasters
Coasters are an important dining or party tableware, if you want to avoid watery mess on your table, counter top and floors.
Yes, I included floors because if you’ve ever had people over to your home and for some reason run out of coasters, then you might remember how those seemingly harmless spots of water on the table top or counter top made their way to your floor and then with people walking up and down, shuffling back and forth, you suddenly have a messy floor.
I like unusual things and although I found some pretty unusual coasters that you can buy while searching the internet, they just didn’t feel personal enough for me. So I decided to make my own.
I am continually singing the praises of 'Crocheting School', where I found these delightfully unusual, customizable and, most of all, practical coasters that I made using the easy to follow instructions and my own 2 favourite colours - orange and green.
Depending on how fast you crochet, each coaster only takes between 30 to 50 minutes to make. I made 6 coasters, for now, since that acts as a complete set that I can use on my dining table which seats 6 persons. They also compliment my 'Sheer Tulle Placemats with Crochet Star Flower' really nicely. Or I can use them by themselves.
When I finished my 240 minutes of creativity (40 minutes x 6 coasters), I rewarded myself with a glass of banana punch which you will see in my photo (smile).
In this lens (article), I will show you how you can make your very own ‘2-colour Tile Hexagon Coasters’ in 3 easy steps, using the colours that YOU love. If you intend to make them as a gift for someone else, then you can also find out and use their favourite colours.
For your ease of reference, I have included some short videos that will show you ALL of the crochet stitches that you will be using to make your ‘2-colour Tile Hexagon Coasters’.
Photos are compliments Heidi Vincent.
- 2 Skeins of Soft Crochet Yarn in your 2 favourite colours.
- 1 Amazing & Unusual Crochet Pattern or Book
- 1 5mm (H-8) or 5.5mm (I-9) Crochet Hook
- 1 pair of Scissors
1. Assemble all of the material and tools that you will need to make your coasters. In this case, it's simple! Your crochet yarn in your favourite colours, your crochet hook (I used a 5.5 mm (I-9) Susan Bates Crochet Hook) and your scissors for cutting the yarn before fastening off.
2. To make the Round 1 of the '2-colour Tile Hexagon Coaster':With colour A (for my project, I used Green), ch 6.Join with sl st to form a ring.Round 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, work (ch 2, 3 dc) in ring 5 times, ch 2.Join with sl st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.
3. To make the Round 2 of the ‘2-colour Tile Hexagon Coaster’:Attach colour B (for my project, I used Orange) to any ch-2 corner and ch 5 (1st double treble). Work (2 dtr, ch 2, 3 dtr) over same corner, then work (3 dtr, ch 2, 3 dtr) over each remaining ch-2 corner.Join to top of ch-5. Fasten off.
4. To make the Round 3 of the ‘2-colour Tile Hexagon Coaster’:Attach colour A to sl st at joining and ch 1 (for my project, I used the same Green that I used in Round 1). * Sc in each dtr to next corner ch-2, work (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) over corner ch-2; repeat from * around, working sc in last 3 dtr.Join to first stitch at beginning. Fasten off.
5. Here's how I rewarded myself after my hard work! With a delicious glass of Banana Punch!Whether it’s a family luncheon or get-together, a dinner party for the in-laws or an informal special occasion party with friends, you’re sure to catch your guests’ eyes with these unusual coasters.
Can YOU Crochet?
6. See your Shopping List below AND 6 SHORT Video Tutorials
The Video Tutorials contain demonstrations of ALL of the Crochet Stitches & Techniques that you will need to successfully complete this project.
7. How to Slip Stitch (sl st)
8. How to Single Crochet (sc)
9. How to Double Crochet (dc)
10. How to Crochet a Double Treble (dtr)
11. 'How to Fasten off in Crochet
12. How To Change Color Without Knots