Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Santa Coaster - December Coaster of the Month Crochet Pattern

"And we heard him exclaim, 
as he drove out of sight,
Merry Christmas to All and 
to all A Good night!"
From Twas  the Night Before Christmas
What  a Great way to enjoy 
a mug of hot cocoa.
This Santa Coaster is so cute you,
 could use it as a Tree ornament!

This is December's Coaster of The Month
Santa!

See This Video on my Youtube channel at This Link

Santa Coaster - December's Coaster of The Month
Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please, add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites.

Skill: Easy

Materials -
Hook - H
Yarn Needle
Yarn - Any Worsted Weight Yarn (4) or Cotton Yarn
           Pink, White and Red Sparkle, tiny bit of blue

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch ( sl st)
Half Double Crochet ( hdc)
Double Crochet ( dc)
Back loop only  (blo)
Front loop only ( flo)
Skip (sk)

Notes:
Ch 3 counts as dc
Ch 2 counts a hdc

R: 1 - With pink yarn,  Ch 4, ( counts as 1 dc) 9 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 
join, ch3 (10dc)

R : 2 - 1 dc in the same st as ch3, 2 dc in each st around, join, ch 3
(20dc)

R : 3 - Change to the White yarn, 1 dc in the same st as ch3,
*1dc in next st, 2 dc in the next st*
Repeat From * to * around, join, ch 2 (30dc)

R : 4 - FLO, 1 hdc in each st around join, ch2 (30hdc)

This makes a nice edge for the Mug or wine glass to stay in place on the coaster.

R : 5 - Beard -Working blo of R : 3, 1 slst in the 1st st, sk the next st, 4 dc in the next st,
sk the next st, 1 slst in the next st, sk the next st, 4  dc in the next st,
sk the next st, 1 slst in the next st, (2 shell st made) turn, ch1

R : 6 - 1 slst in between the 2nd and 3rd dc of the 1st shell st, 4 dc in the
 slst between the 2 shell sts, 1 sl st between the 2nd and 3rd dc of the 2nd shell st,
tie off and weave in your ends.

R : 7 -Santa's Hat - count up 5 sts from the right side of the beard,
attach Red yarn with a slst, Ch 3,1 dc in the next 11 sts, turn, (12dc)

R : 8 - Sl St in the 2nd and 3rd st, sc in the next 9 sts, Ch 4, turn,
sk 1st ch, 1 slst in the next 3 chs, join to the 1st sc. tie off, weave in your end.

Here is a Close up of Santa's Face 
so you can see it better. 

How to make a Tiny Pom pom -
Wrap your yarn around your 2 middle finger 12 times.
With a 10 inch piece of matching yarn, slip it through the loops
 and tie securely. Trim the loops evenly.
 Use the tie to attach the pom pom onto the 3rd ch on Santa Hat.

Santa's Face is embroidered. His nose is 2 straight stitches or a French knot,
 and the Eyes, Brows and mustache are simple straight stitches.

If you would like to see the other 
month's of Coasters you
 can find them on my 
Scroll down to the "Coasters" Category
I am planning a Surprise bonus pattern 
for December so be sure to check back often!
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