Friday, June 5, 2015

Father's Day Neck Tie Coaster and Mug Rug Free Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

This is a quick, easy, fun, 
and useful Father's Day gift.
There are 2 ways to use this graph
 pattern and make your favorite guy
some fun gifts.

Neck Tie Coaster and Mug Rug

This is a great project for kids who
 want to learn to crochet graph patterns
  and to make a gift for their dad,
 or grandfather.
Make one or make a set.

For tips on Crocheting  
Graph Patterns and Changing Colors,
click Here

Neck Tie Coaster and Mug Rug Crochet Pattern and 

Graph By Sara Sach
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Skill: Easy

Hook - H
Yarn- Cotton Yarn, I used Peaches and Cream 
            Option 1 - Solid Tie - Cream C1 and Navy C2, brown C3 for the Trim
             Option 2 - Striped Tie - Cream C1 and Navy C2, Red  C3 for the Trim
Yarn Needle for weaving in your ends.

Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Together (tog)
Skip (sk)

Size : 5 X 5 inch

We will begin stitching the graph from the bottom, at R : 1
Ch1 at ends of rows, does not count as a st, it is a turning chain.
You can stitch this coaster using option 1 or option 2.
I will be writing the pattern  as Option 1
R : 1 – With C1, ch 16, 1 sc in the 2nc ch from the hook,
 and in each ch across, ch1, turn (15 sc)
The st count will be the same throughout the project
R : 2 – 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn
R : 3 – 7 C1, 1 C2, 7 C1, ch1, turn
R : 4 – 6 C1, 3 C2, 6 C1, ch1, turn
R : 5 – 5 C1, 5 C2, 5 C1, ch1 turn
R : 6-9 – Repeat R : 5
R : 10 –Repeat R : 4
R : 11 – Repeat R : 3
R : 12 – Repeat R : 4
R : 13 – 15 – Repeat R : 5
R : 16 – Repeat R : 2

Trim - With C3, evenly sc around all 4 sides of the coaster,
 st 2 sc in each corner, join to 1st sc, tie off.

Do not forget to spray Block your coaster.
For Tips on Spray blocking click This Link

 Button Tab for Mug Rug –
R : 1 - With C1, Ch 8, turn I sc in the 2nd ch from the hook
and in each ch across, ch1, turn (7sc)
R : 2 – 1 sc in each sc, ch1 turn (7sc)
R : 3-18 – Repeat R : 2
R : 19 – st tog 1st 2 sc, 1 sc in the next 3 sc,
st tog the last 2 sc, ch 1 turn (5sc)
R : 20 – 1 sc in the 1st 2 sc, ch2, sk 1 sc,
 1 sc in the last 2 sc, tie off and weave in end.

Trim and button hole– Attach C3 to the bottom of the button tab,
1 sc in the end of each row,
3 sc in the ch2 space at the end of the button tab
Sc down the other side, and across the bottom,
join to the 1st sc leaving a 12 inch tail.
Place the Button tab, centered on the side of the
Coaster and sew in place. Sew on button.
I actually had a different graph pattern
 that I was working on, 
but got a request for something
 simple for Father's Day.
I hope you like it.
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