Make it Monday // Easy Stash Busting Crochet Coasters

I am pretty confident that Spring has sprung here in North West Indiana.  I went outside on my day off a few weeks ago and it was like suddenly the world was in color!!  What the actual heck...its like my world has been covered in snow for the past 3 months....oh, wait, it was.
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Earlier in the year I realized I hadn't picked up a crochet hook in ages.  In fact I couldn't remember the last thing I crocheted. (Funny enough the last thing that I knitted was using up the alpaca fiber I spun!)  Does anyone else go through phases of crafting?  Or phases of interests rather?  I'm all about the planners now, I guess.  But I do have a left over yarn stash that is just begging to be used up - and this Craftsy class looks really good to finish off some skeins by making some embesliments.  I thought some quick stash busting projects that would be great for a weekend afternoon but then I saw this class on Craftsy to improve your crochet techniques and I think some left over yarn could go towards that project!  I feel like there is always something new to learn even if you're seasoned in your hobby.

Anyway, here is my little stash busting project created in an afternoon.  These are super fast to work up and you can make quite a few for a gift or for every end table in your house!
Supplies : size I & size L crochet hooks, two colors of worsted weight yarn from your stash


work this pattern in the round (and it's the simplest thing you could ever do)

row 1 : With the two yarns held together, ch2, sc 8 times in the the second ch from the hook, join with slp st in the top of the first sc, ch 1.

row 2 : 2 sc in each sc around, join with slp st in the top of the first sc, ch 1.

row 3 : 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next sc, * 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around, join with slip st in the first sc, ch 1.

row 4 : 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in the next 2 sc, *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in the next 2 sc*, repeat from * to * around.  Once you reach the first sc, using the size I hook join round with slp st in top of first sc - be sure to only yo and draw through the color of yarn you plan to use for the outer border.

row 5 : Using the size I hook, 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next sc, *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc*, repeat from * to * around.  Join with slp st in the top of the first sc.  Trim and weave in ends.

Repeat for desired number of coasters.
I used a bright yellow and a natural beige color and I they remind me of warm, warm weather.  Even though I'm not looking to add to my stash (yet!) I'm loving all the yarn options on Craftsy!  I love trying new yarn textures...but I feel like I always buy one skein and then I don't know what to do with it....hence why my stash is super huge.

I am hoping to get cracking sometime this year on my crafty goals this year, too.  Boy I'm slacking!

xoxo, Moe

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