I suddenly realized it’s June already, and July is not far off. That means it’s time to start making things for the 4th of July. If you already have a flag, you might be looking for some decor in a red, white, and blue theme, and I have just the thing for you. This star coaster is quick to work up, and a set of them would be perfect to accent a picnic table under glasses of ice cold lemonade.
American Star Coaster Pattern
- Worsted weight yarn: 7 yds red, 8 yds white, 6 yds blue – The yarn I used had no labels, but I know some of it was Red Heart. I think Red Heart Super Saver might be a good choice, in White, Cherry Red, and Royal.
- Hook F (3.75mm)
- Yarn needle
16 sc x 8 rows = 4″ x 4″
About 4 3/8″ after 7 rounds, measured from star point through center to opposite side.
- Ch – chain
- Sc – single crochet
- Hdc – half double crochet
- Dc – double crochet
- Sl st – slip stitch
For the stripes, change to a new color for the last pull-through of the last stitch of the previous round. Don’t cut the red and white yarn. Instead, just carry it up the back as you go.
Photos showing steps for rounds 2 and 3 are at the end of the pattern.
Round 1: Using white, make a magic circle. Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc 2 in the circle, ch 1, *hdc 3, ch 1,* repeat *-* 3 more times, sl st to first hdc. Pull circle tightly closed. (15 hdcs, 5 ch spaces)
Round 2: *Ch 4. Working in top loop of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch. Skip 3 hdcs, sl st in next ch space.* Repeat *-* 4 more times. Fasten off white.
Round 3: Join blue in back loop of sl st. Ch 1, *sc 1 in same st, skip 1, sc in back bumps of next 2 chs. (Sc 1, ch 1, sc 1) in back bump of next ch (point of star). Sc in back loops of next 2 sts, skip 1.* Repeat *-* 4 more times, sl st to 1st sc. (40 sts)
Round 4: Ch 2 (does not count as dc), *dc 2, hdc 1, sc 1, (sc 1, ch 1, sc 1) in ch space, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1.* Repeat *-* 4 more times, sl st to 1st dc. Change to red and fasten off blue. (50 sts)
Round 5: (Red) Ch 1, *sc in each st up to and including ch space at star point, ch 1,* repeat *-* 4 more times, sc in each remaining st, sl st to 1st sc. (55 sts)
Round 6: (White) Repeat round 5. (60 sts)
Round 7: (Red) Repeat round 5. (65 sts)
Repeat round 5 until coaster reaches the desired size, alternating rounds of red and white, and ending with red. Fasten off and weave in ends.