The Bauble Square Coaster – Free, Easy Tapestry Crochet Pattern

The Bauble Square Coaster – Free, Easy Tapestry Crochet Pattern
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Crochet this tapestry crochet pattern to create a cute bauble square coaster for the festive season!

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The bauble square coaster is a great one to try if you are new to the tapestry crochet technique. It is also a great scrap-busting project.

With Christmas decorations anything goes when it comes to colour choices. So whether you prefer the nordic contrast of red and white or are inspired by the Northern Lights this coaster will look great.

 

Inspiration behind the design

Veronika (of Blue Star Crochet fame) was mulling over a concept she wanted to try. She got in touch and asked me if I would like to participate. The idea for the Cozy Christmas Cushion was brewing; 9 designers creating one small tapestry crochet square of 21 stitches by 23 rows which would be sewn together to make a sweet Christmas themed cushion.

My response? Sounds like fun, count me in!

And this is what I came up with…

Construction of the design

 

This bauble square coaster is worked using the tapestry crochet technique. This is where you use single crochets to create a fabric, changing colour only for the design (in this case the bauble).

The bauble square is worked flat and because it is only 21 stitches by 23 rows in size it works up quickly!

The Yarn

As this project is so small, I raided my part used skeins and scrap bucket. Sometimes this is a bit of a rabbit hole for me. I spend more time tidying the scrap bucket than necessary and have way too many colour choices resulting in a lot of procrastination! Even if my yarn colours were set by Veronika for the Cozy Christmas Cushion CAL as white, red and green! Now I had to go digging for the right colours.

This time, I was pleasantly surprised. When the little red scrap ball was at the top of my bucket I scooped it up immediately. I knew I had a part used skein white in the same yarn on my shelf.

So it was Caron Simply Soft for the win again!

Get the PDF pattern!

You can find the ad-free PDF Pattern for this one in all of my shops:

The Cozy Christmas Cushion e-book

Do you prefer to have printed versions of the whole project, like me? Personally I think they are easier in events like this awesome cushion CAL because I can pop the pattern in my WIP bag and it will go everywhere with me. My theory is, if I am not driving I can crochet. Believe it or not my eyesight isn’t great either so having to contend with my mobile phone screen sometimes is a challenge.

 

The e-book for the cozy Christmas pillow contains all 9 squares
How cute is the finished cushion?

So I was thrilled when Veronika put together this gorgeous e-book! You get all 12 square patterns instantly for only $9.99!!

The E-book contains left and right handed instructions!

Interested? Click the button below to check it out

click here to purchase the cozy Christmas cushion e-book

The pattern specifics:

Materials:

·       #3 (DK) or #4 (aran) weight yarn of choosing in 2 colors (for the Cozy Christmas Cushion you will ned 4 weight!)
·       4 or 5mm hook
·       Stitch markers (optional)
·       Scissors
·       Tapestry needle
Stitch markers (optional to mark the first and last stitches of the row)
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Gauge:

Not important for this project as long as you are consistent. My gauge was 16 sts x 18 rows = 10 x 10 cm/ 4 x 4 inch

Sizing:

My crochet bauble square coaster is just over 4″.

Abbreviations used:

·      Ch(s)–chain(s)
·      St(s)–stitch(es)
·      FSC – foundation single crochet
·      W – white
– R – red

Other notes:

·      Written in US terms.
·      Ch1 stitches at the beginning do not count as a st unless otherwise stated. I would recommend starting each row with a Ch1 as this makes it much easier to see that first stitch.
·      The stitch count for every row is 21.

Special Surprise … Free PDF Pattern

As part of the Cozy Christmas Cushion event I have decided to give away the pdf version of this pattern (which also includes the colour block instructions) until the next square goes live on Tuesday 15th November!

*Please note that the free pdf is NOT a requirement of this CAL. It is a little something that I have decided to do to say thank you for participating.

All you have to do is click the button below. It will take you to an about me page and the file is at the bottom of that page for you to save to your device!

The Bauble Square Coaster Pattern:

 

 

Written Instructions

**To start either CH22 and start row 1 in second ch from hook 

OR  FSC 21 and omit row 1 moving straight to row 2.

← Row 1 [RS]: (w) x 21  
→ Row 2 [WS]: (w) x 8, (r) x 5, (w) x 8  
← Row 3 [RS]: (w) x 6, (r) x 3, (w) x 3, (r) x 3, (w) x 6  
→ Row 4 [WS]: (w) x 4, (r) x 3, (w) x 7, (r) x 2, (w) x 5  
← Row 5 [RS]: (w) x 4, (r) x 2, (w) x 3, (r) x 3, (w) x 3, (r) x 2, (w) x 4  
→ Row 6 [WS]: (w) x 3, (r) x 2, (w) x 5, (r) x 1, (w) x 5, (r) x 2, (w) x 3  
← Row 7 [RS]: (w) x 2, (r) x 2, (w) x 2, (r) x 2, (w) x 2, (r) x 1, (w) x 2, (r) x 2, (w) x 2, (r) x 2, (w) x 2  
→ Row 8 [WS]: (w) x 1, (r) x 2, (w) x 5, (r) x 1, (w) x 1, (r) x 1, (w) x 1, (r) x 1, (w) x 5, (r) x 2, (w) x 1  
← Row 9 [RS]: (w) x 1, (r) x 1, (w) x 2, (r) x 1, (w) x 4, (r) x 3, (w) x 4, (r) x 1, (w) x 2, (r) x 1, (w) x 1  
→ Row 10 [WS]: (w) x 1, (r) x 1, (w) x 2, (r) x 13, (w) x 2, (r) x 1, (w) x 1  
← Row 11 [RS]: (w) x 1, (r) x 1, (w) x 2, (r) x 1, (w) x 4, (r) x 3, (w) x 4, (r) x 1, (w) x 2, (r) x 1, (w) x 1  
→ Row 12 [WS]: (w) x 1, (r) x 2, (w) x 5, (r) x 1, (w) x 1, (r) x 1, (w) x 1, (r) x 1, (w) x 5, (r) x 2, (w) x 1  
← Row 13 [RS]: (w) x 2, (r) x 3, (w) x 1, (r) x 2, (w) x 2, (r) x 1, (w) x 2, (r) x 2, (w) x 2, (r) x 2, (w) x 2  
→ Row 14 [WS]: (w) x 3, (r) x 2, (w) x 5, (r) x 1, (w) x 5, (r) x 2, (w) x 3  
← Row 15 [RS]: (w) x 4, (r) x 2, (w) x 3, (r) x 3, (w) x 3, (r) x 2, (w) x 4  
→ Row 16 [WS]: (w) x 5, (r) x 2, (w) x 7, (r) x 2, (w) x 5  
← Row 17 [RS]: (w) x 6, (r) x 3, (w) x 3, (r) x 3, (w) x 6  
→ Row 18 [WS]: (w) x 8, (r) x 5, (w) x 8  
← Row 19 [RS]: (w) x 8, (r) x 5, (w) x 8  
→ Row 20 [WS]: (w) x 8, (r) x 5, (w) x 8  
← Row 21 [RS]: (w) x 9, (r) x 1, (w) x 1, (r) x 1, (w) x 9  
→ Row 22 [WS]: (w) x 9, (r) x 3, (w) x 9  
← Row 23 [RS]: (w) x 21  


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