Embroidered Crochet Coaster/Swatch

Embroidered Crochet Coaster/Swatch

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This listing is for a free crocheted coaster. This simple pattern is a perfect swatch to practice adding embroidery motifs to a crocheted canvas. 

The pattern uses US terminology.

The pattern calls for cotton DK yarn, but you are welcome to use any yarn and corresponding hook that you like. As you consider which yarn to use for your coaster/swatch, I recommend choosing something with a high twist and a (semi-) solid, light color. And as you begin exploring the embroidery technique, I encourage you to select a (semi-) solid color with a high contrast. 

It is not imperative that you achieve gauge for this project. Your tension should be loose enough that there is a pleasant drape, but taut enough that your stitches can support the addition of the embroidery. I encourage you to play around with different fiber and hook combinations to discover what appeals to you as an embroidery artist!

This pattern is also a perfect starting point to learn how to work single crochet. I have recorded a podcast demonstrating each step, which can be found on my YouTube channel, Bloom Handmade Studio

Here are the materials that I used  to make each coaster/swatch:

Butterfly Super 10
100% cotton
DK weight
249 yards (228 meters)
per 125 gram skein
Each coaster requires
20 g of MC
5 g of CC

Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
Darning needle
Removable stitch marker
16 sc x 20 rows = 4” (10 cm)
(unblocked, prior to embroidery)

CC  contrast color ch  chain
MC  main color
RS  right side
sc   single crochet
sk  skip stitch
sp  space
sts  stitches
WS   wrong side