My friend reminded me that I used to crochet these coasters that look kind of like flowers or stars, so I made a set this weekend. These are made out of some really nice cotton yarn that I got at a local yarn shop, Crazy Girl Yarn Shop. The yarn is from Blue Sky Alpacas and I found a link to it here. It is the color Tomato.
These coasters are so easy to make and very quick. Here is a pattern:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
Start with a slip knot on your hook, ch2
Round 1: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around
Round 3: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times (end with 24 stitches)
Round 4: (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times (end with 32 stitches)
Round 5: (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 7 times, sc in next 4 sc (end with 39 stitches)
Round 6: (skip next 3 sc, 8 dc in next sc, skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc) 4 times, skip next 3 sc, 8 dc in next sc, skip next 3 sc and join with slip stitch to the next stitch
Tie off and weave the yarn end into the coaster.
Make your own, or buy these in my Etsy shop!