Crochet Christmas Coaster

Crochet Christmas Coaster

Christmas is my favourite holiday of all. I love all about Christmas…the preparation, the decoration, all the joy and coziness it brings. If you still are searching for gift ideas here is a really easy but super cute penguin coaster you can make 🙂

What you’ll need?

  • I’ve used a mix of 55% cotton and 45% acrylic yarn in blue, white and orange
  • 2,5 mm crochet hook
  • Felt in black, white, orange and blue
  • Sewing needle and thread in black, white, orange and blue
  • Scissors and darning needle
  • Christmas hat button (optional)

To crochet the penguin coaster, you would need the following skills:

  • crocheting a chain
  • magic ring (m.r.)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)
  • treble crochet (tr)
  • slip stitch (sl. st.)
  • increase/decrease (inc. / dec.)

Body:

Using the blue yarn make:

1r. In m.r. chain 2 + 12 dc, join with sl st in top of the first dc (12)

2r. Ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first dc (24)

3r. Ch 2, [2 dc in same st, dc in next st], join with sl st in top of first dc [36]

4r. Ch 2, [2 dc in same st, 2 dc in next 2 sts], join with sl st in top of first dc [48]

5r. Ch 2, [2 dc in same st, 3 dc in next 2 sts], join with sl st in top of first dc [60]

6r. Ch 2, [2 dc in same st, 4 dc in next 2 sts], join with sl st in top of first dc [72]

7r. Ch 1, sc, hdc, 2 dc in the same st, in the next st crochet: (tr, chain 1, tr, chain 1, tr, chain 1, dc), dc, sc, hdc in the next 12 st, tr in the next 6 st, 2 tr in next st, 2 tr in next st, tr in the next 6 st, hdc in next 12 st, sc, dc, in the next st crochet: (tr, chain 1, tr, chain 1, tr, chain 1, dc), dc, sc in next 22 st, finish with a sl st. and fasten off;

Belly:

Using white yarn:

1r. In m.r. chain 2 + 12 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc (12)

2r. Ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first dc (24)

3r. Ch 2, [2 dc in same st, dc in next st], join with sl st in top of first dc [36]

4r. Ch 2, [2 dc in same st, dc in next st], join with sl st in top of first dc [54]

Finish with a sl st, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Legs (Make 2):

Use orange colour yarn:

1r. 6 sc in magic ring (6)

2r. Inc in every st (12)

3r. [3 sc, Inc] (15)

Slip st, chain 3, 2 dc in the same st, sl. st, 3 dc in the next st, sl. st, 3 dc in the next st, sl st, finish off and fatsen off, leave a long tail for sewing.

For the eyes use felt and cut 2 white and 2 smaller black circles and for the beak cut an orange triangle.

Assembly:

First using darning needle sew the white belly at the bottom of the blue part. Then using darning needle again sew the legs on the white part. Using black thread first sew the black circles on the white ones. Then using white thread sew the eyes just above the belly. Using orange thread sew the beak just below the eyes.

If you have some Christmas hat button you can sew it above the eyes. Otherwise just crochet a little hat applique in red 🙂

Finally cut a piece of felt in the form of the penguin body and using blue thread sew the blue patch at the back of the penguin body.

You penguin coaster is ready. You can make another one in other color 🙂

   Happy Holidays!

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