Crochet Cactus Coasters with the cutest little clay pot holder you ever did see!
I loved making this little set of crochet cacti coasters for drippy drinks in the summer – they’re so stylish and trendy right now! The crochet pattern is easy to follow and they’re even cuter stored in the little pot holder.
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I used my favorite cotton yarn for this pattern, Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton for the coaster base and some mini skeins of yarn from their DIYarn collection for the accents. You could make this pattern with acrylic yarn too (like Vanna’s Choice) but the cotton yarn will be much more absorbent for drinks that sweat – so keep that in mind when you’re choosing yarns!
If you haven’t tried the 24/7 Cotton yarn before, this is a great place to start! It’s a mercerized cotton so it’s got great shine and a really smooth feel when working with it. It holds up really well to wear and comes in 24 of the most stunning colors! I’ve used it for lots of other projects like my Parisian Tunisian Top and my entire collection of 25 Christmas Ornaments!
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–1 skein Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton yarn in Grass
–1 skein each Lion Brand DIYarn in Camel, Cream and Peach (or scrap yarn in similar colors)
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Abbreviations (US terms):
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Hdc2tog– half double crochet two together
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
t – turn
rpt – repeat
Skill Level: 2 Easy
-Cactus coasters are worked in the round in one piece. Spikes are embroidered and pink flower is made separately & sewn on.
-Embroidery will show on the back of your coaster but you can hide it by crocheting another coaster piece and sewing together for a double-thick coaster or just storing them in your pot with wrong sides together so that your good side is showing from all angles.
-Ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
With Grass yarn, begin with a magic ring, Ch 2
Round 1: 8 Hdc in ring, sl st to join, Ch 2 (8)
Round 2: 2 Hdc in each hdc around, sl st to join, Ch 2 (16)
Round 3: *2 Hdc in first st, Hdc in next hdc, repeat from * around, sl st to join, Ch 2 (24)
Round 4: *2 Hdc in first st, Hdc in next 2 hdc, repeat from * around, sl st to join, Ch 2 (32)
Round 5: *2 Hdc in first st, Hdc in next 3 hdc, repeat from * around, sl st to join, Ch 2 (40)
Round 6: 2 Hdc in first st, Hdc in next 4 hdc, repeat from * around, sl st to join, Ch 1 (48)
Round 7: Sc in each hdc around, sl st to join (48) Finish off, weave ends.
With cream colored yarn, cut a long strand to embroider with.
Tie a knot at one end and thread your tapestry needle with the other. Embroider small “V” shapes about the size of one Hdc stitch.
I stitched 6 “V” shapes on each of my coasters, stitch as much or as little as you like.
With peach colored yarn, begin with a magic ring Ch 4, sl st into ring Ch 4, sl st into ring Ch 4, sl st into ring Ch 4, sl st into ring Ch 4, sl st into ring Sl st once more into ring.
Pull magic ring tight and finish off yarn.
Sew flower over Round 7 sl st to join & finish off. Weave ends.
Planter Coaster Holder:
With brown yarn, Ch 9, Sc in 2nd Ch and each Ch to end, 3 Sc in last st, turn to work down other side of Ch, Sc in each st to end, 3 Sc in last st, sl st to join, Ch 1 (20)
Rnd 2: Sc in next 9, 3 Sc in next Sc, Sc in next 11, 3 Sc in last, sl st to join, Ch 1 (24)
Rnd 3: Sc in next 10, 3 Sc in next Sc, Sc in next 12, 3 Sc in last, sl st to join, Ch 1 (28)
Rnd 4: BLO Sc in each around, sl st, Ch 1 (28) Rnd 5: Sc in each around, sl st, Ch 1 (28)
Rnd 6: Sc in next 11, 3 Sc in next Sc, Sc in next 13, 3 Sc in next, Sc to end, sl st to join, Ch 1 (32)
Rnd 7: Sc in next 11, 2 Sc in next Sc, Sc, 2 Sc in next Sc, Sc in next 13, 2 Sc in next Sc, Sc, 2 Sc in next Sc, Sc to end, sl st to join, Ch 1 (36)
Rnd 8: Repeat Rnd 6 (40)
Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 7 (44)
Rnds 10-11: Sc in each around, sl st, Ch 1 (44)
Rnd 12: FLO Sc in each around, sl st, Ch 1 (44)
Rnd 13: BLO Sc in each around, sl st, Ch 1 (44)
Rnd 14: Sc in each around, sl st, Ch 1 (44)
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