Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Spiral Coaster/Potholder Pattern



Pattern: Made in K-Town by Barbara 
 
Please respect my rights as designer: do not sell, share, translate, or publish any parts of this pattern (including pictures) online or elsewhere without my permission. Do not claim this pattern as your own. Feel free to sell the finished items you’ve made from my pattern! If you do, a link-back to my blog www.made-in-k-town.blogspot.de would be great.
Thank you!



Material:
Again, I used small amounts of Catania by Schachenmayer (cotton yarn) and a 2.5mm hook. My coasters measure 8.5cm in diameter (3.3") but the size will vary depending on the yarn you use.

Some general notes:
This pattern is written in US crochet terms. We’ll need the following stitches: chain stitch (ch), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), and surface stitches (these will be explained below).
The most important thing: remember this is a spiral coaster, so do not join rounds, but work in a spiral! Use a stitch-marker, a contrasting thread or a paper clip to mark the first stitch of the round, and move the marker after each round.
 
1st Round: Start with a magic ring, ch1, then work 1sc, 1hdc, and 12dc into the ring (14 stitches)

2nd Round: Work 2dc in each stitch of the previous round (28 dc’s)
 
3rd Round: Repeat *dc in the next dc, 2dc in the next dc* around (42 dc's)

4th Round: Repeat *dc in the next 2 dc’s, 2dc in the next dc* around (56 dc’s)



5th Round: 1hdc in the next dc, (sc, ch6, sc) in the next dc (this will be the hanger), then repeat *skip one dc, work (sc, ch3, sc) in the next dc* around. If your stitch-count is right, your last sc-ch3-sc-group should be worked into the last dc of round 4.

Finishing the spiral: skip the hdc, sc in the next sc, work 8 sc’s into the ch6-space of the previous round, and finish with a slip-stitch to the next sc. Finish off.

Adding the surface stitches: hold your contrasting yarn at the back of your work, insert hook in between the hdc and the first dc in the middle of your spiral, yo, pull loop through the gap. Now you’ve got a loose loop on your hook (hold the end of your yarn tight for the first stitch!). *Insert hook in between the next two dc’s, yo, pull loop through the gap and through the loop on your hook*. It’s like working slip stitches. Work this way around, the spiral will form all by itself. Work your last stitch between the hdc and the sc at the end of the spiral, cut thread, yo, pull thread through the gap and through your loop and finish off (use your hook or a needle to pull the lose end through to the back again)



Weave in the lose ends and your first spiral coaster is finished - quick and easy, right? :)


This basic pattern offers some possibilities to be creative: e.g. you could use variegated yarn for a more interesting effect, and/or use a different color for the last round of the spiral, and/or work a larger spiral to make a potholder. I've combined those ideas to make this quick potholder:


Here's how I did it:
With variegated yarn (same quality as Catania) I worked the first 4 rounds as described above and continued in this style for 4 more rounds: *3 dc's, 1 increase* in the next round (70 dc's), then *4 dc's, 1 increase* in the next round (84 dc's), then *5 dc's, 1 increase* in the next round (98 dc's), then *6 dc's, 1 increase* in the next round (112 dc's).

Then I switched to another yarn for the last round, which is the 5th round of the coaster pattern above: the only difference is, that I made ch-8 for the hanger (instead of ch-6), and worked 10 sc's inside the hanger (instead of 8 sc's).

I've added the contrasting surface spiral exactly as described above, using the same color as I used for the border (off-white).

I hope you like this pattern! If you've got any questions, or find errors, please let me know! And if you've been here before, you know that I always love to see your finished coasters and potholders, too - so please feel free to leave a comment with a link to your blog or flickr picture :)

Want to see more Spiral Coasters? Check out the Project Gallery on Ravelry!

 

71 comments:

  1. Wieder so klasse!!! Vielen Dank!!!

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    1. Sieh mal :
      http://blickinshaekelkoerbchen.blogspot.de/2012/06/spiral-coaster.html

      ;-)

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    2. So, die Tolas sind auch fertig ;-)

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  2. Die sehen toll aus und auch Dein Spring-Mandala habe ich schon mehrfach nachgehäkelt. Zeige ich auch bald in meinem Blog. Die Untersetzer sind ne gute Idee, die kann man auch gut verschenken.
    LG
    Kerstin

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  3. So I turn on my computer to find out how to crochet some spiral mats (seriously, I really did), and your beautiful tutorial pops up on my Blog list! Thank you so much.

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  4. I love your coasters. Thanks for sharing your pattern. They'd make a great little gift.

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  5. A lovely pattern Barbara, thanks for sharing :)

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  6. I really love these. They look so effective, yet very straight forward. I can see how these would become very addictive.

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  7. Quick, easy and lovely!
    Thank you for sharing :)
    Obrigado

    http://madebypingu.blogspot.pt/

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  8. These coasters are great Barbara - very creative with the surface sl-st'ing. And I always love the colors you use - so pretty. Thank you for sharing your pattern with everyone. :)

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  9. I love these! I will be making some soon!

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  10. Thank you for this marvelous pattern! I have been quite into crocheting for the kitchen lately. :-)

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  11. Thank you for the pattern; I can't wait to try it.
    I've enjoyed your blog so much, I have a surprise for you. Check out the June 12 post over on my blog, sssinthesun.blogspot.com.
    Thanks!
    Kate

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  12. Thank you Barbara for this so special pattern!
    Angie

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  13. Very smart to make a coaster like that! Thanks for the pattern Barbara! :)

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  14. Ahhhh sehr schön, das wird gleich getestet! Vielen Dank für die Anleitung!
    LG,
    Fleur

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  15. Wow...sind die klasse...schade, dass Du die Anleitung nicht auf Deutsch eingestellt hast...in Englisch blicke ich leider nicht so richtig durch.
    ♥-liche Grüße von Dagmar

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  16. Fabulous pattern, these would make lovely christmas gifts in winter colours...........love your blog.

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  17. These are so pretty :) I'll definitely be trying it out and post up pictures :)!

    ♥, http://summeronhillwood.blogspot.ca/

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  19. I'm sorry I could not review my comment before I posted and what I meant was:
    Thank you for the great patern, I just love it! And my mom and sister in Brazil love it also ! .... Gorgeous!

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  20. I've been nominated for the Sunshine Award and I would like to pass it on to you. The details can be found on my blog.
    xXx Helen

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  21. Great! I could not resist as you can see on my blog;-))
    Thanks for this pattern. Regards, colette

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  22. Die Untersetzer sind wunder, wunderschön,
    vielen herzlichen Dank für die Anleitung!!
    Ganz herzliche Grüsse maggy

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  23. Hi,
    jetzt bin ich über hundert Ecken hier bei dir gelandet und bin total begeister von deinen vielen tollen Sachen und den super Tutorials! Ich häkel auch sehr gerne und würde mich freuen, wenn du mal vorbeischaust. LG, Yvonne

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  24. What a cute project, I love the addition of the surface stitching :)
    ~ thank you so much for sharing the pattern!

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  25. Wauw...I am just a recent follower of your blog and already what a treat!! ...I love them, the simplicity and the bright colours...if people still think that crocheted coasters are stuffy, then they MUST see these!! You have a new admirer overhere in Holland:-) Thank you for sharing, grtzzz, Maddy

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  26. These coasters are so cool! I am pinning this to my must do list :)
    Wish you a beautiful Saturday,
    Hanni

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  27. these are lovely! thanks for sharing :)

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  28. cute, again a lovely pattern! Won't be long before I give in and make myself a few of these...:)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Ilse

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  29. These are so lovely! Thanks for sharing, Barbara!

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  30. Thanks so much for sharing! These are too cute!

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  31. Lovely, danka zer gut!

    Lee Ann
    Crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com

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  32. Gosh you are amazing, beautiful pieces x

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  33. Lovely, danka zer gut!

    Lee Ann
    Crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com

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  34. Me encanta, gracias por el patron.
    Saludos!

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  35. Hi Barbara, I am featuring you at my I Love Fridays party :)

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  36. Hallo, Barbara,

    vielen Dank fuer die Pattern! Ich mag sie sehr sehr! Ich bin ueberrascht, als ich es heraus gefunden habe, dass Du eine Deutsche bist!:) Leider ist mein Deutsch noch nicht so gut--- um Pattern auf Deutsch zu lesen. Dein Blog hilft mir so sehr! Danke noch mal.

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  37. these are beautiful! love the colours.

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  38. Ich schließe mich der Begeisterung an, und werde mal mein Baumwollgarn sichten.
    Schöne Idee, vor allem die aufgehäkelten Luftmaschen.

    Dankeschön dafür und liebe Grüße
    Iris

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  39. Vielen, lieben Dank für diese tolle Anleitung! Fand in meinem Vorrat doch tatsächlich noch passende Wolle....und so ist der erste Potholder schon fertig!
    Herzliche Grüße
    Nickels

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  40. I would like to make these as christmas gifts, how much yarn should i purchase? 1 skein per pair or can I get more rounds per skein?

    Thanks, they are so beautiful....Shanna

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  41. Vielen lieben Dank für die Anleitung-ich werde sie gleich ausprobieren :-) Bin schon mächtig gespannt,obs mir gelingt ! Schönen Tag noch!LG Simone

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  42. Die ersten beiden sind fertig und das geht so ratzfatz.
    Nochmal dankeschön.

    lg
    Iris

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  43. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Blessings

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  44. Thank you for your detailed tutorial

    I crocheted one in blue:
    http://cosetespetites.blogspot.com.es/2012/07/oh-my-god-mes-posavasos.html

    kisses

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  45. Thank you so much for this summery little pattern--the spiral stripes remind me of a beach-look for some reason :). I'm just finishing up the spirals now and plan to post them with your pattern link on my blog. Have a great summer break!

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  46. Hi Barbara-just found your blog via Pinterest. My husband and I with our son just landed in Germany yesterday. He will work at Landstuhl RMC. I crochet also and was wondering where to go to buy yarn. Thanks in advance. You can email me at mikeandde@gmail.com. De Williamson

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  47. Hello!

    It's beautiful.
    Thank yuo for teaching me.

    I'm following your blog.
    Please, can you follow my blog, too.

    Kisses
    Néné

    http://miscelaneasssss.blogspot.com

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  48. Thank You..this is my first potholder :)

    http://amigurumidifaby.blogspot.it/2012/08/presina.html

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  49. Love these mats/potholders! I just finished my first of hopefully many! Christmas will be here soon, I'd better get busy! Thanks, so much for the patterns. Love your blog!

    Carole

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  50. Thank you! I made one:

    http://handmadesimpleblue.blogspot.com/2012/08/crochet-spiral-coaster.html

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  51. So easy !! so well explained!! and beautiful!! thank you!

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  52. thankyou !!! i love it!!
    http://bymaddys.blogspot.nl/

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  53. Lovely colors! Thanks for the pattern:)

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  54. Its just Superb !! Loved it. The way you explained.....it becomes easy to understand. Thank u :)

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  55. thnxxxx for the pattern i have made this one 2 ♥

    http://creaties-jenneke.blogspot.nl/2013/05/spiral-coaster-spiraal-onderzetter.html

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  56. Die Coaster sind einfach schön! Danke für die Anleitung! Ines

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  57. Hey!
    I have now made some coasters from your pattern...I love them :) Thanks :)
    Have a nice weekend! :)

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  58. Hey Barbara!

    I found your blog only couple of days ago and i really like it.
    These coasters looked so funny that i had to try them too. Thanks for the pattern! :)
    I'm looking forward to reading your new posts,
    Elli

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  59. Hi Barbara! Thank you for this pattern! I did my first magic ring using this pattern! I was just wanting to test out a new technique as I had never crocheted in a spiral form before, so I just used a scrap bit of yarn to see how far I could go, but I am digging the spiral effect! Linked to your pattern on my blog in case anyone is interested. Thank you again! http://littlemissling.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/getting-creative-with-little-miss-ling-crocheting-spirals/

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  60. Hi Barbara,
    Thanks so much for this fun pattern! I already made a few of these and plan to do more. Here's a picture of the ones I have made so far: http://instagram.com/p/jB2eXSLNsC/
    Your blog is wonderful!

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  61. Não entendi nada que vocês falaram aqui!

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