Chunky Scrap Coasters – Stash Busting
Stash busting crochet patterns are a necessity! We all have tons of left over yarn after finishing a project. We are so focused on the main project until one day you look at your yarn stash and see nothing but remnants of all the projects you’ve already made (and sold hopefully). It comes to the same conclusion… what the hell do you do with all that left over yarn? I’ll be honest, to avoid dealing with it… I’ve thrown it away. That hurts me to think that I’ve thrown gorgeous yarn in the trash because I didn’t know what to do with it. I stopped doing that pretty quickly. Yarn is expensive and that is wasteful.
Organize the leftovers
My solution was to buy a yarn winder (I got this one!) and make it into balls for later use! This helped me to get a better feel for what I truly have left and organize it so I can see it all. Game changer.. The down side is… I have a lot of these balled up remnants.
Find Stash Busting Projects
Look for small projects that your left overs can become so they can join the world of finished projects. This post is my first of many stash busting patterns. Who doesn’t need more coasters?!? These are so quick and simple. They can be thrown in with other orders as a thank you gift that will boost those Etsy reviews or forced upon your family when you don’t want any more coasters in your house!
Grab your N/10.00mm hooks and your size 6 yarn! (Also a yarn needle and coffee or beer depending on what you’re into.)
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Each coaster takes roughly 31 ft or around 10 yards depending on your tension. It helps if you wind your unused yarn after your projects are finished! I use a yarn winder and it has changed my life!!! Click here to find the one I use!
Yarn: Super Bulky/Size 6
This pattern is in US terms.
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Slst – Slip Stitch
Start with ch 4 and slst into the starting chain to form a ring
or a Magic Circle, but I’m terrible at those. (I probably shouldn’t say that huh?)
Ch 1 (counts as a stitch here and throughout)
9 hdc into starting ring
Join with a sl st to the ch 1 from the beginning
(total of 10 stitches)
Hdc in the same stitch as the join from round 1
2 hdc in each stitch around
Join with a slst to the ch 1 from the beginning
(20 total stitches)
Sc in the back loop only (BLO) of each stitch. There are no increases in this round so feel free to be a bit loose with your stitches. This makes the coaster give the bottom of the cup a little hug. 🙂
Join with a slst to the ch 1 from the beginning of the round.
(20 total stitches)
Sc AND slst in the next stitch and in each stitch around. This gives the edge those little spikes. Continue to sc and slst in each stitch around until you get to the last stitch.
Sc in the last stitch then sl st into the same space as the slst to join from the previous round
Cut your tail and weave in the ends.
You’re done!! Now pour yourself a fancy drink in your cutest mug and give your coaster a test drive.
Share your finished coasters with me on my Instagram by tagging me @ginger.knots! I frequently share pictures from my yarn friends who have made something with my patterns! Let’s be yarn buddies!