Solar Eclipse Coaster

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Inspired by the upcoming Solar Eclipse in the U.S. I have designed a solar eclipse coaster pattern.

Happy eclipse watching.

Solar Eclipse Totality Coaster by Kathy Kelly

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Finished size, about 4.25” in diameter
Materials
Yarn: Small amounts of sport or dk weight cotton yarn in black, yellow and orange. I used Patons Grace in Night, Fiesta and Sunkist

2.25 mm (B) crochet hook

US Terminology used throughout
Abbreviations
ch = chain   sc = single crochet  dc = double crochet  hdc = half double crochet
tr = treble crochet  sl st = slip stitch  st = stitch
picot: ch 3, sl st into first ch made

Instructions
This is worked in the round without turning and joined at the end of each round.

Ch 3 at beginning of rounds counts as a stitch.

There is a chart at end of this post.

With Night (black)
Round 1) ch 4, 11 dc into first ch made. Join with sl st to top of ch. 12 sts
Round 2) ch 3, dc in same st, (2 dc in next st) repeat around. Join with sl st to top of ch. 24 sts
Round 3) ch 3, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) repeat around. Join with sl st in top of chain. 36 sts
Round 4) ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, (dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) repeat around. Join with sl st in top of chain. 48 sts
Round 5) ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next 3 sts, (2dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts) around. Join with sl st in top of chain. 60 sts  Fasten off black.
Round 6) join Sunkist (yellow) in last st made.
ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) repeat around. Join with sl st to first sc. 72 sts Fasten off yellow.
Round 7) join Fiesta (orange) in last st made.
ch 1 working into each st around, *sc, hdc, dc, (2 hdc in one st), hdc, sc, hdc, (dc, picot, dc) into one st, hdc, 4 sc, (hdc, picot, hdc) into one st, dc, hdc, sc, (sc, picot). Repeat from * one time.
**sc, hdc, dc, (tr, picot, tr) into one st, dc, hdc, hdc, sc, sc (dc, picot, dc) into one st, hdc, hdc, sc, hdc, (2 hdc in one st), dc, (sc, picot), sc. Repeat from ** once. Join with sl st into beginning sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends and block if desired.

NOTE: there was an error in the written instructions for round 2, it has been corrected. 9/14/2017

© 2017 Kathy Kelly for personal use only. Please do on copy or distribute but do feel free to link to this blog. Enjoy solar eclipse chart

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5 Responses to Solar Eclipse Coaster

  1. Marsha says:

    Very nice and so sweet of you to give the pattern to your readers

  2. Becki says:

    Love your solar eclipse coaster, Kathy! 🙂

  3. Your coaster is fantastic. We didn’t have totality here but sure had fun watching with our binocular contraption up to 88%. Thank you for sharing your pattern.

  4. Lucy Bowen says:

    Lovely, we watched on the tv, must have been amazing.

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