Blessed Three Star Coaster

Blessed Three Star Coaster is a great first project to learn Tunisian crochet in the round technique using double ended hook. It works up fast, which makes it a great last minute gift idea and perfect stash-busting option.  The best results are achieved by selecting similar colours.

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Skills required

Slip knot, Tunisian crochet in the round using double ended hook, Tunisian crochet technique (alternating forward and return passes), Tunisian knit stitch (tks), Tunisian reverse stitch (trs), Tunisian simple stitch bind-off, blocking.

Skill level

Finished measurements

Final measurements (blocked):

21 cm in diameter (approx. 8.25 in)

Materials and tools

DROPS Muskat (100% Mercerized Cotton | DK | 50 g (1.76 oz) = 100 m (109 yds)), Off White, (#08), Beige (#23), Lilac (#04), Light Pink (#06), Ice Blue (#60), Light Blue (#02) 1 ball each

Approx. yarn amount used in each colour(to make 1 star): 17 g

Double ended Tunisian crochet hook size 4.5 mm (US size 7) or size to obtain the gauge

Stitch marker

Tapestry needle

Scissors

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Gauge

Blocked Gauge:

20 sts x 18 rnds = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) over st pattern

The gauge is not essential for this project; however it will affect the size of the coaster and the amount of yarn used.

Stitch guide

Tunisian crochet stitches are worked in 2 steps; forward and return pass from right to left, with the number of sts (lps) increasing on the hook during the forward pass and decreasing during the return pass.

  • Tunisian knit stitch: Insert the hook from front to back between the front and back vertical bar, yrh and pul.
  • Tunisian reverse stitch: Insert the hook from right to left under back vertical bar of the next st, yrh and pul.

Increase: [Tks, yrh from front to back, tks] in the next st. 2 sts increased.

Tunisian Simple stitch bind off: Insert hook from right to left under front vertical bar of the next st, yrh, pul and pull through the lp that is on the hook. One lp remains on the hook.

Abbreviations:   
ch- chain  yrh- yarn round the hook  
st(s)- stitch(es)  pul- pull up a loop  
lp(s)- loop(s)  FP- forward pass  
tks- Tunisian knit stitch  RP- return pass  
trs- Tunisian reverse stitchRS- right side  
rnd- roundWS- wrong side  
rep- repeat  approx.- approximately  
PM- place a markerinc- increase

Notes

The Blessed Three Star Coaster is worked in the round, with FP worked facing RS and RP facing WS. Each round is worked in smaller increments with adding as many lps on the hook as possible (FP), turning the work around and working the lps off to last 3 lps (RP) from the opposite side of the hook.

It is crucial to use a stitch marker to mark 1st st of each rnd and move it up with each consecutive rnd.

The st count refers to the number of lps per round.

Instructions

Make slip knot with A.

Rnd 1 FP: *insert hook from front to back through the slip knot, yrh, pul, ch 1 (1st st made); rep from * 11 times. PM in the 1st  stitch. 12 lps on hook.

Rnd 1 RP: Make a slip knot with B, pull through 1 loop, *yrh, draw through 2 lps on hook; rep from * to last 3 lps.

Rnd 2 FP: *Tks in next st, inc in next st (2 sts increased); rep from * around. 24 lps.

Rnd 2 RP: And all RP to last Rnd. *Yrh, draw through 2 lps on hook; rep from * to last 3 lps.

Rnd 3: Tks in next 2 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased), *tks in next 3 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased); rep from * around to last st, tks in last st. 36 lps.

Rnd 4:  Tks in next 3 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased), *tks in next 5 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased); rep from * around to last 2 sts, tks in next 2 sts. 48 lps.

Rnd 5: Tks in next 4 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased), *tks in next 7 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased); rep from * around to last 3 sts, tks in next 3 sts. 60 lps.

Rnd 6: Tks in next 5 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased), *trs in next 9 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased); rep from * to last 4 sts, trs in next 4 sts. 72 lps.

Rnd 7: Trs in next 6 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased), *tks in next 11 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased); rep from * around to last 5 sts, tks in next 5 sts. 84 lps.

Rnd 8: Tks in next 7 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased), *tks in next 13 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased); rep from * around to last 6 sts, tks in next 6 sts. 96 lps.

Rnd 9: Tks in next 8 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased), *tks in next 15 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased); rep from * around to last 7 sts, tks in next 7 sts. 108 lps.

Rnd 10: Tks in next 9 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased), *tks in next 17 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased); rep from * around to last 8 sts, tks in next 8 sts. 120 lps.

Rnd 11: Tks in next 10 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased), *tks in next 19 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased); rep from * around to last 9 sts, tks in next 9 sts. 132 lps.

Rnd 12: Tks in next 11 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased), *trs in next 21 sts, inc in next st (2 sts increased); rep from * around to last 10 sts, trs in next 10 sts. 134 lps.

Rnd 13: Trs in next 11 sts, complete RP for first 11sts, Tunisian simple stitch bind off around including first 11 sts.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to final measurements as above.

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