Crochet Pattern: Lady Mary Coasters

These coasters, decorated with simple black beads, have actually become real favourites around our house. The beads add a little drama, and because they’re crocheted into the coaster, rather than being sewn on later, they’re a lot safer to have around Squirm.

I’d never crocheted with beads before this, but I found it remarkably easy. It’s just a matter of threading the beads onto the yarn before you start crocheting with it, then pulling the bead into place when you crochet that particular stitch. This is a good pattern to practice with, since the bead placement doesn’t need to be 100% accurate.

I really wanted to include a chart with this pattern, but it turns out my old scanner does not work with my new laptop. I’m still thinking on that, but hopefully my instructions will be enough to help this time.

I’ve also included both US and UK terminology

 

Lady Mary Coasters

Pattern Designed by Mel Dahms

Lady Mary Coaster: Crochet of a Subversive Reader

Lady Mary Coasters – Downloadable Pattern (PDF)

What do you need?

Yarn: Small amounts of black and jewel colours. I used Carnival Soft 8 ply
Hook: 5mm
Other things: Yarn needle, 8 black beads (big enough to be threaded using the yarn needle), scissors

Stitches and Techniques Used

  • Magic circle
  • Working in the round
  • chains (ch)
  • single crochet (sc) [uk = double crochet (dc)]
  • double crochet (dc) [uk = treble crochet (tc)]
  • slip stitch (ss)
  • crocheting with beads

Tension

Not required for this project

Crochet (US Terminology)

Row 1 – (start with colour yarn) Make a magic circle, ch 3, dc 11 into the circle (making 12) ss to close, change to black yarn (12)

Row 2 – (Working between the stitches) ch 1, sc 2 in each space between the dc, ss to close (24)

Row 3 – *ch 6, skip 2, sc in next stitch, repeat from * (8 loops)

Row 4 – ch 3, dc in same stitch, *ch 2, dc in middle of ch 6 loop, ch 2, dc 2 in sc between loops, repeat from *, ss to close, change to coloured yarn which has 8 beads threaded on it

Row 5 – ss to be inbetween 2 dcs, ch 3, dc in same spot, dc with bead (pulling bead into place when making the last loop) in same spot, dc 2 in same spot, ch 3, sc in single dc, ch 3, * [dc 2, dc with bead, dc 2] in between dc 2, ch 3, sc in single dc, ch 3, repeat from *, ss to close

Weave in any ends, make a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy!

Crochet (UK Terminology)

Row 1 – (start with colour yarn) Make a magic circle, ch 3, tc 11 into the circle (making 12) ss to close, change to black yarn (12)

Row 2 – (Working between the stitches) ch 1, dc 2 in each space between the tc, ss to close (24)

Row 3 – *ch 6, miss 2, dc in next stitch, repeat from * (8 loops)

Row 4 – ch 3, tc in same stitch, *ch 2, tc in middle of ch 6 loop, ch 2, tc 2 in dc between loops, repeat from *, ss to close, change to coloured yarn which has 8 beads threaded on it

Row 5 – ss to be inbetween 2 tcs, ch 3, tc in same spot, tc with bead (pulling bead into place when making the last loop) in same spot, tc 2 in same spot, ch 3, dc in single tc, ch 3, * [tc 2, tc with bead, tc 2] in between tc 2, ch 3, dc in single tc, ch 3, repeat from *, ss to close

Weave in any ends, make a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy!
Lady Mary Coaster: Crochet of a Subversive Reader

 

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2 responses to “Crochet Pattern: Lady Mary Coasters

    • A magic circle is just a slightly different knot for starting. You crochet into it to start the circle, then pull the end and it closes up.

      An alternative, though, is just making 3 or 4 chains and closing them into a circle to crochet into. Or some people make 2 chains and crochet into the first chain

      The beads were really easy to work with. I’ll have to play with them again :)

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