A Juicy Watermelon

Watermelon Coaster free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

I don’t want to start this post talking about how wild it is that it’s already July. I mean, it totally is… like, where did the year go? How is it half over? Oops, I almost did it. Anyway, because it’s now getting to the hot months here in California I wanted to make something that fits so perfectly in my Summer – the wonderful Watermelon Coaster crochet pattern.

Now, you know I’ve been a fan of tapestry crochet for years and even though I’ve moved away from it a little bit in the last little while, I still try to keep my skills up. That’s one of the reasons I made this coaster! It’s a great entry into tapestry, just a simple in the round pattern. It works up in no time and is a great stash-buster.

I do want to note – I didn’t work it as a traditional tapestry design. For the “seeds” I just did the one stitch and then fastened off. I didn’t want to carry the yarn through that section, I didn’t see it as necessary. But I did carry the yarn through the rind section – It was too many color changes not to. I like to bare all my secrets to you all, I hope it helps you create a great project.

So… anyway. This pattern in my head, helps me ease into the summer and fits so well with my other watermelon patterns – I didn’t realize how many I have! Maybe I need to make a watermelon sweater one of these days. I’ve already got bags, pillows, earrings, a cup cozy… hhmm… the possibilities are endless!

I hope you’re still doing well and being safe out there. This year as been stressful one, that’s for sure.

This post is linked to Hookin’ on Hump Day 218


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Watermelon Coaster free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Level

Intermediate

Materials

  • US G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Worsted/ medium/ size #4 weight yarn
    • .5 – 1 oz. / 20 – 40 yards
    • At least 5 colors
  • Notions: scissors, measuring tape, yarn needle

Gauge

  • 18 sc x 20 rows = 4”
    Ravelry link

Terms/ Stitches used

  • RS: right side
  • Join
  • Rnd: round
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Sc: single crochet

Notes

  • This pattern is worked from the center out in the round with a slip st into the first st of the round to join.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the rounds does not count as a stitch.
  • The instructions that read (2x + number) or a (number + 2x + number) means you increase (2 sts in the st) when it says 2x and sc into the number of stitches specified.
  • Your coaster may need some light blocking to make it lay flat.
  • In the example, the inactive yarn is carried behind the active. If this is confusing, you might want to check out the helpful Moogly video on tapestry.
  • In the photos: color A is pink, color B is black, color C is white, color D is light green and color E is dark green.

Finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)

Approx 4” across (not including the fringe)

Update your Summer home decor with this fun and stash-busting free crochet pattern, the Watermelon Coaster with fringe, by DivineDebris.com

Watermelon Coaster pattern instructions

Watermelon Coaster free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Please note:

  • The instructions that read (2x + number) or a (number + 2x + number) means you increase (2 sts in the st) when it says 2x and sc into the number of stitches specified. 
  • The first st is always worked into the same st as join.

Rnd 1: A: Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 6 times into the circle, join – 6 sc
Rnd 2: A: Ch 1, *(2x)* repeat from * to * 5 more times, join – 12 sc
Rnd 3: A: Ch 1, (1 + 2x), B: (1), A: *(2x + 1)* repeat from * to * 3 more times, A: (2x), join – 18 sc
Rnd 4: A: Ch 1, *(2 + 2x)* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (1), B: (1), A: (2x + 2 + 2x + 1), B: (1), A: (2x), join- 24 sc
Rnd 5: A: Ch 1, *(3 + 2x)* repeat from * to *5 more times, join – 30 sc
Rnd 6: A: Ch 1, *(4 + 2x)* repeat from * to * once more, A: (1), B: (1), A: (2 + 2x + 4 + 2x + 1), B: (1), A: (2 + 2x + 4 + 2x), join – 36 sc
Rnd 7: A: Ch 1, (4), B: (1), A: *(2x + 5)* repeat from * to * 4 more times, A: (2x), join- 42 sc
Fasten off colors A and B.
Rnd 8: C: Ch 1, *(6 + 2x)* repeat from * to * 5 more times, join – 48 sc
Fasten off color C.
Rnd 9: D: Ch 1, (4), *E: (3), D: (2x + 4),* repeat from * to * 4 more times, E: (3), D: (2x), join  – 54 sc
Rnd 10: D: Ch 1, (2), E: (1), D: (2), E: (3), *D: (2x + 2), E: (1), D: (2), E: (3),* repeat from * to * 4 more times, D: (2x), join – 60 sc
Fasten off colors D and E. Block if necessary to get your coaster to lay flat. 

Watermelon Coaster free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Fringe
Cut 60 approx 2.25” pieces of yarn matching the colors in Rnd 10 and Loop each piece through in the matching stitches.

Tada! There it is, the Watermelon Coaster crochet pattern! I hope you love it and use the hashtag #DivineDebris on Instagram and I’ll share it in my stories!

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