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Football Shaped Crocheted Coaster

Design Created by Sandi Marshall

You could make this football theme coaster in favorite team colors.

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Materials Used In The Example: Small amount worsted weight yarn (I used Coats & Clark TLC Essentials - color 2368 Dk. Brown), US size H hook
Finished Size: About 6 3/4 inches wide, at widest point x 4 1/4 inches tall
Abbreviations: ch = chain, dc = double crochet, ea = each, hdc = half double crochet, sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, sp = space, tr = treble, dtr = double treble

How To Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook, at the same time.
How to Crochet In A Chain Space: http://crochet.about.com/library/blchainspace.htm

Starting Chain: Chain 4, join with a sl st in first chain to form a ring.
Rnd 1: sl st in ring, ch 1, 8 sc in ring, sl st in first sc of this round.
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in ea sc around, sl st in first sc of this round. (16 sc in this round)
Rnd 3: ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 7 times, sl st in first sc of this round. (24 sc in this round)
Rnd 4: ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in ea of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 7 times. (32 sc in this round)
Rnd 5: * ch 2, hdc in next sc, dc in ea of next 5 sc, hdc in next sc, ch 2, sl st in next sc, sc in ea of next 7 sc, sl st in next sc **. Repeat the directions between * and ** once.
Rnd 6: * work 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 1, tr in next dc, ch 1, dtr in next dc, ch 1, tr in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 2, sl st in next dc, work 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, skip sl st, sc in ea of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 3 sc **, skip sl st, repeat the directions between * and ** once, then sc in next sc, sl st in first sc of this round.
Rnd 7: ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next sc, * work 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next dc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next tr, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next dtr, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next tr, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, skip sl st, (sc in ea of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) twice **, sc in next 2 sc, repeat the directions between * and ** once, sc in next sc, then sl st in first sc of this round.
Rnd 8: ch 1, sc in first sc, (sc in ea of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) twice, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 4 sc, sl st in ea of next 8 sc, sc in ea of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 4 sc, sl st in ea of next 8 sc, sc in next sc, skip sl st that ended previous round, sl st in first sc of this round.
End off. Weave in ends.
Optional Finishing: If desired, work Blanket Stitch around the outside edge, as shown in the photo. As shown in this same photo, I also added the football lacing in a lighter color, using a strand of worsted weight yarn threaded on a large-eye needle and making embroidery straight stitches to create the look of the lacing.

More Free Football Theme Patterns:
Football Center Granny Square

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