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Football Shaped Double Size Coaster

Pattern Created by Sandi Marshall

This coaster is large enough to be used with a tankard, large mug or two regular size mugs. Great for football game parties.

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Materials Used In The Example: About 1 1/2 oz. worsted weight yarn for main color (MC), small amount of worsted weight yarn in the lighter contasting color (CC), US size H hook
Finished Size: About 9 1/2 inches wide x 5 1/2 inches tall, at tallest point
Gauge: 1 dc row = 1/2 inch, 7 dc = 2 inches
Gauge is not overly important for this pattern. The coaster doesn't have to be an exact finished size.
Abbreviations: ch = chain, chs = chains, dc = double crochet, ea = each, hdc = half double crochet, sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, sp = space, sts = stitches, tr = 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 Skip a Stitch: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa071804.htm
How to Half Double Crochet: http://crochet.about.com/library/blhalfdouble.htm
How to Crochet a Treble: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa101897.htm
About Repeats in (Parenthesis) In Pattern Directions: http://crochet.about.com/library/blrepeats2.htm

Pattern Directions
Designed by Sandi Marshall, copyright 2006 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
See terms of use below the pattern directions. Please keep the copyright statement with the pattern directions when you print out or save the pattern.
Starting Chain: With lighter color (CC), chain 15.
Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in one loop of ea ch across (14 sc), work 2 more sc in the last ch just worked, then working along the other side of the chain, working in the remaining loops: sc in ea of next 12 chs, work 2 more sc in end ch. sl st in first sc of this round. Attach main color yarn (MC) but do not end off lighter color (CC).
Rnd 2: With main color, ch 1, sc in ea of first 3 sc, changing to lighter color in the 3rd sc, (sc in next sc with CC, sc in next sc with MC) 5 times, sc in next sc with MC, 3 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 3 sc, changing to CC in 3rd sc, (sc in next sc with CC, sc in next sc with MC) 5 times, sc in ea of next 2 sc with MC, 3 sc in the sc on the end with MC, sl st in the first sc of this round.
Rnd 3: ch 1, sc in ea of first 3 sc with MC, changing to CC in 3rd sc, (sc in next sc with CC, sc in next sc with MC) 5 times, sc in next sc with MC, 2 sc in ea of next 3 sc with MC, sc in ea of next 3 sc with MC, (sc in next sc with CC, sc in next sc with MC) 5 times, sc in ea of next 2 sc with MC, 2 sc in ea of next 3 sc with MC, sc in next sc with MC, sl st in first sc of this round.
The rest of the rounds are crocheted entirely with the main color.
Rnd 4: ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in ea of next 15 sc, (2 hdc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, ch 1, tr in next sc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in next sc, sc in ea of next 18 sc, (2 hdc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, ch 1, tr in next sc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in next sc, sc in ea of next 2 sc, sl st in first sc of this round.
Rnd 5: ch 1, sc in ea of first 2 sc, hdc in ea of next 2 sc, dc in ea of next 8 sc, hdc in ea of next 2 sc, sc in ea of next 3 sc, * sc in ea of next 2 hdc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, sc in ch-1 sp, 3 sc in tr, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in ea of next 2 hdc **, sc in ea of next 3 sc, hdc in ea of next 2 sc, dc in ea of next 8 sc, hdc in ea of next 2 sc, sc in ea of next 3 sc, repeat the directions between * and ** once, then sc in ea of next 2 sc, sl st in first sc of this rnd.
Rnd 6: ch 1, sc in first sc, hdc in ea of next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in ea of next 7 sts, sc in ea of next 5 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in ea of next 5 sc, hdc in ea of next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in ea of next 7 sts, sc in ea of next 6 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in ea of next 5 sc, sl st in first sc of this round.
Rnd 7: ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in ea of next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in ea of next 8 sts, sc in ea of next 4 sts, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in ea of next 5 sc, hdc in ea of next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in ea of next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, (hdc in ea of next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st) twice, sc in ea of next 6 sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in ea of next 6 sc, hdc in next sc, hdc in same st as beginning ch-2, sl st in top of the ch-2.
Rnd 8: ch 1, sc in ea of first 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in ea of next 28 sts, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 31 sts (to reach the other end corner), 2 sc in end sc, sc in ea of next 12 sc, sl st in first sc of this rnd.
End off. Weave in ends.

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