Peppermint Candy Coasters – Free Crochet Pattern
A cozy blanket…. a good book…. hot cocoa…. These are just some of the things that we love about the winter months. Now you can make some peppermint candy coasters to add to your must have’s this winter.
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When my son was little he loved adding peppermint candy to his hot chocolate. Now you can add some peppermint candies to your hot cocoa and have them underneath your mug! These coasters are the perfect addition to your winter warm-up items and they make a perfect gift.
PEPPERMINT CANDY COASTERS
Finished Sizes: 4.25″ wide
Yarn: #4 worsted weight cotton
Sample used: Sugar ‘n Cream cotton
- 1 – 2.5 oz. skein – White (A)
- 1 – 2.5 oz. skein – Red (B)
- 1 – 2.5 oz. skein – Dark Pine (C)
Hook: Size I/9 (5.5 mm)
Notions: Yarn Needle
Gauge: Rounds 1–3 = 2” in pattern
beg – beginning
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Skills used: Increasing in the round and changing colors mid-round (tapestry crochet method).
- Magic Ring – for tutorial, please see How to Make a Magic Ring.
- Changing Colors – insert hook in next sc, yo, pull up loop, take new color and yo, pull through new color.
- Use tapestry crochet method for carrying colors. See tutorial here
- When changing colors, change to new color at end of previous stitch (see Color Changing above)
- Coasters are worked in the round without joining.
- Replace color B for color C for green peppermint candy coasters.
Make 2 in colors A & B
Make 2 in colors A & C
With A, make magic ring, ch 1.
Round 1: Using A *work 1 sc, switch to color B (see Special stitches), 1 sc in magic ring, switch to A, repeat from * 4 more times, change back to A at end of last st, pull magic ring closed, do not join (see Notes). (5 white sc, 5 red sc)
Round 2: With A, 2 sc in 1st sc, with B, 2 sc in next sc, *with A, 2 sc in next sc, with B, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around, changing to A at end of last st. (10 white, 10 red)
Round 3: With A, 2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next sc, with B, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, *with A, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, with B, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, rep from * around, changing to A at end of last st. (15 white, 10 red)
Round 4: With A, 2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, with B, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, *with A, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, with B, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, rep from * around, changing to A at end of last st. (20 white, 15 red)
Round 5: With A, 2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, with B, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, *with A, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, with B, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, rep from * around, changing to A at end of last st. (25 white, 15 red)
Row 6: With A, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, with B, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, *with A, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, with B, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, rep from * around, changing to A at end of last st, sc in next st, sl st in next st. (26 white, 19 red sc, 1 white sl st)
Fasten off A & B.
Weave in ends.
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8 thoughts on “Peppermint Candy Coasters – Free Crochet Pattern”
Your pattern calls for an I-9 6.00mm hook. But an I-9 is a 5.5mm hook, including the one in the link you provided. A 6.00mm hook is a J hook. So do we need a 5.5mm or a 6.00mm hook for this project? Thank you.
It’s a 5.5 mm – sorry for the confusion. It’s been corrected.
I am a beginner, do I have to make 10 chains in the magic ring?
You’re going to work 10 single crochet into the magic ring. To make it look the same as mine with the color changes you will need to work every other color, so you will have 5 white single crochet and 5 of the contrast color (but every other one).
How many rows of single crochet of each color do you use for this pattern?
It changes colors throughout each row so it’s not one row of one color and then one row of the next. (I hope that makes sense.)
Sorry but your pattern is a bit confusing, you don’t tell how many SC you start with to form the magic circle and where you start in it, i.e 4th st. or all the way back into the beg. chain or what and I can’t get the tutorial video on the part about the tapestry crochet to work at all. So can you please tell me how many times do I crochet to form my chain and where in it do I go to make my ring?
Thank You for Your time,
Hello Ms DawnMarie, I hope I’m not intruding but I see where you are confused. The magic circle and how you were taught to make a circle, are two different things. For some reason I can’t get how to make the magic circle. So I chain stitch 4 or 3 times, the go into the last chain and make the required amount of stitches. It requires 5 single stitches of one color and 5 single stitches of the other color. I hope this helps.