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Here is a very easy Crochet Coaster to make and it would make a great decoration to any summer party. They are very absorbent using the Lion Cotton yarn. I have been crocheting for over 14 years and this took me 30 minutes to make one Apple Coaster so this pattern can be longer or shorter depending on you level of experience of crocheting. You can go to Lion Brand for help with crochet stitches. http://cache.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&dictionaryOfAbbreviations=1
 
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Step 1: What you will need:

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Here is what I used to crochet these Coasters:
Lion Cotton yarn in the colors of Paprika,Sunflower,Avocado, Espresso and White,
Stitch marker,
Crochet Hook G/6-4.25mm,
Large-Eyed Blunt Needle,
Scissors

Step 2: Crocheting the Apple

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To Crochet the solid color Apple and Apple Slice beginning by making the Magic Circle it will make the center nice and tight.  Just go to this You tube link and watch the video on how to begin the Magic Circle:http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=crochet+magic+circle&aq=0
if you do not know how to crochet using this method. 
When you begin the magic circle make sure when you join the circle that there are 6 chain spaces.

Solid Apple

Using yarn color Paprika

Rnd 1: Begin by making a magic circle that has 6 ch spaces.  Place marker in first stitch for beginning of round; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.
Rnd 3: * sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 sc.
Rnd 4: * sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnd 5: * sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around - 30 sts.
Rnd 6: * sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around - 36 sts.


Rnd 7: * sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around - 42 sts.
Rnd 8: * sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around - 48 sts.
Rnd 9:  sc in each sc around - 48 sts
Sl st in the next ch sp fasten off weave in ends
 To make the Apple Slices Crochet Rnds 1 thru 7 using White. Then switch to Paprika (fasten off White yarn) and continue pattern by crocheting Rnds 8 and 9. Fasten off weave in ends. Use the Espresso yarn to stitch the  two dashes in the center of the apple slice which will be the seeds.

You can  make it a Golden Delicious Apple  by changing  the color of the Paprika yarn to the Sunflower yarn.

Step 3: Crocheting the Leaf and Stem

To Crochet the Leaf begin by using the Avocado Lion Cotton.

Ch 8 turn
sl st in the second ch from hook,
sc in the next ch sp, yarn over and work the next st.
hdc in the next ch sp, yarn over and work the next st.
dc in the next ch sp and in the last 3 ch sp.
Ch 2 time this will count as the 5th dc insert your hook back into the first ch sp, yarn over pull through. Ch 2 times this will count as the first dc working on opposite side of foundation.
You will be working the last 7 sts backwards on the opposite side of the foundation.
Dc in the same ch  sp of the last dc.
Then work 3 more dc across the next 4 ch spaces.
Yarn over and work the next st,  hdc in the next ch sp,
sc in the next ch sp,
Sl st then fasten off leaving enough yarn to weave back into center of leaf and use tail end of yarn to sew leaf to apple. Use the pictures as a guide.

To crochet the stem use the Espresso Lion Cotton.
Ch 8,
Hdc in second ch from hook,
sc in the next ch sp,
sl st in the last remaining 5 ch sp(s) fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew Stem to the apple.

 

Step 4: Putting it all together

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Sew the Stem and leaf where you would like it. weave in ends and Viola you have yourself an Apple Coaster.  I have a set that I listed on my Etsy shop that you can see here http://www.etsy.com/listing/51489280/crochet-apple-coasters
CritterFlint68 made it!7 months ago

love this! Super easy and adorable! Trying to figure out how to make other fruit sets to go with!

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gnebel11 months ago
Great step by step instruction;) thanks for sharing;)
indywave1 year ago
May I sell the finished product that I make? Thank you for this pattern it's wonderful
Yarnabees (author)  indywave12 months ago
yes if you sell online just put a link as to where you got the pattern.
Yarnabees (author) 12 months ago
Yes but cotton is more absorbent.
indywave1 year ago
Can I use red heart yarn?
i cant wait to make a apple , i have some ideas to use them that are really fun thanks for sharing this I appreciate it and wish you a wonderful day
Thanks for sharing these. Will come in handy at our next Apple Hill visit coming up in September. We dress as Mr and Mrs Johnny appleseed, visit the apple farms, and then have a fun apple themed picnic. :)
omg thts soo cool! tht sounds like soo much fun to do w/ ur kids if u have any. Thts seriously awsm!!
also thnx sooooooooo much 4 the great instructable its awsm probly will do!
craftaddict4 years ago
very cute! I have all the materials and will be making it after a finish my other 5 projects. LOL!
Lettucehead4 years ago
These are so cute! I really need to learn to crochet...
scoochmaroo4 years ago
Adorable!
Yarnabees (author) 4 years ago
Thanks :D I loved making Jack. I love his hands, they feel like tiny little bones with the knots and glue.
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EvlPwnda4 years ago
Very cute, simple, and practical. BTW, I LOVE your Jack the Pumpkin King in your Etsy shop! Great job
canida4 years ago
Those are adorable!
izzyinsf4 years ago
cute cute CUTE!