With summer fast approaching I was contemplating something I could make to bring in those warm, muggy days. My family cooks out a lot (we love our BBQ and pool time) so I immanently went to an idea for something to use in that capacity. How about some fun hemp granny square coasters?
If you are familiar with crocheting these will be super simple to make and for those that are not familiar I’ve photographed a few of the steps to help make reading the pattern easier. Enjoy!
1. 48 lb Hemp Cord
2. Size G/6 crochet hook (4.25mm)
Basic Granny Square Pattern:
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
*Chain 3 at start of each round equals 1 double crochet
Chain 4, join with sl st to first stitch to form a circle.
Round 1: *Chain 3, 2 dc in circle.* Repeat from * 3 more times. Chain 3 and sl st into top of chain 3 from beginning. Sl st through both dcs and into chain 3 space.
Round 2: Chain 3, 2 dc in chain 3 space. Chain 3, 3 dc in same chain 3 space. Chain 2 (I like my spaces tight but you can take it out to 3 if you want them more loose), 3dc in next chain 3 space, chain 3, 3 dc in same space* Continue from * 2 more times. Chain 2 and join with sl st to top of chain 3. Sl st through both dcs and into chain 3 space.
Round 3: Chain 3, 2 dc in corner chain 3 space, chain 3, 3 dc in same space. *Chain 2, 3 dc in chain 2 space, chain 2, 3 dc in corner chain 3 space, chain 3, 3 dc in same space.* Repeat from * 2 more times. Chain 2 and join with sl st to top of chain 3.
For coasters I only take the pattern out three rounds. you can continue in the same fashion if you want to make larger pieces.
Here are the steps in a more visual form:
Form a loop by crossing one end of your hemp over the other. Bring the longer end across the loop opening…