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Free Knitting Project: How to Knit Striped Coasters / Easy to Knit Craft

free knitting project - how to knit striped coasters

These coasters are some of my favorite housewarming gifts. This project is a great way to get used to changing colors. Here you’ll find directions for striped coasters, but remember you can make them in any style you’d like. Let’s say you’re making 6 coasters. You can make all 6 one solid color, 6 different solid colors, 3 one color and 3 another, or any combination of stripes. This project is done in seed stitch because it will lay flat and be a good support for those cups of tea, glasses of water, or whatever you’re thirsty for.  

 

Materials:

1 pair size 7 knitting needles

1 skein cotton yarn, color A

1 skein cotton yarn, color B

Cast on 12 stitches.

Row 1: *K1, P1* Continue in pattern till end of row

Row 2: *P1, K1* Continue in pattern till end of row

Repeat rows 1 and 2, for a total of 4 rows

free knitting project - how to knit striped coasters

Change color, repeat rows 1-4

*A note on changing colors: If you are using more than one color, make stripes at least 2 row each. When changing colors, simply feed the yarn from the new color into first stitch of new row. Be sure to keep yarn pulled firmly, especially yarn from the color you’ve just finished using. This easier than you might imagine, but keeping the stitches pulled firmly but not too tightly is the secret.

Work till the coaster is an even square, about 3’’. If the yarn you’re using is slightly thicker, your coasters will be slightly larger. Most important is getting that even square shape. Remember these can vary in size, depending on how heavy your yarn is.

Bind off.

Trim ends.

Free knitting project - how to knit striped coasters

Enjoy your coffee, tea, or cup of hot chocolate with your new coaster.

An Idea... Make a set of four coasters and place them together with pretty ribbon tied in a bow to give as a house warming gift. Everyone loves handmade gifts because they are made from the heart.

 

 
 

 

 

 

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