In Which I Pretend to Know How to Crochet {Iron Craft}


This week’s Iron Craft challenge was to make something with string. Since knitting is my job, I usually try not to knit for these challenges, because I want them to be fun and to be something different from what I usually craft.

I’d been reading the super fun book Arne & Carlos Knit-and-Crochet Garden and the crocheted flower coasters caught my eye, so I decided to try making one. arne carlos crochet flower coaster

I’d never done treble crochet before, and I’m not completely sure I did it right, but the round with the petals was coming out way different from the picture so I decided to just do another round of trebles around the outside in a second color.

I like the result and think it would still be cute as a coaster or just hanging on my bulletin board or used as decor somewhere. It’s also a really quick project, even if you’re not great at crochet, which I so am not.

What You’ll Need

  • a small amount of two colors of fine weight yarn (I used bits of Lion Brand Bon Bons, the sparkly ones, in green and pink)
  • size E-4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook

What You’ll Do crocheted flower

Chain 8 with center color. Use a slip stitch to join the ring.

Chain 6, then work 1 treble crochet and chain 2 around the ring for a total of 12 stitches. Make a slip stitch in the 4th chain at the beginning of the round to join. crochet a flower

Change colors and chain 6. Work 1 treble crochet and chain 3 around the ring a total of 24 times. Make a slip stitch in the 4th chain at the beginning of the round to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

What have you been making lately? I’d love to hear about it!

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