Finally, football season is coming to an end. No more Sundays dictated by when the game is on. Since I will be heading to a friend’s house, I thought I would whip up a cute little hostess gift. Here is the general outline for my stash busting football coasters.
Materials: US size 6 needles, ~30-40 g of worsted weight brown acrylic yarn, ~1 yd of worsted weight white acrylic yarn, tapestry needle (The yarn requirements are dependent on how many coasters you are making.)
Gauge: 5 sts and 8 rows= 1″
kfb= knit into the front and back of stitch
k2tog= knit two sts together
inc1= increase one stitch
Cast on 3 sts.
Row 1: knit all sts
Row 2: k1, inc1, knit to last st, kfb (5 sts)
Repeat Rows 1-2 three more times. Repeat row 1 once more. (11 sts)
Row 10: k1,inc1, knit across to last st, kfb (13 sts)
Row 11: purl across all sts.
Continue Rows 10 and 11 until there is a total of 19sts.
Row 17-23: Work in stockinette stitch (p odd rows, k even rows).
Row 24: k1, slip 1, knit 1, psso, knit across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (17sts)
Row 25: Purl across all sts.
Repeat rows 24 and 25 until there are 11 sts left.
Row 32: k1, slip1, knit 1, psso, knit across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (9 sts)
Row 33: Knit across all sts
Continue Rows 32 and 33 until there are 3 sts left.
Bind off the last 3 sts.
Finishing: With white yarn stitch one long vertical line (~3″) and 4 short horizontal lines (~1″)to create the laces of the football.
If you would like a thicker coaster make two, place them on top of each other, and sew the edges together.
Hope you enjoy your Superbowl weekend!
*This pattern was last revised August 2019. If you find a point of confusion please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I am more than happy to help.