This is the second crochet fruit coaster tutorial here. In this crochet orange or lemon coaster tutorial, I have shown how surface slip stitch is added.
This watermelon tutorial explains in detail how we can crochet a perfectly flat circle.
Here is the chart to crochet a flat circle. Though the pattern shows double crochet stitches, they can be replaced by single crochet stitches too.
The flat circle is made exactly like the watermelon slice. That tutorials has some tips that explain the chart. So if this is your first circle, visit that tutorial too.
Chain 4 -6 chains ( depending on thickness of yarn).
Start adding single crochet stitches in the ring. Depending on the size of the ring, you will be adding between 12 – 16 single crochet stitches.
End the row with a slip stitch.
Change crochet color.
Chain 3 to start next row.
Add 2 double crochet stitches on each stitch in previous row.
Close up view.
End row with a slip knot.
Chain 3 and add a double crochet stitch in same chain.
The pattern that gets repeated in this row is 2 double crochets in one stitch followed by 1 double crochet in next stitch.
End row with slip stitch.
Change color to white. In this row we will be adding single crochet stitches.
The pattern to be repeated in this row is two single crochets in first stitch. Then we add a single crochet each in the next two stitches. (2sc, sc, sc)
End row with a slip stitch. Before proceeding to the next row, I prefer to add the white lines that radiate from the middle.
Using the crochet hook, pull a loop of white yarn from the backside as shown above.
Decide how long the slip stitch or chain will be. For me the spot marked with a star is where the stitch will end.
Push the hook through at that spot.
Yarn over on the other side and pull through.
The first chain is done now.
Repeat the same by going through to the other side where the next stitch is supposed to end.
Weave in the excess yarn using a needle.
I did not cut the yellow yarn when I added white yarn to crochet the previous line.
The pattern that will be repeated in the next row is 2 single crochet stitches in first stitch, 1 single crochet stitche each in the next 3 stitches. (2sc, sc, sc, sc).
Orange / lemon coaster is ready.