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Free Crochet Santa Coaster
Santa Mug Mats / Coasters

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn 3 oz Off White, 2 oz Red, 2 oz Peach, Small Amt of Black
Crochet Hook Size F
3" Wide Piece of Cardboard
Tapestry Needle

Size Approximately 8" x 8"

Coaster (make 4)
Row 1: With peach, ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn. (10)

Rows 2-6: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across with 2 sc in last st, turn, ending with 20 sc in last row.

Row 7-11: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At end of last row, fasten off.

Row 12: Join off white with sc in first st, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 13-14: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 15: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc last 2 sts tog, turn. (18)

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn, fasten off.

Row 17: With red, repeat row 12.

Rows 18-24: Repeat row 15, ending with 4 sc in last row.

Row 25: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, sc last 2 sts tog, fasten off.

Edging:
Rnd 1: Working in sts and ends of rows around outer edge, join red with sl st in end of row 17; spacing sts so edge lays flat, sc
across to opposite end of row 17, changing to off white in last st made, sc around, join with sl st in fist sc, fasten off.

Row 2: With wrong side of rnd 1 facing you, join off white with sc in st at end of row 12 on head, (sc, ch 8, sc) in next st, * sc in next
st, (sc, ch 8, sc) in next st; repeat from * around to end of row 11 on opposite side, sc in row 12, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sl st in next st, 10 sc in next ch-8 sp, (sl st in each of next 3 sts, 10 sc in next ch-8 sp) across, sl st in each of last 2 sts,
fasten off.

Finishing:
1: With black, using satin st embroider eyes 2" apart over rows 8 and 9 as shown in pic.

2: With red, using fly st embroider mouth over rows 4 and 5.

3: For pom-pom, wrap off white around 3" cardboard 40 times; slip loops off cardboard. Tie separate strand off white tightly around
center of all loops; cut loops at each end. Trim to 1 3/4". Sew to tip of hat.