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Toe Coasters [Pattern]

06 Jan


A “Toe Coaster,” as I have lovingly dubbed these little goodies, are a spoon friendly coaster. The pattern is 100% original considering the idea is 100% mine.

The idea came to me from a Crochetville.com Crochet-A-Long (CAL) for Christmas Caroling. The idea was the challenge originator was to give a song and from that song, draw inspiration for a project. The song given was “Walking in the Winter Wonderland.” I thought footprints in the snow = footprints in the sand…. And from there, somewhere…. the “Toe Coaster” was born.

The concept of the Toe Coaster is to function as a coaster for your drink, but provide a clean, attached, absorbant spoon rest. This prevents your spoon from sitting against germ-laden surfaces and prevents your germ-laden surface from getting drip marks from coffee and tea (inevitable spoon consequence).

Below is the original pattern. Please do not take it and pass it off/sell it as your own. Give credit where credit is due.

If you make some Toe Coasters of your own, please do post a comment and perhaps a link to an image of your finished project.

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TOE COASTERS
By: Cris

Hook Size: H
Yarn: Medium Worsted Weight Yarn – solid colors work best

Abbreviations:
ch – Chain
slst – Slip Stitch
sk – skip
sc – Single Crochet
dc – Double Crochet
st – Stitch (normally referring to the row below the current one being worked)
BLO – Back Loop Only

The pattern is written to make a right and a left foot

As always, I ask that you do not pass this pattern off as your own. You are free to link to the pattern from your website or blog. Please do not sell the final product or pattern. You may make the coasters for your own personal use or to give away as gifts.

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Big Toe (make 2):
ch 4
slst ends of chain together to form a loop
ch 1

round 1
sc 7 into the loop
slst to close round
ch 1

round 2
sc 2 stitches into every st from round 1
slst to close round
tie off

Little Toe (make 2):
ch 4
slst ends to form loop
ch 1

round 1
sc 7 into the loop
slst to close round
tie off

Middle Toes (make 6):
ch 4
slst ends to form loop
ch 2

round 1
dc 7 into the loop
slst to close round
tie off

Stitching Toes Together seems easy enough. I try to leave ample tails for all my toes so this step is made a bit easier. First, make sure you set your toes up to make a right and a left. The chained edge left by the last round should be facing upward (see image). I use the ends tied off at the end of the circles first, tying the rounds together. The rounds left in the middle where the ends were tied off to a toe on the opposing side, I use a yarn need to weave the middle tail to the edge and tie it off to the next toe. When sewing your toes together, remember these are going on a ROUND coaster. In other words – do not sew them together in a straight line.

Basically, be creative with sewing your toes together without introducing in a ton of new tails. The more tails you add in, the messier your work will become. Be conscious of what you are doing.

When you have completed sewing your toes together, you should have two sets – right and left (obviously). Take your ends and weave them down to the bottom of the circle so when the time comes, attaching your toes to the coaster is a quick and painless job.

So now, it is time to move on to the “Foot” of our Toe Coaster.

Foot (make 2):
ch 5
slst ends to form loop
ch 3

round 1
dc 9 in loop
join ends with slst
ch 2

round 2
dc 2 in every dc from previous round – dc in BLO
join ends with slst
ch 6

round 3
sk st, dc in next st; ch 3 (repeat around the entire circle; should end with ch3)
join ends with slst
ch 3

round 4
dc 4 in first ch 3 loop from previous round
ch 1
dc 5 in remaining ch 3 loops for entire circle (should end with ch 1)
join ends with slst
tie off

Finish the project by tying the toes onto the “foot” round and weaving in any remaining yarn tails.

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30 Comments

Posted by on January 6, 2010 in Original Patterns

 

30 responses to “Toe Coasters [Pattern]

  1. Joanne

    January 6, 2010 at 10:19 am

    These are adorable Cris! Thanks for sharing your creativity and your pattern!

     
  2. Donna

    February 10, 2010 at 3:02 am

    I am new at crocheting. I like to get together with friends for tea and goodies. I love the coasters. I'm going to take the pattern to my crochet coach and have her help me make them for my next tea party. Thanks for an unusual practical, idea! Donna

     
  3. Debbibearz

    March 12, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you for such a great and cute pattern. I am going to make this for a Senior's Mother's Tea. The ladies will really love this. Knowing most of them will laugh about the toes on the coaster. I will make sure I tell them where I got the pattern. Thenk you and God Bless
    Debbibearz

     
  4. Craftybegonia

    March 12, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    They are really cute. Great sense of humor!

     
  5. Debbibearz

    March 17, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    They are really cute. I was crocheting waiting at a Dr. appt. and everybody thought they were great. Of course I told them where I got the pattern. I Hve a problem I can't get them to lay flat. I have made like 8 or 9 and they all want to curl up. My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was 4 yr. and that was a long time ago. I just wich I knew what I was doing wrong.
    Thank you and God Bless

    Debbibearz

     
  6. Crochet Lina

    April 21, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    First of all I wanna thank you for sharing the pattern with all of us. I'm a Swedish crocheter and I learned the English crochetterms a year ago and I really loved making those. Keep up the good work. Hugs from Sweden.. // Lina

     
  7. Crochet Lina

    April 21, 2010 at 3:13 pm

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  8. Brash Bessie

    September 2, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I loved making these cute little coasters. As a mother of 3 little kids, I don't have a lot of time for crochet, so projects like these are perfect for me. I'm going to make a bunch of them for christmas gifts this year. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

     
  9. Cris

    December 31, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    To Debbibearz

    I would suggest using a hook 1 size bigger (you may crochet tighter than I do). This may help alleviate the curling.

     
  10. Cris

    April 5, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    To Debbibearz

    I would suggest using a hook 1 size bigger (you may crochet tighter than I do). This may help alleviate the curling.

     
  11. Debbibearz

    April 5, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    They are really cute. I was crocheting waiting at a Dr. appt. and everybody thought they were great. Of course I told them where I got the pattern. I Hve a problem I can't get them to lay flat. I have made like 8 or 9 and they all want to curl up. My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was 4 yr. and that was a long time ago. I just wich I knew what I was doing wrong.
    Thank you and God Bless

    Debbibearz

     
  12. Craftybegonia

    April 5, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    They are really cute. Great sense of humor!

     
  13. Debbibearz

    April 5, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Thank you for such a great and cute pattern. I am going to make this for a Senior's Mother's Tea. The ladies will really love this. Knowing most of them will laugh about the toes on the coaster. I will make sure I tell them where I got the pattern. Thenk you and God Bless
    Debbibearz

     
  14. Joanne

    April 5, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    These are adorable Cris! Thanks for sharing your creativity and your pattern!

     
  15. Charlene Lambrecht

    August 27, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Im having trouble understanding tying the toes together part..

     
  16. Cris

    August 27, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Hi there – there is no right or wrong way to get the toes sewn together as long as you keep them as tidy as possible. I used a tapestry needle and used the outside tail from the circle (not the circle) to stitch them together.  I used a quick whip stitch between 2 stitches on one and on the other. Hope this helps – if not, just reply to this comment.

     
  17. Charlene Lambrecht

    August 30, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    That helped a lot! Thank you!

     
  18. Mary Anne Kopper

    October 12, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I am looking forward to trying these.  What a great idea.  I am always checking to see where to put my spoon.

     
  19. Cris

    October 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks! I am still using the ones in the picture :) They hold up great and work like a charm. If you make them and post a picture anywhere, do let me know. I'd love to see them

     
  20. Phyllis

    October 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Love this idea.  What is the finished diameter of the circle?

     
  21. Cris

    October 29, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    The main circle is about 4-5 inches in diameter.

     
  22. Cagreen1455

    April 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Just finished a pair with no problem. I think my collage age daughter will love these toes on her table!

     
  23. Jakesmom2425

    May 1, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I like this pattern and would like to crochet it but I don't have a half reem of paper to print all of these comments.  Does this pattern appear somewhere as a pdf?  Thanks

     
  24. Cris

    May 2, 2012 at 3:14 am

     I have not put it into a pdf; however, you should be able to highlight only the pattern text and then go to File/Print and make sure “Selection” is selected before you hit the print button. A good recommendation though. I should get all of my patterns as pdfs.

     
  25. Maryrunt1

    May 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I just did a print preview, my printer gives me option of selecting what pages i want to print, and printed only those pages

     
  26. Bwproject03

    July 16, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Love the pattern it looks awesome! I'm making coasters for an auction we are holding at my work for donations to a former co-worker's family (co-worker passed away, we're raising money to help them with costs of the whole thing). Would it be alright if i made these up for that? I will give credit, i hate taking credit for work that isnt my own

     
  27. Cris

    July 16, 2012 at 3:29 am

     I think it would be a FANTASTIC reason to make some of these coasters :)

     
  28. Debbibearz

    July 16, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I crochet looser than most people. Example:  When I pick up my mother 's crochet project I have to use a smaller hooker.  I will tryit with a smaller hook .  Thank you fjor your help.  I have been trying to pick out which coaster to putin open class for the fair. If I get one of these done it time.  I will put it in the fair.  I''l let you know how we did. 

     
  29. Cris

    July 16, 2012 at 10:37 pm

     Good luck!!!

     
  30. Elizabuff

    November 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    These are GREAT!!! Just what I was looking for to make for friends, and yes – I will certainly post photos and give you credit. You should post Care Instructions (or maybe I will)! THANK YOU!!!!!

     

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