MATERIALS: A ball of Enterprise Yarn will make 8 coasters-approx. 3 1\2″ diameter for average glasses. With roll rim in two colors about 20 yards each of red and blue will finish the set. Steel crochet hook No. 1.
The instructions are for coasters approx. 3 1/2″ diameter (2 3\4″ inside the roll rim). They may be made smaller or larger as needed for goblets or glasses-even made large enough for table use for ice cold dishes from the refrigerator or as hot plate or dish mats.
In White, ch 2, 7 sc in first st. In both loops, (2 sc in next sc) 7 times. (1 sc in next, 2 sc (an inc) in next) 7 times. (Sc in 2 sc, 2 sc (an inc) in next) 7 times. (Sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in next) 7 times. (Sc in 4 sc, 2 sc in next) 7 times. (Sc in 5 sc, 2 sc in next) 6 times, sc in 8 sc, 1 sl st.
Any change in size is made before edge is added. Enlarge by adding rows to desired size.
Work each inc over the inc of previous row, with sc in each sc between.
Last row of sc before edge should be a number of sts divisible by 3 to work edge evenly.
The edge is worked in back loops of sts around; the roll rim in remaining loops of same row.
EDGE: (Ch I, and in back loops, dc in next 2 sc, ch 1, sl st in next sc) 16 times. Fasten off.
ROLL: Join one color to remaining loop of 1 sc on Row 7, ch 3 and drop in front.
Join other color to next sc, ch 3 and drop in front. * Pick up first color, 1 sc behind second color into next sc, ch 3 and drop in front. Pick up second color, 1 sc behind first color into next sc, ch 3 and drop in front. Repeat from * around (24 loops of each color). Fasten off.
To starch, dip the whole coaster in thick starch and dry, or rub heavy starch into the bottom of coaster and into roll rim-shape while drying. If to be used for the foot of a goblet, shape around the foot while wet and dry while on. Sugar instead of starch will also serve to stiffen.