Watermelon is a big hit at potlucks and parties for summer. I thought it might be fun to crochet a few watermelon coasters to add to the summer mix and use as we sip on our lemonade.
Supplies for Crocheted Watermelon Coasters:
- red yarn
- cream yarn
- green yarn
- crochet hook size H
- yarn needle
- black yarn (optional for seeds)
I’m a big fan of crocheting granny squares these days and this is pretty much the same method, but you’ll be going in a circle instead of a square. Most of the stitches are just the same as you crochet watermelon coasters.
chain stitch (ch), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl)
1. Chain stitch 4 with red yarn.
2. Slip stitch back through the first chain stitch to create a circle.
3. Chain stitch 3. This will act as your first double crochet in this round.
4. Double crochet 11 more stitches in the center of the circle you made in step 2. 12 total.
5. Slip stitch through the top of the first chain of 3 to form the first circle round.
6. Continue with your red yarn and chain stitch 3 again. This will act as your first double crochet (dc) in this round.
7. Double crochet into the same stitch, so there are now 2 in the same space.
8. Continue to double crochet 2 stitches into each of the remaining holes from the previous round. 24 total.
9. Slip stitch through the top of the first chain of 3 to form the second circle round. Cut off your yarn and pull it tight to finish.
10. Add cream yarn into one of the spaces in the red piece and chain stitch 2. This will act as your first half double crochet (hdc). Stitch one more hdc into that same red yarn space as your chain of 2.
11. Continue to hdc 2 stitches through each space in the red yarn, for a total of 48 (including your first 2 from #10)
12. Slip stitch through the top of the first chain of 2 to form the third circle round. Cut off your yarn and pull it tight to finish.
13. Add green yarn into one of the spaces in the cream and chain stitch 1. This will act as your first single crochet (sc).
14. Continue to single crochet 1 stitch through each space in the cream yarn, for a total of 48 (including your first chain 1).
15. Slip stitch through the first sc to form the fourth circle round. Cut off your yarn and pull it tight to finish.
Use your yarn needle to thread and hide all the tails.
You can be finished here, as it does resemble a watermelon. But you can get out a little black yarn and sew in a few black bumps to represent seeds and it makes it complete.
1. Tie a knot at the bottom of 12 inches of yarn and thread on your needle to the top.
2. Sew your yarn up and over one thread of red yarn and thread it back down. As you work each seed, thread your black yarn through the red to hide it in.
3. Repeat by sewing as many seeds as you’d like.
4. Tie a simple knot at the end and weave in the tail to hide it.
Now get out some drinks for summer and you’re all set to celebrate!