There is nothing more refreshing than having fresh fruit on a table during summertime. Pears, grapes and oranges are some of summer’s best and these crocheted versions are no exception. Each silverware holder has a matching coaster to liven up the dining room table.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Holder 9.5” x 4.5”, Grapes 3.5” x 4”, Pear 3.5” x 3”, Orange 3” in diameter
Gauge: 17 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm]
Yarn: Peaches & Cream (100% Cotton; 120 yards [109 meters]/70.9 grams): 0001 White (C1, 1 ball), 1712 Hot Green (C2, 1 ball), 1130 Warm Brown (C3, 1 ball), 0016 Dk Pine (C4, 1 ball), 1628 Hot Orange (C5, 1 ball), 5223 Mod Green (C6, 1 ball),1318 Black Current (C7, 1 ball).
Hook: US size G/6 (4.25 mm); US size H/8 (5.0 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers
With larger hook and C1, ch 18.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch) across, ch 1, sc in last ch. Turn. (9 sc, 8 ch-1 sps)
Row 2: Ch 1, (sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) across, ending with sc on top of turning ch. Turn.
Rows 3-34: Rep Row 2. Fasten off at end of Row 34.
Front (make one of each in C5, C2, and C7)
Row 1: Rep Row 1 of Back.
Row 2: Rep Row 2 of Back.
Rows 3-17: Rep Row 3 of Back. At end of row 17, do not fasten off.
Place WS to RS of Back. Working in left corner and through both thicknesses, sl st in first st, ch 1, sc in same st. Working in ends of rows, sc in each st with 2 sc in each corner. Sc in each ch of beg ch, work 2 sc in corner ch. Working again in ends of rows, sc in each st with 2 sc in top of Row 34. Sc in each sc across with 2 sc in end st, sc in ends of rows, joining in first sc.
Repeat for each color.
Orange You Glad Coaster
With smaller hook and C5, make a Magic Chain. Mark first st of each rnd.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in ch.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Work (2 sc in first st, sc in next st) around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4: Work (2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 st) around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5: Work (2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 st) around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6: Sc in next 12 st, sl st in next 4, sc in next 14 sc, join in first sc. Fasten off.
Leaves for Orange (make 2)
With smaller hook and C6, join with sl st in last sc of Rnd 6.
Ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch, sc in next 3 ch, 2 sc in last ch.
Working on opposite side, sc in next 4 ch, sl st in last ch, ch 1. Fasten off
Working in next sc, repeat as for first Leaf.
With smaller hook and C2, make a Magic Chain. Mark first st of each rnd.
Rnds 1-5: Rep Rnds 1-5 of Orange.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sc, turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sc, turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog twice. Do not turn.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 13 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts, sc in next st, sc in corner st, sc in next sc, join in first sc. Fasten off.
With C3, join with sl st on top of last sc on Rnd 9. Ch 4, sl st in next 3 ch, sl st in same sp as joining. Fasten off.
You’re So Grape Coaster
Grapes (make 6)
Mark first st of each rnd.
With smaller hook and C7, make Magic Circle.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Sew first 3 Grapes together at sides. Sew 2nd row of Grapes side by side and attach to upper row. Sew last Grape to center row of 2 Grapes.
With smaller hook and C4, working from right to left, join with sl st in top of sc on first Grape, ch 1, sc in same place, ch 4, join with sc in middle top of 2nd Grape, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, sl st in beg sc, ch 4, sc in middle st of 3rd Grape.
Row 1: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite of ch, sc in next 2 sc, ch 2, turn, sc in next 6 sc. Ch 2, turn, sc in next 3 sc. Sl st in next sc.
Sew Leaves to each end of Stem.
Weave in all ends.