Ferris Wheel Coaster

A fun and simple coaster with lots of texture designed by Dennis Marquez!
Within this pattern you'll get to try out some new stitches! You'll make front post stitches, bobbles and work through backloops! A perfect project to try new things, but it'll still fun for the more experienced crocheter!

Materials

Yarn & Crochet Hook (see section below), Scissors, Darning Needle

Abbreviations and stitches

ch: Chain
sl st: Slip Stitch
sc: Single crochet (UK double crochet)
hdc: Half double crochet (UK half treble crochet)
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet Bobble Sttich: See below:

Bobble Stitch: yarn over, enter hook into next st and pull up a loop. Grab working yarn and pull through 2 loops on hook. *yarn over, enter hook into same stitch and pull up a loop. Grab working yarn and pull through 2 loops on your hook* Repeat bewteen * and * 2 more times. You will have 5 loops on your hook. Grab the working yarn and pull it through all loops on your hook to complete the stitch.

From now on, all crochet stitch abbreviations are written in US terminology.

Yarn & Hook

Dennis used a DK weight yarn (Schachenmayr Bravo) with a 3.5 mm hook.
You can use a different weight of yarn as well, which will make your coaster either bigger or smaller depending on the weight of the yarn and the hook size you use. Play around with different types to get different sized coasters!

Pattern Help

To help you out with this pattern, Dennis has created a YouTube video tutorial so you won’t get stuck! It will take you through all steps of making this pattern! To watch the video, click on the link: https://youtu.be/IVtp3OaQiCo

The Pattern

Instead of using photos, Dennis has filmed all steps of this tutorial (see link above). In case of questions about the written pattern, please refer to the Video Tutorial as he'll show each and every step in along the way!
Start by making a Magic Loop
Round 1:ch 2, 13 hdc into Magic Loop. Joing with a sl st into top of ch 2. Pull the magic loop nice and snug. (14 sts)

Round 2:ch 1, FPDC around ch 2 below. hdc into next space between stitches. *FPDC around next hdc. hdc into next space between stitches.*

Repeat between * and * around. Sl st into top of first FPDC. (28 sts) Round 3: ch 1. *FPDC into FPDC below. 2 hdc into next hdc* Repeat between * and * around. Sl st into top of first FPDC. (28 sts)

Round 4:ch 1. *FPDC into FPDC below. hdc into next 2 sts.* Repeat between * and * around. Sl st into top of first FPDC. (42 sts)

Round 5:ch 1, turn your work. sc into same stitch. *bobble stitch into next st. sc into next 2 sts.* Repeat between * and * around. Once you reach the end you only do 1 sc. Sl st into first sc. (42 sts)

Round 6:ch 2, turn your work. *2 hdc into next st. hdc into next 3 sts. * Repeat around. sl st into top of ch 2. (56 sts)

Round 7:ch 1, *(1 sc, ch2, 1 sc) into backloop of next st. sl st into backloop of next 3 sts* Repeat around. At the end you will only do 2 sl sts before you join with a sl st to the first sc.

In the video Dennis will show you an alternative method to joining, called the Invisble Join. Feel free to use this method, or just slip stitch to the first sc.