We ladies all love wine club, and whether we dress it up in the guise of something more intellectual like 'book club' or just brazenly invite everyone on the neighbourhood around for wine, one thing's for sure: it's difficult to remember who was drinking from which glass!!! Some people use charms, but since making my mug hugger coasters, the clunk of my wine glass against the table while I'm watching TV is pretty annoying. So I've come up with some wine coasters =)
The coasters are worked in two main sections: the base is worked in doubles (US singles) in continuous rounds, the top with the hole is worked in trebles (US doubles) in joined rounds. If you've not worked in continuous rounds before, have a look at Crochet - working doubles in continuous rounds. You will also need to know how to work a tc2tog (treble crochet 2 together: yo, insert hook into next st, yo draw hook through 2 loops, yo insert hook into next stitch, yo draw through hook through 2 loops, yo draw hook through remaining 3 loops)
I used various yarns that knit to a 4mm needle and a 4mm hook. I work to quite a tight tension, so you may find you will need to use yarn that knits to a 3.5mm needle and a 3.5mm hook to achieve a circle of 8cm after 10 rows. Don't use a hook that is too small otherwise your coaster may not stretch over the base.
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Round 1: 2 chain then work 6 dc into the 2nd chain from hook, or work 6 dc into a magic ring
Round 2: 2 dc into each stitch round 
Round 3: (1 dc, inc) x 6 
Round 4: (2 dc, inc) x 6 
Round 5: (3 dc, inc) x 6 
Continue increasing 6 stitches per round in this manner until your work is just bigger than the base of your wine glass. I needed 10 rounds [60 stitches]
Work one round of dc without increasing until the last stitch, then sl st into last stitch.
Mine worked up at just over 8cm and fit most regular wine glasses.
This section is worked in trebles in rounds because it needs to have stretch in it.
Turn the work over because you will be working inwards towards the hole decreasing as you go, and you'll want the right side of the base facing upwards through the hole.
Round 1: Working through back loop only, ch 2, tc into the same stitch as the sl st, tc2tog, (tc, tc2tog) to end of round. Sl st to top of first stitch of round. 
Round 2: Ch 2, start from the stitch next to the sl st (tc, tc2tog) to end of round. Sl st to top of first stitch of round 1 and finish, weaving in loose ends. 
Make it your own
- Why not make different coloured flowers? Attach your yarn to one of the unused loops on the edge. If you ended with 60 stitches, you could add 15 petals (slst, sk1, 5tr in next st, sk1) x 15, or 10 petals (slst, sk2, 7dtr in next st, sk2) x 10
- For those of you who want something a bit more subtle, with just a splash of colour (or for those whose hubby just isn't going to use a pink floral wine coaster!!), why not make a coloured base with a black top? I changed to black on the last increase round to ensure a neat look from the side.
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