Smiley Emoticon Coaster – free crochet pattern to brighten your day

Some days you just need a smile!

Today I needed a little ray of sunshine to lift my spirits,  after a week of being poorly life is feeling a little less than it’s usual sunny self.  Nurse Katie and Doctor Doug have done a fantastic job of looking after me,  The tea supply has been plentiful,  the pillows expertly fluffed,  the tissues and hugs have been top quality.   I thought a little colour therapy might help my mood,  this little fella inspired by the ‘Smiley’ emoticon has worked a treat!

Worked in DK yarn using a 4mm hook, it worked up super quick,  fancy one for yourself?  Scroll down for the pattern 🙂

don't worry be happy coaster

Just add tea and biscuits!

Need a little smiley sunshine? here is how to get it:

You will need:

4mm crochet hook

yellow DK yarn

black DK yarn

darning needle

30 minutes

Get hookin……

Face:

Using 4mm hook make a magic ring:

Foundation round: using yellow yarn, 6dc into ring

Work in a spiral throughout, pm to mark beg of round, move on each round.

Round 1: 2dc in each dc to end [12sts]

Round 2: (1dc, 2dc in next dc) to end [18sts]

Round 3: (2dc, 2dc in next dc) to end [24sts]

Round 4: (3dc, 2dc in next dc) to end [30sts]

Round 5: (4dc, 2dc in next dc) to end [36sts]

Round 6: (5dc, 2dc in next dc) to end [42sts]

Round 7: (6dc, 2dc in next dc) to end [48sts]

Round 8: (7dc, 2dc in next dc) to end [54sts]

Round 9: (8dc, 2dc in next dc) to end [60sts]

Fasten off

 Eyes:

Foundation round: using black yarn, 6dc into ring

Work in a spiral throughout, pm to mark beg of round, move on each round.

Round 1: 2dc in each dc to end [12sts]

Border:

Using black yarn, dc into each dc around edge, fasten off.

Smile:

Using black yarn, chain stitch or surface crochet smile using picture as a guide. New to surface crochet? check out this video.

To finish:

Sew on eyes, darn in ends, make a cuppa!

I hope this little fella brings you some cheer,  I think he would make a great gift,  try changing the features or the colour.  Why not add a moustache for ‘Movember’?  I would LOVE to see pics of your finished coasters on my facebook page

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