Mother's Little Helper

from zagraham

Mother's Little Helper Pattern


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Mother's Little Helper Single crochet coaster
Mother's Little Helper Picot-edged coaster

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details




Home Decor


Table Accessory

Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • A basic willingness to learn something brand-new

Pattern Description:

I love coffee and I love tea. Sadly, all too often, the Java Jive leaves me jittery and I end up making a mess. This oversized spill catcher is just the thing, its clever coffee color ensuring that no one will ever know about my little drinking problem.

Frankly, there's nothing revolutionary about this coaster design: it's a simply written pattern in single crochet that I use in my absolute beginner crochet classes. Beginners will gain confidence in pattern reading and hook-handling, and experience success in crochet right out of the gate.

Teachers: If you choose to use this pattern in your classes, please ensure that, if possible, each student downloads their own copy of the pattern. And be sure to let me know how your experience with it is!


6.5 st and 8 rows in single crochet = 2", blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 5.25" square, including edging


  • H-8/5.0 mm crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • 4 removable stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

25 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade 220


8013 (MC), 8010 (CC)

About Designer

About Designer

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by zagraham
Waterloo, Ontario
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My name is Beth Graham, and I am a teacher who often designs with newer crocheters in mind. I teach crochet at “Shall We Knit?” in Waterloo, Ontario.

My patterns have been published in Crochetscene, Knit Picks' Under 100 Crochet Collection. Crochet World, Crochet! Gifts to Go, Quick & Simple Crochet for the Home, and 101 Crochet One-Skein Wonders. Other patterns are forthcoming in the new ...

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