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Plum Coaster
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Stone Fruit Motifs

Stone Fruit Coaster
This pattern is very simple and could easily work for Peaches, Apricots, or Plums.
For peaches: use a dark, muted orange or a burnt orange.
For Apricots, use a lighter colored orange or dark ‘peach’ colored yarn (not trying to be funny.)
For plums: use a dark purple or a wine colored yarn.
For all fruits you will need a brown yarn for the stem, and a green yarn for the leaf.
Be sure to use a hook to accommodate the size of yarn you choose.
I used a worsted weight yarn with an H hook.
PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS:
In main color of fruit, Ch 6 & Connect.
Round 1: Ch 3 (serves as 1st dc now and throughout) 15 dc. Connect with sl st.
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 DC in each stitch. (29 st including ch 3). Connect with sl st.
Round 3: Ch 3, (1 Dc in next st, 2 Dc in next st.) 7 times to work around * of the coaster. 1 sl st, (2 Dc in next st, 1 Dc in next st.) 7 times around the other * of the coaster. End with a sl st into base of beg ch. End off, weave threads.
Connect brown thread to sl st at top of fruit, ch 6-8, sl st into fruit, end off.
Weave all threads.
You can add a Dark Green leaf to this also.
Small Leaf Pattern.
Attach dark green thread beside brown stem. Chain 5, sc in second st from hook, hdc in next two sts, sc in last st, sl st into apple, end off, & weave threads.

Stone Fruit Hot Pad
You will need worsted weight yarns in your chosen Fruit Color, plus brown and greem. I used an H sized hook.
In Fruit Colored Yarn:
Ch 4, connect to form ring.
Round 1: ch 3 (serves as first dc here and throughout) 13 dc into ring, connect.
Round 2: Ch 3, Dc into same st.  2 Dc into each st around circle.  Connect to beg ch.
Round 3: Ch 3, Dc into same st, *1 dc into next st, 2 dc into next st. *Repeat around circle, connect to beg ch. End off and weave threads.

Make 2 of these circles, and match them together with the Right sides out.
Attach Fruit Colored yarn to any Dc, making certain to go through both circles.

Round 5: Ch 3. Making certain to go through both circles, yo, insert hook in next Dc, yo pull through, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook. Yo, insert hook in same dc, yo, pull through, yo, pull through two loops on hook, yo, pull through all loops (decrease dc). *1 Dc into next 2 sts. 2 Dc into next st. *Repeat around circle up to last 3dc. Crochet one Decrease Dc, ch 2, sc in next st. End off.
Attach Brown yarn to empty Dc. Ch 8, Sl St into same Dc. Turn Stone Fruit around so that the Brown Stem is on the Left-hand side, while the Stone Fruit body is on the Right.  Pull Loop from Sl St to the other side of the Brown Ch Ring. Work 1 Sc into Brown Ring. Work 11 more Sc into ring. Sl St into Stone Fruit. End off and weave threads.
Small Leaf Pattern.
Attach dark green thread beside brown stem.
Chain 5, sc in second st from hook, hdc in next two sts, sc in last
st, sl st into Stone Fruit. End off, & weave threads.
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Abbreviations:  
Beg: Beginning
 Ch: Chain stitch
Dc: Double Crochet   
Sc: Single Crochet  
Trc: Treble Crochet
Lp: Loop  
Hk: Hook
 Sk: skip stitches
Sl St: slip stitch
Yo: Yarn Over hook