Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Coasters--A Quick and Easy Crocheted Gift

Coasters—A Quick and Easy Crocheted Gift

By Catherine Castle

Photo by Catherine Castle
I bought some really cute round gift boxes a couple of years ago and planned to make some quilted coasters (which I still might do), but the yarn and needles sitting beside my comfy chair kept calling to me. So, I designed a simple crochet coaster instead to fill the gift boxes. I crafted the coaster pictured above while watching my evening television shows. The pattern doesn’t take much yarn, is quick, and is an easy craft for a beginner.


Here’s the pattern I came up with to make the coaster. If you wanted to get fancy you could add a picot edge instead of a plain one. I used a sports weight yarn and a size G needle. A medium weight cotton yarn would be good, too, as it absorbs liquid better than acrylics.


Coaster pattern

Round 1: Chain 5 stitches. Connect chain with slip stitch (ss) to form circle.

Round 2. Chain 3, then double crochet (dch) in center opening of chained circle. Crochet a total of 14 dch in center of circle. Join round with a ss in top stitch of the chain three stitch.

Round 3: Chain1 dch  in same opening as chain 3. 2 dch in each stitch of round 2. SS round 2 together at  top of first chain 3 in the round.

Round 4: Chain 3, *2 dch in next stitch of round 3. 1 dch in next stitch. Repeat from * around ending with 2 dch. Join round with ss in top stitch of chain 3 of round 4. Tie off yarn. Weave ends into coaster.

Round 5: Edging—Tie on a contrasting color yarn in any stitch of round 4. Single crochet in each stitch around, join with ss. Tie off contrasting yarn and weave any ends into the last round.  


Round 6: Pour yourself an iced tea and enjoy your handiwork.


Happy crocheting!



  1. What a delightful gift! Thank you for sharing your handiwork, Catherine.

    1. You're welcome. I'm glad you liked it. Sorry about the late response. I was out all day yesterday and apparently missed my phone reminder that I was here.

  2. Catherine, I wish I had the talent to crochet but my mind and my hands just don't want to cooperate with each other. Thank you for sharing.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    1. Keep trying, Melanie. Once you get the hang of it, it's easy. I stopped for a long time and had to go back and re-teach myself. But it came back. Thanks for coming by.