The latest free pattern here on the blog – textured Crochet Coasters!
Read below about the inspiration, the perfect yarn I chose, and this beautiful stitch or scroll on down for the free pattern, video and photo tutorial.
Crochet Coasters that are perfect for every table!
I recently discovered a stitch called the thermal stitch and I’m in love! In playing with it I figured out an easy way to crochet this stitch simply and easily – check out the video tutorial here! I loved the texture and thickness of the stitch and immediately wanted to figure out a way to bring this woven look into my home with it’s own pattern.
We all have that end table or coffee table that we set our coffee, tea, lemonade, (or if we’re being responsible adults) water down on right? My favorite end table has a glass top and I can’t stand when a glass sweats and makes a ring of moisture on the table, yuck! NOT TO MENTION IF A MUG WERE TO SCRATCH MY GORGEOUS WEST ELM END TABLE. Good grief, that stresses me out just thinking about it.
So when I thought about how to bring the thermal stitch to life and what my home could use – a crochet coaster pattern felt just right!
Crochet Coasters make the best gifts
These crochet coasters make great holiday or hostess gifts (they take about 20 minutes per coaster to make!) – I’ll be giving sets of these along with my favorite tea tied up with a fluffy piece of scrap yarn. Gift giving season never looked so good – or was so utilitarian!
Think of what a happy neighbor gift that would make!
I had quite a few skeins of Lion Brand’s new cotton blend yarn Re-Up lying around the house and I loved them for these crochet coasters. The color lineup has some great neutrals to go with my home decor – that rustic grey has a bit of heather to it and is so pretty in person!
I held two strands of yarn together for this pattern to make the crochet coasters EVEN thicker – I love the texure it gives! I held together two strands of the Ecru color but you could hold together a strand each of two different colors to get a marled effect. That’s actually what I did with my crochet potholders pattern that matches this set and they turned out gorgeous!
I highly recommend using cotton yarn for this pattern – Re-Up is a wonderful option due to the color choice and the price point ($1.99 per skein, 2 skeins make 4 crochet coasters!) but other cotton yarns would work too. Just make sure to stay away from acrylic or primarily polyester yarns to be sure hot beverages don’t melt the fibers. Cotton also performs better than other fibers when wet should you encounter a spill!
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The most versatile, necessary kitchen pattern to add to your library. A simple textured stitch makes these crochet coasters thick and durable. Pro tip: gift alongside tea or a homemade batch of lemonade!
-Lion Brand Re-Up Cotton Yarn
(weight 4 / worsted, 70g, 114yds/105m)
2 skeins = 5 coasters
held double stranded throughout
–Size k 6.5mm crochet hook
–Optional – 6.5mm knitting needle
12 sts x 12 rows = 4” in thermal stitch
Finished size: 4 x 4″
Solid – two strands same color
Marled – one strand each of two colors
Scroll to the bottom of the pattern for photo tutorial.
Textured Crochet Coasters
Row 1 : 3rd loop sc in 2nd st and across, turn <12>
Row 2 : Ch 1, BLO sc across, turn <12>
Row 3 : Ch 1, thermal sc across, turn <12>
Rep row 3 until you’ve finished 12 rows.
Finish off, weave ends.
Abbreviations (US terms):
blo – back loop only
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
<> – stitch count
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Brenda Ashton says
I’ve made the crochet ruffled trivet before but have lost the pattern and the double crochet potholders seem fun yet really functional to make