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  • Writer's pictureLucy Duffy

Easy crochet coasters - Free pattern

Updated: Sep 21, 2023

In line with the crochet video tutorials that I share on youtube & here in the video tutorials section of the website I thought it was high time to add a really easy, beginner crochet pattern that you can access for free.


So, here it is - the Oatmeal Crochet Coasters! The perfect pattern, even if you are right at the beginning of your crochet journey & looking for a simple, quick to complete, project that will soon have you wanting more.



An image of  two oatmeal coloured crochet coasters on a table with a mug on one of them.
Easy crochet coaster in use

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These coasters will be more than just be practical, they'll look so good that they'll take pride of place in your home! You could make them in any colour to co-ordinate with your decor. Before you know it, you'll be making multiple sets for friends & family - in fact I would encourage it as they'll be great practice for the fundamental skills you'll need to set you on the road of becoming a master crocheter!


As you grow in confidence you could easily add a few extra stitches & rows to turn them into co-ordinating place mats, you'll soon be wondering why you didn't learn to crochet sooner!


Easy crochet coaster pattern details


This post contains the free version of my 'Oatmeal Coasters' pattern which uses only double crochet stitches throughout making it super easy even if you've never crocheted before!


You can also purchase a printable PDF version for a small fee in my ravelry, Etsy or Ribblr stores.


The pattern is written in UK terms & is a simple, 1 row repeat (in other words after creating your foundation chain, you do the exact same thing for each & every row).


Which yarn should you choose?


I used Paintbox Yarns Wool mix Aran in the shade Banana Cream -1 ball will make 4 coasters. This is a 50% wool/50% Acrylic yarn (I wouldn't recommend using anything with more than 50% Acrylic due to it not being as heat tolerant) & comes in an impressive 48 different colours..


You can also use you're preferred Aran weight yarn but do bare in mind that as these are coasters, a yarn made from natural fibres such as wool or cotton is your best option as it is more heat tolerant than acrylic - I know you'd hate to put in all that effort to create something beautiful only to have it melt the first time you put a hot mug on it.



An image of 1 oatmeal coloured crocheted coaster on a wooden table.
Easy crochet coaster


Terms used in the pattern

  • ch – chain

  • dc – double crochet

  • st(s) – stitch(es)

  • sl st – slip stitch


Materials


Tension


15 stitches & 16 rows over 10 cm.



Finished size


Approximately 10cm x 10cm after blocking.



Pattern


Row 1: ch16, 1dc into back of 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in back of each ch across. ch1, turn. 15st’s. (Watch this video tutorial for help with this)


Row 2 – 1dc in each st across ( make sure to work through both loops of each st). ch1, turn. (15 st’s).


Row’s 3–16 – Repeat row 2. (15 st’s).


Row 17 – 1dc in each st across. Fasten off & weave in ends.


Repeat 3 more times to get 4 coasters in total.


Cut yarn, leaving approx. 10cm tail. Pull up your remaining stitch to make a larger loop & thread your yarn tail through. Pull gently to secure.


Block your coasters to ensure nice straight edges.


Repeat these simple steps to create as many coasters as you need.



Finishing off


Weave in all ends & block so that all edges are even & all four (or however many you make) are uniform.



An image of four easy crochet coasters, bundled together & tied with a ribbon.
Easy crochet coasters ready for gifting

A final note!


I really hope you've enjoyed using this free pattern & would love to see your versions. You can comment below to let me know how you found it & if you use social media, you can tag me @duffyscraftdays.

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