The season is almost upon us to scramble for crochet gift ideas for all our loved ones, but don’t worry: I’m going to give you a few free ideas like this crochet coaster pattern with plenty of time to spare.
You could work up this crochet coaster pattern fast enough to make the whole family a set of their own and still be able to make some of my other patterns before the holidays.
The best part about these kinds of projects is you can finally find something practical to do with your scrap yarn! I do love some crochet scrap yarn projects. I produce a lot of scrap yarn, as you could imagine.
These are pretty straight forward double crochet and picot stitches, which are easy to learn if you don’t already know them.
If you’re looking for more crochet gift ideas, check out some of these below. They’re really simple, cute, fun as well as FREE crochet gift patterns for all kinds of occasions.
If you’d like a video tutorial to follow along, be sure to scroll down to the bottom
- I used two colors of Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend #3 Light/DK weight yarn
- Color A (Whipped cream) = 15 yards
- Color B (Chai latte) = 10 yards
- 3 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
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Stitches Used & Code (US Term)
- ch = chain
- st = stitch(es)
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- sk = skip
- sp = space
- sl st = slip stitch
- REP = repeat
- Picot = ch 3, sl st into the back bump of the first ch that you did
- ” = inches
Coaster measurements: 5″ across
CROCHET COASTER PATTERN WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS
Round 1 (Color A): Make a magic ring then, ch 1 (do not count as a st), 12 dc into the same ring sp, sl st into the first dc. Total of 12 dc
Round 2 (Color A): ch 2 (do not count as a st), 2 dc into each st around, sl st into the first dc. Total of 24 dc
Round 3 (Color A): ch 2 (do not count as a st), 2 dc into first st, 1 dc into next st, *2 dc into next st, 1 dc into next st* REP from *TO* around, sl st into the first dc. Total of 36 dc
Round 4 (Color A): ch 2 (do not count as a st), 2 dc into first st, 1 dc into each of next 2 st, *2 dc into next st, 1 dc into each of next 2 st* REP from *TO* around, sl st into the first dc then cut the yarn. Total of 48 dc
Round 5 (Color B): Add new yarn anywhere you prefer, ch 1 and make 1 sc into the same st that you just added a new yarn, *sk 2 st, (3 dc, picot, 3 dc All into next st), sk 2 st, 1 sc into next st* REP from *TO* until you have 5 st left, sk 2 st, (3 dc, picot, 3 dc All into next st), sk 2 st, sl st into the first sc, cut the yarn and weave all the ends.
HERE’S THE VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR THIS CROCHET COASTER
You’re all done, congratulations! As you can see, it’s a really simple little project. It’s great for gifting and it’s also a really great project to get someone new to crochet started with. Give them the gift of some hooks and some of your scrap yarn along with a lot of encouragement, it goes along way!