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Make a set of pretty crab stitch bordered coasters with this beginner friendly pattern! Just a few minutes and one ball of yarn makes 4 coasters.
Can a beginner crochet a coaster?
Absolutely! Coasters are great crochet projects for beginners. You’ll love how fast they work up!
This coaster pattern does use one special stitch, but don’t worry! I have a video tutorial to help you figure it out.
What type of yarn should you use for a crochet coaster?
Cotton yarn is the best for crocheting coasters, because it’s really absorbent and will protect your surfaces from water rings.
That said, if you just want them for decoration, you could really use any yarn you like. Acrylic will work up just fine, you just might not trust it under an ice cold drink on your favorite antique side table is all.
How much yarn do you need to crochet a coaster?
These coasters use very little yarn! I got 4 coasters from one ball of yarn that had 120 yards of yarn! That means each coaster was between 25 and 30 yards each.
What is the best crochet stitch for a coaster?
Double crochet is my favorite! But really any crochet stitch could be fun, it just depends on how you want your coasters to look.
- H/5 mm Crochet Hook – I used my Furls Streamline Wood
- Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton Yarn, 2.5 oz / 70 g, 120 yd/110 m, 100% cotton Worsted  weight yarn, shown in Hot Purple colorway
- Yarn needle
Ch- chain; Dc- double crochet; Sc- single crochet; MR- magic ring; Sl- slip; Sp- space; St(s)- stitch(es)
Crab St (Reverse Sc): insert yarn into previous stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through both loops to complete stitch.
Approx. 4.5” square
Worked flat in rounds. Turning chains do NOT count as a stitch throughout.
Easy Crochet Coaster Pattern
Round 1: In MR, ch 2, *DC 3, ch 2,* repeat 3 more times, sl to first st to join. [12 dc]
Round 2: Ch 2, *dc 3, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch-sp,* repeat *to* around, sl to join. [28 dc]
Round 3: Ch 2, *dc across to ch-sp, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch-sp,* repeat * to * around, dc across to beginning of round, sl to join. [44 dc]
Round 4: Ch 1, *crab st in each dc, 2 crab sts in ch-sp,* repeat * to * around, crab st in each st to end of piece. Break Yarn. [52 crab sts]
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Block lightly as desired.