Coaster Knitting Pattern {Herringbone Stitch}


Make a set of knitted coasters with this coaster knitting pattern.

Easy to make and great for using up leftover yarns in your yarn stash.

This set of coasters features an interesting stitch pattern – the herringbone stitch.

coaster knit with fringing

The Herringbone Stitch Design

The herringbone stitch is a lovely thick textured stitch, great for blankets, scarves and coasters.

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The stitch creates a densely woven fabric that is perfect for this set of coasters!

If you are not sure how to knit this please take a look at this tutorial – How to knit herringbone stitch.

This has both step by step photographs and a video tutorial to help you.

knitted coaster with fringe

Why Not Add Fringe?

You can leave the coasters as plain squares or add some fringing.

This could be in the same colour yarn or in a coordinating colour to jazz things up a bit!

There is a video tutorial in the post to show you how to add fringing to the edges of the coasters.

You can also see the fringe tutorial on my YouTube channel here.

fringe coasters

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginners.

knitted coasters

Yield: Coasters

Coaster Knitting Pattern {Herringbone Stitch}

knitted coaster with fringe

Make a set of knitted coasters with or without fringing.

Great for using up your yarn stash - you can make them in any colours.

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Advanced Beginner
Estimated Cost $5


  • Yarn - Approx 75g of worsted weight yarn to make a set of 4 coasters with fringing.
  • Without fringing approx 50g yarn.


  • 8 mm (US 11) Knitting Needles
  • Crochet Hook - 5mm (H/8)
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure


Make a set of 4 coasters (or more) with the herringbone stitch pattern.

  1. Step 1 - Cast on 24 sts
  2. Step 2 - Work in the herringbone stitch pattern until the coasters measure 4 inches/10cm in length.Get the tutorial here - How to knit herringbone stitch.herringbone stitch sample
  3. Step 3 - Cast off in stitch pattern. herringbone stitch sample
  4. Step 4 - Block if necessary and weave in all loose ends.blocking the coasters
  5. Step 5 - Cut lengths of yarn approx - 4 inches/10cm long and create fringed edging on each side. fringe coasters
  6. Step 6 - Trim the fringe to the length that you want it to be.



  • Use needles with a good point on the end, I tried this with bamboo needles that didn't have a sharp pointed end and found it difficult.
  • Once I switched to other wooden needles with a sharper point, it was much easier.
  • Use a needle size up - go up a size because the knitting becomes tight.
  • Try not to knit tightly - this makes it difficult to work the stitches if you are a tight knitter.
  • The fabric becomes dense and very tight - so just be aware of that when choosing your needles and yarn.

Size of coaster - 4 inches/10cm x 4 inches/10cm square.

Gauge - 10 sts in 18 rows in 4 inches/10cm square.

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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