Make a set of cotton crochet coasters with this easy free pattern.
The double crochet coasters in this pattern are made from Rico Cotton Aran yarn in nature and clay using a 4mm (US G/6) crochet hook and will teach you how to create flat circles.
The simple circle pattern can be made with any number of yarn types and crochet hook sizes, you just have to crochet as many rounds as you need to get the size that you want.
How To Crochet A Circle
The crochet coasters are created by joining the yarn in the round and using double crochet and single crochet.
The circle grows through a series of increases on every alternate round.
The pattern does involve counting and checking that you are reaching the stated number of stitches given.
Sometimes things can go wrong when you are making your crochet flat circles, for example, if your circle starts to look ruffled.
This is what happens if you have too many stitches around the outside of your growing circle.
Sometimes if you start with the correct number of rounds, but increase into every stitch – you will soon see this ruffly effect.
- If your circle shows signs of ruffling, try to pull out a few rounds until it looks flat and starts again – making sure that you increase only where it tells you to in the pattern.
- If you complete rounds 1 and 2 correctly and then continue without increasing at all, the sides will start to curl up.
- This is exactly what you want if you are making a bowl or basket — but you need to be in control of when it happens.
- If your circle edges start to grow, try repeating the round you have just finished.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any advanced beginners.
- You should be comfortable making a slip knot and creating a chain.
- You should be comfortable working single crochet.
- You should be comfortable working double crochet.
- You should also be comfortable reading crochet patterns.
- And understanding crochet abbreviations and terms.
Crochet Coasters Free Pattern
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The pattern is written using US crochet terms and abbreviations.
- Small – 4″ diameter
- Large – 5″ diameter
The Supplies You Need
4 mm (US G/6) crochet hook
- Stitch Markers
- Darning needle
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- 2 dc in next dc – work two dc into the same stitch. this will increase the number of sts in the round.
- ss – slip stitch
- RS – right side
- Rep – repeat
Yarn A – nature / Yarn B – clay
With Yarn A make 4 ch and join with a ss in the first ch to form a ring.
- Round 1 > (RS) 1 ch, 8 dc in ring. Do not turn at the end of the round, continue to work in a spiral, with the right side always facing you.
- Please note > keep track of where your rows start by placing a stitch marker on the last st of each round. There are no turning chains in the pattern.
- Round 2 > 2 dc in each dc.
- Round 3 > *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* rep from * to end.
- Round 4 > 1 dc in each dc.
- Round 5 > *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* rep from * to end.
- Round 6 > rep round 4.
Work 1 ss in next dc, fasten off and weave in all ends.
For the larger coaster continue to work as follows >
- Round 7 > *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc* rep from * to end.
- Round 8 > rep round 4.
For two colour coasters >
Follow the pattern above but change to Yarn B for rounds 3 and 4, changing colour on the last stitch of round 2.
Carry yarn A at the back of the work, so you can switch back to yarn A for rounds 5 and 6.
If you are making the larger coasters, switch again to yarn B for rounds 7 and 8. Work 1 ss in next dc, fasten off and weave in all ends.
Please note > Carrying colours – Yarn A is carried on the back, to do this, wrap yarn A around the new colour (yarn B), moving it to the back, before starting the round in yarn B.
Continue to wrap the non-working yarn for each round until it is needed again.
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