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.
These crochet circles can get quite addictive and you can create anything with them, from circle bags to bathroom rugs they can fill your home up or become great gifts to give to your friends and family.
*The mugs are from Zara Home*
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.
Crochet Coasters Pattern
4 mm (US G/6) crochet hook
1 x Rico Cotton Aran in clay
1 x Rico Cotton Aran in nature
Small - 4" diameter
Large - 5" diameter
Crochet Coasters Pattern Free
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.
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
For help with any of the crochet stitches please visit the tutorials page here >