Crochet Pattern: Cool Coasters 2

By Erin Burger – 11 Comments

Coasters are a great gift, an awesome way to add some color to a room or end table, an effective stash buster and a great way to introduce crochet to a beginner. This week’s coasters look best in a solid color (in my opinion) and only take a very short time to make up. See Cool Coasters 1 and look out for a couple weeks more of free coaster patterns to come!

Skill Level: easy crochet skill level

Finished Size: 4 1/2″ (11.43 cm) X 4 1/2″ (11.43 cm)

Materials:
Sport Weight Yarn
approx. 10 yards (4 g)
Crochet Hook G (4.25 mm)
lightsmall

Note on Weight: pattern shown using mercerized cotton to give coasters a ‘stiffer’ feel and retain form

Gauge: rounds 1-2 measure 1 1/4″ (3.175 cm) across

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart!

Crochet Pattern: Cool Coasters 2

Round 1: ch 5, sl st in first chain made to form ring, ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 2) 6 times; join with sl st in beginning ch-1: 6 sc, 6 ch-2 spaces
Round 2: (sl st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-2 space, sc in next sc, ch 3, (sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next sc, ch 3) 3 times, ending with a sc in last ch-2 space, sc in sl st, ch 3, join with sl st in first sc: 12 sc, 6 ch-3 spaces
Round 3: ch 3, 2 sc in first ch-3 sp, * sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next sc, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, repeat from * around, sc in first sl st: 18 sc, 6 ch-3 spaces

Do not join from here throughout pattern, unless otherwise noted. Place stitch markers at the beginning and end of round if need be. To learn more about stitch markers and there uses see Always Crochet With Stitch Markers.

Round 4: ch 3, 2 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next 2 sc, (ch 3, skip next sc, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 2 sc) 4 times: 24 sc, 6 ch-3 spaces
Round 5: (ch 3, skip next sc, 2 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next 3 sc) 6 times: 30 sc, 6 ch-3 spaces
Round 6: (ch 3, skip next sc, 2 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next 4 sc) 6 times: 36 sc, 6 ch-3 spaces
Round 7: (ch 3, skip next sc, 2 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next 5 sc) 6 times: 42 sc, 6 ch-3 spaces
Finish off, make it pretty!

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11 Comments

  1. Jackie says:

    Wow i really like these coaster’s too Rachael…Can you use cotton yarn for these…Or do you have to use the sport yarn??.What is sport yarn? I get confused with yarn..

    • Rachel says:

      Jackie, sport refers to the weight of the yarn (how thick or thin it is). Most yarns will tell you their weight on the packaging. You can use cotton yarn as long as it is the weight required.

  2. anna o says:

    I made “cool coasters 1″ with size 4 cotton yarn with good results, and will probably try this pattern with size 4 since it’s what I have on hand.

    I have never seen mercerized cotton yarn for sale locally, and I don’t recall seeing a size 3 cotton yarn. Is there a reason that the specific yarn used for each project isn’t mentioned here on Crochet Spot? I am always curious about what specific brand and product was used.

  3. Erin says:

    Hi Anna,

    The mercerized yarn I use for the coasters is from my grandmother’s yarn stash. She used to use it for change purses and potholders. It’s very thick and sturdy.

    I’ve never mentioned the particular brand just so it can be universal, like any brand can be used as long as it’s the right weight and the gauge turns out correctly.

  4. Were do I buy sport wt. cotton? I have never seen it.

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  6. Su says:

    Hi Rachel,
    Im a beginner, i have been trying to make these coasters. How do i create spaces?
    “Round 1: ch 5, sl st in first chain made to form ring, ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 2) 6 times; join with sl st in beginning ch-1: 6 sc, 6 ch-2 spaces”.
    I am unable to understand the pattern.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Su, the numbers after the colon are telling you how many stitches where creating in that row. In this case there were 6 single crochet stitches and 6 ch-2 spaces. A “ch-2 space” is the space that was created when you made the ch 2. So there are 6 of those spaces in round 1.

  7. Olivia says:

    Those are cool.

  8. MMM818 says:

    These look great! When you used mercerized cotton, did you use #3 crochet thread or some other cotton yarn, such as Sugar n Cream ? I’d like to use #3 thread because I think that the coaster might be flatter and lay closer to the table and to the glass/stemware/mug.
    Thanks!!

  9. Varsha says:

    Great design and have used this as a centre of a doily then proceeded with the pattern.

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