Crochet Pattern: Cool Coasters 3

By Erin Burger – 7 Comments

This pattern includes instructions for a square coaster pattern, which is unique because it’s done in rounds instead of rows. These coasters look great stacked up, tied with a ribbon and given out as gifts (great Christmas gift ideas for teachers!). This is a perfect pattern for a beginner or a child’s first crochet project.

See Cool Coasters 1 and Cool Coasters 2 and one last week of free coaster patterns to come!


Skill Level: easy crochet skill level

Finished Size: 4″ (10.16 cm) X 4″ (10.16 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 1-4 measure 1″ (2.54 cm) across

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

Crochet Pattern: Cool Coasters 3
Round 1: ch 4, sl st in first ch made to form ring, sc in ring, ch 3, (2 sc in ring, ch 3) 3 times, sc in ring, join with sl st in beginning sc: 8 sc, 4 ch-3
Round 2: (sc, ch 3, sc) in first ch-3 space, [sc in next 2 sc, (sc, ch3, sc) in next ch-3 space] around, ending with sc in last sc, sc in sl st, sl st in beginning sc: 15 sc, 4 ch-3
Round 3: (sc, ch 3, sc) in first ch-3 space, [sc in next 4 sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 space] around, ending with a sc in last 2 sc, sc in sl st, sl st in beginning sc: 23 sc, 4 ch-3
Round 4: (sc, ch 3, sc) in first ch-3 space, [sc in next 6 sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 space] around, ending with a sc in last 4 sc, sc in sl st, sl st in beginning sc: 31 sc, 4 ch-3
Round 5: (sc, ch 3, sc) in first ch-3 space, [sc in next 8 sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 space] around, ending with a sc in last 6 sc, sc in sl st, sl st in beginning sc: 39 sc, 4 ch-3
Round 6: (sc, ch 3, sc) in first ch-3 space, [sc in next 10 sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 space] around, ending with a sc in last 8 sc, sc in sl st, sl st in beginning sc: 47 sc, 4 ch-3
Round 7: 3 sc in first ch-3 space, (working in back loops only sc in next 12 sc, 3 sc in next ch-3 space) around ending with a sc in last 10 sc, sc in sl st, sl st in next sc: 60 sc

Finish off, make it pretty!

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7 Comments

  1. Jackie says:

    Love these!!! Another great pattern…Thanks (:

  2. Maria says:

    These were really great!!! Thank you Rachael. I made them in burgundy and in hunter green for the holidays and I stitched a non-skid backing to them which is washable as well. You can find it in any Walmart or similar store. It is a mesh that comes in a roll and it’s used as drawer and shelve liners and you can do a lot of other things with it such as sew it to your crochet placemats so that they don’t move around on a slippery surface. These will make great “just because” gifts for friends and guests. Thank you again for sharing these and God Bless you for your wonderful site and great patterns.

  3. Allison says:

    thanks Erin for the pattern. I am going to try these for office gifts in our logo colors.

    @Maria, great idea for the non-skid shelf liner as backings for coasters and placemats!

  4. cindy says:

    HELP?? newbie crocheter – I have noooooo idea what 4 ch-3 means. Thank you

  5. Doris says:

    Thanks for this pattern. I just finished a set of 5 using Lion Brand, Heartland, yarn in five gorgeous fall colors. I put a ruffle {can’t think of a better word for it] around the last row. Turned out great. Thanks for giving us this pattern.

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