Use this free Christmas coaster crochet pattern to make quick and easy gifts for the holiday season. These cute coasters only take a little time to make. And they are great for using up your scraps, especially your green yarn!
Give them to friends and family members or make some for yourself. The festive coasters will brighten up coffee tables and end tables during the holiday season. Or add them to your holiday table.
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This free crochet pattern for a Christmas tree coaster is a quick make. You only need to know some basic stitches and simple tapestry crochet techniques. This simple little project is a great way to try out tapestry crochet.
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The Christmas Tree Coaster is a free pattern for crochet Christmas coasters in worsted weight yarn in US crochet terminology. The complete pattern is included for free on the blog below.
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About the Inspiration for the Christmas Tree Coaster Pattern
Looking at my pile of scrap yarn, I wanted to design an easy pattern in holiday colors for the Christmas season. Coasters seemed like the perfect project! I had quite a bit of 100% wool green yarn in different shades including a very pretty variegated yarn. So Christmas trees seemed like the perfect choice.
One of the great things about coasters is that they are so fast to make. You can make a bunch of these coasters in a weekend.
Then use them as lovely holiday gifts. Or spice up your own holiday home decor. A beautiful crochet coaster can add a pretty pop of color to your Christmas table or placed around the home.
About the Yarn
The sample crochet coasters use leftover scraps of wool yarn. Wool is a good choice for crochet coasters because it is absorbent and heat resistant.
Wool yarn will take some extra care when washing. If the wool is not super wash, it must be washed gently in cold water or it will felt. You may also find that the wool gets a little fuzzy over time.
I liked this fuzzy effect for holiday coasters so I chose wool for my coasters. Plus it’s what I had in my stash!
Cotton yarn is another great choice for crochet coasters. It is absorbent and heat resistant like wool. And you can wash and dry it easily.
You can also try making coasters with acrylic and acrylic blend yarns. Just be careful. Acrylic can melt if exposed to too much heat. It also isn’t as absorbent as wool and cotton.
Christmas Tree Coaster Pattern
Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium) in three colors of choice. Approximately 30 yards of Off-White and Green and a few yards of Brown. Off-White (Color A), Brown (Color B), Green (Color C).
Shown: Small amounts of worsted weight 100% wool such as Cascade Yarns 220 or Malabrigo Rios Yarn. An alternative would be worsted weight 100% cotton such as Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran or KnitPicks/WeCrochet Dishie.
Hook: Size G/6 (4.0mm) or size needed to obtain gauge. (these are my favorite crochet hooks).
Sizing and Gauge
Finished Measurements: Approximately 5” x 5”
Gauge: 16 sts x 18 rows in sc = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm).
- All stitches are done in sc.
- Tapestry crochet method recommended for carrying the non-working yarn under the stitches – tutorial at https://eclairemakery.com/beginners-guide-to-tapestry-crochet-step-by-step-photo-video-tutorial/.
- Check the tutorial noted above for how to change colors in sc as well. To change colors in sc, start the sc before the color change as normal by inserting the hook into the st and pulling up a loop with the first color, then drop the first color and complete the sc by pulling the new color through both loops on the hook.
- The written pattern is in abbreviations as follows: “A5, B9, A2,” would mean “single crochet 5 sts in off-white, single crochet 9 sts in brown, single crochet 2 sts in off-white”
- Every row begins with a ch 1 that does not count as a st.
- Every row ends with a turn except for the last row.
- Crochet foundation chain loosely so that the edge does not curl.
- When following the chart, remember to work back and forth. For example, Row 1 is read from right to left, row 2 from left to right, and so on.
- From rows 3 – 14, rows are worked in sets of two identical rows of sts.
- Fasten off at end of Border using the invisible join method. Tutorial available at https://craftingeachday.com/crochet-invisible-join-tutorial-crochet-in-the-round/.
Standard Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology):
A: Color A
B: Color B
C: Color C
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
Christmas Tree Coaster Crochet Pattern
Base Chain: With A, ch 18.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn. (17 sts)
Row 2: A17.
Rows 3 – 4: A7, B3, A7.
Rows 5 – 6: A3, C11, A3.
Rows 7 – 8: A4, C9, A4.
Rows 9 – 10: A5, C7, A5.
Rows 11 – 12: A6, C5, A6.
Rows 13 – 14: A7, C3, A7.
Row 15: A8, C1, A8.
Rows 16 and 17: A17. Go to Border instructions.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st (pm in first sc to mark corner), work 15 sc evenly spaced across all edges and sides, and 3 sc in each corner (pm in middle sc to mark corner), end rnd with 1 sc in same st as first 2 sc, join with sl st to first marked sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Turn coaster over. Join color C with a sl st anywhere on a side or edge, ch 1, sc in same stitch, work 1 sc in each sc around and 3 sc in each corner st (move markers up to mark middle sc as the corner sts), join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 3: Turn coaster over. Ch 1, sc in same stitch, work 1 sc in each sc around and 3 sc in each corner st, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off using invisible join method. Tutorial for invisible join method available at https://craftingeachday.com/crochet-invisible-join-tutorial-crochet-in-the-round/.
Finishing: Weave in ends. Block if desired.
Other Crochet Patterns You Might Enjoy
For more free crochet coaster patterns, check out my square Sunshine Coaster Pattern and my round Lila Coaster Pattern. And to add to your Christmas decor, try out the free Easy Crochet Christmas Blanket Pattern.
For other patterns for quick Christmas gifts, try the Stella Scarf and the Berry Red Cowl. Both of these womens accessory patterns work up easily for holiday gifts. And for even more Christmas gift ideas, check out the round-up post on 70 quick patterns for crochet Christmas projects.