Looking for a little something to brighten up your table? These square crochet coasters work up super quick and add a pretty touch to a picnic or meal. Choose yellow and white for a summery look or any colors of your choice. The free pattern is included below. This are great stash busting projects too – make up a multi-colored set using your leftover scrap yarn!
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These coasters feature the herringbone half double crochet stitch. This stitch lends itself to making the coaster centers smooth and sturdy. Then, a decorative shell border adds a pretty detail. This is a great pattern for using up scrap yarn. You only need about 100 yards of two different colors in dk weight yarn to make a set of four coasters.
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SUNSHINE CROCHET COASTER PATTERN
Finished Measurements: Approximately 6” x 6”
Yarn: DK weight (#3 Light) in colors of choice.
MC (main color) approximately 20 yards per coaster.
CC (contrasting color) approximately 25 yards per coaster.
Hook: Size G/6 (4.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; 4 stitch markers, tape measure.
Gauge: 16 sts x 12 rows in herr-hdc = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Standard Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology):
ch-2 sp: chain 2 space
herr-hdc: herringbone half double crochet (see special stitch instructions below)
dc: double crochet
pm: place marker
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
Special Stitch Instructions (U.S. Crochet Terminology):
herr-hdc: yarn over, insert hook in next st, yarn over and pull up a loop through st and first loop on hook, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook
- Crochet base chain loosely so that the edge does not curl
- Place stitch markers on the edge stitches and move them up to keep edges even
- Pattern is written using U.S. crochet terminology
- Beginning chains of rows do not count as stitches – video tutorial at https://craftingeachday.com/beginning-chains/
- Make stitches at the beginning of the row “in same stitch” – video tutorial at https://craftingeachday.com/same-stitch/
COASTER PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS
Base Chain: With MC, ch 17.
Row 1: Herr-hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 2, turn. (15 herr-hdc)
Row 2: Herr-hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn.
Rows 3 to 11: Rep row 2. At end of row 11, ch 1, turn and continue to Border.
BORDER PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS
Rnd 1: 2 sc in same st (pm in first sc to mark corner), work 13 sc evenly spaced across top edge, 3 sc in corner (pm in middle sc to mark corner), 13 sc evenly spaced down side (see note below), 3 sc in corner (pm in middle sc to mark corner), 13 sc evenly spaced across bottom edge, 3 sc in corner (pm in middle sc to mark corner), 13 sc evenly spaced up side, 1 sc in first st, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Note About Working Into Row-End Herr-Hdc: When working into the row-end herr-hd, work the stitches into the actual herr-hdc stitches and not the spaces in between the sts. If the row-end has the ch-2 loosely, skip over this and work the stitches into the actual herr-hdc stitches and not the ch-2 loosely. This technique will reduce the size of the “gaps” on the edges and help create a cleaner and more uniform finish.
Rnd 2: Turn coaster over. Join CC with a sl st 4 sts before any corner (see photo below for stitch placement), ch 1, sc in same stitch, work 1 sc in each sc around and [sc ch2 sc] in each corner st (move markers up to mark ch-2 sps), join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, work 1 sc in each sc around and [sc ch2 sc] in each corner st (move markers up), join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, skip st, *[5 dc in next st, skip st, sc in next stitch, skip st] to corner, 5 dc in corner ch-2 sp, skip st, sc in next st, skip st; rep from * 3 more times, then repeat [5 dc in next st, skip st, sc in next stitch, skip st] to last 2 st, 5 dc in next st, skip st, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Finishing: Weave in ends. Block if desired.