Crochet coasters are the perfect quick project to practice new techniques. With the free crochet coaster patterns below, you can hone your crochet skills while creating functional drink mats. Hexagons, squares, circles–we've collected the best coasters to crochet for every skill level!
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Introduction to Crochet Coasters
Crochet coasters are just as effective as cork or stone coasters, but much niftier because they're handmade. Each project is small and doesn't take much time or yarn to make, so it's easy to craft a whole set of coasters in just a few hours.
Whether you're making a gift for a loved one or a decoration for your own home, it's hard to go wrong with a crochet coaster set.
Why You'll Adore Crochet Coasters
Skills To Practice
There are plenty of coaster patterns that can be made with basic crochet skills. Here are some stitches and techniques to be familiar with as you tackle your next coaster project:
Complete beginner? Check out our tutorial on How to Crochet
How Do I Crochet a Coaster?
There are several methods of crocheting a coaster and you can choose a pattern that uses your favorite techniques.
Free Crochet Coaster Patterns
Welcome to the ultimate collection of crochet coaster patterns. Whether you're a total beginner or a seasoned repeat crafter, you'll find the perfect quick project below.
Easy Patterns For Beginners
These easy crochet coaster patterns are accessible for all skill levels, so you feel confident as you whip up your next home accessory.
How to Crochet a Hexagon Coaster
Masculine DIY Leather + Crochet Coasters
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Clothesline Trivet Coaster
Daisy Crochet Coaster
Flat Circle Coaster
Puff Edged Circle Crochet Coaster
Pretty Scalloped Coffee Coasters
Ombre Crocheted Coaster Set
Shamrock Crochet Coaster
Diamond Pattern Hexagon Coaster
Christmas Wish Star Coasters | Creative Crochet Workshop
Cute Coaster Patterns
These adorable drink mats make everyday life a little cuter. Make them as gifts for children, or keep them around the house for seasonal or holiday use.
Doughnut-Shaped Crochet Mug Rugs
Sleepy Animal Coasters
Cute Crochet Coasters with Teddy Bear Faces
Simple Animal Drink Mats
Fruit Salad Coasters
Fallen Leaves Crochet Coaster Pattern
Mug of Cocoa Coaster
Granny Heart Coaster
Boho Crochet Heart Coaster
If you love working in the round, these round coasters are the perfect way to use up some leftover yarn. From intricate patterns to simple circles, you’ll find a pattern to suit your needs here.
Pumpkin Cluster Coaster
Multicolor Floral Drink Mats
Sturdy Fringed Coasters
Circle Patterned Crochet Coasters
Candy Swirl Spiral Coasters
Two-Tone Rosette Coaster Pattern
Round Granny Stitch Coasters
Mandala Crochet Coaster
Chunky Round Coasters
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Coaster with Diagrams
Looking for something a little more elaborate? These intricate coaster patterns come with stitch diagrams to help you get them right on the first try. Because they look so impressive, these coasters also make amazing gifts for family friends.
If you're new to using stitch diagrams, check out or guide to reading crochet charts.
Square Floral Motif Coaster
Sunburst Drink Mats
Spiral Star Doily Coaster
Four-Color Floral Coaster
A classic square shape never goes out of style. These patterns offer exciting twists on the simple square, from Tunisian crochet techniques to crochet embroidery.
Flat Tapestry Heart Coasters
Related: How to crochet a modern heart pillow
Chunky Square Coasters With Loops
Tunisian Mosaic Coasters
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What is the Best Yarn for a Coaster?
Do you have some leftover partial skeins of yarn from another project? Crocheting coasters is a lovely way to use up scrap yarn.
Cotton yarn is generally best for coasters because it's highly absorbent and washable. Using a thicker material such as rope or clothesline can be a neat way to make any crochet coaster pattern into a larger trivet.
Here's a helpful guide to my favorite yarns for coaster projects.
Here are some suggestions to keep in mind when crocheting coasters:
- Block your coasters so they lay flat and the edges look neat
- Avoid heavily textured stitches, like bobbles, popcorn, or puff stitches. Bumpty stitches like this can cause your drink to be less stable
- Try using crochet stitches as edging for another coaster material, like canvas, denim, or leather
- Experiment with shapes like hexagons or octagons for more variety
Crocheted Coaster FAQs
You can make your crochet coasters stiffer by blocking them with starch. Keep in mind that starch can make white or cream yarn turn yellow. If your coaster is made in light colors, consider using a smaller crochet hook to make your fabric more dense.
To keep your coasters waterproof, spray them with a fabric protector like Scotchgard. If you don't want to do that, remember that cotton yarn is absorbent and washable, so spills won't matter so much.
More Patterns for Your Kitchen
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