Crochet Coaster Pattern for Beginners

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Do you want to learn how to make crochet coasters? Well, I have a fantastic free crochet pattern for you! These easy crochet coasters will add charm to your coffee table.

They are perfect for beginners or anyone who needs a quick gift idea. Make pretty square coasters with a few stitches to protect surfaces and display your crochet skills.

This pattern is a great way to practice single crochet stitches and make something functional and stylish. Whether you’re new to crochet or have experience, this project is fun and easy. Plus, these boho crochet coasters will give your home a unique and cool look.

You can start right away with this free pattern. Try different colors and yarns to make square shaped coasters that match your decor or give as thoughtful gifts.

Learn how to crochet a coaster to make something fun and useful. So get your crochet hook, pick your favorite yarn, and let’s begin making these quick and easy coasters!

Be sure to check out my other free crochet patterns before you go! 

What is a coaster?

A coaster is a small and flat mat or pad that you place under a drink like a cup or glass. People use it to protect tables or surfaces from getting wet or damaged by condensation or heat from the drink. Coasters are different shapes, sizes, and materials. They help protect furniture while you enjoy a drink, keeping it clean and nice.

Crochet coasters make great gifts!

Handmade coasters make great gifts because they are special and unique. When you create coasters by hand, you can add personal touches like colors, or designs. This makes the gift thoughtful and shows you put extra effort into making it just for them.

Handmade coasters are also practical and useful, as they protect surfaces from drink-related damage. So, not only are they a lovely and one-of-a-kind present, but they also serve a functional purpose. That’s why handmade coasters are such a wonderful and thoughtful gift to give to someone you care about.

Skill Level

Beginner. This easy crochet coaster pattern uses basic crochet stitches in basic form and simple repeats in rows.


Crochet coasters are great for scrap yarn! 

Crochet coasters are great for scrap yarn because they are small projects that don’t need a lot of yarn. When you crochet, you often have leftover bits of yarn from other projects. Instead of throwing those scraps away, you can use them to make coasters.

Since coasters are small, you can mix and match different colors or types of yarn, creating unique and colorful designs. It’s a great way to use up those extra yarn pieces. Plus, you can reduce waste while also making something useful and pretty for your home or as a gift. So, crochet coasters are a fun and eco-friendly project that makes great use of scrap yarn!

Crochet Gauge

Crochet gauge measures stitches and rows made in one inch using a specific crochet hook and yarn. By following this measurement, you can make sure your crochet project will be the right size. It’s like a helpful guide to get your project just the way you want it!

Gauge is not very important for this easy pattern. 

10 stitches = 2 inches

9 rows = 2 inches

how to make a crochet coaster

Finished Size

3.75 inches by 3.75 inches

Pattern Notes

  • Work the coaster flat in rows.
  • You work the coaster using the single crochet thermal stitch (scts).
  • The beginning of each row starts with a chain. This chain does not count as your first stitch. 


US Terms

  • scts = single crochet thermal stitch
  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only

How to Crochet the Thermal Stitch (scts)

scts= single crochet thermal stitch

Step 1

Make a chain (any length) and sc in the 2nd chain from the hook. Single crochet in each remaining chain. Turn.

Step 2

Ch 1 and single crochet across working in the back loop only (blo) of the top row and the unworked loop from the chain below, turn. 

Step 3

Ch 1, single crochet across working in the blo of the top row and the unworked loop from the stitch below, turn. This is the single crochet thermal stitch (scts).

Repeat step 3 until your work is as long/wide as you want it to be.

Step 4

For the last row, Ch 1, single crochet across working in BOTH loops of the top row and the unworked loop from the stitch below, fasten off.

how to make a crochet coaster

Crochet Coaster Pattern

Row 1: Ch 21, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (20 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 1 sc across working in the blo of the top row and the unworked loop from the chain below, turn. (20 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc across working in the blo of the top row and the unworked loop from the stitch below, turn. This is the single crochet thermal stitch (scts). (20 stitches)

Rows 4- 27: Ch 1, scts across, turn (20 stitches)

Row 28: Ch 1, single crochet across working in BOTH loops of the top row and the unworked loop from the stitch below, do not fasten off. (20 stitches)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is crocheting coasters easy?

Yes, crocheting coasters is easy and perfect for beginners. They involve basic stitches and are quick to make. They’re a practical and stylish addition to your home decor, making them a great way to showcase your crochet skills or create personalized gifts.

What is the best crochet stitch for a coaster?

The single crochet stitch is ideal for making coasters. It creates a sturdy fabric and offers great stitch definition for intricate designs. Its simplicity makes it perfect for beginners. Try it out and crochet stunning and functional coasters!

What material is used for crochet coasters?

Crochet coasters can be made using various materials, with cotton yarn being a popular choice for its absorbency and durability. Acrylic yarn is also commonly used for its versatility and easy care. You can explore other options like bamboo or jute yarn for a unique look.

Can I use crochet coasters for hot and cold beverages?

Yes, crochet coasters can be used for hot and cold beverages. For hot drinks, use heat-resistant materials like cotton. For cold drinks, any yarn works, but absorbent options like cotton are ideal. Test the coasters with hot mugs before regular use to ensure they can withstand the heat.

How many coasters should I make for a complete set?

A set of 4 to 8 coasters is recommended for a complete set, providing enough for each person or seat, plus extras for guests or spares. Adjust the quantity based on your table size and also your personal preference.

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