Free Crochet Pattern - Christmas Coasters

About these Christmas Crochet Coasters

  • Each crochet coaster works up quickly (you can make a few before the end of your favorite Christmas movie!) and they use only a small amount of yarn (way less than a quarter of a skein in total).
  • The finished size is approx 5.5″ x 5.5″, which is perfect for any holiday drink.
  • This Christmas Crochet Coasters Pattern is written in English for right-handed crochet using standard US crochet terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terminology, check out my US to UK Conversion Chart.

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Crochet Coasters for Christmas – Pattern Details

SKILL LEVEL

Easy

SIZE

Each coaster is approx 5.5” x 5.5”

GAUGE

4″ x 4″ = 15 sc and 17 rows

MATERIALS

Yarn: Any worsted weight (4) for the main part of the coaster and bulky fleece (5) yarn for the fluffy border.  For the main part of the coaster, I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn, Solid in “Cherry” (red), “Sunny Day” (gold) and “Black.” This yarn is medium (4) weight and 100% acrylic. The size is 4.5 oz / 127.5 g. A skein is 285 yd./260m and you need less than a quarter skein in total. 

For the fluffy border, a few yards of Bernat Pipsqueak in “Whitey White.” This yarn is bulky (5) weight. The size is 3.50 oz. / 100 g. A skein is 101 yd / 92 m.

Crochet Hook Size: G/6 (4.25mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Supplies for Back of Coaster (Optional): Felt for the back of each coaster (a 4.5″ x 4.5″ square piece for each coaster), glue (I used Fabric Fusion glue by Aleene’s).

Other: Yarn Needle, Scissors.

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain
st = stitch
sts = stitches 
sl st = slip stitch 
sc = single crochet
RS = Right Side: The front of the coasters
WS = Wrong Side: The back of the coasters

How to Crochet With Two Colours

New to colorwork? Read my step by step guide: How to Crochet with Two Colors. It goes over everything you’ll read in this pattern but with more detail so that you can be a pro in colorwork in no time!

Christmas Coasters Pattern Notes:

  • Each row has 17 stitches.
  • Ch 1 and turn after every row. 
  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • Always work in the 1st st (the st attached to ch).
  • Catch your float every 4-6 stitches (learn how to catch/trap floats). 
  • Stretch your coaster wide after each row.
  • Ensure all strands are always kept on the wrong side of the work.
  • Add/switch color when you have two loops of the old color on the sc stitch BEFORE the new color stitch.
  • Read the chart from right to left when working on right side rows and left to right when working on the wrong side. The chart is lightly shaded on wrong sides to help you remember. (The written instructions lists everything in the correct order)
How to follow a chart in crochet on right side rows and wrong side rows

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Crochet Christmas Coasters Pattern Instructions

(Pattern chart is below)

If you crochet tightly, you may want to go up a hook size for the starting chains (only) to ensure you can work more easily into the back ridge loop on Row 1. 

With red yarn, ch 18. (Continue working in red until instructed to change colors on Row 7). 

Row 1 (RS): Sc into the back ridge loop of the 2nd ch from hook (see pic below for where back ridge loop is). Sc in each back ridge loop across. Reminders: ch 1 and turn after each row. Each row has 17 sts. 

Where to crochet in the chain

(Work in both loops from now on.)

Row 2 (WS): Sc in each st across. 

Rows 3 – 6: Repeat Row 2. 

Note About Colorwork Instructions: 

In the next row, you will begin changing colors. Every stitch is a single crochet (sc). The pattern does not say to sc because it gets too jumbled. Instead it says something like: RED x 4, GOLD x 9, RED x 4 which means: using red yarn, sc for 3 sts, add the gold yarn on the last (the 4th) st. Using the gold yarn, sc for 8 sts, on the last (the 9th), change back to red. With red, sc for 4 sts. Remember to catch your float every 4-6 stitches (in this example, you would catch the red yarn into the gold). 

Row 7 (RS): RED x 4, GOLD x 9, RED x 4.

Row 8 (WS): RED x 4, GOLD x 9, RED x 4.

Before turning, attach black yarn. Fasten off red yarn. With black, ch 1 and turn. 

Crochet Christmas Coaster

Row 9 (RS): BLACK x 4, GOLD x 2, BLACK x 5, GOLD x 2, BLACK x 4.

Row 10 (WS): BLACK x 4, GOLD x 2, BLACK x 5, GOLD x 2, BLACK x 4.

Row 11 (RS): Repeat Row 9.

Row 12 (WS): Repeat Row 10. 

Before turning, attach red yarn. Fasten off black yarn. With red, ch 1 and turn. 

Row 13 (RS): RED x 4, GOLD x 9, RED x 4.

Row 14 (WS): RED x 4, GOLD x 9, RED x 4. Fasten off gold yarn. 

Christmas Coasters Crochet Pattern

Rows 15 – 20: With red yarn, sc in each st across. 

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends. 

Christmas Coasters Border

With coaster facing you, attach fluffy white yarn with a sl st onto any corner. Make 2 sc in same corner st. Sc around, making 3 sc in each remaining corner st. When back at start, sl st into 1st sc to join. 


Pattern Chart

Pattern Chart

Chart Legend

  • White square = sc with Red on right side rows
  • Light grey square = sc with Red on wrong side rows
  • Black square = sc with Black
  • Gold square = sc with Gold

Finishing

Blocking

After completing the entire pattern, I would recommend blocking these coasters by pinning them down (with rust proof pins), spraying with water and leaving them to dry. Do not iron! Blocking helps the corners of the coasters not curl up, ensures the coaster lies flat and holds the square shape.

I attached felt backs to the coasters to make them have a smooth bottom, hide the carried yarn and for a more polished look.

How to crochet Christmas Coasters

Felt Backs

I attached the felt to the back of the coasters with Aleene’s Fabric Fusion glue and followed these steps:

  • Cut your felt into a 4” x 4” square
  • Round out the corners (I found this made the back look nicer)
  • Put the fabric glue all around (approximately .75” away from edge).
  • Flatten the glue to ensure there isn’t a big bump when it dries (I used a piece of cardboard to spread it)
  • Lay your felt square onto the back and press down. Leave to dry completely.

And ta-da! Now you have very festive new coasters!

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