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Super Simple Crochet Coaster for Beginners | Free Pattern

Whether you want to make a thoughtful housewarming gift, a last minute Christmas present, or you just want to use up some scrap yarn, this super simple crochet coaster is for you. By using just two stitches, you can make these beautifully simple coasters in an array of colors to compliment your home or use some scrap yarn to make them a little funky!

I’m so excited to share that we’ve brought back the Stash Busting Challenge this year and this pattern is included as one of this weeks free PDFs! Keep scrolling to find out how you can get the free PDF for this pattern.

Before we start crocheting these super simple crochet coasters, let’s talk about the techniques you’ll need to know and answer some FAQs about making coasters in general.

What stitches do I need to know for this free crochet coaster pattern?

You will need to know the single crochet and double crochet stitches (speaking in US terms). If you’ve never used these stitches you can find each of the tutorials linked below. I will also be releasing a video tutorial on Friday showing how to crochet this super simple crochet coaster step by step.

How do you crochet a circle?

If you’ve never crocheted in the round before, I highly recommend reading over this tutorial that explains everything you need to know about crocheting a circle step by step. Again, I will be releasing a full tutorial for this pattern on Friday if you’ve never crocheted in the round before. If it is your first time, this super simple crochet coaster is a great pattern to start with. Make sure you’re subscribed with your notifications turned on so you don’t miss that video.

What is the best yarn for coasters?

Cotton yarn is the best type of yarn to use for crochet coasters. Cotton yarn is durable, heat-resistant, easy to wash, and absorbent. You really can’t go wrong with it! I will say that some cotton yarn can be tough on the hands so take frequent breaks if you need them.

How many yards of yarn do you need to crochet a coaster?

For this pattern, I used Paintbox Yarn Recycled Cotton Worsted. With one skein of this yarn I made 5 coasters! I still had some yarn leftover and I’m not entirely sure if it would be enough to make a sixth, but you can also make these simple crochet coasters with a collection of your scrap yarn!

But to answer your question, this particular yarn comes in 170 yard skeins so you would need less than 34 yards to crochet this coaster.


Stash Busting Challenge Event

The annual Stash Busting Challenge is back! If you missed it last year, a few designers (including myself of course) have come together to help you use up the yarn in your stash! Each week there will be a new roundup of stash busting patterns AND for that whole week, you can grab the PDF for all patterns included, absolutely free!

THE STASH BUSTING CHALLENGE EVENT HAS ENDED. Sign up for my email list so you don’t miss the next one!

Then scroll all the way to the bottom to find the button that will take you to the roundup where you can find a bunch more stash busting projects to use up your scrap yarn 😉

How To Crochet: Super Simple Crochet Coaster Pattern for Beginners

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*All Sigoni Macaroni patterns are written in standard US terms*

  • Ch – chain stitch
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sk – skip
  • St – stitch
  • Rep – repeat
Single Crochet (sc)Double Crochet (dc)
Double Crochet (dc)Treble Crochet (tr)

Special Stitches

  • 5dc Popcorn stitch – (Popcorn): 5dc into next st, pull up a loop and take out your hook, insert hook into first dc, grab loop and pull through to create popcorn

Helpful Tutorials

Yarn Substitution

When making coasters, it’s best to use 100% cotton yarn. Here are a few of my favorite cotton yarns below. If you don’t want to use 100% cotton,  try to find something with a cotton blend.


  • Ch 2 at beginning of round does not count as dc

Super Simple Crochet Coaster Pattern Instructions

Round 1: Ch 3, 8dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st to first st to join. (8)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2sc in each st around, sl st to join. (16)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2dc first st, dc next st, [2dc next st, dc next st], rep [ ] around. Sl st to join. (24)

Round 4: Ch 1, 2sc first st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, [2sc next st, sc in each of the next two st], rep [ ] around. Sl st to join. (32)

Round 5: Ch 2, 2dc first st, dc in each of the next 3 sts, [2dc next st, dc in each of the next three st], rep [ ] around. Sl st to join (40)

Round 6: Ch 1, 2sc first st, sc in each of the next 4 sts, [2sc next st, sc in each of the next 4 sts], rep [ ] around. Sl st to join. (48)

Round 7: Ch 2, popcorn first st, ch 2 tightly, sk next st, [popcorn next st, ch 2 tightly], rep [ ] around. (24 popcorn stitches)

Tie off and weave in ends

I hope you enjoyed this free pattern for the super simple crochet coasters! Tell me in the comments what your favorite summer activity is! After you make a few, tag me @sigonimacaroni on Instagram and use the hashtag #sigonimacaroni so I don’t miss them ❤️

Stash Busting Challenge Pattern Roundup

Don’t forget about the rest of the awesome stash busting patterns in the roundup! Click the button below to head over to the roundup page and learn more about how you can download each pattern.

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  1. Thank you so much for the free crochet coaster instructions! I know I will enjoy making them.

    1. You’re so welcome! I would love to see them so don’t forget to tag me on Instagram or Ravelry when you’re finished! 😊

  2. Thank you so much for the coaster pattern. I will be sure to try and make them! Can these be made into placemats also?

    1. Oh absolutely! Just keep alternating single and double crochet rounds, continuing to increase in each round and then end with the popcorn stitches. I think that would look great! If I thought of that I would have done the same 😆 If you decide to turn them into placemats I would love to see them when you’re finished!

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