Can you have too many coasters? If your answer is “no” then this pattern is for you! Coasters are an easy way to freshen up home decor for the seasons, make quick gifts, and are a great way to use up leftover yarn!
The loopy edge of this design makes it look more complicated than it really is. I like using lightweight cotton yarn for coasters because it’s a little more delicate in appearance than worsted, and the cotton is great for absorbing heat and moisture. You can use a heavier yarn if you like — just use an appropriately-sized hook.
Hook(s): US G/6 (4.0 mm)
Yarn: Patons Grace [100% mercerized cotton] in two colors
Notions: Yarn needle
Gauge: Not necessary for this pattern
Skill Level: Easy
Starting chains do not count as the first dc — I think this makes the join less obvious when working in the round.
Need help on the loopy edge? Here’s a great video tutorial: http://www.thepurpleponcho.com/diy-crochet-tutorial-how-to-make-chain-loop-edging/
Stitches used (US terms):
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Stitch(es) (st / sts)
Yarn Over (yo)
Magic circle – http://www.mooglyblog.com/the-magic-circle/
Standing double crochet (stdc) – http://www.mooglyblog.com/standing-double-crochet-joining/
Standing single crochet (stsc)– http://www.mooglyblog.com/standing-single-crochet/
Double crochet cluster (dc cl) – Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through st, (3 loops on hook) , yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook) , yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull through st, (4 loops on hook) , yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook) , yo, pull through all remaining loops
Double crochet increase (dcinc) – complete 2 double crochets in the indicated stitch
How to Crochet the Loopy Edge Coaster
Using Yarn A, make a magic circle.
1: Ch 2 (does not count as st here and throughout). Make 12 dc into the magic ring. Join with a sl st in the first dc.
2: (2 dc cl + ch 1) in each stitch around. Join with a sl st in the first dc and fasten off. (24)
3: Join Yarn B with a stdc in any dc cl of rd 2, dc in same st, 1 dc in ch 1 sp, * 2 dc in dc cl, 1 dc in ch 1 sp * around. Join with a slip stitch in the stdc. (36)
4: Ch 2, * 2 dc, dcinc * around. Join with a slip stitch in the first dc. (48)
5: Ch 5, drop Yarn B from hook. Sk one st, and in the next st join Yarn A with a stsc, ch5, drop Yarn A from hook. * Pick up Yarn B, sk 1 st, sc in the next st, keeping Yarn A behind your working chain; ch 5 and drop Yarn B from hook. Pick up Yarn A, sk 1 st, sc in next st, keeping Yarn B behind your working chain; ch 5 and drop Yarn A from hook. Repeat from * around. You will need to cut the yarn before completing the final loop with each color.
Weave in ends.
Pattern and photos © Stace Dumoski, cartazoncrafted.com