Crochet coasters are a fun, quick and practical project – you can make a whole set in just a couple of hours! Ideal for gift-giving, stash-busting, or simply keeping your hands busy, you’ll find endless design possibilities in our curated collection of 30 free crochet coaster patterns.
Free Crochet Coaster Patterns
Crochet coasters are an enjoyable (and sometimes addicting!) project to make any time of year. Whether you’re waiting at the doctor’s office, cheering on your kids at the park, or snuggling up on the couch, crochet coasters are a portable and enjoyable project to work on anytime, anywhere. And they can be made with nearly any type of yarn, so it’s a perfect opportunity to use up those leftover skeins.
Crochet coaster sets make fantastic gifts, even as a last-minute project. They’re also great eye-catching items to sell at craft fairs and online shops. Of course, keeping a set (or two!) for yourself is always a good option.
New to crocheting? No problem! Many crochet coaster patterns are beginner-friendly, making them an ideal starting point or skill-building project. Plus, they’re pretty quick – so you’ll get that instant gratification of a job well done.
Besides the benefit of being quick, the simple designs of crochet coasters make them a great project for crochet beginners. Even if you’re just starting out in the crochet world, there are plenty of patterns that are ideal for getting started or building your skills.
You’ll find all kinds of ideas in this list, from personalized coasters to crochet mug rugs to whimsical chickens, flowers, and so much more. Browse around and choose your favorite!
Supplies for Crocheting Coasters
There are a few basic supplies you’ll need to make your crochet coasters:
Be sure to check your pattern before getting started to see if any additional supplies are needed.
What type of yarn is best for crochet coasters?
Cotton is the best type of yarn to use for crochet coasters. Cotton yarn has many benefits, including being durable, absorbent, and easy to wash. It holds up very well to heat (especially when made double thick), so you don’t have to worry about setting a steaming hot mug down on a crocheted cotton coaster.
Can I use acrylic yarn for coasters?
While you can use acrylic yarn for crocheted coasters, you’ll want to consider how you’ll use your coaster before choosing this option. Acrylic doesn’t absorb liquid like cotton yarn does, nor does it stand up as well to higher heat. Acrylic coasters are best used for summer drinks, room temperature or warm (not hot) mugs, or decoration.
Crochet Techniques to Know
Crochet coasters can be as simple as one type of stitch worked back and forth in rows or as complex as many colors, stitches, and other techniques. Coasters make a great beginner project, but many experienced crocheters still enjoy challenging themselves with more complex patterns or just having fun with simple, quick, easier designs.
While not all of these techniques are necessary for every coaster pattern below, here are some of the most common crochet techniques you’ll need to know to make your coasters.
This cozy trivet curls up slightly on the sides, cupping your mug in a hug. These little trivets only take a few minutes to make, so you can easily make a set of them for gift giving, selling, or for your own home. They’re also perfect for using up scraps!
Good morning from the farm! These chicken coasters are so cute and are perfect for bird lovers and farmhouse kitchens. Fry up some eggs, pour your coffee, and enjoy these delightful little table additions!
These simple coasters are both quick and fun to make. Their finished size is about 4” in diameter. For this pattern, you’ll need to know how to double crochet, single crochet, and reverse single crochet (also known as the crab stitch).
Show off your love for coffee with these coffee mug-shaped coasters! These cute crochet coasters are so fitting for a coffee table or breakfast table. You can make them in any color, so they’re great for using up extra yarn that you may have sitting around.
Aren’t these fringed, boho crochet coasters just adorable? They’re made by holding two strands of cotton together, which forms a dense fabric that’s super quick to whip up. You can make about 6 coasters from one ball of the recommended yarn, making these a perfect gift set. And, they’re fitting for either summer or winter!
Create a 70’s vibe with these flower power coasters. You can make an adorable set with this pattern by choosing three to four colors and alternating them between the petals and the centers. This pattern is best for the experienced beginner.
These circular coasters are crocheted in the round. You can easily make them as large or small as you like by crocheting until they look perfect for your needs! Make them bi-colored or make each ring a different shade. They’re super customizable!
This pattern is for a set of 10, coordinating coaster designs. Each one is laid out with a crochet chart, so you’ll want to be comfortable with reading crochet charts before diving into these coasters. This beautiful pattern is best for intermediates.
This fun design is brought to life with puff stitches, front post stitches, and half double crochets, making for plenty of texture. These coasters are quick to crochet and would make a beautiful set for gift giving. They’re best for advanced beginners or intermediates.
This apple coaster set is a fitting gift to show teachers just how much they’re appreciated. They can also be sewn together to make a little goodie pouch! You’ll need to know a few basic stitches to make this project, including the single crochet, double crochet, and half double crochet.
Every day is sunny and bright with these cheery sunshine coasters! A multicolored yarn such as Dishie Multi works beautifully to bring these fun coasters to life. This is an easy pattern that’s worked in continuous rounds.
Create these unique, monogrammed coasters with any letter! This pattern is made using tapestry crochet. If you’ve never read a crochet graph before or done color changes before, this pattern includes simple instructions for how to do both. A video tutorial is included as well.
These cute Christmas tree crocheted coasters make excellent holiday gifts and are also perfect for adding cozy cheer to your own home. They’re quick to make and are a great introductory project to tapestry crochet.
Cat lovers will adore these charming, colorful coasters. After making your cat, you can choose to embroider facial features or do without. These coasters are crocheted in one piece for a quick and fun project.
What goes together better than coffee and doughnuts? This pattern also includes instructions for a doughnut holder to keep your coasters cute and organized when they’re not in use. Each doughnut measures approximately 4.5” in diameter.
These cozy snowman coasters are sure to bring a smile to your face. Whether you’re snuggling up for the night or you just came in from a day in the snow, these coasters make the perfect companion as you sip some delicious hot chocolate. Don’t forget to grab a small piece of orange felt for the carrot nose.
This beautiful coaster and ornament pattern will make treasured keepsakes for years to come! To make this pattern, you’ll use the puff stitch as well as a few other basic stitches. The pattern includes a video tutorial and is best for the skilled beginner.
This crocheted mug rug pattern is made using simple single crochet rows. Each row is fastened off so that a new color can be started for the next row. Because of this, you can use nearly any mix of colors and yarns you’d like (just keep the yarn weight category the same or similar).
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