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30 Free Crochet Coaster Patterns

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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.

photo collage of four coaster projects, including flower coasters, cat coasters, and cactus coaster

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! 

30 Free Crochet Coaster Patterns

Enjoy these 30, fun crochet patterns for coasters! Happy crocheting!

Supplies for Crocheting Coasters

There are a few basic supplies you’ll need to make your crochet coasters:

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Notions (scissors, yarn needle, etc.)

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.

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photo collage of four coaster projects, including flower coasters, cat coasters, and cactus coaster

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