I just returned from a lovely long weekend on the coast, and boy, am I ever having a hard time getting back into the swing of things! I meant to get this post up on Wednesday, and as you can plainly see, it’s not Wednesday. 😛
Anyhoos, I’ve been making and using crocheted coasters for years now. I like them because since I make them with cotton yarn, they’re very absorbent, which is a good thing since I always seem to drip whatever I’m drinking down the sides of the glass or mug I’m using. And because I like things that are easy to clean, these are definite winners over traditional wood coasters…I just throw them into a dedicates bag and toss everything in the clothes washer.
I made some coasters that are similar to these a few years ago, but I wanted to do something in the more neutral colors that are all the rage in Farmhouse style these days, and that these look more like lacy doilies doesn’t hurt anything either. 🙂
This pattern is super easy and works up quickly. As I mentioned before, I use cotton yarn for this pattern because cotton is very absorbent, but any worsted weight yarn will work for this pattern.
Farmhouse Style Coasters Free Crochet Pattern
- Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton Yarn in White and Soft Ecru where to buy
- Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn in Off White and Pale Yellow where to buy
- Size US 7 / 4.5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
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Round 1: Chain 3, then chain 1 (counts as 2 stitches). * Double crochet 1, then chain 1 * – repeat directions between the * for a total 9 times. Join the round with a slip stitch. You should have 20 stitches total at the end of this round.
Round 3: Chain 3; turn. * Double crochet 1, then chain 1 * – repeat stitches between the * for a total of 20 times. Join round with a slip stitch. You should have 41 stitches total at the end of the round.
Round 5: * Skip 1 stitch; then double crochet 5 stitches into next stitch, then skip 1 stitch, then slip stitch into next stitch * – repeat the directions between the * for a total of 10 times. The last slip stitch will go into the first stitch at the start of the round. Cut yarn, tie off and weave in ends. (Just in case you you didn’t already know this- the stitches between the * is making what is called a shell stitch.)
PLEASE NOTE: It is important to have 41 stitches at the end of round 4 so the “shells” in round 5 come out evenly around the round. If you are a stitch or two off in either direction, you can simply chain an extra stitch or two if you have too few stitches, or skip a stitch or two if you have too many stitches in round 4. Sometimes when I’m watching TV or otherwise distracted when I’m working on this pattern and forget to check my stitch count at the end of each round, I’ll find my count is off at the end of round 4. When this happens to me (and trust me, it happens to me a LOT), I just make up the difference as I outlined above. It’s a lot easier than trying to rip out each round and figure out where I went wrong, and this pattern is very forgiving so adding or subtracting a stitch here or there before round 5 is much easier and isn’t noticeable at all.
I hope you enjoy this Farmhouse style coasters free crochet pattern! As always, if you have any questions or thoughts on this crochet pattern, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below!
Have an awesome weekend!