This is a nice easy pattern for beginners’ and improvers’… which is why I use it when I’m teaching beginners. It helps you practise the treble and double crochet stitch as well as chaining and slip stitching. I have provided it here, free of charge.
It’s also a perfect, quick little project to make as a gift. Why not make the matching place mats too?
Aran Weight Yarn* – colour A red; Colour B cream (or any combination you like)
Hook – 4.5mm
Tapestry or wool needle
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
tr – treble
rnd(s) – round(s)
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
With colour A make a magic ring/sliding loop.
Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as a tr on this and following rnds), 11 tr in ring; join in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 12 tr
Rnd 2: Ch3 , in same sp work 1tr; 2tr in each rem st; join in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 24 tr
Rnd 3: Ch3 , in same sp work 1tr; 2tr in each rem st; join in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. 48 tr
Rnd 4: Join colour B in any st; ch1, dc in same sp; dc in each rem st; join in first dc.
Finish off and sew in all ends.
Press with a damp cloth on a medium iron heat to make coaster nice and flat (this bit is really important for a neat, professional finish!)
* a note about the yarn – I would recommend natural fibres for these coasters such as wool or cotton. Although you probably will never place a searing hot cup onto the coaster, materials such as acrylic can melt when subjected to extreme heat. Acrylic also doesn’t block too well.
If you find this pattern is just a little bit beyond your capabilities, I do have a photo-tutorial version which I use for classes. This is available in pdf format for £1.99. If you’d like to purchase it, please send me a message through the “contact me form”.