These DIY crocheted coasters are perfect for a beginning crochet project. The easy-to-follow, animated instructions will make you feel like a pro in no time.
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Full disclaimer…I am NOT an expert crochet-er by any stretch of the imagination. I don’t really read crochet patterns and I don’t do super fancy crochet bits. But I love to do it and I love to make things for other people. So, if you know what all of the crochet abbreviations are or can make anything that resembles a stuffed animal, then this post is probably not for you. But if you are a beginner and want a quick and easy project to do on your weekend, then this is for you!
- Yarn: I suggest using a nice cotton yarn. For this project, I used Lily Sugar N’ Cream in Capri.
- Crochet Hook: I usually make sure to use the hook size that the packaging on the yarn calls for. For this project, I used a US H/8 or 5mm size hook. I also LOVE these Susan Bates ergonomic hooks…your hands will thank you!
- Finishing Needle: I prefer a metal finishing needle over plastic.
- Clear Nail Polish: Cheap is best…don’t use your good stuff like I did 😂
Create a slip knot
Chain 15 + 1
I say this because your rows are going to be 15 wide but you need one extra chain on your starting row so you can turn correctly.
Turn, putting your hook into chain 15, and single crochet 15. Continue this 6-7 times to give you the size you want.
Step 4: Border
Chain 1 before doing a single crochet in the first hole along the edge. Then single crochet along your first edge making sure that where you are putting your hook is consistent.
Once you reach the corner, you will want to do two single crochets in the same hole. This will keep the corner edges from curling up.
Repeat until you do all four sides of the border. At the end, you will join your chain in the corner and your last single crochet with a slip stitch. Then tie it off.
Step 5: Hide your tails
Using your finishing needle, hide the two tails on both sides. The easiest way to do this is to slide the needle through the first row (not the border – the one under the border) the length of the needle. Snip off any excess yarn.
Dab some clear nail polish on the ends you just snipped. It will make sure it stays in place and you’ll never see it once it dries. Clear nail polish is magic in so many ways.
That’s it! You now have your coaster. Repeat as many times as you need to complete the set.
I hope this was easy to follow and you enjoy making your own set of coasters…because everyone needs to have a lovely set of coasters in their life. You’ll thank me later.
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