In this tutorial we’ll be making a cute set of crochet coasters. The pattern uses US terms and stitches include slip stitch (sl st); double crochet (dc); chain (ch); and a magic ring. Learn how to make a set in rainbow shades, or an on-trend ombre set.
- Yarn in a main and a contrast colour, or to get the ombre effect use five shades of yarn in one colour range, like different shades of pink (I used Drops Paris cotton yarn by Garnstudio).
- A crochet hook in a size suitable for the yarn you’re using (I used a 4mm hook here).
- A darning needle for sewing in the ends.
- A pair of scissors.
1. Make a Magic Ring
Using the main colour yarn, make a magic ring and secure with a stitch.
2. Crochet Round 1
Chain 2 (counting as 1 dc), and work 11 double crochet in the ring.
3. Join the Round
Close the ring by pulling on the tail, and join the round by slip stitching in the top chain of the starting ch2. Your stitch count is 12.
4. Crochet Round 2
Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work another dc in the same stitch, then work 2dc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3. Your stitch count is 24.
5. Crochet Round 3
Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work 2dc in the next stitch, then *1dc, 2dc* around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3. Your stitch count is 36.
6. Crochet Round 4
Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), then *1dc, 1dc, 2dc* around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3. Your stitch count is 48.
7. Crochet Round 5
Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work another dc in the same stitch, chain 2, work another 2dc in the same stitch. Skip two stitches, then *2dc, ch 2, 2dc, skip 2* around. Join with a slip stitch in the top ch of the starting ch3. Cut the yarn, pull the yarn through the loop on your hook and bring the tail to the back of the coaster.
8. Crochet the Contrast Round
Using the contrast colour yarn, insert your hook in between one of the double crochet stitches from round 4 and pull up a loop. Insert your hook in between the next two stitches and pull up another loop; pull the loop through the first loop on your hook. Continue the round in the same fashion, until you reach the first stitch.
9. Crochet the Contrast Round
Cut the yarn and thread the needle. Insert your needle under both loops from the first stitch and pull through.
Then insert your needle in between the two loops from the last stitch, and pull through to the back of your work, creating the final stitch.
10. Finish the Coaster
To complete your coaster, just weave in the ends from the main colour and the contrast colour. That’s it - you’re done! Now you can make a set of rainbow coasters by changing the contrast colours, like I did. Make one in every shade of the rainbow.
I made another set of coasters using ombre colours for a beautiful gradient effect. For the contrast round, use the main colour from the previous coaster. For example, the darkest coaster in the picture below has a contrast round made from the main colour of the slightly lighter coaster above it.
Do you like to crochet? Let us know how you go with this tutorial in the comments section below.