How to Crochet Coasters -Easy Tutorial for Beginners

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Welcome to our beginner’s guide to crocheting coasters! We’ve designed a simple and satisfying free crochet coaster pattern for beginners for those who are new to this craft. Follow our easy-to-follow instructions and create charming crochet coasters that are both practical and beautiful.

Even better! In this tutorial, I will also teach you how to join your rounds in a circle with a seamless join. No more visible joining lines in your crochet. Yay! Scroll down for the free pattern or buy the ad-free, printable PDF pattern here!

crochet coasters for beginners designed as Christmas wreath

Have you been wanting to learn how to crochet a coaster, but don’t know where to start? In this beginner’s guide, I’ll take you through all the steps to creating your first crochet coasters.

Whether you’re new to crochet or just need a refresher, I’ll guide you through everything you need to know. By the time you finish, you’ll have a beautiful coaster that you can proudly call your own!

In addition, we know that with the busy holiday season, it can become overwhelming to prepare all the gifts and orders in time. That’s why we designed these easy crochet coasters as Christmas wreaths!

Crochet Coasters for Beginners Pattern:

As a beginner crocheter, the first stitches we learn are mostly the first basic stitches in crochet such as single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, and slip stitches!

Once you master these stitches you would like to level up and try crocheting something easy but at the same time modern and beautiful. With these crochet coasters, you will not only learn a new technique but you will have a final piece that you will be proud of.

How to crochet coasters for Beginners?

Crocheting a coaster is a simple and satisfying project that you can complete in a few hours or even less. With only 4 rounds to crochet, you can probably make a set of these in no time!

To crochet these Christmas wreath coasters we will start by making the body!

First, we will make a circle using double crochet stitches. Afterward, we will add the mini petals to form the wreath. In the end, we will add the red bow and ribbon to complete our coasters!

While crocheting the double crochet circle I will show you how to join your rounds with a seamless joining and have an invisible join. Once you try this crochet technique you will see that this is a complete game changer!

Crochet coasters for beginners

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Supplies you will need

worsted weight yarn- I used Lionbrand Vanna’s choice in green, red, and white

Crochet hook size 4mm

tapestry needle

a pair of scissors

The best yarn for coasters

As beginners, choosing the right yarn and hook for your crochet coaster project is essential. The wrong yarn weight or hook size can negatively impact the final outcome of your coasters.

Consider the purpose and setting of your coaster when choosing a yarn type. If you’re making a coaster for everyday use, cotton is a durable and practical option. Woolen yarn, on the other hand, is soft and has excellent heat retention, making it ideal for a coaster used with hot beverages. For decorative coasters, acrylic yarn has a broad range of colors, is easy to care for, and provides texture and volume to your work.

Once you’ve selected your yarn, it’s crucial to pair it with the appropriate hook size to create the desired stitch density. The wrong hook size can cause your coaster to be too loose or too tight, affecting the stitch pattern and overall shape.

It’s important to note that the hook size can vary based on your tension and personal preference. If you find that your stitches are too loose or too tight, adjust the hook size accordingly.

Crochet stitches to know

CH (chain)– Yarn over and pull through the loop on your hook

SC (single crochet)- insert your hook in the stitch, yarn over pull up a loop, yarn over, and pull through both loops on your hook

HDC (half double crochet)– yarn over, insert your hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all the loops on your hook

DC (double crochet)– yarn over, insert your hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through the first two loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through the loops on your hook

sl st (slip stitch)– insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull through the loops on your hook

Joining your rounds– At the end of each round we need to join them. Make a sl st on top of the first stitch or initial ch3.

Seamless joining– For this tutorial, I recorded a step-by-step video showing you how to join your rounds seamlessly!

crochte coasters for beginner full tutorial

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Overall pattern notes:

The pattern is written in US crochet terms!

The finished size of the crochet coasters is 11cm/ 4.5 inches.

The initial ch2 is not counted as a stitch!

How to join your rounds with a seamless joining

Usually, when you join your rounds with a sl st on top of the first stitch there is a visible joining. It can be pretty annoying when you want to have a more clear circle. How to avoid that?

Well, today I will show you how to do it with a few simple steps.

When you finish your last DC, pull the loop from your hook. Now insert your hook from back to front through the top of your first stitch. Grab the loop, and pull it through the stitch. Pull it a bit longer. Place your thumb onto the loop on your hook and yarn over with it! make sure that the loop is secured. We don’t need it to twist. Yarn over again and pull it through the back of your loop (this is the loop created by the yarn over we made with the first loop in the beginning), yarn over pull through both loops to finish the double crochet.

It may appear a bit complicated but once you get the hang of it you will use this method in your every crochet!

To make it easier to understand we recorded a video tutorial for you!

Step-by-step instructions for crochet coasters

starting with a green color

Alternative starting to MR– CH 5, sl st in 5th from your hook to form a ring!

R1: Start with an MR, secure with a knot and CH 2, make 12 DC into the ring, SS to join (12)

R2: CH 3, 2 DC in each stitch around, SS to join (24)

R3: CH 3, *DC in first, 2 DC in next* rep around, SS to join (36)

how to crochet a circle

FO green color, attach white color

Rnd 4: CH 1, SC in same st, CH 2, skip 1 st, SC in next, *SC in first, Ch 2, skip 1, SC in next* rep till end, SS on top of first st. (12 ch-2 spaces)

how to crochet a chain space
how to crochet a chain space in circle

In the next round, we will start forming mini petals.

Rnd 5: *(SC 1, HDC 1, DC 1, HDC 1, SC 1 all in first ch2sp- first petal), skip 1, sl st in next, * rep till end. When you reach the last petal you will skip the last stitch and make the sl st in the first stitch to join your round. FO.

how to crochet a shell stitch in round
how to crochet a shell around a circle

Making the ring and ribbon with surface slip st.

Take the red color yarn and insert your hook in the first stitch of round 3. Make the surface sl st around the round. Leave a longer tail at the beginning and the end of your round. We will use it to make the bow tie.

how to crochet a surface slip stitch
how to crochet a surface slip stitch
how to crochet a surface slip stitch
how to tie a bow on a christmas wreath
crochte coasters for beginner full tutorial

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Grab the ad-free, printable PDF pattern.

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More free crochet patterns for beginners

Now you have your first Christmas wreath coaster complete! What’s next?

Crochet granny square for the complete beginnera full step-by-step guide on how to make a granny square using the granny stitch

Crochet sunburst hat– the easiest hat ever! made with 5 simple granny squares. No gauge is needed!

Christmas blanket– Create a stunning blanket using double crochet stitches! add some embellishments to make it Christmasy! highly customizable blanket pattern for beginners!

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