This easy stash buster project uses your leftover scrap yarn to make chic little crochet coasters. These crocheted coasters are a quick and easy way to update your decor for the season and they also make a fast and adorable DIY teacher gift when paired with a mug and coffee gift card. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern
Crochet Coasters to Use Up Your Scrap Yarn
Let’s talk about scrap buster projects. Sooner or later as a crocheter, you find yourself with a small amount of left over yarn that you just can quite bring yourself to get rid of. And so begins the never ending collection of yarn scraps that you vow to make something with someday. Good news, good news! Today I have a project for you to use up some of those super bulky scraps of your Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn. Not only are the Spice Market Coasters a fabulous scrap buster project, but they also work up so quickly you’ll be able to whip up a set (or five) in no time!
A Perfect DIY Gift for Teachers and Coworkers
Because these are so quick to make and easy to customize, these coasters would make a great addition to a teacher or coworker gift. Pair a bundle of coasters with a cute mug and a coffee gift card, wrap it up with a little string of twine and you have an adorably crafted and packaged DIY gift.
How to Add Cork to Crocheted Coasters
To give these coasters an even more finished look, get some cork to add to the back. The cork adds a bit of support to the coasters as well as making them more of a barrier for liquids in case anything drips on them when in use. Just one sheet of cork is enough for up to 6 coaster, and it takes just a minute to hot glue the cork on after you’re done crocheting.
I traced a mason jar to get my circular shape, and then I used just a little bit of hot glue to adhere it to the back of the coaster. You don’t want to use too much because it could come through your stitches and show on the other side.
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Spice Market Coasters - Free Crochet Pattern
- Small amounts of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick (‘Spice Market’ and ‘Fig’ pictured)
- 9.0mm crochet hook (Clover Amour are my favorite!)
- Scissors (I like to keep this travel scissors in my hook case)
- Yarn needle
- cork and hot glue gun (optional)
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- ch: chain
- st(s): stitch(s)
- sl st: slip stitch
- HDC: half double crochet
- Width = 4.5”
- Chain stitches at the beginning of rounds do not count as a stitch
- If you prefer not to use the magic circle, ch 2 and work Round 1 into the 2nd ch from the hook
- In my sample, Color A = Spice Market; Color B = Fig
Start with Color A and make a magic circle
Round 1: ch 1, work 7 HDC into the magic circle, pull tight. Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. (7)
Round 2: ch 1, 2 HDC in each stitch around, Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. (14)
Round 3: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC in the next st, repeat from * around. Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. (21)
Round 4: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC in the next two sts, repeat from * around. Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. (28)
Round 5: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC in the next three sts, repeat from *around. Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. (35) Tie off yarn and weave in ends.
Round 6: switch to Color B, pull yarn through the first st of Round 5 and surface sl st in each st around. Tie off yarn and weave in ends.
If desired, cut pieces of cork into circular pieces. I did this by tracing a mason jar and hand cutting the cork. Using just a little bit of hot glue, attach the cork to the back of each coaster. Too much hot glue might seep through your stitches and become visible.
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