Learn how to crochet a mug rug coaster for your coffee table with this easy tutorial. This free crochet pattern is simple to make and perfect for beginners! It also includes a step-by-step video tutorial.
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Easy Crochet Mug Rug Coaster Pattern
My latest free crochet pattern is a cute mug rug coaster. These coasters are fun and easy to make! They also take very little yarn, so they make a great stash-busting project.
It’s perfect for beginners as it’s made using only single crochet stitches and also for advanced crocheters looking for a mindless project.
Crochet Coaster Pattern for Beginners
One project that I always recommend to crochet beginners is a coaster pattern. They are pretty simple to make and it doesn’t require a lot of time or yarn!
This of course depends on what type of pattern you pick out, but I find the majority of them you can work up in an hour less. This crochet coaster pattern is made from a simple rectangle using basic crochet stitches.
All you have to do is work a series of rows in single crochet back loop only and add fringe at the end. It’s an easy crochet project that can be made in under 30 minutes.
So let’s talk about the yarn you’ll use for this pattern.
What Yarn Is Best to Use for a Crochet Coaster?
For any home decor crochet coaster pattern, I always recommend using cotton yarn or a cotton blended yarn (like linen). I like using natural fibers for crochet kitchen patterns because I find the yarn to be very strong and durable.
It also doesn’t melt like acrylic yarn. For example, if you made a crochet potholder using 100% acrylic yarn there’s a chance that it might melt when something hot is put on it. So I always prefer natural fibers over acrylic for certain home decor projects.
For this crochet mug rug coaster, I used Hobby Lobby’s Wrapology yarn, which is sport-weight cotton yarn. I loved using this yarn for this project, however, it’s been discontinued since this pattern was released.
Luckily though this pattern is very flexible in terms of what yarn can be used. So I would recommend any sport-weight cotton yarn, like WeCrochet’s Sport Pima Cotton yarn for this pattern.
Alright, let’s start our coaster!
Other Free Crochet Coaster Patterns
Crochet Mug Rug Coaster Pattern
Crochet a mug rug coaster for your coffee table with this free pattern. This easy to make crochet coaster is perfect for beginners!
- 1 ball of Hobby Lobby Wrapology Yarn in the color Eternal Indigo (Weight 2/light, 7.0 oz, 524 yards) or another sport weight #2 yarn. You will need a total of 75 yards for one crochet mug rug coaster.
- Size 3.5 mm (E) crochet hook.
- Darning Needle.
Yarn used has been discontinued, but Shine Sport Pima Cotton Yarn from WeCrochet makes a great substitute.
5″ inches x 3″ inches.
12 stitches x 12 rows = 2″ inch square in single crochet back loop only.
ch – chain: Yarn over, pull through loop on hook.
sc – single crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook.
scblo – single crochet back loop only: Insert hook into the back loop of stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook.
- Pattern written in U.S. terms.
- Ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
- This mug rug coaster fits a standard size mug. You can alter the pattern if needed by simply adding or subtracting rows to fit your cup/mug. All you have to do is repeat row 2 in the pattern.
- Pattern is split up in 2 sections. The first section explains how to make the coaster and the second section explains how to make and add the fringe.
- Total stitches for row are indicated between ( ).
Section 1: Crochet Coaster
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each chain across. Ch 1, turn. (27).
Row 2: Scblo in first stitch, and in each stitch across. Ch 1, turn. (27).
Row 3 – Row 19: Repeat row 2.
Finish off and weave in ends. Now you will add fringe to the sides of your coaster.
Section 2: How to Add Fringe to Your Coaster
You will need a total of 42 – 2″ inch strands of yarn (21 strands on each side of the coaster).
Step 1: Insert your crochet hook into the bottom stitch on the right side of your coaster. Grab one of the yarn strands and pull it through halfway using the crochet hook. Then put your two fingers in the loop you just created and pull the other side of the yarn through.
You have just created your first piece of fringe!
Now continue to repeat step 1 for the remainder of the right side and left side. When finished, continue onto step 2.
Step 2: Using a pair of scissors, carefully trim the fringe on the left and right side. You want to make sure to leave about 1/2″ to 1″ inch of the fringe.
You’re finished! I hope you enjoyed making these crochet mug rug coasters.