Crochet an easy mug rug coaster using this free pattern + video tutorial. These boho inspired coasters are the perfect addition to any home.
Mug rug coasters seem to be all the rage lately, as I see them just about everywhere! So I was thinking “Why not create some really cute boho inspired crochet mug rugs?” Similar to the boho spiral coasters, but way easier. Plus, they make awesome quick crochet gifts for the holidays.
So I totally have a thing for making crochet home decor. I absolutely love it! As you’ve probably noticed them here on the blog quite a bit. I just can’t seem to make anything else. Its also probably has to do with the fact that I just moved and want to spruce up my new place.
But by sprucing up, I mean on a budget! My latest project being the classic modern granny square pillows. An now of course these cute crochet mug rug coasters. Both of these patterns are made with the same cotton yarn.
Did I mention that this pattern comes with a video tutorial too? So there’s no excuse, you just have to try out this crochet pattern. They are the perfection addition to any home or space.
Boho Inspired Crochet Coasters
When I was thinking about the look and overall construction of these coasters. I knew that I wanted two things:
- easy square construction (made under 30 min)
- boho inspired beachy vibe
Both of these things making a perfect easy boho crochet mug rug! This pattern is simple, because it only uses single crochet. But were taking a slight spin on the single crochet and crocheting in the back loop. This creates a neat firm ridge texture, perfect boho beach vibe if you ask me.
Plus, we’re adding fringe on both sides of the mug rug coaster. You can keep them long or short. Either would look good in my opinion. You can even take it a step further and brush the fringe out to create a wave type look.
I just love the way these crochet mug rug coasters came out and I hope you do too! I think they would look cute in just about any room
Cotton Crochet Mug Rug Coasters
As I was deciding what yarn to use for this crochet project, I knew that I had one yarn in mind. Its the same yarn that I used for my classic granny square pillow. The yarn is called Yarn Bee Wrapology yarn by Hobby Lobby. Its a beautiful cotton yarn that’s intertwined with blue thread.
For this pattern, I chose the color Eternal Indigo, But they have quite a few colors you can choose from. Your only going to need one ball, as each ball of yarn contains over 500 yards. Plus, did I mention its really affordable.
You can get one ball of yarn for $9. However, you could shop on their 30% off day and get the same ball of yarn for $6.30. Win, win if you ask me 🙂
Anyhow, back to the crochet mug rug coaster pattern! You can make several of these coasters using just one ball of yarn. If you do choose a different type of yarn, its best if you use cotton yarn.
The reason being is that cotton yarn can withstand heat. So just like a potholder, you want to make sure that you’re using cotton yarn when making these coasters.
Acrylic yarn can actually melt when heat is put on it or applied to it. So its best to use cotton yarn. I actually have a whole blog post here on cotton yarn usage if you want to read it.
Other Patterns You Might Like
I’ve got quite a few home decor crochet patterns here on the blog. So I figure I mentioned them here just in case you want to see them 🙂 All crochet patterns are easy and beginner friendly too!
Some of my favorites include the modern double thick potholders, the boho spiral coasters, and the simple crochet throw.
- Modern Double Thick Potholder (one of my favorite crochet potholders!).
- Simple Crochet Throw + Video Tutorial (perfect for yourself or friends and family).
- Boho Spiral Coasters (6 of these making the perfect gift).
So let’s get started with the crochet mug rug coaster pattern. Both the pattern and video tutorial can be found below. A PDF copy of the pattern will be available soon!
Crochet Mug Rug Coasters
Pattern + Video Tutorial
3.5 mm hook (U.S./ size E)
1 ball of Yarn Bee Wrapology Hues in the color Eternal Indigo. A total of 75 yards or any other number 2(fine) yarn.
12 stitches x 12 rows = 2 inch square
Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
scblo – single crochet in the back loop only
Size of Coaster:
5″ x 3″ inches
- this coaster fits a standard size mug or cup. If your mug/cup is bigger, add additional rows to the coaster pattern. If your mug is smaller, decrease the amount of rows.
Crochet Mug Rug Coaster Pattern
R1: In 2nd ch from hook, sc and across, turn. (27)
R2: ch 1, scblo in each sc across (27)
R3-R19: repeat row 2
finish off and weave in ends.
How to Make Fringe:
You will need a total of 42 – 2″ strands of yarn (21 pieces on each side of the coaster). You can always add more or less fringe.
Step 1: Insert your crochet hook at the bottom (right side) loop of your coaster and grab the yarn you just cut. With the crochet hook, pull the yarn through the loop half way. Once this is done, put your two fingers in the loop you just created and pull the other side of the yarn through.
Step 2: repeat step 1 till the edge of your coaster is full.
Step 3: Once your sides of your coaster are done, all that’s left to do is to cut the fringe. You want to cut the fringe about 1/2 to 1 inches from the side.
Check out the photo tutorial below or watch the video tutorial.
And that’s how you crochet a really cute mug rug coaster. Now its ready to go on your coffee table!
Pssss….6 of these crochet mug rug coasters make the perfect holiday gift! Add some twine and your ready to go 🙂