Learn how to crochet a coaster with fringe! These modern Boho Coasters are easy and quick to crochet so they’re a perfect beginner crochet project! This free crochet coaster pattern also has a step-by-step video tutorial.
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Elevate your crochet DIY home décor with these easy boho coasters! Crocheted using 2 strands of cotton yarn held together, you can whip up these coasters in no time! The unravelled fringe adds a fun boho feel that perfectly complements a warm mug of tea or a fruity, summery drink!
Update: So many of you asked for detailed instructions for a medium sized crochet vase mat and a large dinner plate placemat so I’ve created another written pattern with the exact stitch counts, yarn estimates and measurements for 3 different sizes!
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To create a sturdy and thick coaster, I used 2 strands of cotton aran yarn held together. You can use 2 strands of the same colour or mix it up for two tone/marled crochet coasters. The double strand technique means that they are such a quick and fun project that are perfect for any scrap cotton yarn you have lying around.
These simple crochet coasters also make a great homemade Mother’s Day or Christmas gift! One skein of WeCrochet's Dishie Yarn only costs $2.99 and there's enough yarn to make 6 coasters!
The coasters begin by crocheting a 6 single crochets into 1 chain. Placing all of the single crochets in the same stitch will make them ‘fan out’ and form a circle shape. We’ll then crochet in rounds, to form a spiral and increase the stitches until we reach the desired diameter.
Gauge isn’t super important for this project but make sure that your tension is even. This will help to create a smooth circle shape (instead of a hexagon) and make the circle lay flat.
Once we’ve crocheted the spiral we’ll level it off by crocheting a few slip stitches at the end to create a smooth edge. Fasten off and leave the tail – there’s absolutely no need to weave in the ends as we’ll use it for the fringe!
When adding the fringe, I’ve found that the fastest way is to cut multiple strands at once and then add them to the coaster. It’s a lot quicker than cutting 1 strand at a time and you’ll get into a nice ‘work flow’. I used a crochet hook to pull the fringe through the coaster and then my fingers to pull the strands of yarn through the loops but some of you might find it quicker to use a crochet hook to pull the strands through the loop of yarn as well. (I just have very small hands haha).
This crochet coaster pattern is so easy to customise and great for beginners! Simply extend the spiral to make the coaster as large or as small as you want. You could crochet boho place mats, hot pads, table mats, use it as a flower vase base mat – the options are endless! I might have gone a little crazy and made a huge range of these in a range of different sizes.
Check out the Boho Fringe Placemat pattern!
I’ve been seeing these macramé coasters everywhere … Literally everywhere – Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube – does anyone else feel like once your phone thinks you like something it appears on every social media channel possible?!?
Well in this case the internet was right haha and I did fall in love with them but since I have no idea how to macramé and I’d have to wait more than a week for macramé rope to arrive, I thought I’d try to make a crochet version 🙂 and I love how they turned out!
For the Boho Crochet Coasters, I used We Crochet’s Dishie Yarn in a variety of colours! The light grey shade is called ‘Clarity’ while the Beige/Tan shade is called ‘Linen’. The Dishie range includes 30 different solid shades from neutrals to pastels and brights and you can also find ‘Dishie Twist’ which is a range of shades that look like baker’s twine!
Dishie is an incredible yarn for home décor as it’s a 100% cotton yarn that’s tightly spun, machine washable and dyer safe so it holds up well to daily use 🙂 The tight twist means that there’s no splitting (yay!) and one 100g skein makes 6 coasters. At only $2.99 a skein this is an incredible value as each coaster works out to only $0.50 cents!
If you want to go on a crochet coaster making spree you can also get Dishie in a continuous 400g cone!
For a bit of fun I tried to make this pattern with a different weight yarn and I think they look exactly the same (pictured above). The natural coloured coasters are crocheted with We Crochet’s Simply Organic Cotton Sport yarn. This 100% cotton yarn is soooo soft and plush so they’re not as stiff as the Dishie yarn coasters but you can barely tell the difference.
Since Simply Organic Cotton is a sport/fine (2) yarn, I held 3 strands of yarn together at once to match the thickness. I even using the same size hook I was able to get the same size coaster with the same amount of stitches 🙂 (isn’t great when gauge matches effortlessly?) So, if you only have sport cotton lying around you can still make this pattern.
You could probably use any combination of cotton yarn from sport to DK to aran to bulky but I’d just recommend that you hold at least 2 strands of yarn and adjust how many rounds your crochet to match the measurements of the coaster. This is the key to achieving the sturdy, macramé look or else the coaster will be a bit floppy and more like a doily.
If you’re substituting WeCrochet’s Dishie yarn, to get the best results pick a tightly spun, quality cotton yarn that has ‘smooth’ strands. This will ensure that your fringe looks neat and full, like in the samples pictured. You’ll notice that some cotton yarns have ‘bumps’ or ‘knots’ in the fibres, these bumps will make the middle of the strands of cotton break off and your fringe will be uneven and a bit bedraggled!
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*This pattern is one size with alteration instructions.
*This crochet coaster is made from a spiral, that is levelled off and then fringe is added around the edges.
*The spiral is worked in continuous rounds with a stitch marker indicating the 1st st of the round. At the end of a round, do NOT slip stitch into the 1st st to join.
*When using aran/worsted/ yarn, crochet coaster holding two strands together.
*If using sport/fine (2) yarn crochet coaster holding 3 strands together.
*"SC 10" means SC into the next 10 stitches.
*"2 SC" means place 2 SC into the same stitch.
*The turning chain ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.
*Total stitches are indicated between < >.
*This pattern uses US crochet terms.
Yarn – WeCrochet Dishie – Aran/Worsted/Medium (4), 174m/100g, 190yds/3.5oz, 100% Cotton, Linen and Clarity
1 skein = 6 coastersapprox. 15g per coaster
*You can also use a sport/fine (2) yarn. The natural coloured coasters use WeCrochet’s Simply Organic Cotton Sport Yarn.
Stitches & Abbreviations
Ch = Chain
Sl st = Slip Stitch
SC = Single Crochet
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Rep = Repeat
SM = Stitch Marker
Spiral diameter – 10cm/4” wide
Coaster diameter (including fringe) – approx. 18cm/7” wide
GAUGE: 10cm/4” square = 12.5 stitches wide x 12 rows tall
*Gauge is not important for this pattern, rather crochet rounds until you reach your desired diameter.
Boho Fringe Coasters Crochet Pattern
FOUNDATION CHAIN: Ch 2.
ROUND 1: SC into 2nd ch from hook (the ch by the slip knot) – place SM in 1st st, SC 5 into the same ch.
*Every time you crochet into the 1st st, remove the SM and replace the SM in the 1st st of the round.
ROUND 2: 2SC in first st – remove SM and place in first st of the round, 2SC in each st around.
ROUND 3: *SC, 2SC; rep from * until end.
ROUND 4: *SC 2, 2SC; rep from * until end.
ROUND 5: *2SC, SC 3; rep from * until end.
ROUND 6: *SC 4, 2SC; rep from * around until 2 sts left <33 sts in round>, sl st 2, remove SM, sl st 3.
Coaster should measure approx. 10cm/4” across.
If your coaster is too small refer ‘ALTERATION INSTRUCTIONS’.
*You can also find the Boho Placemat Pattern here!
Fasten off and leave a 5cm / 2” tail of yarn.
*After fastening off, do not weave in your end. The end will be used as fringe 🙂
If you want to increase the size of your coaster (or your gauge is slightly off) follow steps below.
ROUND 6: *SC 4, 2SC; rep from * until end. For ROUND 7: rep *2SC, SC 5; until end. For ROUND 8: rep *SC 6, 2SC; until end. For ROUND 9: rep *2SC, SC 7; until end etc.
Stitch count should increase by 6 sts after every round.
Continue to increase until you reach your desired spiral diameter/width.
To finish the spiral, in the final round, stop 2 sts before the SM. Sl st into the next 5 sts and fasten off.
Turn your coaster so that the wrong side is facing you.
Cut 2 strands of yarn 10cm/4” long.
Insert hook into any st along edge of coaster.
Hold ends of yarn together and place loop over crochet hook.
Pull loop partially through st, grab ends and pull ends through the loop.
Pull tight to secure.
Repeat for each st around the edge of the coaster.
You can either leave your fringe as is or unravel the fringe. To unravel the fringe, split the strands of yarn apart with your fingers or use a fine-tooth comb and run it through the strands of yarn to separate them.
If you’re using a fine-tooth comb, brush through a few tassels at a time (it’s a lot easier than trying to comb out half the fringe at once).
Trim around to even out fringe.
Voilà! You’ve finished your Boho Crochet Coaster.
Crochet more coasters or create a matching set with the Boho Crochet Placemat pattern!