Oh my god, these crochet coasters turned out so cute. Trust me when I say if I can make them, anyone can make them.
I only recently started to crochet. I started this summer, and I learned a few stitches, mostly how to chain and how to single crochet. Don’t expect much more than that from me in this department.
But even with a single sitch, you can create some fun projects.
Should have made the cotton coasters before I ruined my desktop
We’re currently renovating an upstairs bedroom into an office/ photo studio for me, and during that process, we built two new desks. ( I’ll share the plans and room soon)
I sanded the bloody hell out of those desks to get a nice finish, and of course, the very first thing I did was put a circle mark from my coffee cup on one of them.
Yes, I know… I know – but sometimes my brain does not brain. Husband’s response – you need a coaster.
A DIY project that’s quick, cheap and easy!
So I decided to make these cute coasters. They are simple and feminine in design, and even with my limited crocheting ability, I could pull them off.
They only take a few minutes per coaster, so you could make a full set over an evening of watching Netflix. (remember when we used to say watching TV?)
These are made from cotton twine and its the perfect medium for these crochet coasters.
This twine cording has a natural creamy colour to it that I just love and the cotton is a natural fabric that will wick away any condensation away from a wet glass. The coasters are also thick enough to protect any surface from heat.
Material and tools required to make your crochet coasters
This a very inexpensive DIY project. I made six from a single ball of 3mm macrame cording, and I still have much of the ball of rope left.
The metal rings I picked up from a dollar store – but you can purchase them on Amazon, or any craft store. I added the ring to give them a bit of a different look, so they didn’t look like doilies.
And if you like the handmade labels, you can grab them for free at the bottom of the post. There are three different sizes, and product wraps that you can use for all your holiday DIY gifts. They do add a nice touch to your gift packages.
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- One Natural Cotton Cording 3mm
- Six metal rings measuring 1.5 inches in diameter.
Hold the crochet hook in your dominant hand and make a slip knot on hook.
Lay your rope behind the metal ring and pull it through the center with your crochet hook.
Once you pull the cording through there will be two loops on your crochet hook. Grab the rope with your crochet hook again and pull the cording through the two loops on the crochet hook.
Step 3 creates a single loop on your crochet hook as shown below in the photo.
Continue around your metal ring until the ring is completely covered in rope.
Once you fill your metal ring so there you cannot see any of the metal peeking through you will start your next row.
Insert hook into center of the first chain stitch. Make sure you poke your crochet hook through the right chain. You should have two pieces of the rope at the top of your crochet hook as shown below.
Crochet around in single crochet for two full rounds.
Snip your rope and pass it through your last loop and pull gently. You can use a yarn needle and weave in your ends.
Crochet Coasters – not a bad DIY gift idea.
These make a great DIY gift for anyone who likes feminine styled knick-knacks. They are quite pretty sitting on a desk, and do an excellent job of keeping your table tops (or desktops) unblemished.
Even if you don’t know how to crochet, I encourage you to try to make these. Once you get the hang of single crochet, these come together very quickly. The macrame roping makes crocheting much easier, well at least it was for me. You can see the chains and where your hook needs to go very clearly.
I tried this summer with thin yarn and just about lost my mind because I always messed up where my hook was going. With this project, I had no problems at all.
I think I want to make a few of these, but larger as charger plates! They would add a natural feel to any table setting.
Since they are with 100% cotton cording, you could also dye them any colour you want
- One Natural Cotton Cording 3mm
- Six metal rings measuring 1.5 inches in diameter
- One Crochet Hook, 7mm
- One pair of scissors
- Stainless Steel Yarn Knitting Needles
- Hold the crochet hook in your dominant hand and make a slip knot on hook.
- Lay your rope behind the metal ring and pull it through the center with your crochet hook.
- Once you pull the cording through there will be two loops on your crochet hook. Grab the rope with your crochet hook again and pull the cording through the two loops on the crochet hook.
- Continue around your metal ring until the ring is completely covered in rope.
- Once you fill your metal ring so there you cannot see any of the metal peeking through you will start your next row.
- Insert hook into center of the first chain stitch. Make sure you poke your crochet hook through the right chain.
- Crochet around in single crochet for two full rounds.
- Snip your rope and pass it through your last loop and pull gently. You can use a yarn needle and weave in your ends.
You can dye cotton macrame cording prior to using it for your coasters. These would look cute ombre, or dyed to match your home decor.
These also make cute homemade gifts for the coffee or tea lover in your life. Don't forget to grab our downloadable handmade tags for all your DIY gifts!
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