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Easy Beginner Basic Single Crochet Coaster

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This simple coaster can be made by a crochet beginner, yet is still nice enough for an advanced crocheter to make as well. It is a single crochet square made in rows, with a border around it. There is a video and chart to help, making this a great learning project.

These coasters work very nicely with my Stripy Single Crochet Placemat.

Basic Single Crochet Coaster
Free Crochet Pattern
Beginner Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

4” square

Tahki Cotton Classic

US 6/G/4.00 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge

20 sts x 24 rows in a 4” square of sc

Other Supplies:
Yarn needle

Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sc ~ single crochet
sl st ~ slip stitch

Getting Started:
When working the center of this pattern in rows, the rows are not started with a ch. Just make the first sc in the first stitch, no starting ch is needed.

Here is a video showing the whole pattern:


Row 1: Ch 16, turn, sc in the second ch from the hook and in each remaining ch across. (15 sc)

Row 2 ~ 16: Turn, sc in each sc across.

Change color
Border Round 1: * (Sc, ch 2, sc) in corner, 13 sc along side, repeat from * around, sl st to top of first sc to join. (15 sc on each side)

Border Round 2: Sl st into ch-2 sp, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 corner space, sc in each sc along side, repeat from * around, sl st to top of first sc to join ~ or ~ do not slip stitch to join, and just clip the yarn and finish off as in the video. (17 sc on each side)

Clip yarn and weave in ends.

Here is a chart of the pattern:


9 thoughts on “Easy Beginner Basic Single Crochet Coaster”

  1. Thank you so much for showing your “Basic Single Crochet Coaster” it was the simplest and easiest to follow video I have seen. I bought the same yarn you have in your video and was able to follow your instructions perfectly. I really hope you make more videos!:)

  2. I just love this pattern and these coasters, Jessie! I made a big one for my husband and he says it’s the best he’s ever had. He likes that he doesn’t have to worry about setting his mug or soda can down on the edge, risking a spill. He also loves how it absorbs the condensation and that it doesn’t stick to his drinks when he picks them up.

    In my experience, circle coasters tend to want to curl but these don’t. I’m not very experienced in crocheting so I love videos but am learning to read the instructions, too…and having both is really handy and sometimes essential! The edges on this coaster is where I needed the video.

    I made two coasters before I tried your suggestion of not adding that chain before starting a new row. What a difference that makes!! I highly recommend it to anyone that doesn’t do it already. I haven’t done a lot of single crochet stuff before so I can’t help but wonder if this is a rule I should always do for this stitch. I’m sure it isn’t a universal rule and would never try it on a double crochet, etc.

    Anyway, I just had to thank you for sharing this pattern with us and the video, too!

    • Thank you! It’s always my goal to make my patterns very user friendly.

      For stitches taller than sc, you often need some sort of starting chain, but there are a few “hacks” that can be used as well.

  3. This was AWESOME! You’re square coasters were exactly what I was looking for! Is there a pattern for the place mats as well? I can wing it if there isn’t a pattern 😀

  4. Hi, I am Shawna from Idaho, I would like to use this pattern and chart to teach 4 neighbor girls to crochet. I would like your permission. I will give them a copy of the pattern and chart with your website url. I do a podcast, I will only show the finished project and link your url. Thanks Shawna

    Podcast – Sewwebbofyarn

    • Normally I ask that you pay for each PDF you would be giving, but as you’re not just giving them away willy-nilly (I love that phrase!) or getting paid, but teaching our next generation, I’d say giving them a print-out with my link is just fine. Please do share just the link and finished project on your podcast, and please share a link to your podcast with me, as I would love to watch! 🙂


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