Tutorial: Swirl Drink Coasters

free crochet pattern crochet coasters

Realizing the iced drink you’re enjoying is leaving water on the coffee table is never a fun experience!  These drink coasters are the perfect decorative way to keep your furniture and counters looking nice. They work for hot and cold drinks, and you could even make them in different colors to match the season! Since there’s no gauge, you can make them in any size yarn you like, and they would be a perfect stash-buster project.

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Abbreviations used: 

sc = single crochet 

ch = chain

inc = sc 2 in the same st

sl st = slip stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

A = color A

B = color B

Helpful hints: 

  • If needed, you can adjust the number of inc sts in each row as you go to keep the coaster flat. 



With A, ch 2

5 sc in second ch from hook, join B and sc 1 into same chain, ignoring the first loop of color A.  

Carefully remove the hook from the color A loop, so only the B loop is left on the hook.  

With B, inc in each of the next 5 sts.  The 5th st you sc into should be the last st of A. 

Remove the hook from B and place the A loop back on the hook. 

With A, *inc, sc 1* and repeat from * to * until the last B st is worked 

Continue alternating between colors A and B, increasing the number of sc between each inc by one each row (ie *sc 3, inc* then *sc 4, inc* and so on) and ending with an A row.  When the coaster is as large as you want it, place both loops back on the hook as shown. 

Yarn over with A and pull through both loops. Sc 1, and sl st in next st.  

Cut the yarn and pull through the loop on the hook to secure.  Weave in the ends securely on the back side. 

This coffee mug is actually a tiny one 🙂

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and your furniture will thank you! If you’re on Instagram, I would love to see your finished coasters! You can use #yarnhasmyheart to share your creations, and tag @yarn_has_my_heart in your photos.  

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