Celtic Knot Coasters for Beginners
Crochet Coasters are some of the best projects to make for gifts! They are small and quick and very practical whether you like to drink hot or cold beverages. This free easy crochet coaster pattern is perfect for beginners – you only use the chain stitch and the single crochet stitch! I crocheted my Celtic Knot Coasters in Christmas colors but you can make these in any color you wish to go with your home decor.
Easy to Crochet
To make these crochet coasters all you need to do is make 2 crocheted cords of single crochet. Then you print out the FREE downloadable PDF diagram included below and follow along with the photos to weave the cords into the coaster. Lastly, you work some simple crochet stitches around the outside edge to finish off the Celtic Coasters.
Holiday Stashdown 2022
This free crochet coaster pattern is part of the 2022 Holiday Stashdown hosted by the Underground Crafter, Stitches n’ Scraps, Jessie at Home, The Stitchin’ Mommy and Oombawka Design – Thank you to these crochet bloggers for inviting me to be a part of this year’s stashbusting fun! Click on the names of their blogs to see all of their great crochet patterns. Click here to see ALL the patterns included in this year’s crochet-a-long – There are over 20 FREE giftable patterns that use a small amount of yarn and are quick to make. Plus, there are opportunities to win a bunch of free yarn and other fiber gadgets and goodies. (This is the last week of the stashdown but the giveaways are open until the end of the year – hurry!)
Christmas Ornament Bonus!
You can also use this pattern to create a simple Celtic Knot Ornament using a few craft supplies. Simply make Cord 1 and weave it into the Celtic Knot (without Cord 2). Secure the knot and glue it to a store-bought ornament shape. Add ribbons, sequins and other embellishments to make your ornament a one-of-a-kind gift for someone on your list. Easy peasy and so pretty!
Now that we know all the benefits of this fun project, let’s get started on the Celtic Knot Coasters!
Skill Level: Beginner
4″ x 4″ square
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Small amount of cotton yarn in 3 colors (Approximately 8 yds for Cord 1, 10 yds for Cord 2 and 5 yds for contrasting edging)
(For my coasters I used the I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby in Bright Green, Red and Parchment)
H/5mm hook (The hook shown in the photo above is an ergonomic hook by Hobby Lobby – I love the flower decorations on the side and how it feels in my hand)
Corkboard (approximately 6″ x 6″ square)
Coaster Pattern Notes:
First 2 cords are crocheted
Then these cords are woven together to form coaster
Lastly a simple edging is added in a contrasting color
Video Tutorial Available Now!
Now there is a video tutorial to go with this project – I take you step-by-step through each part of this crochet coaster pattern! If you need help with weaving the knot, then make sure to watch this video!
Abbreviations and Special Stitches:
Back bar of the Chain = When looking at the right side of a chain, you see many “V’s” and the chain looks like a braid. Turn the chain over and you see a series of bumps – it is in these bumps that you will work across the chain to produce a cord with even edges along both sides
Click here to watch a short video demonstrating this technique
Sc (Single Crochet) = Insert hk into stitch, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through both loops on hk
Join with sc (Join with Single Crochet) = With slip knot on hk, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp; YO, pull through both lps on hk
Back Loop Only = Insert hk through back loop of stitch only
Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique
Ch = chain
Hk = hook
YO = yarn over
St = stitch
Sp = space
Sk = skip
Lp = loop
Free Easy Crochet Coaster Pattern:
Special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above
Cord 1 is the color that appears at the center of the coaster; Cord 2 is woven along Cord 1 and appears around the outside edge
Cord 1 – Approximately 18″ long
Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in the 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Fasten off. (64 sc)
Cord 2 – Approximately 24″ long
Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in the 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Fasten off. (84 sc)
Weaving the Celtic Knot:
Remember, you can watch a video tutorial for this step here.
Pin knot diagram to corkboard. (see photo above in Weaving Supplies)
With Right Side of Cord 1 facing up, lay cord on top of diagram. Line up cord end (without yarn tails) at the large black asterisk on diagram and pin in place.
Continue to lay cord along the path of the knot following the arrows. Pin cord in place as you go.
Make sure to pass correctly over or under the cord as the diagram indicates.
With Right Side of Cord 2 facing up, lay Cord 2 alongside Cord 1 (right where Cord 1 started)
Continue to lay cord along the green path of the knot following the arrows. Pin cord in place as you go and pass over and under in the same way as you did for Cord 1
Pin all crossings and remove knot from corkboard.
Finishing the Celtic Knot Coaster:
Turn coaster so Right Side is facing down
Using yarn tails and yarn needle sew cord ends together
Then sew outer loops of Cord 1 and Cord 2 together with a whipstitch – see photo showing stitching in a contrasting color – You would use a matching color and be careful stitching does not show on the Right Side of project
With contrasting color join with sc in the back loop only where 2 outer loops meet (shown by white arrow in photo above); Continuing to work in the back loop only, sc in each st around outer edge of all 4 loops on the Celtic Knot. Fasten off. (Do not join with slip stitch)
Using yarn needle and yarn tails join last sc with first sc of edging round
Weave in ends and ta-da! Your Celtic Knot Coaster is complete 🙂
I hope you enjoyed making this free easy crochet coaster pattern. I love how my Celtic Knot Coasters turned out. I look forward to making them in different colors so they can be used around our house for other seasons and occasions. And if you want to make a bunch of these I recommend crocheting several of the cords first so you have many ready to be woven together at once. The more you weave, the easier and faster it will get.
If you like the design of this Celtic Knot, I have 3 other free crochet patterns using different versions of this same knot – The Celtic Shimmer Mandala, the Killarney Hot Pad and the Celtic Knot Pin.
And remember you can find more Christmas patterns here.
Thank you for stopping by – Happy crocheting!
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