Patriotic Crochet Coasters

3 Patriotic Crochet Coasters laying on a light brown wooden surface with some flowers and glass of cold water - each coaster is crocheted in red, white and blue

Patriotic Crochet Coasters

These Patriotic Crochet Coasters are the perfect addition to your next Memorial Day or July 4th barbecue – they make a great decoration and help soak up the condensation from a cold drink on a hot day! My birthday is around July 4th and I have always loved the colors red, white and blue 😊 – I love how they look so bright and festive. Plus, they remind me to be thankful for our country and for those who serve every day. Have you ever crocheted in the patriotic colors? I highly recommend it! I loved working with the cotton yarn I found at Hobby Lobby and enjoyed changing the placement for each color. Which version do you like the best?

All the variations of the Patriotic Crochet Coaster in various sizes and patriotic colors

Stitches You’ll Need to Know

This patriotic crochet pattern uses mostly basic stitches and has a similar look to a granny-square with just 5 rounds! You’ll need to know the chain, double crochet, single crochet and half double crochet. The fun eye-catching round is the one with several puff stitches in them – these are easy to make and add the perfect texture and thickness to help protect your table. Plus, there are some cluster stitches included as well.

Red, white and blue crocheted stars on light brown wooden background - these stars are made with only 2 rounds of crochet

Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

If you are not sure how to do the above mentioned stitches, have no fear! There is a complete step-by-step video tutorial here (or scroll down to see it) in which I show you how to do each round, how to make the puff stitch and how to even create a smaller and quicker version of this Patriotic Crochet Coaster pattern. I think the smaller stars would look great strung on a garland or appliqued onto a summer top.

Skill Level: Easy

Measurements: 5 ½” across (from point to point)

Supplies needed for the crochet coaster project - red, white and blue cotton yarn balls, tapestry needle, scissors and example stars

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Size 3 (DK weight) Cotton yarn  – 1 skein of each color

(I used Fundamental Cotton from www.hobbylobby.com in Lipstick Red, White and Blue – one skein of each color will make several coasters)

F (3.75mm) Clover crochet hook

Jumbo Tapestry needle

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Special Stitches and Abbreviations:

2 dc CL (2 Double Crochet Cluster) =(YO, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hk) 2 times; YO, pull through all 3 lps on hk

3 dc CL (3 Double Crochet Cluster) = (YO, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 2 lps on hk) 3 times; YO, pull through all 4 lps on hk

PUFF st = YO, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a loop ½” long) 5 times; YO, pull through 9 loops on hk; YO, pull through last 2 lps on hk

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook

Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook

Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice

Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook

YO (yarn over)

Hk (hook)

Lp (loop)

Ch (chain)

St (stitch)

Sp (space)

More Patriotic crochet coaster variations shown in red, white and blue but in different orders

Notes:

Star is created with 3 colors and a variety of crochet stitches in a traditional granny square-style

Project is worked in the round

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Instructions for the Patriotic Crochet Coasters:

Special stitches are written in bold, italicized and highlighted text and defined above

Round 1 completed in red yarn with pink crochet hook

Round 1: 

With Color A ch 3, 2 dc CL in 3rd ch from hook; (ch 3, 3 dc CL in same ch) four times ending with ch 3, sl st in top of 1st cluster. (5 petals and 5 ch-3 sps)

Round 2 completed in red yarn with pink crochet hook

Round 2: 

[(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; sl st in top of next cluster] around ending with sl st in sl st that ended Round 1. Fasten off. (5 points)

**If you would like to make the smaller star, stop after Round 2 and then work a sl st in each st around. Fasten off.**

Starting Round 3 with white yarn

**Remember if you need some help with the Special Stitches, you can watch my video tutorial here: https://youtu.be/kz8i7zNyGQM **

Round 3: 

With Color B sl st in any center dc to right of any ch-3 sp – see photo above; (If left-handed, then sl st in any center dc to left of any ch-3 sp – see arrow in photo above); ch 2, PUFF st in same st; [ch 1, (PUFF st, ch 3, PUFF st) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sk next dc, PUFF st in next dc, sk next dc and next sl st, sk next dc, PUFF st in next st] around ending with sl st in top of 1st cluster. Fasten off. (20 Puff sts)

Showing beginning puff stitches with white yarn for the Patriotic Crochet Coaster

Round 4:  

With Color C join with sl st in any ch-3 sp; (ch 2, 2 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in same sp;*[ch 1, sk next puff st, 2 hdc in next ch-1 sp (bet puff sts); ch 1, sk next puff st, sl st in next sp, ch 1, sk next puff, 2 hdc in next sp; ch 1,* (3 hdc, ch 3, 3 hdc) in next ch-3 sp] around 4 times; Next work * to * one time and join with sl st to top of ch-2.

Completed Patriotic Crochet Coaster with red in the center, then white for the puff stitches and dark blue for the last 2 rounds

Round 5: 

Ch 1, sc in same st and in each of next 2 sts; *[(sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-3 sp; sc in each of next 3 hdcs; sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in each of next 2 hdcs, sc in next ch-1 sp, sl st in same sp sl st from prev. round worked in, sc in next ch-1 sp; sc in each of next 2 hdcs, sc in next ch-1 sp,* sc in each of next 3 hdcs] around 4 times; Next work * to * one time and join with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off.

Finishing the Patriotic Crochet Coasters:

Weave in all ends

Optional: Wet block each coaster

(Wet star with cold water so soaked through -Press out excess water with a clean towel

Lay out star on dry towel and flat surface pulling out spaces and stitches so lay flat and evenly;  

Optional: Place corkboard under towel and pin star taut at points – Let dry completely)

The Patriotic Crochet Coasters shown with a glass of water and the view from above them - flowers are also in the photo

Your Patriotic Crochet Coaster is Complete!

Now your Patriotic Crochet Coaster is complete and ready to use at your next patriotic barbecue! 😊

I can’t decide which color order I like best. Another fun patriotic project that you can make with these stars is a “star wand” – just stiffen one star and secure it to a 12″ wooden dowel with some pretty red, white, blue and silver ribbon hanging down. (Click here to watch a video tutorial on how to stiffen your crochet projects) Little girls love wands like this and would have fun waving it during a Memorial or July 4th Parade! If you have any other ideas for these stars, please add it to the comments below so we can all be inspired.

Remember, you can see my FREE crochet patterns here and if you would like more patriotic crochet patterns check out my Patriotic Plarn Banner and the Stars and Stripes Sparkle Mandala patterns.

Don’t forget to pin the image below to your Pinterest board so you don’t forget where you found this project.

Thank you for stopping by – Happy crocheting!

Jennifer

Long pinterest image showing one star coaster and then the set of them with a glass of water

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