Super simple crocheted coasters with rows of color applied on the surface, also with a crochet hook, are so fun to make! I haven't actually crocheted coasters in the past, as I don't have much use for them, but I realized that they would be a useful gift for a certain loved one who does have an antique wooden breakfast table. So these simple coasters were born, and sent off and I've already made another set for myself, which I'll share with you soon.
Any you know what? I've realized that sometimes making simple acts of drinking a hot drink for example into something a little special with the addition of a coaster, is a wonderful way to transform simple moments into special ones. So I'm now sold on the whole crocheted coaster thing! And how is that for more excuses to crochet?
While guage is certainly not important when crocheting coasters, I do think that the resulting size is— either too big or too little makes the whole thing just a bit awkward, so do get the size right! My coasters measure 4 !/2" in diameter, which I find to be a nice size— big enough to enjoy looking at the coaster when the mug is resting on it, but not too big that it starts to look like a doily.
Crocheted Coasters With Striped Top Stitching Pattern: