Add a DIY element to your dining room decor with the Sunrise Coaster, a FREE crochet pattern designed for the Crochet Academy.
I recently moved into my first home, and I have the insatiable urge to put my crafty touch on everything. I set my sights on my bare dining table when a lightbulb went off. After making these three Sunrise Coasters, I couldn’t stop. And you won’t be able to either! Give them a go with this free crochet pattern.
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Easy Crochet Coaster Pattern
The Crochet Academy is all about learning to crochet and feeling proud of your progress. What better way to practice your new crochet skills than with a quick and easy crochet coaster pattern like the Sunrise Coaster?! In just one pattern, you get to practice basic stitches, working in the round, increasing, and vital finishing steps.
I’m obsessed with the Sunrise Coaster because of how fast they are to make. After memorizing this beginner-friendly crochet coaster pattern, I started cranking them out while watching a few true-crime docs on Netflix. Before I knew it, I had one in every color to mix and match on my dining room table.
The Best Cotton for Your Crochet Coaster
Cotton has long held the crown as the best material for home decor projects like coasters, washcloths, and dish towels. It’s absorbent, inexpensive, and easy to find in many colors. With so many new cotton-based yarns entering the market every year, crocheters have their pick of beautiful options to play with.
I’ve become quite partial to Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton for my crochet coaster projects. 24/7 Cotton first debuted in 2016 and has been used for everything from home decor to clothing and accessories ever since. This yarn comes in lots of gorgeous, rich colors and is available from many of my favorite retailers like JOANN, Amazon, and on the Lion Brand Website.
Sunrise Coater Details
Fall in love with the adorable Sunrise Coaster. Crocheters of every skill level will appreciate this quick crochet coaster pattern, worked in the round and finished with a sweet scalloped border. Make your coaster set in solid colors, or play around with changing color each round for a truly unique project.
- Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, 1 skein makes 7-8 coasters
- 4.5mm crochet hook (like this one)
- Tapestry needle
- Blocking supplies (learn more about blocking crochet projects in this post)
About 5.25 inches measured end to end across the center
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
MR = magic ring (learn it here!)
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip
Sl St = slip stitch
St(s) = stitch(es)
-Starting ch-2 counts as a dc throughout the pattern.
-This pattern uses crochet shorthand. “2dc” means to place 2 double crochet stitches into the same stitch.
-Be diligent about counting your stitches at the end of each round. This style of working in the round prevents an obvious seam at the join, but can make it tricky to know where to place the last stitch. When you complete a round, count your stitches to ensure a proper count.
Sunrise Coaster Pattern
Let’s make the Sunrise Coaster together! Follow along with this stitch-by-stitch tutorial:
ROUND 1: In MR, ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc 11, close ring, join with a slip stitch into the dc after the ch-2. DO NOT TURN. (12 dc)
ROUND 2: Ch 2, 2dc in the st at base of ch, 2dc in each st around to last st, 1 dc in last st, join with a slip stitch into the dc after the ch-2. (24 dc)
ROUND 3: Ch 2, 2dc in st at base of ch, dc in next st, (2dc in next st, dc in next st) around to last 2 sts, 2dc in next st, sk last st, join with a slip stitch into the dc after the ch-2. (36 dc)
ROUND 4: Ch 2, 2dc in st at base of ch, dc in each of the next 2 sts, (2dc in next st, dc in each of the next 2 sts) around to last 3 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next st, sk last st, join with a slip stitch into the dc after the ch-2. (48 dc)
ROUND 5: Ch 1, sc in st at base of ch, sk 1, 5dc in next st, sk 1, (sc in next st, sk 1, 5dc in next st, sk 1) around, join with a sl st in the first sc of the round. Fasten off.
FINISHING: Weave in all ends. If your coaster is laying flat, there is no need to block it. If there is cupping or bunching, gently steam your coaster with a steam iron or garment steamer. Dry on a blocking board or pressed between two heavy books.
In the blink of an eye, your Sunrise Coaster is all done! I can already sense how marvelous of a job you did. Pat yourself on the back, and grab something cold and delicious to rest atop your brand new crochet coaster.
Even more FREE home DIY crochet patterns:
1 // Half Moon Washcloth LINK
2 // Mocha Ripple Afghan LINK
3 // Jessie Stash Basket LINK