The L’il Bit Kitsch Coasters are a super cute crochet coaster design that is quick and easy to whip up and will add some whimsy to your or another’s coffee break.
Perfect for gifting or market stall stock, or a cute little addition to your personal coffee table, desk, or reading nook.

Pattern Details

  • Recommended Yarn: DK / 8 ply / Cat. 3 weight yarn or  Worsted / 10 ply / Cat. 4 weight yarn ~10-15g / 0.4-0.5Oz per coaster. Any fibre / yarn that is easy to wash and does not readily pill (such as cotton, cotton blends, easy wash wool, and non-pill acrylic). Refer to Appendix 1 and Ravelry pattern listing for example projects.
  • Hook Size: Use yarn label instructions as a guide for selecting hook size. Swatch to determine the optimal hook size for your tension.
  • Coaster Size: Varies with weight of chosen yarn / number of petals constructed: ~ 12-15cm / 4.7-5.9” in diameter from petal to petal.
  • Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate.
  • Stitch Terminology: US. Refer to Abbreviations and Special Stitch Instructions.
  • Gauge: Specific gauge not required / not important for this item.
  • Pattern Synopsis: Constructed in the round, commencing with a DC circle. Rounds 2 to 5 construct the textured circle. Rounds 6 and 7 construct the flower petals. The pattern includes instructions for making 8, 10, or 12 petals. For the basic coaster design three petal options are included: standard petals (this blog), thicker petals (Ravelry), or taller petals (Ravelry). An additional textured petal design is included in the Ravelry pattern pdf.
  • Social Media Share: Please tag me @TheCrochetFix and Hash Tag your projects #LilBitKitschCoasters.

This is an original pattern by Farrah Jane Tate. You are welcome to sell products you have made using my patterns; however, I ask that you refer to the exact name of my pattern somewhere in the text of your listing. You may not copy, re-publish, sell, distribute, translate without permission, or claim my photos or patterns as your own in any way.  Please note: If you have downloaded this pattern from a site other than Ravelry, Love Crafts, Etsy, or my personal blog, you may not have the most current version. Please visit one of these sites to download an official, version-controlled copy.

Abbreviations

  • Beg = Beginning.
  • BpDC = Back Post Double Crochet (constructed around the back of the stitch post (instead of in the top two loops of the stitch, as for standard DC)).
  • BpSC = Back Post Single Crochet (constructed around the back of the stitch post (instead of in the top two loops of the stitch, as for standard SC)).
  • Ch = Chain.
  • DC = Double Crochet.
  • Fin = Finishing.
  • MC = Magic Circle.
  • SC = Single Crochet.
  • Sk = Skip.
  • Sp = Space.
  • Sl St = Slip Stitch.
  • St = Stitch.
  • TR = Triple Crochet. Refer to Special Stitch Instructions.

Special Stitch Instructions

TR: Yarn over hook twice, insert hook through st, yarn over hook, pull through a loop, yarn over hook, pull through two loops on hook (three loops remaining), yarn over hook, pull through two loops on hook (two loops remaining), yarn over hook, pull through remaining two loops on hook.

Invisible Join*: Remove loop from hook, insert hook from back to front through both loops of st join is to be made in, put removed loop back on hook, pull loop through st (from front to back), gently pull yarn end to tighten join.

* Sl St can be substituted if preferred, however the invisible join will provide a better finish.

Tips

  • The coasters can be made with 8, 10 or 12 petals. The greater the petal number, the larger the resultant diameter of the coasters.
  • For 8 ply yarn it is recommended that 10 or 12 petals are made (depending on the thickness of the brand of the specific chosen brand of yarn).
  • For 10 ply yarn it is recommended that 8 or 10 petals are made (depending on the thickness of the specific chosen brand of yarn).

Pattern Instructions

Note:

  • To make coasters with 8 petals work 8 DC in Round 1. To make coasters with 10 petals work 10 DC in Round 1. To make coasters with 12 petals work 12 DC in Round 1.
  • Beg Ch 1 / Ch 2 and fin Invisible Join / Sl St do not count as a st for st count purposes.
  • At the end of each of the first four rounds, push the beg Ch 2 towards the back of the circle so that it is less visible on the right side of the coaster.
  • * * represents a st sequence that is to be repeated the number of times specified by the pattern instructions, with the repeat is listed as ‘(<8 petal repeat number>, <10 petal repeat number>, <12 petal repeat number>) times in total’.
  • St count follows each round instructions, with these provided per petal number as (<8 petal st count> / <10 petal st count> / <12 petal st count>).
  • Construct only one of Round 6A, Round 6B or Round 6C.
  • Photos of each completed round (10 petal example) are provided in Appendix 3 in the Ravelry pattern.

Beg Circle: Leaving a beg yarn tail of ~5-7cm/~2-2.8in, make a circle, either using a MC, or Ch 3-4 and Sl St into first Ch.

Round 1 – DC: Ch 2, 8 DC/10 DC/12 DC over beg circle, Invisible Join into first DC (sk beg Ch 2). (8 DC / 10 DC / 12 DC)

Round 2 – BpDC & DC: Ch 2, BpDC around first DC, DC in sp between first and second DC st posts (refer to Appendix 2 for st location), *BpDC around next DC, DC in sp between previous and next DC st posts (refer to Appendix 2 for st location)* (6, 8, 10) times in total, BpDC around last DC, DC in sp between last DC st post and beg Ch 2, Invisible Join into first BpDC (sk Ch 2). (8 BpDC, 8 DC / 10 BpDC, 10 DC / 12 BpDC, 12 DC)

Round 3 – BpDC & DC: Ch 2, BpDC around first two DCs, DC in sp between second and third DC st posts, *BpDC around next two DCs, DC in sp between previous and next DC st posts* (6, 8, 10) times in total, BpDC around last two DCs, DC in sp between last DC st post and beg Ch 2, Invisible Join into first BpDC (sk Ch 2). (16 BpDC, 8 DC / 20 BpDC, 10 DC / 24 BpDC, 12 DC)

Round 4 – BpDC & DC: Ch 2, BpDC around first three DCs, DC in sp between third and fourth DC st posts, *BpDC around next three DCs, DC in sp between previous and next DC st posts* (6, 8, 10) times in total, BpDC around last three DCs, DC in sp between last DC st post and beg Ch 2, Invisible Join into first BpDC (sk Ch 2). (24 BpDC, 8 DC / 30 BpDC, 10 DC / 36 BpDC, 12 DC)

Round 5 – BpSC: Ch 1, BpSC around each st in the round (omitting Ch 2 from previous round), Invisible Join into first BpSC (sk Ch 1). (32 BpSC / 40 BpSC / 48 BpSC)

Round 6 Option A – Standard Petals (Burnt Orange and Acid Yellow coloured coaster examples): Ch 3, TR in first BpSC, 2 TR in next BpSC, TR in next BpSC, Ch 3, Sl St into same BpSC that previous TR was made, SC in next BpSC, *Sl St into next BpSC, Ch 3, TR in same BpSC that previous Sl St was made, 2 TR in next BpSC, TR in next BpSC, Ch 3, Sl St into same BpSC that previous TR was made, SC in next BpSC* (7, 9, 11) times in total, Sl St into first BpSc from previous round (that first TR was made in). (8 petals, 8 SC / 10 petals, 10 SC / 12 petals, 12 SC)

Pattern Support

Pattern support is available via thecrochetfix Facebook page.

Pattern Versioning

Version Date Comments
0.1 – 0.2 23/02/2022 Initial draft.
0.3 06/02/2022 Corrections and enhancements from testing.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to the following testers for your efforts in testing this coaster design – your help is most appreciated:

  • Shannon Maughan – (@the.crafty.runner on IG, thecraftyrunner on Ravelry)
  • Tania Barry – (@shewgirl1 on IG, shewgirl on Ravelry)
  • Kelly Reynolds – (@mymummymadethis on IG and FB, MyMummyMadeThisShop on Etsy, Kellylour on Ravelry)
  • Karla Der – (@madebykarla on IG, @madebykarlacrochet on FB, Madebykarla on Ravelry)
  • Heidi Hirnich – (@handmadeheavenau on IG, handmadeheavenaus on Etsy, HandmadeHeavenAu on Ravelry)
  • Cathryn – (@burli_makes on IG, Burli on Ravelry)
  • Emma-Joy Gilbert – (@handmadeonahook on IG and FB, Em-J87 on Ravelry)
  • Jesse St Clair Smith – (@anchored.makers on IG, Anchored Makers – St. Clair Creations on FB, anchoredmakers on Ravelry)
  • Beth Brady – (@_coffeeyarn_ on IG)
  • Christine Neely Starr – (@itsmechristy_s on IG)

Appendix 2 – DC St Location (rounds 2 to 4)

The images below show the location of the first DC (1a and 1b), and the location of the subsequent DC (2a and 2b), in Round 2. The same DC location applies for the entirety of Round 2, and for Rounds 3 and 4.

1a) Location to work first DC indicated by red arrow. DC should be made in the gap or space between the first and second DC st posts from the previous round (indicated by the black arrows).

1b) First DC worked.

2a) Location to work subsequent DC indicated by red arrow (between st posts indicated by black arrows).

2b) Subsequent DC worked

Appendix 1 – Example Projects

Burnt Orange coaster (12 petals):

  • Yarn: 9g / 0.3Oz of 4 Seasons Cocoon non-pill acrylic (8 Ply) in Nude.
  • Hook: 3.75mm / F.
  • Round 1 st count: 12 DC.
  • Petal Type: Standard (Round 6A).
  • Size: ~12cm / 4.7” in diameter (from petal tip to petal tip).

Mushroom coaster (12 petals):

  • Yarn: 14g / 0.5Oz of Cleckheaton Country Wool (8 Ply) in Almond.
  • Hook: 3.75mm / F.
  • Round 1 st count: 12 DC.
  • Petal Type: Wide (Round 6C).
  • Size: ~12cm / 4.7” in diameter (from petal tip to petal tip).

Multi-coloured coasters (Tumeric and Amethyst) (12 petals):

  • Yarn: 11 g / 0.4Oz (each) of 4 Seasons Flinders Cotton (8 Ply).
  • Hook: 3.75mm / F.
  • Round 1 st count: 12 DC.
  • Petal Type: Tall (Round 6B).
  • Size: ~13cm / 5.1” in diameter (from petal tip to petal tip).

Acid Yellow coasters (12 petals):

  • Yarn: 9 g / 0.3Oz (each) of Panda Carnival acrylic (8 Ply).
  • Hook: 3.75mm / F.
  • Round 1 st count: 12 DC.
  • Petal Type: Standard (Round 6A).
  • Size: ~12cm /4.7” in diameter (from petal tip to petal tip).