Crochet heart coasters tutorial

crochet heart coasters tutorial

These crochet heart coasters are our gift to you this Valentine’s Day. Hook them up as a mini gift for your Valentine or a friend with a little help from the humble granny square. Our good pal Mandy (@redagape on Insta) has adapted this versatile pattern to add a contrasting heart motif in the centre, finishing each coaster with tassels for a playful feel.

Make a set in your choice of yarn colours, or make one large version by adding an extra round in the granny style before adding your round of double crochets.

Materials

  • Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK, 100% Cotton, 50g/125m per ball, one ball each in Bubblegum Pink (451) (Yarn A), Daffodil Yellow (422) (Yarn B), Stormy Grey (405) (Yarn C)
  • 4mm (UK 8, US G/6) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Cardboard, 3.5 x 15cm (13/8 x 6″)
  • Washi tape

Tension 

Tension isn’t too important – just keep your stitches firm

Finished size 

Approx. 11cm (43/8“) square

Abbreviations (UK) 

st(s) stitch(es)

sp(s) space(s)

ch chain

ch-sp chain space

ss slip stitch

dc double crochet

tr treble

rep repeat

beg beginning

prev previous

magic ring to make a magic ring, hold the yarn in your hand and wrap working yarn around forefinger twice to create ring, slip ring off your finger and insert hook to pick up first st, ch1, then work the necessary sts for Round 1 and close the ring tightly by pulling the loose end

Tips

When changing yarn colours, pull the new yarn through the loop of the last stitch you made. Leave a generous length when cutting off to make weaving in the ends easier.

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Making your crochet heart coasters

Round 1

crochet heart coasters tutorial

using Yarn A, start with a magic ring, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr in ring, ch1, [3tr, ch1] three times in ring, ss into the top of beg ch3, pull ring tight [12tr, 4 1ch-sps]

Round 2

crochet heart coasters tutorial

ss into the next 2tr and into the corner 1ch-sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), (2tr, ch1, 3tr) all in the same 1ch-sp, * (3tr, ch1, 3tr) in the next 1ch-sp; rep from * twice more, ss into the top of beg ch3 [24tr, 4 1ch-sps]

Round 3

crochet heart coasters tutorial

ss into the next 2tr and into the 1ch-sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), (2tr, ch1, 3tr) all in the same 1ch-sp, join Yarn B, cut Yarn A, 3tr in the gap between the next two 3tr groups from the prev round, rejoin Yarn A, cut Yarn B, (3tr, ch1, 3tr) in corner 1ch-sp, 3tr in the gap between the next two groups of 3tr from the prev round, rejoin Yarn B, cut Yarn A, (3tr, ch1, 3tr) in corner 1ch-sp, rejoin Yarn A, cut Yarn B, 3tr in the gap between the next two groups of 3tr from the prev round, rejoin Yarn B, cut Yarn A, (3tr, ch1, 3tr) in the corner 1ch-sp, rejoin Yarn A, cut Yarn B, 3tr in the gap between the next two groups of 3tr from the prev round, ss into top of beg ch3 [36tr, 4 1ch-sps]

Round 4

crochet heart coasters tutorial

ss into the next 2tr and into the 1ch-sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), (2tr, ch1, 3tr) all in the same 1ch-sp, rejoin Yarn B, cut Yarn A, 3tr in the each of the next two gaps between the 3tr groups from the prev round (i.e. two groups of 3tr along the side), rejoin Yarn A, cut Yarn B, (3tr, ch1, 3tr) in corner 1ch-sp, 3tr in gap between the next two groups of 3tr from the prev round, rejoin Yarn B, cut Yarn A, 3tr in the next gap between the next two groups of 3tr from the prev round, (3tr, ch1, 3tr) in the corner 1ch-sp, 3tr in each of the next 2 gaps between the groups of 3tr from the prev round, (3tr, ch1, 3tr) in the corner 1ch-sp, 3tr in the gap between the next two groups of 3tr from the prev round, rejoin Yarn A, cut Yarn B, 3tr in the next gap between the two 3tr groups from the prev round, ss into top of beg ch3 and fasten off [48tr, 4 1ch-sps]

Round 5

crochet heart coasters tutorial

rejoin Yarn B in any corner 1ch-sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), (2tr, ch1, 3tr) in same 1ch-sp, 3tr in each of the next three gaps between the 3tr groups from the prev round, *(3tr, ch1, 3tr) in next corner 1ch-sp, 3tr in each of the next three gaps between the 3tr groups from the prev round; rep from * twice more, ss into top of beg ch3 and fasten off [60tr, 4 1ch-sps]

Round 6

crochet heart coasters tutorial

join Yarn C in any corner 1ch-sp, ch1 (does not count as st), *(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in 1ch-sp, 1dc in each st along the side; rep from * 3 more times, ss into beg dc and fasten off [19dc along each side]

Weave in the ends to finish.

Making the tassels

Step 1

crochet heart coasters tutorial

Cut a length of Yarn C the same length as the cardboard, and washi tape it along one long edge. Wrap Yarn C 10 times around the centre of the cardboard, widthways.

Step 2

crochet heart coasters tutorial

Remove the washi tape from the length of yarn, then tie the length in a knot around the wrapped yarn. Cut through the yarn loop at the base of the cardboard. Tie another piece of yarn around the loop, slightly down from the top knot, then trim off any loose ends to neaten. Repeat to make four tassels for each coaster.

Step 3

crochet heart coasters tutorial

Using a yarn needle and a length of Yarn C, sew the four tassels to your crochet heart coasters to finish. 

Ta dah!

crochet heart coaster tutorial

Your gorgeous crochet heart coasters are complete. Hook them up for Valentine’s Day but keep them around you home all year long. Take a snap of your finished crochet heart coasters and tag us in them on InstagramTwitter and Facebook. And, for more creative projects, subscribe to Mollie Makes.