Looking for a quick and adorable crochet coaster pattern to put your drinks on? Then these cute tapestry crochet cactus coasters are perfect for you! With this free crochet pattern, I combined two things I love: tapestry crochet and cacti. By putting the two together, it made these beautiful coasters!
These coasters would be perfect to hold those ice cold drinks during the summer, or the piping hot cups of coffee or tea that you drink in the cold months. I want to make enough to go throughout all of my home! It’s an easy crochet pattern that you could whip up in no time.
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What’s great about these coasters is that you can use any scrap yarn that you have lying around. They don’t use very much yarn to make, so if you don’t want to buy any new skeins of yarn and just use what’s in your yarn stash then you can easily do that! I used some Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn to make these, but another great option would be a cotton yarn if you are making these for the warm months. Lion Brand 24/7, Lily’s Sugar and Cream, or Bernat Handicrafter yarn would be some other great yarn options to make these.
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- Size J 6mm crochet hook
- Yarn Weight 4, Worsted Weight Yarn in:
- Main Color – 20 yards
- Second Color – 10 yards
- Third Color – 10 yards
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- R = Row
- Ch = chain
- Sc = single crochet
- dec = decrease
- MC = main color
- 2ndC = second color
- 3rdC = third color
- Dc = double crochet
- This pattern uses tapestry crochet to create the cactus on the coaster. For a step by step tutorial on how to do tapestry crochet, see my Easy Guide to Tapestry Crochet here.
- This pattern includes color changes.
- The edging made in the third color is added to the coaster after completing the main coaster, and is optional.
- If you are using the grid, the pattern starts in the bottom right and goes to the left, followed by going from left to right when you are doing the wrong side.
Pattern Color Chart
Color Chart Key:
White squares = Main Color
Green squares = Second Color
Grey squares = no stitches
R 1: (MC) ch 10, starting in second ch from hook, (MC) sc 9
R 2: ch 1, turn, (MC) sc 2 in first sc, sc 7, sc 2 in last st
R 3: ch 1, turn, (MC) sc 2 in first sc, sc 2, (2nd C) 5 sc, (MC) sc 2, sc 2 in last sc
R 4: ch 1, turn, (MC) sc 2 in first sc, sc 3, (2nd C) 5 sc, (MC) sc 3, sc 2 in last sc
R 5: ch 1, turn, (MC) sc 2, (2ndC) sc 8, (MC) sc 5
R 6: ch 1, turn, (MC) sc 5, (2ndC) sc 8, (MC) sc 2
R 7: ch 1, turn, (MC) sc 2, (2ncC) sc 2, (MC) sc 1, (2ndC) sc 8, (MC) sc 2
R 8: ch 1, turn, (MC) sc 2, (2ndC) sc 8, (Mc) sc 1, (2ndC) sc 2, (MC) sc 2
R 9: ch 1, turn, (MC) sc 5, (2ndC) sc 5, (MC) sc 1, (2ndC) sc 2, (MC) sc 2
R 10: ch 1, turn, (MC) sc 2, (2ndC) sc 2, (MC) sc 1, (2ndC) sc 5, (MC) sc 5
R 11: ch 1, turn, (MC) sc 5, (2nd C) sc 5, (MC) sc 5
R 12: ch 1, turn, (MC) dec 1, (MC) sc 3, (2nd C) sc 5, (MC) sc 3, (MC) dec 1
R 13: ch 1, turn, (MC) dec 1, (MC) sc 3 (2ndC) sc 3, (MC) sc 3, (MC) dec 1
The rest of the coaster is worked just using the Main Color (MC).
R 14: ch 1, turn, dec 1, sc 7, dec 1
R 15: ch 1, turn, sc 9
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
1.To make the shell stitch edging around the coaster, slip stitch with the first color through one of the bottom corners.
2. Chain 1
3. Sc 1 in the same stitch you slip stitched in.
4. Skip 1, dc in next st
5. dc 4 more stitches in that same stitch
6. Skip 1, sc 1 in next st. Repeat steps 4-6 10 more times till you reach the first shell stitch you made. Then fasten off and weave in ends.
I hope you love this coaster pattern as much as I do! It’s such a quick project to make that I’m sure I’ll be making all sorts of color combinations. If you make any coasters, be sure to tag me @eclairemakery on Instagram so that I can share them! I can’t wait to see what you make!