Although hearts are typically linked with Valentine’s Day, you can make these adorable crochet heart coaster to accent your decor and use them all year.
Alternatively, if you enjoy decorating for Valentine’s Day, break out the red and pink and make a stack of themed coasters. In any case, these heart coasters are both attractive and useful.
Keep scrolling for more information and the free crochet heart coaster design.
Cute Crochet Heart Coaster Tutorial
I had prototype hearts strewn around my desk while working on the Heart Crochet Tea Towel Topper pattern.
When there are small crochet motifs lying around, they seem to wind up being repurposed as coasters, which is exactly what occurred with these hearts.
I knew I didn’t want to produce coasters in traditional Valentine’s colors since I wanted you to perceive them as something you could use in your regular decor. Isn’t it simple to visualize red hearts?
So I chose a more neutral and popular color pattern, and I really like how they turned out. It is now easy to envision them as part of any decor and as gifts for any occasion.
Crochet Yarn for Heart Coaster Pattern
I’ve made coasters out of yarn other than cotton in the past, but cotton is still my favorite. While I am not concerned about placing a cup hot enough to melt acrylic yarn, I prefer to use cotton around anything hot.
Cotton is also extremely absorbent, so it not only protects your surfaces from hot drinks but also absorbs condensation from cold drinks. My desk coasters are also regularly utilized to mop up my little, unavoidable drips and spills.
I chose I Love This Cotton yarn for this heart-shaped coaster pattern, which is a worsted weight yarn that is 100 percent cotton and machine washable and dryable.
This pattern should work with any worsted-weight cotton yarn, such as Lily Sugar ‘n Cream.
Crochet Coaster Hearts
Let us now discuss about the hearts themselves. The first two rounds of the hearts are the same as the first two rounds of the little crochet heart design, which includes a step-by-step pictorial tutorial. (There are three different sizes of hearts in the Quick Crochet Hearts Design post, so make sure you’re looking for the little crochet heart pattern.)
After the first two rounds, you’ll make two more rounds of double crochets, for a total of four rounds on the heart. They’re coming along rapidly, especially because there aren’t any special stitches.
BUT, let’s get back to that periphery. It takes some time. It truly does, and there is no getting around it. I’m sure some of you are much faster at adding and sculpting fringe than I am, but I believe it will take you longer to add the fringe than it did to crochet the hearts.
BUT, I believe it is entirely worthwhile. The fringe elevates this from a Valentine heart coaster crochet pattern to a heart coaster you’d use whenever and wherever you want in your home. It’s also soft. So delicate.
Crochet Heart Coaster Sizes
These crochet coasters are quite large, especially with the fringe. The process of adding the fringe pulls and stretches the heart, causing it to grow even larger than if it had never been inserted in the first place.
If you want smaller coasters, try a smaller hook and tighten your tension, or stop at round 3. Your coaster will most likely be an inch smaller all around, but that may be just right for you. Plus, if you stop at round three, you’ll have less fringe to add. (I’m just keeping an eye out for you.)
Crochet Heart Coaster Pattern
- US size 7, 4.5 mm crochet hook
I Really Like This Cotton (#4) Medium weight cotton yarn (180yds/165m, 3.5 oz/100g)- 0.4 ounce samples in Antique Cream, Gold, Warm Blush, and Bruschetta
Yarn needle with a large eye
- ch(s): chain(s)
- hdc(s): half double crochet
- sl st: slip stitch
- dc(s): double crochet(s)
- tr(s): treble crochet(s)
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sc(s): single crochet(s)
- sp: space
Gauge: Gauge is not important.
Finished dimensions are roughly 4″ broad and 3″ tall without fringe and 6′′ wide and 5′′ tall with fringe.
Rows 2-4 will not be started with a chain.
Instructions for Crocheting a Heart Coaster
Begin with a magical ring.
- Round 1: ch 1, hdc 8 in ring, tighten to close, join with a sl st to first hdc (8)
- Round 2: skip 1st hdc, (dc, 3 tr, dc) in the next st, sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts, (dc, 3 tr, dc) in the next st, join with sl st to the first skipped hdc. (18)
- Round 3: dc in 1st st, 2 dc in next st, 4 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, (dc, tr, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, 4 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in last st, join with a sl st to 1st dc (35)
- Round 4: skip 1st dc, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, 2 dc in next 3 stitches, dc in next 8 sts, (dc, 2 tr, dc) in tr, dc in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next 3 stitches, 3 dc in next st, 2 dc in the next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, sk last dc, join with a sl st (50)
Adding the fringe:
- Cut 100 pieces of fringe about 3-4″ long. Add 2 pieces of fringe to each stitch around the outside of the heart. I brushed out the fringe, steam straightened it, and clipped it to about 3/4″.