25 Knit Coaster Patterns

Are you learning how to knit? One of the easiest projects to start with is a coaster. Knit coaster patterns are often very easy to complete and work up quickly. Most coasters are knit using only the basic knit and purl stitches.

If you know how to knit and purl, you will be able to complete most of the following patterns.

Knit Coaster Patterns

25 Coaster Knitting Patterns

Below are 15 knit coaster patterns. There are simple designs as well as more complicated and textured designs. All these coaster patterns are perfect for making handmade gifts.

1. Diamond Stitch Knit Coaster Pattern by MemphisMadeByLesley

You can knit up some of these beautiful coasters in no time at all. The pattern is easy to knit and would be a great choice when making last minute gifts.

The knit coaster pattern is worked on size 7 needles. You will also need one skein of worsted weight yarn.

Diamond Stitch Knit Coaster Pattern by MemphisMadeByLesley

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2. Farmhouse Coaster Knitting Pattern by DarlingJadore

The classic striping and all-over texture make these coasters perfect for a home decorated in farmhouse decor. This knit coaster pattern works up quickly and effortlessly.

An advanced beginner can complete this pattern. It uses simple knit stitches and techniques. Included are links to helpful video tutorials to make the pattern even easier to complete. You will need approximately 25 yards (22.86 meters) of worsted/medium-weight yarn and US 8 (5 mm) knitting needles.

Farmhouse Coaster Knitting Pattern by DarlingJadore

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3. Easy Knit Coaster Free Pattern by Artful Homemaking

This easy knitted coaster pattern is ideal for beginners wanting to work on their knitting skills. If you are searching for an easy free knitting pattern, look no further. This knit coaster works up quickly and is fun to knit.

To make these coasters you will need cotton yarn, size US 7 knitting needles, a yarn needle, and a pair of scissors. You will need to know how to read knitting abbreviations.

Easy Knit Coaster Free Pattern by Artful Homemaking

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4. Coaster Knitting Pattern by OnePurlRow

Here is a classic knit coaster pattern that creates a cosy, warm feeling. The pattern works perfectly for all types of home decor.

To knit these coasters you will need 1 ball of aran weight cotton yarn, 3.25 mm knitting needles, a tapestry needle, and a pair of scissors. It is a beginner-friendly knitting pattern that uses knit, purl, and cast on. The pattern includes instructions for casting off.

Coaster Knitting Pattern by OnePurlRow

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5. Simple Oval Leaf Ornament Knit Coaster Pattern by elvesworld

Knit these cute leaf coasters to use during autumn to add a seasonal accent. The design was inspired by the simple shape of the sassafras leaf. You can also use these coasters as bookmarks.

This is an intermediate level knit coaster pattern that works up quickly. The PDF pattern is easy to follow, with detailed step-by-step instructions and photos. The finished leaf is about 6.7 inches (17 cm) in length.

More Knitted Leaf Patterns here.

Simple Oval Leaf Ornament Knit Coaster Pattern by elvesworld

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6. Seashell Knit Coaster Free Pattern by Ellen Kapusniak

Do you love the beach or live in a beach house? These seashell coasters are perfect for bringing a touch of the seaside into your home.  

The knit coaster pattern uses twisted stitch columns made by knitting and purling through the back loops, a slip stitch edging, and simple decreases for shaping. You can use either bulky weight yarn or worsted weight yarn.

Seashell Knit Coaster Free Pattern by Ellen Kapusniak

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7. Easy Knit Rope Potholder Pattern by KnitJoys

You can use this knitted project as a coaster or a potholder. It uses chunky 5 mm rope, which makes it thick and bulky.

This pattern is ideal for advanced beginners that know cast on, knit, slip stitch, and cast off. The completed coaster will measure approximately 8.66 inches (20 cm) x 7.88 inches (22 cm).

Easy Knit Rope Potholder Pattern by KnitJoys

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8. Textured Knitted Coaster Pattern by FrosiaKnits

The Venezia Palina Coaster pattern takes a little time and patience to make. The pattern was inspired by the beautifully painted mooring poles found throughout the canals of Venezia.

This is a beginner-friendly knit coaster pattern. The coaster will add a little touch of cosy to your home. The techniques involved include knit, purl, slip one purl-wise, and slip one knit-wise.

Textured Knitted Coaster Pattern by FrosiaKnits

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9. Coaster Easy Knitting Pattern by DarlingJadore

Are you looking for a lacy coaster? This knit coaster pattern created a column of wispy lace that delicately cascades down the side

An advanced beginner can complete this pattern. The download contains written instructions and links to numerous photo and video tutorials. You will need approximately 25 yards (22.86 meters) of worsted/medium-weight yarn and US 8 (5 mm) knitting needles.

Coaster Easy Knitting Pattern by DarlingJadore

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10. DIY Knit Coaster Pattern by Meteoriteknit

Here is an interesting knit coaster pattern. The colour combinations you can use are endless. Make a set for yourself or as a gift.

This is a beginner-friendly knitting pattern. You will need 4.0 mm DPN or circular knitting needles and lightweight yarn. The completed coaster will measure 3.94 inches (10 cm) x 3.54 inches (9 cm).

DIY Knit Coaster Pattern by Meteoriteknit

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11. Easy Knitted Coaster Pattern by DarlingJadore

Vertical and horizontal ridges create an intriguing pattern and texture. You can use a solid coloured yarn. Or make the coaster even more intriguing by using multicoloured yarn.

This is a beginner to advanced-beginner knit coaster pattern. It uses simple knit stitches and techniques. Included with the written instructions and photos are links to helpful video tutorials

Easy Knitted Coaster Pattern by DarlingJadore

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12. Christmas Tree Coaster Knitting Pattern by Nimble Needles

Do you enjoy decorating for Christmas? Then you will love this knit coaster free pattern. The cute little coaster features a Christmas tree.

If you know how to cast on, bind off, knit, and purl, you can make these holiday coasters. There are written instructions and a knitting chart.

Christmas Tree Coaster Knitting Pattern by Nimble Needles

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13. Knit Coaster Pattern by bromefields

You get three patterns with this knit coaster pattern. You can use the knit trivets as a coaster, a trivet, or a potholder.

This is a written pattern with no chart. It is for beginners and advanced beginners. The small measures 5 inches (13 cm) x 5 inches (13 cm). The medium measures 7 inches (18 cm) x 7 inches (18 cm). And the large measures 9 inches (23 cm) x 9 inches (23 cm).

Knit Coaster Pattern by bromefields

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14. Easy Morning Knitting Pattern Set by FieldHouseKnits

If you are a beginner looking for a knit coaster pattern that only uses basic stitches, this is what you are looking for. You only need to know how to cast on, bind off, knit, and purl.

With one skein of cotton yarn and a few hours, you can make a pair of coasters. Also included are instructions for a bookmark and a dishcloth. So, you can make a complete set.

Easy Morning Knitting Pattern Set by FieldHouseKnits

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15. Somertide Placemat and Coaster Set by WyndlestrawDesigns

With this download, you get both a knit coaster pattern and a knit placemat pattern. You can make these all in one colour. Or have fun and create a festive display.

The intermediate level patterns include stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions. There are 3 sizes of placemats. The knit coaster measures 4.125 inch (10.5 cm) square.

Somertide Placemat and Coaster Set by WyndlestrawDesigns

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16. Knit Mug Rug Coaster Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

These handy little mug rug coasters are easy to make and can be used anywhere in your home or patio area. This is a perfect project to use up your scrap yarn! These mug rugs are completely beginner friendly too, so anyone can make them. 

Knit Mug Rug Coaster Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

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17. Knit Coasters Pattern by Knitting Knicely

A fresh cup of coffee made and you’re ready to sit down to read your favorite book or work on your favorite hobby. But where to put that steaming hot cup of joe? How about on a freshly knit coaster? Now you can make your own set of four coasters by following these coaster patterns. They each have their own unique set of cables, creating a cozy matching set.

If you love cables, but have never tried making something with them before, this is the perfect first cable pattern for you! Become confident with cables in a short amount of time, while quickly creating a set of 4 coasters. These make an extra special gift for that special someone!

Knit Coasters Pattern by Knitting Knicely

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18. Knit Heart Coaster Pattern by Julie & The Knits

These knitted hearts are made using simple knitting techniques, such as garter stitch, KFB (knit into front and back of stitch) and k2tog (knit the next two stitches together). They make brilliant coasters, or use them to embellish kids outfits, bags or any other projects you fancy.

Knit Heart Coaster Pattern by Julie & The Knits

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19. Knit Appleseed Coasters Pattern by Thea Colman

Knitters generate a lot of swatches, but after they have served their purpose, they live on forever in limbo. The solution: the swatch coaster! A set of these textured coasters is a quick palate cleanser project, and makes a great gift.

Knit Appleseed Coasters Pattern by Thea Colman

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20. Alphabet Coasters Knitting Pattern Nifty Knitter Designs

Knit reversible coasters or potholders with your favorite initial or spell out words with the full set! This Alphabet Coasters/Potholders Knitting Pattern contains the charts for all 26 letters of the alphabet with two choices of size, either a coaster or a potholder. They can be worked using non-mirrored double knitting so that each letter is legible on both sides, which makes them fully reversible with opposite colors on the reverse side.

Alphabet Coasters Knitting Pattern Nifty Knitter Designs

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21. Knit Linen Coaster Pattern by Flax And Twine

I’m in love with these picot lace-edged coasters. What a sweet and lovely handmade way to start your morning, or make them for an elegant hostess gift. I’m convinced these coasters themselves put me in a good mood for the day!

You can knit these up in a jiffy with this simple one page pattern. I love these coasters in the 100% linen because it provides a warm, yet refined feel. One skein would make a large number of these to share!

Knit Linen Coaster Pattern by Flax And Twine

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22. Double Knit Coffee Coaster Pattern by Cushion Of Joy

These cute coffee cup coasters are a really nice small project to learn how to do double knitting. Double knitting is a technique that gives you a two-sided project, each in stockinette. The finished project is completely reversible and great for interesting color work.

Double Knit Coffee Coaster Pattern by Cushion Of Joy

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23. Knit Pumpkin Mug Rug Coaster Pattern by Briana K

When fall is upon us, these Pumpkin Mug Rug Coasters will add some pumpkin-spice to your table! It’s a great way to make your morning coffee a lot better!

Knit Pumpkin Mug Rug Coaster Pattern by Briana K

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24. Knit Star Coasters Pattern by Edie Eckman

It’s a party any time you use these cute star-shaped coasters! Use them for Independence Day, birthday parties, or holiday decor. They are quick and easy gifts for everyone.

Each coaster takes just 25-30 yards 23-27 m of medium-weight yarn; gauge is important but not crucial. Mix and match colors to increase your stash-busting potential. Or use a bulky wool and large needles to create a pot holder or hot pad!

Knit Star Coasters Pattern by Edie Eckman

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25. Croix Coaster Knitting Pattern by De Brosse NYC

This Croix Coaster collection features 6 complementary designs. This modern take on the coaster provides the perfect pop of chic to your coffee table.

Croix Coaster Knitting Pattern by De Brosse NYC

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Knit Coasters Frequently Asked Questions

How to knit a coaster?

There are two basic shapes generally used for coasters, which are a square and a circle. Of course, once your knitting skills grow you can tackle other shapes like a leaf-shaped coasters or heart coasters.

Are knitted coasters good?

Yes, knitted coasters are good! They are quick to make, great for using up yarn scraps, and perfect for trying out new techniques and skills. They can be made thick enough to protect your surfaces from heat, and they’re absorbent, so they’ll protect from condensation and small spills.

How much yarn is needed to knit a coaster?

Because coasters are typically small, a knitted coaster does not require a lot of yarn. You can easily make a few of them out of a single skein of yarn. This makes them ideal for stash-busting projects and repurposing odds and ends of scrap yarn. You can use a different color for each row!

What is the best yarn to knit coasters?

A knitted coaster can be made in most types of yarn, however, I have found cotton yarn or a cotton blend to be the best yarn for coasters. Cotton is absorbent enough to catch any small spills or condensation from cold drinks.

What size to make your knit coasters?

It’s really up to you what size you want your coasters to be. I find anywhere between 3 and 5 inches wide to be a good size.

Are you looking for a fun and quick knitting project? Work up some of these knit coaster patterns.

You can never have enough coasters. They are necessary for protecting your furniture from scuffs and condensation. If you are always finding yourself looking for a coaster, or need a quick go-to gift idea, make some of these knit coaster patterns.

You can also knit some of these  Tea Cosy Knit Patterns, Knitted cupcake patterns, dishcloth patterns and mug rugs that can be given as a gift to someone special or you can also pack them for a great housewarming gift!

We hope you enjoy these knit coaster patterns!