Crochet Penguin Coaster Free Pattern

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Need a quick and simple last-minute crochet gift for the holidays? Or maybe you just want to take a break with a quick-win project that’s super cute. This easy tapestry crochet penguin coaster features the image of an adorable baby penguin that can be used all year long. As with my other crochet mug rug and coaster designs, my Crochet Penguin Coaster Free Pattern doesn’t have any ends to weave in, is accessible to beginners.

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To create the image of the word of the baby penguin on our Crochet Penguin Coaster, we’re going to use a technique called tapestry crochet. This is a crochet colourwork technique technique that utilizes a chart to illustrate the image and assign a colour to each stitch in the chart. If you are right-handed you will need to read the tapestry chart from right to left for each row. If you are left-handed crocheters, read the chart from left to right for each row.

The entire crochet coaster is done in single crochet stitches, so no fancy stitches are required to create this project. Each square in the chart represents one single crochet stitch in your project. Creating a tapestry crochet coaster like this couldn’t be easier so take your time and have fun! If you’d prefer to have the colour changes written out for you in words, the ad-free PDF version of the pattern includes both the colour chart and the full written version of the pattern. Ad-free PDF versions of this Crochet Penguin Coaster are available in both my Ravelry and Etsy shops.

Matching the gauge given in this pattern isn’t isn’t critical but, please keep in mind that if you don’t match gauge, it may affect the size of your coaster and how much yarn you will use. Yarn yardage given for this project is approximate and based on the gauge given.

Purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern which includes the written version and the colourwork chart in my Ravelry and Etsy shop.

Is the yarn that you are carrying behind your stitches showing through? Try going down a hook size or two or making your tension tighter so that there is less room for the yarn to show through.

Holiday Stashdown image showing three crochet tree ornaments

How the 2021 Holiday Stashdown CAL Works

Every Monday and Thursday from October 4 through December 16, 2021, we’ll share a free crochet pattern by a different designer. Each pattern will be a one-skein project, or a stashbuster/scrappy project, so you can work from your own existing yarn stash to make a great winter holiday gift, decoration, or wrap. If you’d like to go ahead and buy some yarn just for the project, we won’t stop you! We love yarn as much as you do.

We’ve teamed up with 18 wonderful companies – AdKnits, Babé Crochet, BonnieKreger, Brown Sheep Company, Inc., Chetnanigans, EngravingForYou, Eucalan, GurumiSupply, Hooked for Life Publishing, JitterBeanMugs, KnitPal, Knitter’s Relief Balm, Kraemer Yarns, Space Cadet, SweetBrieCreations, TheCrafterWithinUs, Unicorn, and Walnut Farm Designs – to gather 20 amazing prizes for our end-of-CAL giveaway. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway in this post on Underground Crafter by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2021!

How To Join the 2021 Holiday Stashdown CAL

  • You can join in by crocheting the patterns as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CALCentralCrochet and #HolidayStashdownCAL on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the CAL Central Crochet Facebook group, or visit this thread in the CAL Central Ravelry group.
  • By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 22 gifts, decorations, or wrap projects for the winter holidays. 

Visit Underground Crafter to learn more about the prizes, enter the end-of-CAL giveaway, and to get links to each Holiday Stashdown CAL pattern as it is released.

amigurumi penguin made with faux fur next to the penguin mug rug made with this pattern

Other Free Crochet Coaster Patterns:

I have a ton of other free crochet coaster patterns and mug rug patterns available on my blog. Check them out below:

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to The Loopy Lamb Blog.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

Skill Level:

  • Easy


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

  • BLO = Back Loop Only

  • CH = Chain

  • ST = Stitch

  • SL ST = Slip Stitch

  • SC = Single Crochet

  • FO = Finish Off


Finished Size:

  • 5.5” tall by 5.5” wide not including fringe


Gauge:

  • 23 sts x 16 rows = 4 inches

Finished tapestry crochet coaster made with this crochet penguin coaster free pattern


NOTES:

  • Gauge is not vital to the pattern but it may affect the size of your project and the amount of yarn required

  • Carry unused colours and crochet over them as you work.

  • This entire project is worked in rows of single crochet worked in the BLO (back loops only). When reattaching your yarn at the start of a Row, attach your SLST under both loops of the first ST.

  • When starting each row, leave a tail a few inches long of both main colours worked in that row hanging on the edge of your work so you will have fringe on both sides.

  • Each row ends by fastening off both colours, leaving a tail of a few inches to create your fringe (you’ll trim it up at the end)

  • Start Rows 2-22 by reattaching the main color yarn to the first ST of the previous Row and carrying the yarn inside your stitches. In rows utilizing only one colour, carry another strand of yarn inside your stitches.

Purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern which includes the written version and the colourwork chart in my Ravelry and Etsy shop.

Crochet Penguin Coaster Free Pattern tapestry colourwork chart - © Ashley Parker - The Loopy Lamb

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to The Loopy Lamb Blog.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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