Holly Jolly Festive Crochet Christmas Coasters Free Pattern

The Holly Jolly Festive Crochet Christmas Coasters free pattern is a fun and easy crochet Christmas Coaster featuring the image of holly berries and leaves. During the holiday season, I love to deck my home out with handmade crochet home decor so I decided to design some festive coasters. These coasters are a simple little project that can be whipped up if you need a last-minute, thoughtful hostess gift or Christmas gift. With their bright, holiday colors, they look great on your coffee table while protecting it from rings and damage.

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tapestry crochet coaster in a flat lay with text underneath that says Holy Jolly Festive Crochet Christmas Coasters Free Pattern

I’ve made a bunch of these coasters to give to family members to use in their holiday decor this year. Because the yarn tails are used to create the tassels on the sides of the coaster, there are minimal ends to weave in. Make sure that you read the notes about how to do this before getting started.

To create the image of the holly on these cute coasters, we’re going to use a technique called tapestry crochet. This is a crochet colourwork technique that utilizes a chart to illustrate the image and assign a colour to each stitch in the chart.

How to Read the Colorwork Chart

Right-handed crocheters will need to read the tapestry chart from right to left for each row and left-handed crocheters will need to read the chart from left to right for each row. Each square in the chart represents one stitch in your project. This entire project is worked in single crochet stitches.

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 color changes written out for you in words, the ad-free PDF version of the pattern includes both the color chart and the full written version of the pattern. Ad-free PDF versions of this crochet Christmas coaster free pattern are available in both my Ravelry and Etsy shops.

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Purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern which includes the written instructions for the color changes and a printable colorwork chart in my Ravelry and Etsy shops.


You’ll need four different colors of yarn to crochet this crochet Christmas coaster pattern. White yarn, black yarn, green yarn and red yarn. For the best results, I suggest only carrying the two main colors from beginning to end for the row you’re working – attaching the other less-used colors only as you need them. This helps minimize how bulky your tassels are on each side of your coaster and helps with potential peek-throughs.

Tips for Managing Peek-Throughs on You Crochet Christmas Coaster

If you find that you are starting to see the yarn you carry peek through the front of your coaster, here are some times to prevent or fix that:

  • for the odd peek through, you can use the tip of a yarn needle, hook or pin and pull the offending color to the back of your coaster
  • if you have a ton of peek-through:
  • try changing up your crochet hook size to a small hook
  • try tightening up your tension

crochet christmas coaster featuring the image of holly berries and leaves

But What About the Back of the Coaster?

Once you have enough practice, the image on the back of the coaster shouldn’t look too different from the front. If you don’t like the back of the coaster, you can always add a bit of felt or fabric to the back of the coaster using some fabric fusion glue. I’ve never had anyone comment on the back of the coaster (they’re too busy looking at the front!) so this is an optional step.

The Holly Jolly Festive Crochet Christmas Coasters free pattern is part of the Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter. 

I’m participating in the Christmas in July Make Along with Underground Crafter. Come join the fun! 28 bloggers have teamed up to bring you a month full of free patterns to kick start the handmade holiday season — including crochet, knitting, and sewing projects. There’s something new to make every day in July. Each week will have a theme.

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Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created with the Holly Jolly Crochet Christmas Coasters free pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  This pattern is for personal use only. 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:

  • 3.5 mm (E) Crochet Hook

  • WeCrochet Dishie (100% Cotton Yarn, Worsted Weight (4), 190 yds/174 m) 1 ball each in the following colours:
    • White (approx. 35 yds)
    • Black (approx. 21 yds)
    • Fiesta Red (approx. 8 yds)
    • Jalapeno (approx. 16 yds)

  • Scissors

  • Tapestry Needle / Yarn Needle

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


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 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 (white & black) 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 main colours, leaving a tail of a few inches to create your fringe (you’ll trim it up at the end)

  • Attach secondary yarn colours (red & green) as needed in the pattern but do not carry the yarn to the end of the row.  Cut the yarn when finished in each row and weave in the ends.  Alternatively, these colours can be attached and carried as outlined above and you won’t need to weave in any ends however, colours may be more likely to peek through doing that.

  • Start Rows 2-22 by reattaching the main color yarn to the first SC of the previous Row. with the right side facing you and carrying the yarn inside your stitches.

Purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern which includes the written instructions for the color changes and a printable colorwork chart in my Ravelry and Etsy shops.

Holly Jolly Festive Crochet Christmas Coasters Free Pattern

Row 1: CH 32, starting in the second chain from the hook, follow the color work chart below:

tapestry colorwork chart to create the image on this crochet christmas coasters pattern ©Ashley Parker - The Loopy Lamb

FO. Tie several strands of the fringe together at a time in an overhand knot to create tassels along the side of your work and secure the ends. Trim the fringe so it’s all the same length.  Steam block, if desired.

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