This crochet pattern for the beginner linen stitch coaster works up quickly and it is a wonderful way to practice. If you are new to crochet, then this simple pattern is for you.
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Even if you have been crocheting for years, this can be a fun project for yourself, gifts, or craft fairs.
Linen Stitch, Moss Stitch, Granite Stitch, or Woven Stitch
You might be wondering what the difference is between all of the crochet stitches I just listed. Well, this crochet stitch has many names. It took me a few years to figure this out! So, if you see a pattern for the linen, moss, granite, or woven stitch, they are all the same thing.
However, I must say, I love this stitch pattern for the textured look and feel.
Beginner Friendly Crochet Pattern
This crochet pattern is chocked full of crochet tutorials to help you master this project. There are video tutorials for crochet stitches, crocheting over yarn ends, color charts, as well as, some photo tutorials.Further, there are other crochet project ideas using this crochet stitch.
Use Cotton Yarn
Today, I used yarns that had a bit more earth tones in them. This pattern will lend itself well to both a solid color or variegated yarn. The coasters have been made with just one color of yarn, as well, as altering a few of the rows of color to change up the look. When crocheting coaster, I find that cotton yarn works the best. It is sturdy and washes up well too.
Changing Color Easily using the Linen Stitch
Sometimes, changing color in crochet can be intimidating if you are new to crochet. No worries. I have a video link for a blanket that I made using this linen stitch and I will show you how to change color and crochet over the ends so that your work will look clean. It is easier to accomplish than you may think.
Video for Learning How to the Crochet Linen Stitch
Crocheting a Blanket using the Stitch Pattern
Once you have mastered how to crochet the linen stitch, you might be wanting to make something a bit larger. Here are a few crochet pattern ideas for baby blankets using this stitch. Enjoy!
Back to the Beginner Linen Stitch Coaster
This crochet pattern uses just a little bit of yarn. Using just 2 small skeins of Peaches and Creme Cotton Yarn, I was able to make 8 coasters. Each skein is 120 yards. If you are short on funds and want to make sure that your loved ones have gifts for their birthdays or the Holiday, this is a perfect handmade gift.
Directions: Beginner Linen Stitch Coaster
Crochet Pattern Notes
This crochet pattern is worked in rows..
Repeat between [ ]
The last single crochet of the row should be placed in the turning chain 2 area.
The chain 2 at the beginning of the row does not count at the first stitch.
Using just 2 skeins of cotton yarn – total of 240 yards, I was able to make 8 crochet coasters.
This crochet pattern would look great as a Crochet Mug Rug too. Just add fringe to the ends.
This pattern starts with the Chainless Foundation Single Crochet. While you can start with a normal chain, it tends to leave unsightly gaps that are noticeable in this crochet coaster. (If you would prefer to use a chain stitch, then start the first ST in row 1 in the 4th ST from the Hook)
If you have yet to try this stitch, I urge you to give it a try. Here is a crochet tutorial for this technique for both left and right hand crocheters.
Approximately 4 inches X 4 inches. A nice size square for a coaster.
Approximately 16 stitches per 4 inches. However, gauge is not critical to this crochet pattern. To increase or decrease the width, this pattern is worked in multiples of 2. To increase or decrease the length, add or reduce the number of rows.
Dark Taupe Peaches and Creme Cotton Yarn Skein, 120 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.
Potpourri Sugar and Cream Cotton Yarn Skein, 120 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here.
Size H Crochet Hook
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
SK = Skip Stitch
SP = Space
ST = Stitch
16 Chainless Foundation Single Crochet Stitches. (If you would prefer to use a chain stitch, then start the first ST row 1 in the 4th ST from the Hook)
CH 2, SC in the next ST, [CH 1, SK 1, SC in the next ST]. Repeat across between the [ ]. End with a SC in the last ST. Turn
Rows 2 – 14
CH 2, SC in first CH-1 SP in previous row (Note: not in the stitch itself, but in the space that was created by the CH. To do this, insert your hook in the space, yarn over and pull through the yarn and complete your SC), [CH 1, Skip 1 ST, SC in next SP]. Repeat between to last CH where you end with a SC, turn.
Weave in yarn ends and cut off the excess yarn.
Crochet Coaster Color Charts
I made two solid color dark taupe, two solid color potpourri, two dark taupe with potpourri accents, and two potpourri with dark taupe accents. The color charts for changing colors are provided next.
Color chart for the Dark Taupe with Potpourri Accent color.
Color chart for the Potpourri with Dark Taupe Accent color.
Making the Coasters and Changing Colors using the Linen Stitch
Learn how to change colors and crochet over the ends so you have a lovely, finished look to your crochet coaster.
I have provided a photo tutorial for you below on this process – Note: it is the tutorial I made when crocheting a baby blanket.
In the photos below, you will see that the new color is added by adding the yarn with the hook in the last two loops on the hook. Yarn over with the new color and pull through both loops on your hook. Then continue with the linen stitch.
Securing the Yarn Tails
I would recommend securing the yarn tails by crocheting over them. This is a two-step process.
- Hold the yarn in front of the stitches of the previous row and when you insert your hook into the CH 1 SP, make sure to include the two strands of yarn. This secures the yarn under the SC. I do this for about 6 inches of the yarn tail, then I stop incorporating them and continue on with the linen stitch. See the photo tutorials below.
Adding new color and crocheting over the tails
- Notice below how the yarn tails in the pictures on the left are quite visible? After you have completed the row after the color change and are on the return row. It is time to pick up the yarn into the stitches of this row. If this was not done, the yarn would be very visible as it is on the left. Therefore, when making your SC, pick up the two strands of yarn again as you work along the row. It looks neat on the right with the yarn tails tucked up nicely into the stitches.
I have put brackets around the areas to help you see the areas.
Here is another photo to help you see the difference this technique can make.
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I hope that you liked this pattern. If you are looking for more ideas for crocheted projects, here are a few others you may enjoy.