Ribbed Crochet Mug Rug Coaster

This ribbed crochet mug rug coaster is so fun to make. Use up your yarn scraps and create these pretty little squares. Stylish home decor.

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Ribbed Crochet Mug Rug Coaster
Ribbed Crochet Mug Rug Coaster

You might be wondering – What is a Mug Rug?

It is a mini-version of a rug that you would have on your floors throughout your home. This small version can be just as gorgeous and unique as the full-size rug.

These have become so popular lately. I think I have caught the “mug rug” bug too. It is exciting for my family to see each style as I make them. This is the first one that I have ever made and I am loving this style.

Mug Rugs Fanned Out on Display
Mug Rugs Fanned Out on Display

Quick Crochet Project

Recently, I made a set of four of these rubbed mug rugs in one afternoon. To be honest, it takes longer to add the fringe to each one that it does to complete the crochet pattern.

Trendy Home Decor

These crochet coasters give your home a trendy look while protecting your furniture at the same time.

Since this crochet pattern works up so quickly, it makes for a perfect gift anytime of the year.

Crochet Ribbed Square Coaster
Crochet Ribbed Square Coaster

Great Pattern for That Leftover Cotton Yarn

I prefer to use cotton yarn for this coaster pattern. It just seems to soak up the moisture and hold up a bit better than some other yarns.

Today, the yarn that I am using leftover yarn from a star blanket for this stylish square. What a lovely way to use up the yarn.

These are great sellers at craft fairs. People just seem to love he handmade items.

Mug Rugs are Perfect for Glasses Too

Glasses on Ribbed Crochet Coasters
Glasses on Ribbed Crochet Coasters

This crochet pattern is full of texture and the fringe adds a Boho style to this project.

Back Loop Single Crochet

The creation of the ribbed look is achieved by crocheting in the back loop of each stitch.

In the photo below, the needle is pointing to the back loop of the crochet stitch.

Photo Showing Back Loop of Crochet Stitch
Photo Showing Back Loop of Crochet Stitch

The photo below shows the crochet hook being inserted into the back loop. Yarn over and pull through the yarn completing the desired stitch. Today it is a back loop single crochet.

Inserting the Crochet Hook into the Back Loop of the Stitch
Inserting the Crochet Hook into the Back Loop of the Stitch

Small swatch of crochet showing the ribbing that is formed by crocheting in the back loop.

Swatch of Single Crochet Ribbing
Swatch of Single Crochet Ribbing

Directions: Ribbed Crochet Mug Rug Coaster

Gauge

Gauge is not critical for this pattern. However, there are approximately 16 single crochet stitches per 4 inches.

Size

This coaster is a 4 1/2 inches X 4 1/2 Inches square without the fringe added. With the fringe it is 8 1/2 inches X 8 1/2 inches.

Materials

Soothing Lavender Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend approximately 100 yards. If you are using a skein of something like Lily Sugar ‘N Cream yarn, one skein is plenty for one coaster including the fringe. If you would like to make this from the same yarn I used today, you can find it here.

Size H Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Tape Measure – this will help is cutting the fringe evenly

Special Notes

The CH 1 does not count as a stitch.

The crochet pattern is worked in rows.

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The first row is worked into the back bump of the chain stitches. There are photos of how this is worked below the pattern if you are not familiar with this. This gives the crochet pattern a cleaner edge when the fringe is added.

Fringe is trimmed to 2 inches after being added. However, this can be trimmed to any length you desire.

The number in the brackets ( ) is the stitch count for each row.

Abbreviations

BLSC = Back Loop Single Crochet

CH = Chain Stitch

SC = Single Crochet

ST = Stitch

STs = Stitches

Ribbed Crochet Mug Rug Coaster Printable Pattern
Ribbed Crochet Mug Rug Coaster Printable Pattern

Directions:

Begin CH 18

Row 1

Working in the back bump of each CH ST, SC in the second CH from the hook and in each CH across. CH 1, turn (17 STs)

Row 2

BLSC in each ST across. CH 1, turn (17 STs)

Rows 3 – 18

Repeat row 2.

Finishing

Weave in the yarn ends before adding the fringe.

Adding Fringe to the Mug Rug

To create the fringe, cut 6 inch pieces of yarn. You will need 1 piece of yarn for each ST on the bottom and top of the crochet square.

Once the fringe is added, I trimmed it to approximately 2 inches.

To attach the fringe, use your hook to push through the foundation chain two loops.

Bringing Folded Yarn Through the Stitch for adding the Fringe
Bringing Folded Yarn Through the Stitch for adding the Fringe

Fold the yarn in half and loop the middle onto the hook and pull through. Bring the strands of yarn through the loop and pull snug.

Bringing the Yarn Strands Through the Loop for the Fringe
Bringing the Yarn Strands Through the Loop for the Fringe

Working in the Back Bump of a Chain Stitch

When working the initial row after the foundation chain, sometimes, the stitches can become stretched out. Therefore, working in the back bump seems to hold the stitches together better for a more professional looking finish to your crochet project.

In the photo below, the needle is pointing at the back bump of the chain stitch.

Needle is Pointing to the Back Bump of the Crochet Chain Stitch
Needle is Pointing to the Back Bump of the Crochet Chain Stitch

Insert the hook into the back bump and complete the desired crochet stitch.

Inserting the Crochet Hook into the Back Bump of the Chain Stitch
Inserting the Crochet Hook into the Back Bump of the Chain Stitch

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