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Free Knitting Coaster Patterns: The 7 Coasters of the Rainbow

Why Knit?

Well, I have heard it said that between knitting and crocheting, crocheting is easier. I have done both, and I guess I just like the challenge of knitting. It may take a bit longer than crocheting; I don’t know that for a fact, but I sure do enjoy it. It took me a while to learn, but now I can practically do it in my sleep. I think it’s a relaxing hobby, and I know it relieves stress.

Why Knit Coasters

Well, I have found that men especially are hard to knit for. After you make them a few scarves you kind of run out of ideas of things they would like. Many men work in offices or are retired and watch a lot of television. I think coasters make the perfect gift for these men. With what they do all day, they need a cozy place for their coffee or soda.

Not to mention, if you have a lot of people in your family to buy for this Christmas or for Birthdays, it helps to make homemade gifts. It helps your wallet! Yarn costs just a few bucks, and making coasters just takes a little bit of time. So if you have 10 men to shop for, you could easily make them coaster sets that will brighten their day!

A homemade gift like a knitted coaster set is so much more special than a cheap store-bought gift that shows you easily bought them something you thought they would like. Even if they don’t use or aren’t crazy about having a knitted gift, your family member or friend will know you put some thought into your gift for them.

Here's a picture of all of the 7 knitted coasters!

Here's a picture of all of the 7 knitted coasters!

The Key to a Knitted Gift

When I knit a family member or friend a gift, I don’t just randomly find a pattern and start knitting. Instead, I think long and hard about what that person might like, what their style is, and what their favorite colors are. As I knit their gift, I think about them. It makes knitting more fun for me, and it motivates me, giving me a purpose.

Get creative with colors!

Get creative with colors!

I will provide you with some links at the end of this article for some more knitting coaster patterns if you enjoy these. I will also provide you with a basic supply list of what you may need to knit a coaster.

Coasters of the Rainbow

Pick any color for these coasters!

ColorName of Coaster

Red

Sidewalk Coasters

Orange

Christmas Star Coasters

Yellow

Step by Step Coasters

Green

Dashing Coasters

Blue

Three Blind Mice Coasters

Indigo

Check My Cup Coasters

Violet

TriPuli Coasters

Supply List for Knitting Coasters:


  • Needles
  • Yarn
  • Point Protectors
  • Stitch Markers
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
Enjoy the Sidewalk coaster in red!

Enjoy the Sidewalk coaster in red!

Sidewalk Coasters (Red)


Needle Size #: 7
Yarn: Worsted
Finished Approximate Size: 4” X 5.5”
Cast on #: 18
Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Length of Time to Create: 20 Minutes

Pattern

Knit 2 Rows.
Rows 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13, and 15: K6, P6, K6
Row 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 14, and 16: K3, P3, K6, P3, K3
Knit 2 Rows.
Cast off and weave in the ends.

Enjoy the Christmas Star coaster today!

Enjoy the Christmas Star coaster today!

Christmas Star Coasters (Orange)


Needle Size #: 7
Yarn: Worsted
Finished Approximate Size: 4.5” X 4”
Cast on #: 19
Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Length of Time to Create: 30 Minutes

Pattern:
Row 1: K1, P15, K1
Row 2: *K*
Row 3: K1, (P7, K1), K1, (P7, K1), K1
Row 4: *K*
Row 5: K1, P1, (K1, P5, K1) X2, P1, K2
Row 6: K4, P1, K9, P1, K4
Row 7: K2, P3, K1, (P3, K1) X2, P3, K2
Row 8: K1 (K5,P1) X2, K6
Row 9: K2, P5, (K1, P1) X2, K1, P5, K2
Row 10: K8, P1, K1, P1, K8
Row 11: K2, P1, K5, P1, K1, P1, K5, P1, K1
Row 12: Row 10
Row 13: K2, P6 (K1, P1) X2, K1, P5, K1
Row 14: Row 8
Row 15: Row 7
Row 16: Row 6
Row 17: Row 5
Row 18: *K*
Row 19: Row 3
Row 20: *K*

Cast off and weave in the ends.

Bring some sunshine to your day with yellow!

Bring some sunshine to your day with yellow!

Step by Step Coasters (Yellow)


Needle Size #: 6
Yarn: Worsted
Finished Approximate Size: 4” X 5.5”
Cast on #: 18
Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Length of Time to Create: 30 Minutes

Pattern:
Row 1: *K*
Row 2: *K*
Row 3: K6, P11, K1
Row 4: K12, P5, K1
Row 5: Row 4
Row 6: *P*
Row 7: *K*
Row 8: *P*
Row 9: K1, P4, K5, P7, K1
Row 10: K8, P5, K5
Row 11: Row 10
Row 12: *P*
Row 13: *K*
Row 14: *P*
Row 15: K1, P8, K5, K4
Row 16: K4, P5, K9
Row 17: Row 16
Row 18 and 19: *K*

Cast off and weave in the ends.

This coaster looks great in any color! A great set for anyone in your family!

This coaster looks great in any color! A great set for anyone in your family!

Dashing Coasters (Green)


Needle Size #: 8
Yarn: Worsted
Finished Approximate Size: 4.5” X 5.5”
Cast on #: 16
Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Length of Time to Create: 30 Minutes

Pattern:
R1: *K*
R2: *P*
R3: *K*
R4: K1, P4, K6, P4, K1
R5: *K*
R6: *P*
R7: *K*
R8: K6, P4, K6

Repeat rows 1-8 two more times (total of 3).
On the final row, knit across.

Cast off and weave in the ends. Lightly Block

This creative pattern is reversible!

This creative pattern is reversible!

Three Blind Mice Coasters (Blue)


Needle Size #: 6
Yarn: Worsted
Finished Approximate Size: 4” X 5”
Cast on #: 18
Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Length of Time to Create: 30 Minutes

Pattern:
Knit 5 rows.
Row 6: K7, (P3, K5), K3
Row 7: K2, P5, (K3, P5), K3
Row 8: Row 6
Row 9: Row 7
Row 10: K3, (P3, K5), P3, K4
Row 11: K2, P1, (K3, P5), K3, P1, K3
Knit 5 rows.
Repeat rows 1 and 2.
Knit 5 rows.

Cast off and weave in the ends.

This cute checkered set makes a great set of 4!

This cute checkered set makes a great set of 4!

Check My Cup Coasters (Indigo)


Needle Size #: 7
Yarn: Worsted
Finished Approximate Size: 4.5” X 4”
Cast on #: 18
Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Length of Time to Create: 30 Minutes

Pattern:
Knit 5 Rows.
Rows 1 through 4: K3, (K3, P3) X2, K3
Rows 5 through 8: K3, (P3, K3) X2, K3
Repeat rows 1 through 4.
Repeat rows 5 through 8.
Cast off and weave in ends.

This is a great pattern that shows up nicely in dark purple.

This is a great pattern that shows up nicely in dark purple.

TriPuli Coasters (Violet)


Needle Size #: 7
Yarn: Worsted
Finished Approximate Size: 4.5” X 4”
Cast on #: 19
Level of Difficulty: Beginner
Length of Time to Create: 30 Minutes

Pattern:
Knit 2 rows.
Rows 3, 7, 11, and 15: K2, (P1, K5), (P1, K4)X2, K1
Rows 4, 8, 12, and 16: K2, (P3, K2)X3, K2
Rows 5, 9, 13, and 17: Row 4
Rows 6, 10, 14, and 18: Row 3
Repeat rows 3 through 6 one more time.
Cast off and weave in ends.

Try One Today!

Conclusion

I hope you found one of these coasters to be useful and pretty. You can make three more just like it, tie a bow or piece of yarn around it for a finishing touch, and give it away as a set. You could also mix and match if you like more than one coaster and find that two or more go together well. Have fun with the colors, choosing the colors you want for the coasters you like the best. I hope you found something you like and can use. Keep on knitting!

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Comments

Michele Kelsey (author) from Edmond, Oklahoma on March 15, 2015:

Thank you. While knitting may not be a super sexy topic, it can often a safe hobby for a former wild child - whoever that may be.... Lol.

poetryman6969 on March 14, 2015:

I will not be taking up knitting anytime soon but I love the bright colors. Voted up for bringing the unexpected rainbow.

Michele Kelsey (author) from Edmond, Oklahoma on February 20, 2014:

Thank you. I tried to get creative in what I could offer my audience.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 20, 2014:

Free Knitting Coaster Patterns: The 7 Coasters of the Rainbow is beautifully presented and knitting has never been my best but your hub shows so much more.

The Examiner-1 on November 27, 2013:

I just had to see what I was missing. As I said, I had tried knitting but I forgot about this type of pattern. :-) Good Job. You can probably see them better in the actual item than the photos.

Michele Kelsey (author) from Edmond, Oklahoma on November 26, 2013:

No worries. Yeah. They are all meant to be square-ish / coaster size with a design inside. Thanks for checking back.

The Examiner-1 on November 26, 2013:

misslong123

When you described them I went back and saw what you were saying in all one color. The first time I was not looking fo that. I was looking for different shapes on the outside, or perhaps mixed colors in one coaster. Sorry.

Michele Kelsey (author) from Edmond, Oklahoma on November 26, 2013:

I'm sorry you did not notice a difference. I think my boyfriend did an excellent job on the photos. The red one is kind of like a checkerboard. The orange one is a star inside a coaster. The yellow one is like stair steps. The green one is dashes - one like has one, the next line has two, the next line has one, and so on. The teal one is a fun and funky design with hidden treasures. The navy one (indigo) has a border with a checkerboard in the center that is different than the red one. The red one has larger checkers. The purple one has triangles. Anyway, sorry you cannot see the difference. Hopefully, some knitter will enjoy the free patterns! It took a lot of work to design them. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my hub though!

The Examiner-1 on November 26, 2013:

I thought that your Hub about knitting was interesting but the different types of coasters all looked the same to me. Did I miss something?

I tried knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, needlepoint and sewing (I learned the last one from my mother.) The one that liked best and went with was the cross-stitch.

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