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Mug Nest Coaster – Free Crochet Pattern

Mug Nest Coaster Pattern
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I’ve been wanting to design a coaster for sometime. One night, or shall I say morning, around 1 am to be exact. An idea popped into my head. And of course, I just had to make it right away. I’m so glad I did! I absolutely love how the mug Nest Coaster turned out.

When I shared the finished piece on Instagram, a lot of you said it looked like it was hugging my mug. Well, mug hug was already taken. To me it also reminded me of a nest for my mug. It nestles in there quite nicely. So the Mug Nest Coaster pattern was born.

The Mug Nest Coaster is perfect for any room of the house. It works up super fast. Before you know it, you’ll have more than you know what to do with! It also has a boho vibe, that I love. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to make a million more coasters!

The coaster uses two different types of yarn, with three varying styles. Each style has a Small and Large size.

Details:

Method: Crochet
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Hook:
US H/5.0 mm
US J/6.0 mm

Other:
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Yarn:
Bulky 5-
Yarnspirations Bernat Maker Home Dec: 22-26 yds
Worsted Weight-
I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby: 16-42 yds

Abbreviations:

Ch- chain
Flo- front loop only
Inc- increase (2 sc in same st)
Rep- repeat
Rnd- round
Sc- single crochet
Sl st- slip stitch
Sp- space
St(s)- stitch(es)

Gauge:
I did not swatch for this design.

Measurements:
Bulky 5 Width:
Small from bobble to bobble: 4.25″
Large: 4.5″
Worsted Weight Width:
Small with single strand bobble to bobble: 4″
Large: 4.5″
Small with double strand bobble to bobble: 4.5″
Large: 4.75″

Notes & Pattern:

The Mug Nest Coaster pattern is worked in the round, starting with a magic ring.

Ch 1 does not count as a st.

Pattern is written as such: Small(Large)

You will need to know how to work with double strands to make the larger bobbles in the worsted weight.

Bobble stitch:

*Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook rep * 3 more times. Now you should have 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all
5 loops on your hook.

Front Loop Only (Flo)

Normally, you insert your hook under both the loops that make up that top V shape. To work in the front loop only, insert your hook under only the specified loop instead. The front loop will the bottom of the v shape, closest to you. (see Flo Rnd below)

Pattern w/Bulky 5 yarn:

Using 6.0 mm hook
Rnd 1: Make a magic ring, Sc 6, sl st to 1st Sc, ch 1 (6 Sc)
Rnd 2: Inc in each st, sl st, ch 1 (12 Sc)
Rnd 3: *Inc, Sc rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (18 Sc)
Rnd 4: *Inc, Sc 2 rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (24 Sc)
Rnd 5: *Inc, Sc 3 rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (30 Sc)
Rnd 6: *Inc, Sc 4 rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (36 Sc)
Stop here for the small size and go to the Flo Rnd below.
For the large coaster complete Rnd 7, then move to the Flo Rnd below.
Rnd 7: *Inc, Sc 5 rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (42 Sc)


Flo Rnd: Sc in the Flo in the same sp that you did your sl st, ch 1 in. Sc in the flo of each st around, sl st, ch 1 36(42 Sc)

Sc in the Flo of each st
Finished Sc in Flo Rnd

Bobble Rnd : *Sc, bobble rep from * around. 18 Sc, 18 bobbles(21Sc, 21 bobbles)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Finished Mug Nest Coaster

Pattern w/Worsted Weight Single Strand Bobbles:

Using 5.0 mm hook
Rnd 1: Make a magic ring, Sc 6, sl st to 1st Sc, ch 1 (6 Sc)
Rnd 2: Inc in each st, sl st, ch 1 (12 Sc)
Rnd 3: *Inc, Sc rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (18 Sc)
Rnd 4: *Inc, Sc 2 rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (24 Sc)
Rnd 5: *Inc, Sc 3 rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (30 Sc)
Rnd 6: *Inc, Sc 4 rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (36 Sc)
Rnd 7: *Inc, Sc 5 rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (42 Sc)
Stop here for the small size and go to the Flo Rnd below.
For the large coaster complete Rnd 8, then move to the Flo Rnd below.
Rnd 8: *Inc, Sc 6 rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (48 Sc)

Flo Rnd: Sc in the Flo in the same sp that you did your sl st, ch 1 in. Sc in the flo of each st around, sl st, ch 1 42(48 Sc)

Bobble Rnd : *Sc, bobble rep from * around 21 Sc, 21 bobbles(24 Sc, 24 bobbles)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Finished single strand bobbles
Mug Nest Coaster

Pattern w/Worsted Weight Double Strand Bobbles:

Using 5.0 mm hook
Rnd 1: Make a magic ring, Sc 6, sl st to 1st Sc, ch 1 (6 Sc)
Rnd 2: Inc in each st, sl st, ch 1 (12 Sc)
Rnd 3: *Inc, Sc rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (18 Sc)
Rnd 4: *Inc, Sc 2 rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (24 Sc)
Rnd 5: *Inc, Sc 3 rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (30 Sc)
Rnd 6: *Inc, Sc 4 rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (36 Sc)
Rnd 7: *Inc, Sc 5 rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (42 Sc)
Stop here for the small size and go to the Flo Rnd below.
For the large coaster complete Rnd 8, then move to the Flo Rnd below.
Rnd 8: *Inc, Sc 6 rep from * around, sl st, ch 1 (48 Sc)

Flo Rnd: Sc in the Flo in the same sp that you did your sl st, ch 1 in. Sc in the flo of each st around, sl st, ch 1 42(48 Sc)

Bobble Rnd : For the 1st Sc, insert hook in the same sp that you did your sl st, ch 1 in, grab your second strand and complete the Sc like you normally would. Be sure to pull both strands through. Bobble, working with the double strands, you’ll make the bobble the same as you normally would but you’ll have 10 loops on your hook when you pull the two strands through, to complete your bobble. (see photos below)
*Sc, bobble rep from * around 21 Sc, 21 bobbles(24 Sc, 24 bobbles)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

1st Sc: Insert hook into sl st sp, grab second strand
Complete 1st Sc like you normally would, making sure to pull both strands through.
Working with the double strands, you’ll make the bobble the same as you normally would but you’ll have 10 loops on your hook when you pull the two strands through to complete the bobble.
Finished double strand bobbles
Mug Nest Coaster
Finished Mug Nest Coasters in small and large sizes, in all three styles.

Optional: Using a hot glue gun, glue a 3″ wood slice into your coasters.

You’re finished! I can’t wait to see what colors you make your Mug Nest Coasters in!

Happy Making
Jessica ❤

This is an original pattern by Jessica Paz Creates. Please do not sell, reprint, or repost any parts of this pattern. You are welcome to sell your finished items but please link back to my shop. If you’re sharing on social media, please tag me so that I can see your finished items!

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10 Comments

    • Jessica

      Hi Lily!

      It just means to do your first Flo in the same sp you did the sl st, ch 1 in. I wanted to be sure that the first Flo was worked in that same st. Hope that helps!

      Thanks!
      Jessica

  • Dani Massey

    Great pattern! I love that it is double-thick compared to others I’ve seen, which keeps the contents of the mug hot or cold a bit longer! The texture is awesome and wonderful to look at! Change the order of the stripes and bingo! Custom one for each member of the family that still all ‘match’ together at the table! You are so generous to share such a wonderful pattern for free! Thank you!

  • Mary DesJardin

    Confused, about the number. They don’t add up for me. (Inc, SC 2 rep from * ), you are increasing from 18 to 24. My math says if you increasing. 2 in ea. You get 36 not 24 so, I need clarification as to what you are increasing and what you are not. Because the next line you do the same thing only the number goes up one so please 🙏

    • Jessica

      Hi Mary!
      Since you started with six sts in the magic ring. You’ll be increasing each round by six sts. Inc = two sc in same st. SC 2 = one SC in each of the next 2 sts. Then repeat those until the end. So basically, each (Inc, SC 2) is four sts total, done six times you’ll end up with 24 sts. I hope that helps!
      Thanks!
      Jessica ♥️

  • Cara

    Thank you so much for this pattern. I started my Etsy shop to sell the coasters that I made from this pattern, and I’m so grateful! I made sure to mention the pattern in the description of the product. If you need me to link anything else, I’ll be happy to!
    Shop name is CarasCreativeCrochet if you want to check it out.
    Thanks again!

    • Jessica

      Hi Cara!

      That’s awesome! I wish you much success with your shop. Just mentioning the pattern in your listing is fine with me. I’ll be sure to check out your shop!

      Happy Making!
      Jessica ♥️

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