Have y’all seen those fringed macrame coasters around the interwebs? Here’s an example from Curly Made, but honestly, they’re everywhere! And for good reason, because they’re super adorable. The only problem is that I don’t know how to do macrame and I already have a lot of crafts in my life. So, I didn’t really feel like learning how to make macrame coasters. Maybe one day though, right?
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But great news! I can crochet! And if you can too, read on to get my crochet twist on the popular fringed coasters. These boho bobble coasters work up quickly and only use 30 yards of yarn, so they’re great for busting that cotton yarn stash. Like, why are there so many cute colors of cotton yarn? Anyway, I love these bobble coasters! The sweet little bobbles add texture and frame the glass/mug/whatever you’re setting down and the fringe adds a little bohemian flair. A square version is also available!
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I used “Blueberry” Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn for my boho bobble coasters (leftover from my cabled dishcloth), but you can use any brand of worsted weight cotton yarn. I didn’t want gaps in my coasters (to protect my wood coffee table), so I used a G 4.5 mm hook, which is one size smaller than what’s recommended on the Sugar ‘n Cream package.
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Supplies / Materials:
- 30 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn [I used Sugar ‘n Cream]
- 4.5 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Small comb for brushing out fringe (I used my husband’s beard comb)
Abbreviations / Techniques:
Gauge / Size:
Gauge is not important for this project.
Finished boho bobble coasters will be 5 inches in diameter without fringe and 6 inches in diameter with fringe.
Bobble Stitch Instructions
- yo, insert hook into stitch and pull through one loop. yo, pull through two loops. (You’re crocheting the first 2/3 of a double crochet)
- Repeat step 1 four more times (in the same stitch). You should have six loops on your hook.
- yo, pull through all six loops
- ch 1
Round Boho Bobble Coaster Pattern:
- Rounds 1-7 are continuous. You will not join to the first stitch.
- Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round
Begin with a magic ring
Round 1: ch 1, sc 6 into ring (6)
Round 2: 2 sc into every stitch around (12)
Round 3: *1 sc, 2 sc* six times (18)
Round 4: *2 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc* six times (24)
Round 5: *1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc* six times (30)
Round 6: *1 sc, 1 sc, 1sc, 1sc, 2 sc* six times (36)
Round 7: *1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc* six times, join to first st with sl st (42)
Round 8: ch 1, turn, *1 sc, bobble, ch, 1 sc* 14 times, join to first st with sl st (56)
Round 9: ch 1, turn, sc around (56)
Invisible join, trim yarn, and weave in ends
Adding the Fringe:
Cut 56 short pieces of yarn. I used a gift card as a template, which resulted in pieces that were a little less than 3.5 inches long. (see top left and right pictures)
Push your hook through a stitch. Loop two pieces of yarn onto your hook (bottom left) and pull through the stitch. Loop the yarn over your hook again and pull it through the starting loop (bottom right).
Add fringe to every other stitch, all the way around the coaster.
Using a small comb, brush out the fringe and unravel the yarn (top picture). I found this worked best if I combed on a soft surface (e.g. a couch pillow or your leg).
Using scissors, trim the fringe to about half an inch long (bottom picture). After trimming the fringe on several coasters, I had a pretty big pile of extra yarn fluff, which I’m saving to use as amigurumi filling.
You’re done, homie! Repeat this pattern a few more times so you can have a whole set of boho bobble coasters ready for when you’re allowed to have people over again. I’m thinking of making a set with several different shades of blue. 💙💙
If you make the Boho Bobble Coasters — share them with me on social media! Tag me (@youshouldcraft) and use #BohoBobbleCoaster so I can see your beautiful creations and share them in my stories.
If you’re hoping to mix up your set with a couple square coasters — head over here to the free pattern for the Square Boho Bobble Coasters!