I have been searching for just the right Christmas coasters to have as part of my holiday setup or something to give as a holiday gift. I checked out other patterns and liked what I saw, but nothing really jumped out at me right away. So, off I went to experiment and see what I could come up with. I asked my kids what would be a good design and they, of course, mentioned presents! So, I came up with this super cute little crochet Christmas present coaster pattern.
I used a holiday cotton yarn that I picked up after the season in January. When I thought of the present idea, I decided I wanted to use real ribbon rather than just crocheting two colors to represent the ribbon. The yarn has a thin ribbon of silver running around the strand, so that made me even more excited about incorporating some ribbon into the design.
I picked out a narrow ribbon to use so as not to overwhelm the design and off I went! I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did.
- Bernat Handicrafter Holidays – Rouge – worsted weight, 4 ply
- H hook
- Craft glue
- 3/8 inch ribbon – silver
Crochet Christmas Present Coaster Written Pattern
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
Row 1 – 1 sc in second st from hook and then 1 sc across – -15 stitches, turn
Row 2 – ch 1, 1 sc into first 7 stitches, then ch 1 and skip a stitch, then 1 sc into last 7 stitches, turn
Row 3-7 – repeat row 2
Row 8 – ch 2 and then work 1 dc into first stitch, ch 1 and skip one stitch, then work 1 dc into next stitch. Repeat across to end, ending with a Dc, ch 1 and turn.
Row 9 – 15 – repeat row 2
Finish and weave in ends.
Adding Ribbon to your Crochet Christmas Present Coaster
You can decide on the color and look of your ribbon and how you want it woven into the crochet coaster. I chose to weave mine in more so I could still see more of the crochet and the red yarn.
I started by weaving the ribbon across and through my double crochet openings. Then, I wove in my vertical ribbon in my chain one spaces in each row.
There are several ways you can finish the ends of the ribbon. I chose to weave mine in the back as well and then used a small dot of craft glue to attach it to the same ribbon in the back. You could also just weave it in and leave it, or you could wrap it around the whole back and stitch to the other end.
I then tied a simple bow from the same ribbon and used a dot of craft glue to attach it to the top of the ribbon. I did not attach it to the yarn, the glue was just on the ribbon. You could also use hot glue to achieve this part.
Tips and Other Ideas
- Do you want a thicker ribbon? Just increase the ch 1 stitch to accommodate and use multiple rows of double crochet in the middle to hold a wider ribbon size.
- Wouldn’t this look cute in different colors of yarn and ribbon and then as a set? You could even use a variegated yarn to add more interest.
- Who says it just has to be for Christmas? You could do this in colors to match a birthday party or maybe in whites and golds for a bridal shower? Any event with presents is an option.
- I always use cotton for anything that might get wet, but you could try some other plant fibers to see how they hold up too.
Looking for some other holiday crochet patterns?
- Crochet Christmas Table Runner – this one is super easy and super cute to pair with burlap or fabric!