Another last-minute craft to make for the upcoming celebration, Valentine’s Day? Well, maybe not too late, these Valentine Heart Coasters are quick to crochet and perfect all-year-round handmade gifts that you can make for your friends and family. It is a nice souvenir for daily use, imagine they are sipping their favorite drink while admiring the beautiful coasters that you have made for them. Even when it is not being used as a coaster, it is still a nice deco to spice up the coffee table and the office desk too.
“I love you every day not just on valentine’s day.”
Valentine Heart Coasters – Free Crochet Pattern
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The Valentine Heart Coasters are crochet by using 2-ply jute twine, in khaki color and red color. You may use your preferred yarn type to crochet, preferably sport-weight yarn. When deciding which yarn to use, just keep an eye on the yarn weight and hook size so that the final piece won’t vary too much in size. The crochet tension of this coaster is about 20 sts by 20 rows, single crochet stitch to obtain 4″ x 4″ size.
The pattern page has both a crochet chart and a written pattern, additionally, there is also a detailed explanation on how to perform the change in yarn colors for this crochet pattern. This craft is suitable for avid beginner level and above.
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Valentine Heart Coasters
Size: Approximately 3.75″ x 3.75″
Tension Gauge: 20 sts x 20 rows, single crochet stitch to obtain 4″ x 4″ size
Skill level: Avid Beginner
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
slst = slip stitch
st = stitch
Materials & Tools:
1. Yarn, khaki and red. I used 2-ply colored jute twine
2. Crochet hook 2.5mm
3. Tapestry needle
Crochet Written Pattern
in American crochet terms
Yarn Color Abbreviations: K- Khaki, R – Red
With yarn K, ch 20
Row 1 to Row 4: sc in 2nd st from the hook, sc in next 18 sts, ch, turn.
Row 5: sc in 2nd st from the hook, sc in next 8 sts, change yarn to R, sc in next st, change yarn to K, sc in next 9 sts, ch, turn.
Row 6: sc in 2nd st from the hook, sc in next 7 sts, change yarn to R, sc in next 3 sts, change yarn to K, sc in next 8 sts, ch, turn.
Row 7: sc in 2nd st from the hook, sc in next 6 sts, change yarn to R, sc in next 5 sts, change yarn to K, sc in next 7 sts, ch, turn.
Row 8: sc in 2nd st from the hook, sc in next 5 sts, change yarn to R, sc in next 7 sts, change yarn to K, sc in next 6 sts, ch, turn.
Row 9: sc in 2nd st from the hook, sc in next 4 sts, change yarn to R, sc in next 9 sts, change yarn to K, sc in next 5 sts, ch, turn.
Row 10 to Row 13: sc in 2nd st from the hook, sc in next 3 sts, change yarn to R, sc in next 11 sts, change yarn to K, sc in next 4 sts, ch, turn.
Row 14: sc in 2nd st from the hook, sc in next 8 sts, change yarn to R, sc in next st, change yarn to K, sc in next 9 sts, ch, turn.
Row 15: sc in 2nd st from the hook, sc in next 8 sts, change yarn to R, sc in next st, change yarn to K, sc in next 9 sts, ch, turn.
Row 16 to Row 18: sc in 2nd st from the hook, sc in next 18 sts, ch, turn.
Row 19: sc in 2nd st from the hook, sc in next 18 sts.
Hide yarn with a tapestry needle.
Block the coaster to a square shape.
More Details on how to crochet Valentine Heart Coasters
Choose your favorite yarn and yarn color to crochet. I used 2-ply jute twine, it’s thickness is roughly 1/16″. You may use sport-weight yarn or equivalent thickness.
The corresponding hook size for this yarn is 2.5mm. With these yarn weight and hook size, my coaster came out to be 3.75″ square. The coaster’s size will vary with the different weight of yarn and its corresponding crochet hook. Choose something similar so that the coaster size won’t go wild.
Often I received a common question from readers asking me which way should we insert the hook into a chain stitch to make a crochet stitch. Be it single crochet stitch or double crochet stitch, I usually insert my hook into the “bar” of a chain stitch to yarn over. The “bar” of the chain stitch is the vertical line at the bottom of a chain stitch, you will find it when you turn the chain bottom side up.
The reason for crocheting through the “bar” of a chain stitch, it will make the first and the last edges look identical after the crochet piece is completed.
Follow the crochet pattern to make the first 4 rows of single crochet with Khaki color yarn.
The colorwork happens at the 5th row where the red yarn is added to create the heart-shaped pattern.
Follow the pattern to work on stitches in khaki yarn until the last yarn over, pull through the loops with the Red yarn.
Since the khaki yarn is still required after working on the red stitch, we need to carry it along and hide it in the red stitch.
Just before the yarn-over of the new color at the last stitch of old color during the color change, always bring the new color under the old color yarn and away from the working piece as shown in the picture, vice versa, bring the old color over the new color and nearer to the working piece. In this case, the process is crossing the khaki yarn under the red yarn, with the khaki yarn further away and the red yarn nearer to the working piece, then yarn-over with the khaki yarn.
According to the pattern, the red yarn is no longer needed for this row, thus, bring the red yarn to the front of the working piece before making the first khaki stitch.
Continue to crochet with khaki yarn until the pattern calls for color change.
Again, bring old color (khaki) nearer to the working piece and new color (red) behind it, yarn-over with the new color (red). And again, since we need to switch back to the khaki yarn after that, so carry the khaki yarn along and hide it in the red stitches.
When making the first stitch with red yarn at row 2, as performing the usual crochet where you insert the hook into the top loops of next stitch, insert it into the gap of the red yarn as pointed in the picture as well. See detail at the next picture.
The purpose of inserting the hook in the gap is to encase the unsightly slanted red yarn at the back of the work. With both side neaten up in this way, this will make the coaster usable on both sides.
Continue to work on red yarn until you need to switch yarn color again.
Again, twist the yarns with khaki yarn under and away from the red yarn as shown in the picture and in the next picture.
Yarn over the khaki yarn to complete the single crochet stitch. Then bring the red yarn to the front of the work for the same reason, i.e. to prepare it for the new row.
That is how the valentine heart coaster looks after completing 6 rows (with 2 rows of colorwork).
Likewise, continue to work until you have completed row 13.
On row 14, carry the red yarn in the last stitch of khaki before the color change. In like manner, this is to eliminate the slanted red yarn from crossing at the surface of the khaki stitch.
At this row, besides carrying the khaki yarn over, you will need to carry the red yarn over the single khaki stitch at the center of the row, then continue to work on the other half part of the row. Bring the red yarn to the front of the work when it is no longer needed in the row.
The same technique applies to row 15. This is the end of the colorwork, trim away the red yarn.
Continue to crochet the balance 4 rows with khaki yarn to complete the pattern.
Hide all yarn ends.
Block the coaster to square and flat.
Alter the colors in the crochet pattern to make an unidentical pair of the Valentine Heart Coasters.
“The happiest couples never have the same character. They have the best understanding of their differences.”