Crochet Cocoa Coaster Set Pattern

Winter means steaming mugs of rich hot chocolate, full of floating mini marshmallows. Cradle your cocoa and protect your tables with this crochet cocoa coaster set! It makes a great gift too.

4 coasters nestle inside the oversized mug, with squishy marshmallows in every layer. Even when all the coasters are in use, the mug is still half full!


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Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along

I designed this crochet cocoa coaster set for the 2022 Holiday Stashdown CAL, hosted by CAL Central Crochet. This is our 8th annual holiday stashdown, and it’s always our most popular CAL of the year.

See the full schedule in the main CAL post. While you’re there, be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance at some fabulous prizes! Then crochet along and join in the fun on the CAL Central Facebook group.

Cocoa Colors

Except for the marshmallows, this entire pattern is made holding 2 strands of yarn together as one. Using 2 similar shades of brown, with 1 strand of each shade, can add a bit of depth and dimension to your cocoa.

Close-up image of one of the coasters, showing 2 slightly different shades of brown yarn.

It’s a great way to use up small amounts of mismatched yarns or different dye lots. If you don’t have 2 similar browns though, it’s absolutely fine to use 2 strands of the same shade.


Crochet Cocoa Coaster Set

4-medium
Project level Intermediate

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Materials

  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn
    • 110 yds each of 2 shades of brown (or 220 yds of one shade)
    • 150 yds blue
    • 25 yds white
  • Hooks:
    • US size L (8 mm) crochet hook or size needed to match gauge
    • Us size H (5 mm) crochet hook
  • Notions:
    • Stitch marker or scrap of yarn to use as a running stitch marker
    • Yarn needle
    • 4-inch diameter plastic mesh circle, or a larger circle that can be trimmed down.
    • Fiber Fill

Project Level

Intermediate – Working in the round, some post stitches, some assembly.

Size

Coasters: 4″ diameter

Mug: 4.25″ diameter x 5″ height, not including handle.

Gauge

With larger hook and 2 strands of yarn held together: 9.5 sc x 10 rnds = 4″

Use pattern as gauge swatch. Each coaster should measure 4″ in diameter.

Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern, but will affect yardage.

Abbreviations used

bpsc = back post single crochet

ch = chain

hdc = half double crochet

RS = right side(s)

sc = single crochet

sk = skip

sl st = slip stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

Instructions

Cocoa Coaster (make 5)

1 of the 5 coasters will be fixed inside the mug later, leaving you with 4 removable coasters.

Do not join rnds unless indicated, mark first st of each rnd. 

With 1 strand each of the 2 shades of brown yarn together and using larger hook, ch 2, leaving a slightly longer tail than usual.

Rnd 1 (RS): 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, [sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] around to last st, sc in last st. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts] around. (30 sc)

Fasten off leaving a slightly longer tail than usual. Do not weave in ends.

Marshmallows (Make 15)

Pattern shows 3 marshmallows per coaster, but you can make as many or as few as you like.

With one strand of white and using smaller hook, ch 2.

Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (3 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc2tog in next 2 sts. (1 st)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

3  crochet marshmallows

Sew marshmallows to coasters as desired, using long tail. Weave in white ends

Weave in brown ends, working over any white yarn that shows on the back to hide it.

Mug

Do not join rnds unless indicated, mark first st of each rnd. 

Base

If your plastic mesh circle is larger than your coasters, trim plastic mesh circle to the same size as one of the coasters and set it aside.

Trimmed plastic mesh circle matching size of coaster

If the mesh doesn’t work out exactly, err on the side of slightly smaller rather than larger.

With 2 strands of blue held together and using larger hook, ch 2.

Rnds 1-4: Repeat rnds 1-4 of coaster.

Rnd 5: (Hdc, sc) in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts] around, join with sl st in first st. (1 hdc, 29 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, bpsc around each st around, join with sl st in first st. (30 bpsc)

Rnds 7-10 Do not ch, sc in each st around. (30 sc)

Rnd 11: Hold 1 coaster against the sts of rnd 10, with WS together. Working through both layers, sc in each of first 20 sc.

Insert plastic mesh circle so that it lays flat along the bottom of mug.

View of inside of mug, showing mesh circle on the bottom.

Stuff base lightly with fiber fill – it should be firm enough to hold its shape, but not so stuffed that it bulges out. The coaster top should be flat.

Stuffed mug

Sc in each of remaining 10 sts around. (30 sc)

Finished base of mug

Sides

Rnd 12: [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 14 sts] twice. (32 sc)

Rnds 13-16: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 17: Sc in each st around, join with a sl st to first st, fasten off.

Fasten off. Weave in ends

Handle

With 2 strands of blue held together and using larger hook, ch 16, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Rnd 1: Working in back bumps of ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, ch 1, working in opposite side of ch, sc in each ch across, do not join. (30 sc)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Place either end of handle against mug with RS together. Line up end of handle with bottom of rnd 14 of sides (i.e about 4 rnds down from top), so that remainder of handle extends up above the top of the mug. This may look backwards, but you’ll be folding the handle back down after sewing it.

placement of top of handle, aligned with rnd 14, with "sew here only" marked over rnds 14 and 15.

Separate the two strands of the tail at this end of the handle. Using each strand separately, sew handle to mug across rnds 14-15 only. Do not sew into top 2 rnds. Weave in ends separately.

Fold handle down, and align the other edge with top of rnd 7 (i.e. 2 rnds above the ridge on the bottom created by the fpsc stitches).

Placement for bottom of handle, 2 rnds above ridge.

Separate the two strands of the tail at bottom of handle. Using each strand separately, sew handle to mug across bottom edge only.

Handle sewn in place at top and bottom, creating a curved shape.

Finishing

Weave in any remaining ends.

Remove any remaining stitch markers.

Place remaining 4 coasters inside mug.

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