Crochet Halloween Coasters Pattern (Spider, Pumpkin, Monster, Eyeball, Ghost)

I liked my Halloween crochet bunting so much I decided to make some more of the items from the bunting to use as coasters too, I also added in an extra design for an eyeball!

Pattern for Halloween Coasters (and the Bunting) is now available on my Etsy and Ravelry shops:

Hooked on coasters!


After the success of the crochet leaf and heart coasters, and after seeing so many motif patterns in Simply Crochet magazine which would make nice coasters, I decided to make some more sets which I could use as part of some Christmas gifts.

The first set I made was this lovely peony pattern from Simply Crochet (Issue 16). I used three shades of purple for these as the recipient is currently looking for some purple accessories for their newly decorated lounge.


Very quick and easy to make and I think they look really pretty.

I have now got my eye on making some Christmassy coasters for myself, as I have just come across a pattern for a nice lacy snowflake motif! (Simply Crochet, Issue 13).   I will have to add these to the ever-increasing list of coasters to make! I think this year will definitely be the year of the coaster!

Anniversary present problem solved… heart coasters


I was having some difficulty in thinking of something to make for a relatives upcoming wedding anniversary until I stumbled across a pattern in Simply Crochet magazine (Issue 14) for a heart square motif. I knew these would make great little coasters and also provide a small personal gift that could be utilised, rather than another ornament or cross-stitch sampler.


These were really easy to make and came together very quickly. I choose to do them in three different colours, with the same pale background, which I knew the person receiving them would like. I think they look really good and the recipient was very pleased with them too.

Perfect find for someone who loves trees… Crochet leaf coasters!



I was racking my brain for a crafty gift idea for a relative that might be relevant to their love of trees, plants and all things nature when I came upon this perfect pattern for some crochet leaf coasters. I was flicking through a bunch of old magazines I had amassed when I saw this pattern in Inside Crochet (Issue 50). The fact I had some left over 4ply cotton in varying shades of green and brown made it even better…




This project was rated as 3 out of 5 stars for difficulty. I was a bit nervous to start with as it was a relatively complex pattern for me and I was still quite a beginner. It had varying stitch placements, number of stitches and quick variations in the type of stitches. This pattern also introduced me to the DC picot stitch. However, despite this, after only a few starts and re-starts I got the hang of the pattern relatively quickly. I had to focus on following the pattern closely when completing the first one but I eventually did it, although I doubt it was in record time! Once I had completed the first one, it was much easier to work through the remaining 5 needed to compete the set! Now that they are all completed, I am very happy with how they turned out… so happy in fact I made some extra ones for myself!


The moral of this make – never throw away an old magazine or left over wool… It will always come in handy!