Monday, August 9, 2010

Simple Seed Stitch Border Coaster Pattern

So I was working on a sampler of coasters to decide what would work best in my house. When making coasters, I started making up some things up instead of just following other patterns. This coaster is very simple to knit, and I figured that I might as well share the pattern with y'all.

  • Size 6 knitting needles
  • gauge: 6 sts/inch, 15 rows/2 inches over stockinette
  • yarn needle to weave in loose ends
  • worsted weight wool (1 50 g ball can make multiple coasters)
  • Finished Size: 3.75 stitches Square
The Pattern
  • Cast on 23 sts
  • Work 4 rows in seed stitch: K1, *P1, K1* repeat from * across
  • RS Row: K1, P1, K1, P1, K15, P1, K1, P1, K1
  • WS Row: K1, P1, K1, P17, K1, P1, K1
  • Repeat the RS and WS rows until you have completed a total of 26 rows completed
  • Work 3 rows in seed stitch: K1, *P1, K1* repeat from * across
  • Bind off, keeping with seed stitch pattern (K1, *P1, K1* repeat from * across)
  • Weave in loose ends
  • Block if the coaster is curling.

The coaster may curl up, but it was able to lay flat without blocking. Blocking eliminated the curling completely.


Abbreviations Used in this pattern:

K - knit
P - purl
WS - wrong side
RS - right side

This knit coaster pattern was created by ChemKnits for your personal or charity use. You are not distribute or reprint this pattern without the permission of ChemKnits. © 2010 ChemKnits


  1. Im just starting out as a knitter, and have been working on washcloths/scarfs... this is the first time i've seen a pattern for a coaster and its so simple but I never thought about that!! Great idea :)

  2. Coasters are great for early projects, you will get a lot of satisfaction from finishing a project quickly.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. thank you for the coaster pattern. i LOVE coasters.

    tange krause

  4. You're very welcome. Happy Knitting!

  5. Just wondering why you chose wool, as I would think they would need to be washed from time to time. What about cotton or acrylic?

    1. Great Question! I chose wool because that is the yarn that I had on hand. Cotton or acrylic would also work well for this pattern.

  6. This could also be a scrubbie!

    1. Great idea! I might make it a bit bitter, but it would make a great scrubbie :)