Moroccan Black and White Rug Coaster

It’s finally the weekend and I noticed that I haven’t posted a crochet project in a while, so today I’ve decided to post the pattern for these cute little rug coasters I recently made. My inspiration for these coasters are those Moroccan black and white wool rugs that I absolutely love.

souk-wool-rug-ivory-o

The one pictured is from West Elm and I wish I had room for it in my tiny studio apartment.  But since I don’t, I made these little guys and thought I’d share the pattern. The size can also be easily adjusted if you want to make something like placemats or a table runner. They are super easy and fun to make!

Yarn: Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Collection Serenity Sock Yarn Solids, Soft White and Lily Sugar ‘N Cream in Black.

Size: The coaster I’ve made (without the tassels) is 6.5 x 4.25 in.

Pattern: 

  1. Start by chaining 35 (unless you want your project to be bigger in length).
  2. Turn your work and double crochet in the 2nd stitch from the hook and all the way across for a total of 33 double crochet.
  3. Chain 2 and turn. Double crochet 33 across.
  4. Repeat step 3 for a total of 11 rows (or more if you prefer your work to be wider)
  5. Chain 1 and turn your work. Single crochet across, then single crochet 2 in the last double crochet. Then single crochet all the way around to create a border, single crocheting 2 on all of the corners.
  6. When you get back to your first single crochet, slip stitch and tie off.

no black

Next, to add the zigzag pattern, use a yarn needle and black yarn. Start at the top corner and stitch diagonally on the front and back of your work so that when you get to the end you have a bunch of diagonal lines next to each other. Then, work your way back, stitching diagonally, back into the same hole to create a zigzag pattern. Repeat this until you create your desired pattern. Then, tie in all your black strings on the bottom.

rug with diamonds

The last thing that your coaster needs is some tassels on the ends. I cut out four strings per tassel, a little longer than I needed so I could easily put them in and cut them evenly. Take the middle part of all four of your strings and pull it through your single crochet on one of the ends of your coaster. Do not pull the strings all the way through, just enough to then wrap both ends of your string and slip them through to create a knot.

tassel insert

Add tassels on every other single crochet along both ends of your project. Once you are done, you can cut them all to your desired length.

scis tas

Once you are finished, you will have cozy little decor for the upcoming fall months. And an excuse to have a tea party!

one cup

Soon, I will be sharing how I made the finished tray shown in all of the pictures for this pattern. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

– Hannah

 

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