3D Cube-Style Crochet Coasters

15 06 2015 DIY

If you have been on my blog before you might have seen our wonderful round solid oak table. (For example in this post)

The smooth surface of the table is just left natural and besides a light oil finish there is no protection especially against liquids.

But not only wood can react to spills - many other natural materials like marble for example are sensitiv too.

So I came up with some modern and stylish 3D cube-style crochet coasters which work perfect for hot cups of tea or what ever your favourite drink – warm or cold – might be.

Full DIY tutorial on how to tapestry crochet these cool 3D cube-style coasters by lebenslustiger.com

They also make great little gifts to bring at the next dinner party invitation ;-)

Plus you can work on them everywhere - don’t you love those little handwork projects you can work on while waiting somewhere?

You will make a set of 6 coasters in no time...

I have chosen two different grey tones – one lighter and the other one darker – and a beige and added splashes of colour in light peach, vanilla and orange.

Of course you can choose any colour combination you like.

I would just make sure to have a lighter and a darker shade and a contrasting third colour so the 3D effect will show.

I used a 4mm mercerised cotton yarn for crocheting because I liked the festive touch of the shimmer and the sturdiness oft the finished coaster. The technique I am using is tapestry crochet and I will walk you through step by step. Material list: I used “DROPS Muskat Mercerized” 100% Cotton but any other cotton yarn will do
  • Gauge: 10x10cm (4“x4“) 21st x 28 rows
  • Weight: 50gr (1.8 oz) = 100m (109yds)
Colors:
  • 19 light grey
  • 24 medium grey
  • 10 peach
  • 51 light orange
  • 30 vanilla yellow
  • 23 beige

Tools you need:

  • Crochet hook 4,5mm (UK7, US7)
  • Needles: 4mm or 4,5mm (US6 or 7/UK6 or 7)
  • Scissors
  • Needle to sew in the endings

A finished coaster has a hexagonal shape with the sides being about 5-6cm long and the diagonal about 10cm.

Full DIY tutorial on how to tapestry crochet these cool 3D cube-style coasters by lebenslustiger.com

Start: Yarn light grey

  • Ch 13

Row 1: position your second colour - orange in my case - to travel inside each grey Sc

  • Yarn light grey Sc1 in 2nd Ch from hook, Sc9

Now and in every row...

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Now and in every row:

Check on the travelling yarn and pull gently if necessary to make it less visible. See picture 5&6.

Change to orange and have light grey travelling in each of the orange Sc; always have the travelling yarn in front.

  • Yarn orange Sc2, [12], turn.

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Full DIY tutorial on how to tapestry crochet these cool 3D cube-style coasters by lebenslustiger.com Full DIY tutorial on how to tapestry crochet these cool 3D cube-style coasters by lebenslustiger.com
Full DIY tutorial on how to tapestry crochet these cool 3D cube-style coasters by lebenslustiger.com Full DIY tutorial on how to tapestry crochet these cool 3D cube-style coasters by lebenslustiger.com
Full DIY tutorial on how to tapestry crochet these cool 3D cube-style coasters by lebenslustiger.com Full DIY tutorial on how to tapestry crochet these cool 3D cube-style coasters by lebenslustiger.com

Row 2 to 8 are about increasing the cube.

Row 2:

  • Yarn orange Ch1, make sure to incorporate the other colour into the Ch1 for keeping a nice and clean border at every beginning of each row.
  • Yarn orange (2Sc) in next St, 
  • Sc1Yarn light grey Sc9, (2Sc) in next St [14], turn.  

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Full DIY tutorial on how to tapestry crochet these cool 3D cube-style coasters by lebenslustiger.com Full DIY tutorial on how to tapestry crochet these cool 3D cube-style coasters by lebenslustiger.com
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Row 3:

  • Yarn light grey Ch1,
  • Sc10Yarn orange Sc4, [14], turn.

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Row 4:

  • Yarn orange Ch1, (2Sc) in next St, Sc3
  • Yarn light grey Sc9, (2Sc) in next St [16], turn.

Row 5:

  • Light grey Ch1, Sc10Yarn orange Sc6, [16], turn.

Row 6:

  • Yarn orange Ch1, (2Sc) in next St, Sc5
  • Yarn light grey Sc9, (2Sc) in next St [18], turn.

Row 7:

  • Light grey Ch1, Sc10
  • Yarn orange Sc8, [18], turn.

Row 8:

  • Yarn orange Ch1, (2Sc) in next St, Sc7
  • Yarn light grey Sc9, (2Sc) in next St [20], turn.

Cut light grey leaving a tail.

Row 9:

  • Medium grey Ch1, Sc10
  • Yarn orange Sc10, [20], turn.

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Row 10 to 16 are now about decreasing the cube.

Row 10:

  • Yarn orange Ch1, miss 1Sc, Sc8,
  • Yarn middle grey Sc11, [19], turn.

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Row 11:

  • Yarn middle grey Ch1, miss 1Sc, Sc10
  • Yarn orange Sc8, [18], turn.


Full DIY tutorial on how to tapestry crochet these cool 3D cube-style coasters by lebenslustiger.com

Row 12:

  • Yarn orange Ch1, miss 1Sc, Sc6,
  • Yarn middle grey Sc11, [17], turn.

Row13:

  • Yarn middle grey Ch1, miss 1Sc, Sc10
  • Yarn orange Sc6, [16], turn.

Row 14:

  • Yarn orange Ch1, miss 1Sc, Sc4,
  • Yarn middle grey Sc11, [15], turn.

Row 15:

  • Yarn middle grey Ch1, miss 1Sc, Sc10
  • Yarn orange Sc4, [14], turn.

Row 16:

  • Yarn orange Ch1, miss 1Sc, Sc2,
  • Yarn middle grey Sc11, [13], turn.

Cut orange leaving a tail.

Row 17:

  • Ss 13

Pull yarn trough, cut middle grey leaving a tail.

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Finishing:

  • Sc along the sides.
  • Make (3Sc) in the outer points oft he sides to create a nice tip.
Sew in all tails and cut endings.  

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You could now block your coaster. Blocking is a method of stretching and shaping a crocheted piece onto a blocking board with the help of water and pins to make your stitches look nicer and more even. But I thought mine look good enough and I didn’t do the blocking. 

Full DIY tutorial on how to tapestry crochet these cool 3D cube-style coasters by lebenslustiger.com
Some more tips:

  1. Make a large coaster or table runner by sewing 7 coasters together to a large Hexagon
  2. Tapestry Crochet creates a nice, thick and sturdy stitch structure
  3. Great for using left over yarn
  4. If you like tapestry crochet you might want to check out my tapestry crochet dish cloth tutorial.

Happy day,

Anette

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