Crochet Heart Coaster: Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

A quick and easy Valentine’s Day decoration you can make in no time is a crochet heart coaster! This heart coaster crochet pattern is extremely simple to make. It is worked back and forth in rows and features a sleek slip stitch border. Try it for yourself today!

Scroll down for the free pattern, or purchase a print-optimized PDF right here

There are a lot of different styles of heart coaster patterns out there. Some are made in the round, but I find these not to be quite as straightforward.

I wanted a no-nonsense, super easy heart pattern. So that’s why I came up with this design that is worked back and forth in rows! You’ll just need to know how to single crochet, slip stitch, and work common increases and decreases.

If any of this is new to you, don’t worry! I have a video tutorial that walks you through the process step by step.

Save this pattern for later by pinning to Pinterest

Crochet Heart Coaster Materials

You’ll just need some worsted weight yarn to make your own crochet heart coasters. I tested this pattern in 3 different yarns:

  • The ever popular red heart super saver
  • A cotton from Hobby Lobby, I Love this Cotton
  • And finally, Mary Maxim Woodlands yarn

Each coaster turned out slightly different depending on the yarn, but they all loved lovely! My favorite was the cotton one.

cotton crochet heart coaster

Crochet Heart Coaster Free Pattern

Video Tutorial:

Explanation: Decorate for Valentine’s Day with these easy crochet heart coasters! These coasters are a great stash-busting project as you can use any worsted weight yarn you have on hand. Each yarn will yield a slightly different look but a beautiful-as-ever coaster!

crochet heart coasters on white board


  • Any Worsted Weight Yarn: In my samples I used Red Heart Super Saver, Mary Maxim Woodlands, and I Love This Cotton
  • 4.5mm crochet hook (or adjust based on your tension)
  • Yarn needle & steam blocking materials

Gauge and Tension:

Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern. Keep tension normal—do not work with a loose tension. You can always adjust your hook size if need be. For example, if you crochet loosely and you find the heart is looking holey, go down a hook size. 


  1. Turning chain does not count as a stitch. 
  2. Heart is worked from the bottom point up. 
  3. When a number is placed after a stitch it means that you should single crochet in each of the next number of stitches. (i.e. sc 5 means single crochet in each of next 5 sts)
  4. Turn at the end of each row unless otherwise specified.


The size of your heart coasters may vary depending on the exact worsted weight yarn you use. My coaster made with red heart super saver was slightly bigger than the other coasters. The general size is about 5″ tall.

 Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.) 

Chain – ch

Slip stitch – sl st

Single crochet – sc

Single crochet 2 together – sc2tog

Half double crochet – hdc

Half double crochet 2 together – hdc2tog

Repeat – rep

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Single crochet increase – inc

Invisible decrease – inv dec

Round – rnd

RS – right side

Special Stitches:

Single Crochet Increase (inc): Make 2 sc in indicated stitch. 

Half double crochet 2 together (hdc2tog): YO, insert hook into next st. YO, pull up a loop. Insert hook into next st, YO, pull up a loop. YO, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Written Instructions:

Ch 2.

Row 1 (RS): 3 sc in second ch from hook. (3)

Row 2: Ch 1, inc in first st, sc in next st, inc in last st. (5)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st and each st across. (5)

Row 4: Ch 1, inc in first st, sc 3, inc in last st. (7)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st and each st across. (7)

Row 6: Ch 1, inc in first st, sc 5, inc in last st. (9)

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first st and each st across. (9)

Row 8: Ch 1, inc in first st, sc 7, inc in last st. (11)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first st and each st across. (11)

Row 10: Ch 1, inc in first st, sc 9, inc in last st. (13)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in first st and each st across. (13)

Row 12: Ch 1, inc in first st, sc 11, inc in last st. (15)

Row 13: Ch 1, sc in first st and each st across. (15)

Row 14: Ch 1, inc in first st, sc 13, inc in last st. (17)


Row 15: Ch 1, sc2tog. Sc 6. TURN, leaving the rest of sts unworked. (7)

Row 16: Ch 1, sk first st, sc 4, sc2tog over last 2 sts. (5)

Row 17: Ch 1, sk first st, hdc 2, hdc2tog over last 2 sts. (3)

FASTEN OFF and continue to the otherside of the top of the heart.


Row 1: Go back to the unworked sts from row 14. With the right side of the work facing, skip the centermost st of the row and join yarn with a sc in the next st (directly to the left of the center st). Sc in next 5 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts, turn. (7)

Row 2: Ch 1, sk first st, sc 4, sc2tog over last 2 sts. (5)

Row 3: Ch 1, sk first st, hdc 2, hdc2tog over last 2 sts. (3)


Ch 2, sl st at the base of the last hdc2tog just made (this will round out the corner a bit better). Continue to slip stitch evenly around the heart, doing about 1 sl st per row. Sl st down the first side, sl st in the point, sl st up the other side and around the curves at the top. When you get to the SKIPPED CENTER STITCH in the middle of each side of the heart, place one sl st here and pull it tight. This will help the overall shape of the heart. Then finish slip stitching up the left curved side until you get back to the original ch 2 space. Sl st in the ch 2, then sl st in the first sl st made at the beginning of this rnd. Fasten off and weave in ends!


  • Weave in ends
  • Steam block coasters so they lay flat
  • Enjoy!

Crochet Heart Coaster Tutorial

If you need a little extra assistance with the written pattern, follow either the video tutorial or this photo tutorial for help!

Photo tutorial: joining for the left side of the heart

Once you finish the right side of the heart, make sure you keep the heart facing you the SAME way when you join. Don’t turn the work or each side of the top will look different.

Below I have skipped the centermost stitch of the heart on row 14, and joined with a single crochet in the next stitch over to the left.

joining for left side of crochet heart

Photo tutorial: starting the slip stitch border

Another potentially confusing part of this pattern is the slip stitch border. When we start out the border, the pattern says to chain 2, then slip stitch at the base of the hdc2tog. The reason for this is that it helps round out the heart and start us out in a good place for the border.

Chaining 2:

chain 2 to start heart border

Where to insert your hook for the first slip stitch:

insert hook for first sl st

What it looks like with the first sl st finished:

slip stitch heart border started

From here you can simply continue slip stitching around to make the border! See the video if you need extra help with this, as I go through the entire border on camera. 🙂

And there you have it – beautiful heart coasters for the perfect valentines idea!

light pink crochet heart coaster close up


Crochet heart coasters are a wonderful valentines decoration. Make them for your own home or to give as gifts to your special someone. I hope you enjoyed this crochet pattern; I loved designing it!


If you did enjoy this post, I would love if you shared it in the following places so many MORE people can see it!

Happy Crocheting!

love rachel signature

Similar Posts