A crochet heart coaster with a delicate picot border! Find out how to make it by reading this tutorial with video in Italian language, but with English subtitle!

This project is ideal for the Valentine’s Day period to decorate the table, recreating heart-shaped coasters to be made in various colors.


Working time: 30 minute

Skill level: 🌸🌸🌸 intermediate


🧶 Used yarn and accessories

To make the heart-shaped crochet coaster, I chose a cotton yarn, suitable for making table accessories, both for washing and for the softness and flexibility that is obtained in the final result.

Fiocco yarn used to Crochet heart coaster
  • 50 gr FIOCCO Tre Sfere 100 % Cotton yarn FINE (2) color Bordeaux (code 7298)
  • Crochet hook size 3 mm.
Final size of the crochet heart coaster with the suggested yarn

With a single ball yarn I managed to make 3 coasters 20 cm wide and 15 cm long.

The yarn used for this project you can buy it to Filati Romance Shop click on the button below to visit the shop👇



Useful information before starting

To create the flat crochet heart and use it as a coaster, I made an oval base, on which I worked in the round.

To develop the heart shape on the oval, you will work side increases and decreases at the top center and the fan stitch at the base, to form the point.

The basic point that will be used will be the double crochet.

How to crochet a 5 DC close together = collect the next 5 CHs and make 1 CH.

How to crochet a FAN STITCH = 5 DC in the same stitch

📗 Abbreviations & meanings (US terms)

  • CH = chain
  • beg CH = beginning CH.
  • SC = single crochet
  • SLST = slip stitch
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • TRC= treble crochet
  • INC = Increase, 2 SC in the same stitch
  • DEC = Decrease, 2 SC together
  • PIC = picot (3 CHs and 1 SL ST in the 3rd CH from hook)
  • REP * = repeat from * to * until the end of the row

Make a base of chain stitches, and then work in round to form a basic oval, which will be the central part of the heart.

Crochet heart coaster pattern

1ST STEP

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1Make 31 CHs + 3 beg CH (= 1st DC).
Work 3 DC in the 4th CH from hook, 12 DC, 5 DC close together (central part of the heart), make 1 CH, 12 DC, 7 DC in the last CH of the row.
You will be on the opposite side of the chain and continue as follows:
14 DC, FAN STITCH (tip of the heart), 14 DC, 3 DC in the last CH, fasten off with 1 SL ST in the 3rd beg CH.
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First step of crochet heart coaster

Note that the 5 DC worked in the same stitch end up exactly on the 3rd stitch of the 5, worked on the opposite side of the base chain, i.e. the upper central part of the heart.

2ND STEP

23 beg CH (= 1st DC) continue working in round.
1 DC in the base of the worked CH, 2 DC in the next 3 stitches, 10 DC, 5 DC close together, 10 DC, 2 DC in the next 7 stitches, 16 DC, FAN STITCH, 16 DC, 2 DC in the next 3 stitches, close with 1 SL ST in the 3rd beg CH.
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Second step of crochet heart coaster

The increases must be worked on the sides of the heart, i.e. over the 7 DC worked on the sides

3RD STEP

33 beg CH (= 1st DC) and make 1 DC in the base of the worked CH.
1 DC in the next stitch, * 2 DC in the next stitch, 1 DC in the next stitch *; REP * 3 times, 8 DC, 5 DC close together, 8 DC, REP* 7 times, 18 DC, FAN STITCH, 18 DC, REP * 3 times, close with 1 SL ST in the 3rd beg CH.
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3rd step of crochet heart coaster

When you are working the lower part of the heart, i.e. towards the tip, the stitches to be carried out between one side and the other will increase by 2.

4TH STEP

43 beg CH (= 1st DC) work 1 DC in the base of the worked CH.
2 DC, * 2 DC in the next stitch, 2 DC*, REP* 3 times, 6 DC, 5 DC close together, 6 DC, REP * 7 times, 20 DC, FAN STITCH, 20 DC, REP * 3 times, close with 1 SL ST in the 3rd beg CH.
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Fourth step of crochet heart coaster

The upper central part of the heart tightens more and more with each round, so I recommend leaving a space of 6 DC before going to close with 5 DC both on one side and on the other.

5TH STEP

53 beg CH (= 1st DC) and work 1 DC in the base of the worked CH.
3 DC, * 2 DC in the next stitch, 3 DC *, REP* 3 times, 6 DC, 5 DC close together, 6 DC, REP * 7 times, 22 DC, FAN STITCH, 22 DC, REP * 3 times, close with 1 SL ST in the 3rd beg CH.
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How to resize the crochet heart

To resize the heart, you can:

  1. Change the yarn to a thicker thickness, following the same pattern;
  2. Increase the number of base chains, making a bigger oval.

If you consider following the second option then there are some basic rules to take into account to modify the pattern shown above and recreate a suitable one, based on the number of chain stitches you will make, to make the basic oval. Watch the video at 17:56 to understand in detail.

Simple border in single crochet

How to crochet a simple border in single crochet

To make the border, you can finish with white yarn and alternate 2 single crochet with 2 chains, skipping a stitch.

In the video tutorial, at 40:44, I explain this type of edge in detail.

Edge with picot

How to crochet a edge with picot

Another type of edge that can be added to the previous one or done on its own is to work 2 SC * inside the space of 2 CH made in the previous round, work 1 SC, 1 picot and 1 SC * ; then continue with 1 SC in the next 2 stitches before repeating the sequence indicated between the asterisks.

The PICOT is formed by 3 CHs and then a slip stitch is made in the 3rd chain from hook.

In the video, at 42:40, I show exactly how to do it!


Conclusion of the crochet heart coaster tutorial

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By Giulia

My name is Giulia, I love dreaming and creating games for children. When I learned to crochet I rediscovered the "little girl" within me and now amigurumi have become my passion!

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