Encircle Me Crochet Coasters Modern Citrus Round Coaster

How to Crochet a Round & Modern Citrus Coaster

Hi friends! If you are looking for the perfect summer project, then you’ll love these modern citrus crochet coaster(s).

Introducing the Encircle Me Coaster: the matching coaster to the Encircle Me Potholder. This pattern uses the front-post double and triple crochet stitch to create a bright and fun citrus design.

These coasters make great summer projects because they use lightweight cotton yarn; they work up quickly and use less than 60 yds of yarn; and they’re small and portable, so you can take them outside and make them without breaking a sweat. I hope you enjoy making and using your coasters!

Encircle Me Coaster Free Round Citrus Crochet Coaster Pattern made with Dishie Yarn

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Perfect Summer Crochet Project - Modern Citrus Themed Crochet Coaster

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Modern Lemon Themed Round Crochet Coaster Free Crochet Pattern



Colour Combination #1 (Lemon)Colour Combination #2 (Lime)
A: Butterscotch
B: Swan
A: Honeydew
B: Swan


  • Colour A: 35 yds / 32 m
  • Colour B: 20 yds / 18 m
  • Total: 55 yds / 50 m
Lemon and Lime Modern Citrus Themed Crochet Coasters Free Crochet Pattern

*The Ad-free Printable PDF includes instructions for both the Encircle Me Coaster and Potholder, along with colour changing instructions, stitch counts, step-by-step pictures, and photo and video tutorials for extra support.


  • Ch – chain
  • St – stitch
  • Sl st – slip stitch 
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Reverse Sc – reverse single crochet (a.k.a crab stitch)
  • Dc – double crochet 
  • Fpdc – front post double crochet 
  • Fptc – front post triple crochet 
  • YO – yarn over
  • Rnd – round


If you’d like to check your gauge as you crochet, the diameter is measured from one end of the coaster to the other, after each rnd listed: 

  • Rnd 5: 4.5” in diameter

If your gauge is too small, try using a thicker weight 4 yarn or a larger crochet hook. If your gauge is too big, try using a thinner weight 4 yarn or a smaller crochet hook. You can also try adjusting your tension.

Pattern Measurements:

This citrus crochet coaster measures 6.5” in diameter when laid flat.

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Colour Change Tutorial: 

Colour changes happen in the last st of the rnd before the final YO. 

  • Before the final YO of the last st of the rnd, drop the current colour. 
  • Pick up the new colour and pull it through the remaining loops on the hook to complete st.
  • With the new colour, sl st into the first st of the rnd to join. 
How to Make an Invisible Colour Change when crocheting in the round

Front Post Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial (Fpdc):

The front post double crochet is worked AROUND a stitch, instead of through the front and back loops of a stitch. 

  • YO and insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the indicated st. (Pictures 1 & 2)
  • YO and draw up a loop – you should have 3 loops on the hook. (Pictures 3 & 4)
  • [YO and pull through 2 loops] 2 times. (Pictures 4, 5 & 6)
How to Make a Front Post Double Crochet

Front Post Triple Crochet Stitch Tutorial (Fptc):

The front post triple crochet stitches are always worked 2 rnds below. 

  • YO 2 times, and insert hook from front to back to front around the indicated st. (Picture 1 & 2)
  • YO and draw up a loop – you should have 4 loops on the hook. 
  • [YO and pull through 2 loops] 3 times. (Pictures 3, 4, & 5)
How to Make a Front Post Triple Crochet

Video Tutorial:

The Encircle Me Coaster and Potholder are worked the exact same way for Rnds 1 – 4, but the coaster is worked differently for Rnds 5 – 7.

If you need more of a visual for the crochet citrus coaster, then here is a video tutorial of the Encircle Me Potholder. It walks you through Rnds 1 – 4 of the pattern. Rnd 5 of the coaster is similar to the potholder, but the only difference is that we work 1 dc behind the fptc. So please follow along with the written pattern while you watch Rnd 5, so you can make the necessary change.

For Rnd 7 (border), here is a complete video tutorial for adding a reverse single crochet border.



  • Yarn is not carried in the pattern. After joining the new colour, drop the old colour to the back of the work, and leave it for future rnds if needed; otherwise, leave a tail, and cut the strand.
  • Do not turn at the end of each rnd.
  • Stitch counts are given at the end of each rnd in <> brackets.
  • The beginning ch does not count as a st. 
  • The first st of each rnd is worked into the SAME st you made the sl st into in the previous rnd.

With Colour A, ch 4 and join last ch to first ch with a sl st (this creates a ch-circle).

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 12 dc in ch-circle. Sl st in the first st of the rnd. Pull the tail to tighten the ch-circle center. <12 dc>

Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in first st, fpdc around same st, [(dc, fpdc around same st) in next st] 11 times. Change to Colour B before the final YO, then join with a sl st – see tutorial for changing colour above. <12 dc, 12 fpdc>

Rnd 3: With Colour B, ch 2, [fpdc around st, 2 dc in next st] 12 times. Change to Colour A, then join with a sl st. <24 dc, 12 fpdc> 

Rnd 4: With Colour A, ch 2, [2 dc in fpdc, dc in next 2 sts] 12 times. Change to Colour B, then join with a sl st. <48 dc>

Rnd 5: With Colour B, ch 2, [dc in 3 sts, (dc in next st, fptc around same st 2 rnds below)] 12 times. Change to Colour A, then join with a sl st. <48 dc, 12 fptc>

Rnd 6: With Colour A, ch 2, dc in first 2 sts, [2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts] 11 times, 2 dc in next st, dc in last 2 sts. Join with a sl st, but do not change colour. <72 dc>


I chose to use the reverse single crochet (a.k.a the crab stitch) for the border of the coaster. However, I know this stitch can be finnicky, and hurt your hands, so here are a couple of alternatives:

  • #1: Twisted Single Crochet Stitch – Video Tutorial HERE: This stitch looks exactly like the crab stitch, but it’s worked right to left, and it might be easier on your hands.
  • #2: Single Crochet Stitch: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around!

Rnd 7 – Video Tutorial:

  • Step 1: With Colour A, ch 1, and insert hook into first st to the right of the ch-1 (Picture 1 & 2).
  • Step 2: Yarn under, and draw up a loop (Picture 3). 
  • Step 3: YO, and pull through both loops on hook to complete the sc (Picture 4 & 5). 
  • Step 4: [Sc in next st to the right] around (Picture 6). <72 Reverse sc>
  • To close the rnd, see instructions below for creating a seamless join.
How to Make the Reverse Single Crochet also known as the crab stitch

Close the Rnd Seamlessly:

  • Once you’ve finished the last reverse sc st, pull up the loop on the hook to make a long tail for seaming, and cut the strand. (Picture 1, 2, & 3)
  • Thread a yarn needle with the tail, and insert needle from back to front through the 2 loops of the first st of the rnd (Pictures 4 & 5).
  • Insert needle from front to back into the nearest st to bring the tail to the back of your work. Now weave in your end normally. This creates a seamless join! (Pictures 6 & 7)
How to End a Reverse Single Crochet or Crab Stitch Border Seamlessly


If you have any questions about the pattern, please reach out to me. I am happy to help! Send me an email through my contact page.

End Notes:  

Congratulations! You just finished your first Encircle Me Crochet Citrus Coaster. I hope it makes you smile every time you put a drink on it. If you’d like to make more coasters, or other crochet home decor items with your cotton yarn, explore some patterns by clicking on the button below.

Disclaimer: You are welcome to sell items that you’ve made from this pattern; however, you are not allowed to use my pictures or sell my pattern as your own (Copyright @ ThisPixieCreates).

I hope you have an amazing day!

Love, Dayna

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