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Sand Dollar Coaster | Free Crochet Pattern

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The Sand Dollar Coasters were first published in Happily Hooked Magazine in 2018.

It took a lot of trial and error and many ugly sand dollars to finally arrive at these. The sand dollars on the beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico were so awesome and inspiring, I knew I had to make one. And not just one, enough of them to decorate my patio table in the summer months.

I love that nautical things are so popular right now, because there is really nothing quite as inspiring as the beach. I adore the sound of the waves, the smell of the air — it’s all so full of texture and color and rolling white noise.

*Sigh* I’m more relaxed just thinking about it.

So why not make yourself some coasters that take you to that place? Along with a glass of lemonade (or a margarita?) on a hot day, perhaps?

I had to get really creative with stitches to make the sand dollars come out just right. The textured “petals” are done with front-post dc clusters, followed by a round of treble crochets and a crab stitch border to give it a distinct, finished edge.

It may seem intimidating, but with the video tutorial, this pattern can be a one-stop-shop to learn lots of new stitches to add to your crochet tool belt.

This pattern can also be purchased as a Premium Pattern (printable, ad-free, downloadable .pdf file) here.  It can also be found on Etsy or Ravelry.

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sand dollar coasters free crochet pattern and video tutorial

Sand Dollar Coasters

All patterns are written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

Easy pattern.  Need to have knowledge of chains (ch)s, double crochet (dc), front post single crochet (fpdc), and increases.


  • Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, worsted weight, 100% mercerized cotton, 100 g/ 3.5 oz / 186 yds, in Jade, Mint, Ecru, and Aqua, 1 ball each.
  • Furls Odyssey G (4.00 mm) hook
  • Tapestry needle


Finished coasters are 4.5” in diameter.

Pattern Notes

Ch-2 or Ch-3 at beginning of rounds count as first st.

Special Stitches

Front Post Cluster (fp-cluster): [YO, insert hook around post of next stitch, YO, pull through two loops on hook, YO, insert hook around same post, YO, pull through two loops on hook, YO, insert hook around same post, YO, pull through all four loops on hook.

Crab Stitch (crab-st): Insert hook front to back in previous stitch, YO, pull through stitch, YO, pull through two loops on hook. Continue working left to right.

Video Tutorial

This video tutorial uses Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Mint and a Furls Odyssey hook, size G (4.00mm).


Make 4, one in each color.

Ch 4.

Rnd 1: 9 dc in 4th ch from hook. Sl st into top of ch to join. (10 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in same st, fpdc, dc in same st, [2 dc in next st, fpdc, dc in same st] 4 times, sl st in top of ch-2 to join. (15 dc, 5 fpdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc, fp-cluster around next st (see Special Stitches), dc in same st, dc, [2 dc in next st, dc, fp-cluster around next st, dc in same st, dc, repeat from] 4 times, sl st in top of ch-2 to join. (25 dc, 5 fp-clusters)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, tr, 2 tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1, tr, 2 tr in next st, 2 tr, 2 tr in next st] 4 times, 2 tr, 2 tr in next st, sl st in top of ch-3 to join.  (36 tr, 4 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc, [2 sc in ch-1 sp, 3 sc, 2 sc in next st, 3 sc] 4 times, 2 sc in next st, 3 sc, sc in base of ch-1, sl st in 1st st to join. (50 sc)

Rnd 6: Crab-st around. (see Special Stitches) (50 crab-sts)

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  • JJ

    Hi Kati, i am having a go at your sand dollar coasters. I love the pattern. But i struggle with the count. I have the 25 stitches at the end of round 3. But in the next round i can’t seem to find room for the 7 posts in between the holes. At least not the way the pattern tells me to. The only way i can manage to get the 7 tr in, is by doing 2 tr’s in every stitch. But that is not what the pattern tells me to do. Can you give me a hint as to what i’m missing here?
    Sincerely, Jolanda

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