Crochet Car Coasters

Have you ever placed a fast food drink in your car cup holder and find yourself fighting against the puddles of sweat it creates? Here is a little idea I came up with....Ok, well, I'm sure someone else beat me to it somewhere, but I still came up with it at the moment. Its these adorable coasters that will fit in the bottom of the holders. They are made of 100% cotton to absorb the moisture.



If you have a newer car, they have these awesome illuminating interior lights that you can change to different colors. When one of these crocheted coasters are placed in the holders, the lights make them glow. Looks like the coasters themselves light up. pretty neat huh?


Not only will they absorb moisture, but will also absorb any dust and dirt that decides to accumulate in there. No matter how clean we keep our cars, the cup holders (especially the ones with the rubbery liner) are dirt collectors. You can even take them out of the cup holder and use them to wipe pretty much anything you need to wipe such as the speedometer window, radio screen, your sunglasses, kids, and more.



When these little coaster get dirty, you can just throw them in the washing machine. Being 100 percent cotton, they may shrink just a little, so just reshape them and lay flat to dry.

I will share the pattern with you. They are quite simple to make if you know how to crochet a circle. If you can't crochet and would like some of these, you can find them in my Etsy shop ready to go. I have different colors available. My favorite is the blue.




Crochet Car Coasters
finished size is approx 3 inches, this is a standard car cup holder size.

G Hook
  • Magic Circle- ch 1
  • 10 sc in circle, sl to first sc to join circle, ch 1 (10).
  • 2sc in each sc, sl to first sc, ch 1 (20).
  • 2sc in same stitch, *1sc in next, 2sc in next* (*cont), sl in first sc, ch 2 (30).
  • 1dc in each sc around, sl to first sc, (30) finish off.

I made my husband some gray ones for his truck. They were not made of cotton but he just wanted them for the dirt and dust protection. I found that for his truck, one of his cup holders is bigger than that of my daughters Ford Focus (where the pictures were taken), and his other cup holder was smaller. So if you make any of these, you can just adjust the stitches by one or two at the beginning and it should be fine.

Now go make you some or visit my shop and purchase some already made. Your welcome to use my pattern and idea as you wish but I'd love for you to link back to me if you do.

Ive shared this at:
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dare-to-share at pamspartyandpracticaltips
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submarine-sunday at usscrafty

6 comments

  1. great idea, easy to do as well. Think I may try it.
    Janice

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  2. Simple and effective. I wish my car had a cup holder that lights up! But even though it may not illuminate a nice bright little coaster will look cheerful.

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  3. Hi Lisa oh I love your happy little coasters, such bright colors. Thanks for sharing the pattern and good luck with the sales to the none crochet people. Love your blog. I think I might just have to revisit you :)
    Ali xx

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  4. Yes, love these, should keep all the gunk from the cokes from sticking in there too! I'm featuring these tomorrow on Worthwhile Wednesdays!
    ~Allie @http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com

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  5. I LIKE THIS COASTER OF YOURS FOR CAR AND JUST MADE ONE YOUR DIRECTIONS ARE EASY BUT ARENT THEY SUPPOSE TO LAY FLAST MINE IS CUPPED AT BOTTOM AND I KNOW I DID IT RIGHT PLEASE LET ME KNOW SOON THANKS

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    1. Hmm not sure why yours are cuping. Make sure you increase each round.

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