These easy knit coasters are so cute and super simple to make! These “rugs” make the perfect stash buster and you can use all those little scraps of yarn you don’t want to throw in the trash. I only used the knit stitch for these guys, so beginners can make them too.

Traditionally a quilted mat, a mug rug is a combination of a coaster and a placemat that is large enough to hold a cup and a snack. It can also be called a mug mat or snack mat. Although mug rugs are most often quilted, other fabric ideas have been used.

Process

You are going to do is cast on 22 stitches and knit away. I used left over scrap yarn from my Eco Market String Bag, but you can use any worsted weight yarn that you have on hand. You can make these as large or small as you’d like as well. Cast on more or fewer stitches, in any stitch count, to make them into your perfect size. Definitely use this pattern as inspiration for your own tastes and design ideas!

One More Process

All you need for this pattern are several skeins of the same yarn weight. I used 5 skeins of #3 yarn and chose shades of blue, tan and ivory, with some white furry yarn thrown in there too.

After I choose my yarn, I simply crocheted rows of SC, fastening off and changing colors every row. I added fringe to the sides, pulling the row ends through with the added fringe to keep everything secure. Then I trimmed the fringe. Done!