Can you think of any occasions on which you might want to set your table using heart motifs — particularly heart-shaped fabric crochet coasters like these?
I can. Lots of them!
For starters, these pretty heart coasters would be a sweet touch to have at the table on any romantic occasion, like a wedding anniversary, or Valentine’s Day.
I also like to put them on the table for Fourth of July celebrations. Whether we’re eating in the kitchen or out at the picnic table, either way I think they’re a fantastic addition to most Americana-themed table settings.
They’re also appropriate to use for birthdays, and even for everyday dining. After all, there’s nothing wrong with showing a little love for your family (or roommates and friends) every day; there’s really not much need to wait for special occasions.
These sturdy hearts are also good for more than just table settings. They’re practically indestructible — and if you use cotton fabrics for crocheting them, they’re also reasonably absorbent. This means you can scatter them anywhere you want people to use a coaster under their drinks. They’ll hopefully help your furniture to avoid some of the usual drips, leaks, spills, scrapes and other mishaps it would otherwise be subjected to.
These hearts are pretty thick, so you could also use them as trivets in the kitchen. They’re ideal to use for setting under small-ish serving bowls. For larger pots or dishes, they might or might not be big enough alone. In cases where they’re too small by themselves, you could try using two or more of them side by side.
These coasters are crocheted using fabric strips instead of yarn or crochet thread. If you’ve never crocheted with fabric strips before, you’ll probably want to check out our page of free instructions for how to make a rag ball. It’s pretty easy to do — and if you have old sheets or linens that you’re not going to use any more, this is a fantastic project for disposing of them in a creative and environmentally responsible, not to mention artistically satisfying, way.
Where to Get the Heart-Shaped Fabric Crochet Coaster Pattern
- A Free Crochet Pattern is available for this design. Click here to get it.
- Pattern Designer: Amy Solovay
More Free Fabric Crochet Patterns
Want to find some more ideas for crocheting with fabric? If so, I invite you to check out our page on the topic of fabric crochet — which includes bunches more information, plus free fabric crochet patterns. This photo collage gives you a glimpse at a few of the ideas mentioned:
More Free Heart Patterns to Crochet and Knit
Maybe you want to crochet some heart-shaped lovelies, but these aren’t quite what you have in mind. Or maybe you LOVE these heart coasters, and you want to load up on some additional heart patterns to go along with them. Either way, we have you covered with bunches more hearts to knit and crochet. Here are a few quick links:
- Crochet Heart Square
- Crochet Heart Applique
- Crochet Heart Shape With Beads
- Be sure to check out our free Valentine patterns too!
More Free Patterns for the Home
Are you in the mood to get creative and DIY up a storm? If so, you’re invited to grab some more free patterns for home decorating.