These darling and trendy crochet cactus coasters use simple color changes to make the fun cactus print! The post also includes a video that show how to read a graph and how to change colors. The post has contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission (at no cost to you) if you make a purchase with one my links! Thanks for supporting Whistle and Ivy!

crochet cactus coasters in orange, blue and yellow

I have been itching to get outside in my garden. We had some beautiful days this week, but spring is a fickle creature; one day it will  be 72º and the next will be 40º. Yikes! So this weekend I spent my time designing these simply adorable crochet cactus coasters, because I am hoping the beautiful spring weather is around the corner and will plan to stay awhile.  Aren’t they darling? Ever since I starting dabbling in colorwork with my Neva Hat, I have been having the most wonderful crochet colorwork ideas. It’s fun how these little crochet cactus coasters work up quite fast. I made mine almost entirely in the car this weekend as we took a short trip out of town with our kids. The graph is fairly simple and after you make two you might be able to finished your cactus coaster set without the graph!

set of 4 crochet cactus coasters

I always recommend using  100% cotton or a cotton blend yarn with any crochet project that might get wet. I used one of my favorite cotton yarns, Comfy, for this project. The colors were perfect and the yarn is so smooth. The small amount of acrylic gives it a soft feel, but it’s absorbent like 100% cotton, so I love it for coasters and washcloths.


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crochet cactus coasters with lemon drink


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What you need: (affiliate links)
G Hook
– 100% Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn – Knit Picks Comfy in Ivory, Carrot and Honeydew
(2 balls of main color, you can use scraps for other colors)
Darning Needle

Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
St – stitch

Gauge: Not super important, just make your stitches fairly tight


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Front of Coasters

Graph Notes: You will carry the ivory through each row, but drop the other colors and pick them up when you come back to them on the next row.  Because you are turning, the graph is numbered according to which side you should begin with. For instance, row 4 would be worked right to left as always, but you will read the graph from left to right, in order to complete the graph correctly.

For help changing colors, please watch this video: (if the video doesn’t load, please disable your adblocker)

(Using Ivory)

Ch 21.
1. Sc in 2nd ch from the hook. Sc in each ch across. Turn. (20 sts) (first row of the graph)
2. – 20. Complete the graph, treating each square as 1 sc. Turn after each row.

Back  Coasters 

(using same color as the pot)
Ch 21.
1. Sc in 2nd ch from the hook. Sc in each ch across. Turn. (20 sts)
2. – 21. Ch 1. Sc in each st across. Turn.  (20 sts)
(do NOT tie off after row 21)

Note: Work an extra row on the back piece because changing colors causes the graph piece to be slightly taller than a back piece worked with 20 rows.

Crochet Cactus Graph

graph to make crochet cactus coasters


Using the loop from the last stitch of the back piece, slip stitch all around the coaster, sewing the two pieces together.
Tie off and weave in ends.

crochet cactus coasters on blue surface with lemon drink
crochet cactus coasters set of four

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  1. Hi Beth,

    First, thank you for the cactus pattern. Our theme is Southwestern so after I make the coasters I am going to make your pillow as well. I do have a question about the coasters. I am almost finished with the front of the first one and it is 6″ wide. I am using 100% cotton and working tight stitches. Will that change once I attach the back to it? It just seems really huge.


    1. That’s quite big! You may need to go down a few hooks sizes. They should only be about 4″ wide. I may need to add some gauge information, I am sorry. What yarn are you using?

  2. Aren’t these just the cutest thing. Thank you for te pattern. I also wish to keep receiving your newsletter. 😊❤

  3. Beth, I’m wishing you all the best of everything! (((Hugs!!!))) Love your patterns, and love the direction you’re about to take!