Absolute Beginner Crochet – Beginner Smiley Face Coaster

I am loving color lately, and these Smiley Face Coasters are bursting with color, and I am here for it! 


The Beginner Smiley Face Coaster takes a modern spin on a classic crochet pattern. The Smiley Face Coaster is great for a beginner, functional, and most importantly cute.

A full video tutorial is included (scroll to the bottom), so if you feel intimidated by the design, don’t!

The coaster is made using chains and single crochets in rows and then the smiley face is sewn on.

You can freehand the embroidered Smiley Face or I have a template you can use, which you can find in the written pattern.


For this crochet pattern, I used #4 worsted cotton yarn. I chose “Lily Sugar ‘n Cream” because of the durability and collection of colors available.

The colors I used in the pictures are “Hot Pink” “Tea Rose”, “Yellow”, and “Ecru”.

I would recommend sticking to a cotton yarn for these coasters. The cotton soaks up the condensation better than an acrylic will.


This Smiley Face Coasters are a beginner crochet pattern with detailed explanations. It is considered an absolute beginner crochet pattern.

A full video tutorial is also included, so scroll down if you learn better with video.


To make the Beginner Smiley Face Coaster, you will need-



7 sc sts = 2″

8 rows = 2″


4.5 x 4.5 inches


US Crochet Terms Used

  • ch(s) – chain(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • st/sts – stitch/Stitches


ch 15

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn (14 sts)

Rows 2-15: ch 1, sc across, turn (14 sts)

Rows 16: ch 1, sc across (14 sts)

Fasten off leaving a 2.5″ tail. Weave in ends. Black coaster so it lays flat.

Embroider Smiley Face

Step 1: Cut out the Smiley Face Template

Step 2: Place template on coaster. Using disappearing ink, mark the smiley face onto coaster.

Step 3: Cut 1.5 yards of black and thread tapestry needle.

Step 4: Sew the smiley face onto the coaster (see video for tips with embroidery)

Step 5: Knot beginning and ending tails and weave in ends.

I can’t wait to see what to see your Beginner Smiley Face Coasters!

Make sure that when you post to social media or another platform, please refer back to me as the designer. If you are on Instagram, tag @CozyNooksDesigns and use #BeginnerSmileyFaceCoaster for a chance to be featured!

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