Friday, 1 July 2011

Crochet crisp packet coaster tutorial!

Bonjour :)

I hope you all saved up some food wrappers and cardboard like I said, as today I thought I would post a tutorial on how to make a crochet crisp packet coaster!!!! You can use any food wrapper, I just first made one with a crisp packet :)

They are pretty much recycled and are quick to make and I think they look great. They come in very handy at parties as everyone can choose one, (their favourite food!!!) and there is no more problem of mixed up drinks! Make them now ready for your summer party/barbecue, you can never have to many coasters...

You will need:

  • Some cardboard e.g from old cereal boxes or birthday/Christmas etc... cards
  • Some food wrappers (about crisp packet size)
  • A pen
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Hole punch
  • 3.75mm crochet hook
  • Small amounts of any DK yarn of your choice (e.g chosen to match your wrapper)
  • Darning needle
How to make them:

Firstly take your cardboard, measure and cut out a 10cm by 10cm square. It doesn't matter what is on either side of the square as you won't see this when your coaster is finished.

Next take your chosen wrapper and place the cardboard square on top of the area of your wrapper you want to be shown on your coaster. Draw around the square.

Then remove the cardboard and place it to one side and cut out the shape from the wrapper, make sure you cut through both sides so you end up with two squares (one from the front of the wrapper and one from the back), both the same size as the cardboard.

Now glue one piece from the wrapper to one side of the cardboard square and the other to the other side. (You can use any glue just make sure it dries before continuing with the next step).

Now this is the tricky bit :/ Take your hole punch and punch 9 holes along each side of your square. (Corners are shared so there are 32 holes in total, see picture if confused)
I recommend you practice on a 10cm x 10cm piece of paper before trying it on your coaster.

After you have done that care fully snip off a little bit of each corner. This makes the corners easier to crochet around and gives them a more rounded finish :)
(It also stops the corners sticking out of your finished coaster!)

Next take your yarn and crochet hook and join the yarn to one of the holes (do this however you normally join on yarn). Do 2dc into each side hole and 4dc into each corner hole. When you get to where you started join with a slst and fasten off.

Finally darn in any loose ends and voila! you have your finished crisp packet coaster :D

The back even looks good too... :0)

Heeehehhee a coaster that gives you nutritional information too, that's impressive!

(I am using UK crochet abbreviations)
  • dc = Double crochet
  • slst = Slip stitch
I hope you like the tutorial, you could even make one as a gift using a wrapper from someones favourite food :)

See you all again sooooooonnn

Bye xxxxx :D

(P.S. please don't sell items made from this tutorial, if you want to for charity or another reason please contact me first, thanks xxx)


  1. That is such an awesome idea Jordan!!! I am totally going to have a go at this!!! Am going to Tesco to do my food shopping in a mo, I will definitely be on the lookout for cool wrappers!!! Thanks!!!

  2. Chaucer's Aunty: Hahaha, thank you, im soo glad you like it! I hope you find some really cool wrappers. I just thought, ones from other countries would probably look really good, i'll have to look out when im on my holidays! :)

  3. Wow, what A cute way to reuse trash and use up yarn scraps! Wish I could crochet.

  4. Alyssa: Thanks x All you need to know how to do is dc and join yarn, take a look at some videos on youtube im sure you can do it! :D

  5. Hi Jordan, I did a blog post accepting a Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award and I've passed it on to you, not sure if you've seen it though so here's the link if you'd like to accept the award

  6. Jaz: oh my, thankyou sooo much! :D I gratefully accept! wow! :0) Thank you!!!!! Im so happy :D

  7. Im skiving off the the christmas wrapping to look for a knitted robin pattern and love your site. When the silly season is over Im defo going to have a go at these. Brilliant :-)

  8. Loula: Hahaha, I know how you feel it does get tiring! Thank you for checking out my site :0) Have fun, I'm glad you like them :)

  9. Cute idea!! Just wanted to let you know that this tutorial has been featured on my blog at:

    1. Thank you :D Im glad you like them :-) Thanks for mentioning me too!


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