Gingham Mug Rug Coaster by Sherrie Kibler

Gingham Mug Rug Coaster

June 2016
yarn held together
+ Worsted
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in Gingham Check Pattern, Dishie held double-stranded
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.75 mm (F)
45 - 55 yards (41 - 50 m)
4 3/4" x 3 3/4"
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This is a knitting pattern for a quick, impressive “mug rug” coaster worked in a cheerful, gingham pattern. Makes a great last minute gift!

Knit Picks’ Dishie yarn is held double-stranded in a simple 6-row pattern repeat that is fun to work and looks impressive. Tied-on fringe adds a fun finishing touch.

Color selection of the yarns is key: in addition to white or off-white, select two colors of the same tone but different values.

Dishie colorway combinations I have used to create this simulated gingham are:

  • Mulberry, Lilac Mist, and Swan
  • Blue, Silver, and Swan
  • Black, Silver, and Swan
  • Jalapeno, Honeydew, and Swan

An interesting neutral option would be:

  • Coffee, Linen, and Swan

NOTE: Although this piece is worked flat (back and forth) a double-pointed or circular needle (US #6) is required.

If you fall in love with gingham like I have….you may also be interested in the other designs in the Gingham Collection: a placemat, a napkin ring, a FREE cup cozy, a basket/bowl, and a pot holder!