If mom loves having a cup of coffee or tea always at the ready, a quick and easy gift you could knit for her would be a stack of coasters (throw in some of her favorite beverage and maybe a cute mug, too). This is also a great idea to have on hand for a hostess gift, because everyone needs more coasters when they throw parties, right?
For a mom who is also a knitter or crocheter, the Sheep’s Mug Mat is a really cute choice. (This one is from Wool Free and Lovin’ It using a DROPS pattern.) And they’re just round, so you could make them into any animal you like with a change in color and features.
Annemarie Aquino’s Reversible Mug Mat is worked in linen stitch with scrap yarn for a colorful look, while the Cute Heart Mug Rug by Pat Veretto is a sweet sentiment for mom and a useful place to put her drink.
Carol Spurlock’s Coasters for Gauge use mosaic knitting and are a great way to learn that technique while making something useful.
Chana Tyman-Levy’s Tea Towel with Coasters would be a great gift for someone you know likes to drink a lot of tea.
Prefer something with a different shape? I love Berroco’s hexagonal coasters, or there’s the Circular Coaster from Laura Gholston. The Java Flower Coasters from Lusted to Wander are super cute, too, or try the Rainbow Coaster from knitvana (which could easily be done in scraps of any colors).
Or if you’d rather go with a felted coaster (which is what I use in my office) try the knitted coaster from the Sinister Spinster. These are cute plain or embellished, in bold colors or more subdued.
Do you use knit coasters? I’d love to hear about it.
By Sarah White