Garter Stitch Coaster Pattern and Video

A Garter Stitch Coaster is great for a would-be-knitter’s very first project. It’s relatively simple while still teaching several important skills that all knitters use. This one uses the continental cast on, knit stitches to make garter stitch fabric, and a simple bind off method. The pattern is available to download, and the video below shows an overview of the whole process. More descriptive videos for every step are available in Lesson 2 on the Learn to Knit page.


You’ll need the following materials for the coaster:

  • US Size 8 needles
  • 3 ounces worsted weight yarn (about 20 yards); cotton is the most absorbent


  1. Cast on 16 stitches.
  2. Knit each row until the coaster is a square.  Tip – fold into a triangle shape to test if the length is as long as the width; see picture below.
  3. Bind off and weave in ends.  

Download a Free PDF of the Pattern:

Video Demonstration:

Knit along with the following video and learn how to knit your first coaster!

Ready for More Practice?

If you’ve master the coaster, get more practice with this garter stitch headband:

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