Knitted Football Coasters


Finally, football season is coming to an end. No more Sundays dictated by when the game is on. Since I will be heading to a friend’s house, I thought I would whip up a cute little hostess gift. Here is the general outline for my stash busting football coasters.

Football Coasters:

Materials: US size 6 needles,  ~30-40 g of worsted weight brown acrylic yarn, ~1 yd of worsted weight white acrylic yarn, tapestry needle (The yarn requirements are dependent on how many coasters you are making.)

Gauge:  5 sts and 8 rows= 1″




kfb= knit into the front and back of stitch

k2tog= knit two sts together

inc1= increase one stitch

Cast on 3 sts.

Row 1: knit all sts

Row 2: k1, inc1, knit to last st, kfb (5 sts)

Repeat Rows 1-2 three more times. Repeat row 1 once more. (11 sts)

Row 10: k1,inc1, knit across to last st, kfb (13 sts)

Row 11:  purl across all sts.

Continue Rows 10 and 11 until there is a total of 19sts.

Row 17-23: Work in stockinette stitch (p odd rows, k even rows).

Row 24: k1, slip 1, knit 1, psso, knit across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (17sts)

Row 25: Purl across all sts.

Repeat rows 24 and 25 until there are 11 sts left.

Row 32: k1, slip1, knit 1, psso, knit across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (9 sts)

Row 33: Knit across all sts

Continue Rows 32 and 33 until there are 3 sts left.

Bind off the last 3 sts.

Finishing: With white yarn stitch one long vertical line (~3″)  and 4 short horizontal lines (~1″)to create the laces of the football.

If you would like a thicker coaster make two, place them on top of each other, and sew the edges together.

Hope you enjoy your Superbowl weekend!


*This pattern was last revised August 2019. If you find a point of confusion please email me at and I am more than happy to help.

8 thoughts on “Knitted Football Coasters

  1. Pingback: Whit’s Super Bowl Guide | knitsbywhit

  2. Reblogged this on knitsbywhit and commented:

    I made these coasters a couple of years ago and they were a hit. Since Superbowl weekend it coming up I thought I would update the pattern. These coasters are a great stash buster that will have you football ready in no time. Enjoy!

  3. I’m finding that the row numbers are confusing. For example, if you increase on row 2, you finish 11 stitches on row 8. But the pattern says to purl on row 8. If you’re increasing on row 9, you finish 19 stitches on row 16. But row 16 starts the stockinette, directing you to P odd rows and K even. But after you increase to 19 stitches, you’re on a P row. Am I missing something?

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