X and O Coasters – PDF Weaving Pattern


I originally made these handwoven coasters as a gift for some close friends — every meal we share is marked by a small collection of (usually handmade) gifts at the table. One recipient requested a complete set of these coasters, which reminded her of traditional Nordic and Scandinavian sweater motifs.

Quick and easy to make, this project is an ideal last-minute gift. With very little yardage in warp and weft and hemstitched on the loom, they come off ready to gift. The weft, beautiful Léttlopi yarn from Iceland, comes in a wide range of colours that gives you plenty of personalization options.

Read below for full project details.



Make your own handwoven coasters! The X and O Coasters pattern is more than just plain instruction – personal experience and pro tips and tricks are included to help you achieve great results!

  • Minimum Equipment: 4 harness loom with a minimum of 6” weaving width, 15 or 8 dent reed, 2 shuttles
  • Warp and weft requirements: 1 tube Maurice Brassard 4/8 Cotton in Naturel (227g tube = 840 yds) and Léttlopi in colour 86 and 1403 (one ball each, available from Handknit Yarn Studio).

This project is geared to the beginner/novice weaver who is comfortable warping and weaving in multiple colours but would like to follow a pattern and learn more about creating their own unique textile designs on the loom. This PDF download is 4 pages long and includes colour images outlining the process as well as the instructions/treadling drafts.

Materials for the X and O Coasters are available from Maurice Brassard & Fils and Handknit Yarn Studio. If you like this handwoven coaster weaving pattern, you might like to try the Wrapping Cloth or make the Soap Bag pattern (they’re also great gifts!).

Please note that you are not purchasing a finished item but a pattern to design and make your own!