Final Fantasy XIV Job Coasters

For when you need 13 coasters, I guess.

all-jobs-1

I’m back … ish in a wildly successful attempt at procrastination! If you have exams to study for and you very responsibly unsubscribed from your MMO of choice, this is the tool to help you get back off track.

Of note, I moved to Japan some time back and still don’t have much in the way of supplies, so the yarns I’ve been using are mostly what I can find on my commute between home and school. I don’t have any doll supplies either (or space to store them if I did), so I’m not making any of those for the time being.

These guys are double-knit for added thickness and to avoid anything terrible like fair isle or intarsia because I don’t hate myself that much. Each coaster is approximately 11×11 cm.

Materials

  • DK weight yarn
    I used Munsell Merino 150 Rainbow. Go with something that has the colours you want. Cotton is ideal for coasters, but I couldn’t find cotton.
    Each ball was 30g/66m, and I got about 5 coasters per ball.
    Gauge on the label was 21~23 sts and 29~30 rows = 10 cm using 4.0 mm needles.

    • Colour A
      • Gold (gold is hard, I went with kind of tan because it looked better than garish yellow)
    • Colour B
      • Red
      • Green
      • Blue
  • 3.0 mm knitting needles or size to obtain gauge
  • 4.0 mm crochet hook
  • Stitch markers
  • Pins for blocking

Gauge

22 sts  and 30 rows = 10 cm in double-knit stitch.

Pattern

Cast on the required number of stitches according to each chart. They’re all between 21 and 23 stitches wide. If you want them all closer to the same size because you didn’t start out making one chart at a time, just cast on 23 sts. They’re properly square that way. I cast on using both colours, but use whatever method you like. You will be starting row one (RS) with your first stitch as Colour B.

Follow the chart for 32 rows. Cut Colour B. With Colour A and the 4.0 mm hook, single crochet bind off. Do not cut the yarn. At the end of the row, continue to single crochet around the edges of the coaster to make the border. I recommend putting two stitches in each corner stitch. Finish with a slip stitch and cut the yarn. Weave in the ends and block to finish.

Charts

Black Mage

blm

A good starter in case it makes you want to set everything on fire.
blm-chart

Bard

brd

This was the tester and so I made it three times, which made me hate bard more than Wanderer’s Minuet ever did.
brd-chart

Dragoon

drg

Good for people who need something to protect their drink from the floor.
drg-chart

Machinist

mch

Holds up to five shots at a time.
mch-chart

Monk

mnk

Derplander keeps his table mark free using this one*
mnk-chart

*not endorsed by Derplander or anyone else

Ninja

nin

Luckily, it forgot to put on kiss of the viper, so your drink is probably safe.
nin-chart

Summoner

smn

I have nothing witty for summoner.
smn-chart

Astrologian

ast

Good for poker nights.
ast-chart

Scholar

sch

And for when you settle down with a nice book on deployment tactics.
sch-chart

White Mage

whm

Salty drinks taste best with this coaster.
whm-chart

Dark Knight

drk

I recommend stitching razor blades into the border for added edginess. Doing both sides in black would also be a good choice.

Paladin

pld

This one is brought to you by 1.8 litres of boxed wine, much like the majority of my tanking.
pld-chart

Warrior

war

Not to be used with drinks containing less than 70% alcohol or risk losing man status.
war-chart

all-jobs-2

As always, if you have any questions, please ask!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shelly Bagchi
    Dec 02, 2016 @ 08:06:10

    Where do you live in Japan? When I lived there, I used to go to an awesome craft department store called Yuzawaya, which apparently has 62 locations so I hope you can find one near you!

    Reply

    • Theodore Wilde
      Dec 02, 2016 @ 15:51:32

      I live near Osaka. Yuzawaya is where I got the yarn for these, actually! It’s quite nice, but the shop near me is pretty small and mostly focuses on fabrics. I should look for some other locations.

      Reply

  2. Claire E Eden
    Sep 03, 2018 @ 15:12:26

    Love these! Thank you for sharing. I appreciate this post is pretty old and you might not even see this, but would you consider doing a chart for Red Mage and Samurai?

    Reply

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