After weeks of constantly creating little round crocheted items of various sizes, colours and patterns, Christmas is over and the war on coasters is finally won. I can’t say that I’m too sad about that either!
I have a few little projects that I finished over the festive period that I can’t wait to show you, but the photos will have to wait until the presents have been posted and received so I don’t ruin the surprise. I can, however, show you the very last coasters made before Christmas, which were given to my father. They remind me of sorbet and I want to lick them! These were crocheted in 4 ply cotton with a 3.25mm hook.
I swear, after Christmas I may never crochet another coaster again. Last night I finished off my ‘orange’ coaster, and I think it looks quite cute with the watermelon one. I will also do a lemon coaster when I get the time, and my sister suggested a kiwifruit coaster could be a success. That will make it a set of four, and I’m happy with that!
I also tried a new coaster pattern last night, which is made up of little heart shapes around the outside of the coaster. I think it’s cute, but slightly too large when worked with double crochets. I will try using half double crochets and see how badly that alters the heart shape. I like the pattern though, and it’s nice and fast to work up.
There’s nothing like a mug of liquorice tea and a bit of crochet during lunch at work! As you can see, the war on Christmas coasters continues…
I’ve been in crochet coaster mode over the weekend, and have found a very cool pot holder pattern that I thought could be turned into a cute little coaster. Introducing the watermelon coaster!
I had to frog it a couple of times and reduce the number of rows to keep it within coaster dimensions. I also think that the next one should have a single crochet row of green ‘skin’ instead of half double crochet, as it looks a bit thick on this one. But other than that I think it came together quite nicely. I am working on an ‘orange’ coaster at the moment, and there will also be a lemon coaster in the set. I will need to think of another fruit with a colourful centre to complete the set!
I used 100% cotton for this – 2 x strands of 4 ply yarn, with a 4mm hook to keep it nice and tight.
Firstly, I thought I’d share my granny square progress with you. I now have six plain squares finished in this particular colour scheme (which I can’t seem to get enough of) and I think they are looking great together!
While I’m having lots of fun crocheting up these squares, it’s only a few weeks away until Christmas and I have decided to crochet a few sets of coasters for gifts. I also have the skull shawl to finish off too, although I’m not entirely sure that will get done in time to be posted for Christmas.
My step-daughter will be flying into Hobart from Darwin in less than two weeks, and I can’t wait to see her! My partner and I have made up her bedroom, however at the moment it’s looking a bit plain and boring and I would love to make sure it’s got enough ‘wow’ factor to impress a six-year-old! I’m thinking of crocheting the letters of her name in her favourite colours and putting them up on one of the walls; I think she would really get a kick out of that. Does anyone else have any cool suggestions on how to brighten up a little girl’s bedroom?
During my lunch hour at work today, I decided to find out how long it would take me to crochet up a coaster. The answer? 35 minutes! I will be able to start and finish a coaster on the bus to work – high five for multitasking! This coaster is made from a black 8 ply cotton blend using a 4mm hook.