Friday, November 29, 2013

Pomegranate and Peach Coasters

I made these coasters for a custom order, it doesn't happen often but it has happened! I bought this cotton especially, I hope the customer likes them!
Peach and Pomegranate drink coasters

Monday, November 25, 2013

Red, Pink and Latte Coasters

I really like the combination of these colours. It didn't occur to me that they would go together until I saw the balls sitting together in my project basket. I just used the simple coaster pattern from crochetspot that I've used for other coasters. Do you like these colours together?
a stack of multi-coloured crochet coasters
red, pink and latte coasters

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Yellow Doily Coasters

What is it with the colour yellow? These coasters I listed in my online shop yesterday have more views than most things in my shop, with the exception of the yellow flower coasters! I've ordered some yellow 4 ply and it should arrive any day now so I can make more things in yellow, it seems to be the colour people like to look at right now! These yellow doily coasters are the same as the green ones I made, with a 3.5mm hook and 7 dc in the last round clusters instead of 8.
cheerful yellow doily coasters
closeup of a stack of yellow doily coasters
perfect for afternoon tea!

Monday, November 18, 2013

White Stars for Tanya

Here's a picture of some of the 6 white hanging stars I made for my friend Tanya to hang on her Christmas tree. They're just basic granny stars, similar to the pink ones I made but without the flower in the middle. They're just 5 granny clusters in the middle. Now I just have to work out how I'm going to send these in the post!
large white hanging stars made for a friend

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Pink Granny Stars

I made this pink granny star with  4 ply cotton and a 3mm hook, I made it because a friend has asked me to make her some Christmas hanging stars. I didn't follow a pattern, but basically did a 'granny star' with a flower in the middle instead of a granny cluster. There are 3 rounds, the 2nd round has a ch 1 sp in between the corners, the 3rd round has clusters of 4 in the corners, and (ch 1 sc ch) 1 into the ch 1 sp. That's just in case I forget how to make them next year! I can't wait for my new order of cotton to arrive from Bendigo so I can make these stars in other colours!
these cute cotton hanging stars have a small flower in the middle

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Our Rose is Red!

I posted last month about our old rose bush coming back to life after some much needed TLC. Well, now it has rewarded us with flower! And what a lovely surprise to find it's red! Very flushed with rosy colour, indeed!
we have been rewarded with a red rose1

Friday, November 15, 2013

Simple Yellow Flower Coasters

I made these sunny yellow coasters to use the 8 ply cotton I have on hand, they're a simple pattern from that I've used before. For some reason they're proving popular in my shop with lots of views, I think I'll have to make some more in different colours! Or maybe its the cheerful yellow that's appealing? I'm thinking of ordering more cotton and some 4 ply yellow is on the list so I can make other coasters in the same colour as these!
this pattern is available for free

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pale Pink Doily

I made another doily this time in pale pink, I'm hoping to order more cotton in different colours so I can do more. I used the pattern by Maggie Weldon which is available for free at Best Free Crochet. I used 4 ply cotton and a 2mm hook.
the pattern for this doily is available for free at Best Free Crochet

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Plain Circle Coasters

I made these plain circle coasters using the 4 ply cotton I have on hand and a 3mm hook, in case someone would like something plain rather than pink flowers!
plain circle coasters for something different than the usual

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Bright Pink Square Coasters

I really like these square coasters I made to put in my shop, I wonder if anyone else will like them? I chose the bright pink for a distinctive look. I used a 3mm hook and 4 ply cotton. Let me know what you think!
Simple squares in bright pink make distinctive looking coasters

Monday, November 4, 2013

Tiny Flower Doily Coaster, free pattern

I've made up this pattern so I could use 4 ply cotton and a 2mm hook to make a pretty doily coaster in 5 rounds. I couldn't find a pattern that would use that size yarn to make what I was looking for. I'm not sure how to explain how I did the little flower in the centre, but if I find out it can be improved I will update this pattern here on this page. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think!
this doily coaster has a tiny flower in the centre

Tiny Flower Doily Coaster Pattern

by Teena Sutton Murphy copyright 2013

Yarn and Hook -  4 ply cotton with 2mm hook
Gauge - finished doily measure 3.5inches or 9cm across
Special Stitch (3 dc tog) - yarn over hook (yo), insert hook, yo and draw it through stitch, pull through 2 loops on hook leaving 2 loops, yo insert yo draw through, pull through 2 loops leaving 3 loops, yo insert yo draw through, pull through 2 loops leaving 4 loops, yo and pull through remaining 4 loops to complete stitch

1. ch 4, sl st to form loop, working into centre of loop, (ch 3, 2 dc tog to form 1st petal) 3 ch (3 dc tog) 3 ch (3 dc tog) 3 ch (3 dc tog) 3 ch (3 dc tog) 3 ch sl st into top of 1st petal (5 petal inside a circle)
2. sl st into next ch sp, ch 3 (counts as 1st st) 5 dc into same ch sp, (6 dc into next ch sp) repeat 3 more times, sl st into top of 1st st (30 st)
3. ch 3 (counts as 1st st) dc into same as sl st, ch 2 sk 1 st (2 dc into next st, ch 2 sk 1 st) repeat to end sl st into top of 1st st (15 ch sps)
4. ch 3 (counts as 1st st) dc into next, 2 dc into ch sp (dc into next st, dc into next st, 2 dc into ch sp) repeat to end, sl st into top of 1st st (60 st)
5. (sk next st, 5 dc into next st, sk next st, sl st into next st to form scallop) repeat to end (15 scallops) fasten off and sew in ends
a stack of pretty doily drink coasters
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