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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Crochet Coaster Crazy

Hiya, one of my new years resolutions was to display at more craft fairs this year so with this in mind I have been thinking of crochet goods I could make and sell. They would need to be fairly easy and quick to hook, practical and look fabulous! This brought me to coasters!
I made a few batches of coasters for Christmas presents last year in a lovely leaf design which I found in Inside Crochet magazine. 

They were really enjoyable to make so I have whipped up some more batches for my stock. I thought a cotton yarn would be best to use as it is washable and looks so neat and tidy. I plumped for Stylecraft Cotton DK Classique (my new addiction)

Whilst crocheting these I had loads of ideas whizzing around in my brain as to what I could design myself, an occupational hazard of a crafter! Being a bit girly and loving all things vintage, I adapted some of the stitches I used in the leaf coaster to make a round, vintage doily type coaster. Just the right size to fit a teacup and saucer on for afternoon tea! 

I used Stylecraft cotton again, I love the feel of this yarn when I crochet!

Next up was something more fun, I thought what goes lovely with a cup of tea? Cupcakes of course, so I designed these lovely pastelly cupcake coasters, again using Stylecraft cotton. 

I absolutely love them, so much so I thought I would share the pattern here on my blog!

All coasters will be available to buy from any craft fairs I attend (although I haven't booked any yet!) and hopefully via Etsy in the Spring.

Happy hooking!

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