Hello and welcome to a Sunday night crochet update. I have to confess that mine is rather slow. Not because I haven't been crocheting I have. It's just that I keep getting distracted by all the other pretty things out there.
I joined revelry as suggested but I'm a little lost there - it's almost like there is too much to see so I am staying with pinterest at the moment.
I bought this fab little book from spotlight called Crafternoon - what cute name and some feltable wool which I'm yet to try.
In the interim I have completed this one
I also made two of these bunny rabbits - cute cute cute! Pattern for these is here. ( thanks Mel! )
I used a pretty cotton for this - it's like a suede or it feels like it. I really liked crocheting with it. This one was called not your grandma's doily. Pattern is here.
I found this pin on pinterest and followed it along to this site - which has a million trillion cool things too. I read it and decided that yes I could probably tackle it - all I needed to be able to do was a chain, single crochet a double crochet and a slip stitch - YAY I could do all of those things.
Next was what to use . I found this lovely stuff at spotlight and cluelessly bought it and started crocheting.- On special $2.50 a ball - half price yay
Needless to say that very early on I realised that the pattern was going to be way too big. Plus I only bought one ball? What the? So had to go back.
I edited the pattern without really knowing what I was doing. The original pattern is here .
Ta da - Here is my finished project. I love it so much. Four little coasters and a placemat.
For the record it will match my ripple along blanket perfectly - If I ever get it finished.
If anyone wants to give it a try and use that lovely thick cotton here is what I changed it to. It wasn't vastly different just a few rounds less and the coasters are a chain less each on the final round. It was pretty fast to do. Maybe 3 hours all up?
3 balls beige and I ball chocolate for one set - 1 placemat and 4 coasters.
Crochet Hook: 4.00mm
Rnd 1: 4 Dc in 4th ch from hook (ch-3 counts as dc), dc in next 14 ch, 5 dc in last ch, working on opposite side of beginning ch, dc in next 14 sts; join with a slip st to top of ch-3 – 38 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same ch as joining, [2 dc in next dc] 4 times, dc in next 14 dc, [2 dc in next dc] 5 times, dc in next 14 dc; join – 48 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same ch as joining, [2 dc in next dc] 9 times, dc in next 14 dc, [2 dc in next dc] 10 times, dc in next 14 dc; join – 68 dc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc, ch 4, sc) all in same ch as joining, skip next dc, * (sc, ch 4, sc) all in next dc, skip next dc; repeat from * around; join with a sl st to first sc.
Rnd 5: Slip st into space, ch 1, * (sc, ch 4, sc) all in space; repeat from * around; join.
Rnds 6 and 7: Rep Rnd 5.
Rnd 8: Sl st into sp, ch 1, 3 sc in space, * [ch 2, 3 sc in next space] 9 times, ch 2, [2 sc in next space] 7 times, ch 2 **, 3 sc in next space; repeat from * to **; join.
Rnd 9: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next 2 sc, * [3 dc in next sp, dc in next 3 sc] 9 times, 3 dc in next space, dc in next 14 sc, 3 dc in next space **, dc in next 3 sc; repeat from * to **; join. Fasten off weave in ends.
#### Confession for Rnd 8 and 9 my numbers were a bit weird - I counted and got confused but basically I just made it work LOL####
Rnd 10: Attach in same ch as joining Chocolate. Ch 1, (sc, ch 4, sc) all in same ch, skip next dc, * (sc, ch 4, sc) all in next dc, skip next dc; repeat from * around; join to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Rnd 1: With cream ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook; join with a slip st to top of ch-3 – 12 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same ch as joining, [2 dc in next dc] 11 times; join – 24 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, [2 dc in next dc] twice, * dc in next dc, [2 dc in next dc] twice; repeat from * around; join 40 sts. Fasten off.
Rnd 4: Attach Chocolate in same ch as joining. Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) all in same ch, skip next dc, * (sc, ch 3, sc) all in next dc, skip next dc; rep from * around; join to first sc. Fasten off weave in ends.
So what's next ? I'm open to suggestions - actually I would really like a sweet pincushion idea and I'm also after some of these rings. I bought the birch ones from spotlight but honestly they are terrible. I have this single solitary one and it's so good. If you see these in your travels please link me up!
In the interim its rainy again here what a surprise and tonight is filled with way too much TV - Downton, Elementary, Logies, MKR, Biggest Loser - my head is going to explode with choice so I think I will ripple along.
So happy that I now have the crochet bug! How is your blanket coming along or do you have a cool project link ??? Please let me know.