Monday, August 16, 2010

Pinwheel Christmas Coaster Set

Here is another easy coaster project for you. I love these coaster sets because they are quick and easy to make and everyone can use coasters! They work great and a set of these would make a perfect Christmas gift for the upcoming holidays!

You can download the pattern for this set of coasters in PDF format here. It's not necessary but there is a product called Plasti-Dip that you could use to coat the back of your coasters. This is totally optional and I find that the coasters work fine without this, but I wanted you to have the information.

Here is the video tutorial series showing you step by step how to crochet these coasters from beginning to end.
I would love to see photos of sets that you have made! Please comment with a link to share your photo url!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Let's make a Springtime Coaster Set

This is a pretty set of coasters that look like flowers!
These are made from 100% cotton and are crocheted in the round. These coasters only have 5 rounds so they work up quickly. Make a set of 4 - 6 and tie with a pretty ribbon for a thoughtful gift for yourself or someone you love!

Here is the link to the FREE pattern at Ravelry and if you aren't on Ravelry you can also download it directly from the designer, Doni Speigle's blog here. is a wonderful fiber community where you can keep a notebook of your projects and so much more! You can find me as conicuts on Ravelry!
This is a 5 part video series. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Scalloped Crochet Edge

Video showing you how to add a scalloped crocheted edge to your next dishcloth, loomed or knitted project.
This scalloped edge is worked in two rows, the first row all around is just single crochet. The next row will be your pattern that makes the scalloped edges.

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch

Rnd. 1.  Start by working single crochet stitches all around your dishcloth by making holes about 1/4" apart. Work 3 sc's in the corners. You will end back at the corner you started on. Join with a slip st to first sc. ch 1

Rnd. 2.  Sc into same sc as slip st, ch 3, 4 dc into same sc as slip st, skip next 3 sc, sc into next sc, * ch 3, 4 dc into same sc as last sc, skip next 3 sc, sc into next sc. Repeat from * all around then join with a slip st to first sc.

Size H Crochet Hook

Crocheting a Ruffled Edge

Hi everyone, I am going to be posting some older videos that I have made in the past over the next week or so. I hope that you enjoy them and that they will help you with your next crochet project.

Video showing how to add a crocheted ruffled edge to your next dishcloth, loomed or knitted project.

ch (ch) yo (yo)

*ch 2, insert hook into item edge
yo, pull loop through, yo, pull through both loops

Repeat from * to end of item

Slip stitch knot to first stitch to end.

Work stitch twice in same hole every other stitch. Work stitch three times in each corner.

Size H Crochet Hook