Friday, July 5, 2013

Crocheted coasters

These crocheted coasters are simple to make and will jazz up your coffee table. Make matching sets in a range of shades to suit your home decor or make them as a gift to dear friend. These colourful coasters are an ideal present for any occasion - birthday, Christmas, happy retirement... It is small, unique and house-warming gift. Pretty and practical, these coasters take less than an hour to make and even include a useful crochet holder to keep them tidy.

Material you need
- cotton yarn in four colours (eg Rowan Handknit Cotton)
- 3.75 mm (UK 9) crochet hook
- 50 cm length of ribbon (colour should match with one of yarn colours)
- daming needle
If you are new to crochet, this is the perfect project to take on if you want to have a go at working in the round.

ch = chain
dc = double crochet
dcblo = double crochet  back loop only
htr = half treble
tr = treble
sl st = slip stich
st = stitch


Thursday, July 4, 2013

How To Make A Pencil Roll

This neat little pencil roll is just great for the start of a new school year, for keeping together favourite pencils or even brushes and little tubes of make-up. You can add initials, name tags or button decorations if you wish, too. You can use different materials, make a patchwork design or appliquè.

pencil roll

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