Crochet, Kitchen and Dining

Althea Coasters

A lovely set of four crocheted coasters that would look great in any rustic kitchen or dining room.

This original design was inspired by the shapes of nature. The intricate details conjure up an image of spring daisies.

The coasters also look wonderful as a doily under a plant or a candle. They make an elegant decoration on any furniture.

 

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Since the pattern I came up with is quite simple, but creates a very nice texture effect, I decided to write down the instructions and create a complete manual with a graphic chart and photos of individual steps.

The coasters would look great in any rustic kitchen or if you place them on wooden furniture. I love natural colors, so that’s what I usually pick to work with. In this case, the coasters are ivory (color may vary on the photos depending on the light).

It was necessary to pin the coasters to a foam board when they were done and apply spray fabric stiffener. You can of course use a regular liquid stiffener, but I prefer the spray because it’s faster and a lot less mess.

The pattern is begginer friendly, you will need crochet hook size 2 – 3/ B1. I highly recommend to get the spray fabric stiffener as well.

The material is 100% cotton yarn Artiste n. 8.

Find the coaster pattern here >> Etsy

Snatch the original set of 4 coasters here >> Etsy

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Althea Coasters Pattern

Includes:

  • 5 pages of instructions
  • graphic stitch chart
  • photos of individual steps

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Crochet, Kitchen and Dining

Amabel Doily Set

Amabel is a classic old-timey doily set in natural ivory color that looks wonderful in any rustic kitchen.

At first I was a bit put off by the thin yarn that I chose to work with. Thin yarn means more work, but it also allows you to create very delicate lace effects.

I started at the center and worked my way out. I was shooting to create a design that incorporates natural forms and colors. Ornaments of this kind are timeless and look great with anything.

When the set was completed, I used a spray fabric stiffener. I put multiply coats of the stiffener on both sides.

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The set consists of five coasters, one slighty bigger coaster (could be used as a gravy boat hot pad for example) and a doily.

The color on the pictures may vary because of different light sources.

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