Classic Mug Cozies
Crochet, Home Decorations, patterns

Classic Mug Cozy Pattern and Crafters Gallery events

I’ve been quite busy lately: attending Crafters Gallery’s ribbon cutting ceremony and preparing a lot of new products for it. The upcoming Saturday there will be another big event – grand-reopening of the gallery with all the vendors present and big discounts on the assortment. As you can guess, I’ll be there 🙂 So if you’re in Saratoga Springs, NY, stop by and meet me in person 😊 If you need another reason to come, you should know there will be delicious refreshments as well!

Anyway, back to my crafts. One of the products I’ve brought to the gallery to sell was a classic style mug cozy in old white color with brown edging and a cute wooden button. I’ve used a wool blend yarn, which makes it warm and more natural looking. I chose to work with natural colors as well – no surprise there. The pattern I designed is very easy and fast – it takes about 30 minutes or less to create the cozy. I decided to write it down and create a graphic chart. I also took instructional photos while creating.

The pattern is beginner friendly, you only need to know 2 kinds of crochet stitches – chain and single crochet. Cannot be any easier than that, haha. Anyway, if you get lost, you can always contact me.

Try the pattern for yourself!

Available on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/529636621/pattern-classic-mug-cozy-beginner

Classic Mug Cozies Pattern
Classic Mug Cozies Pattern
Crochet, Kitchen and Dining

Beatrice Table Runner

This table runner took a long time to make. But the effort was worth it. It looks wonderful on a wooden table and it makes a perfect centerpiece.

It took me more than a week to make it and I used up three balls of cotton yarn.

I love the combination of red color and wood. The pattern consists of a repeating flower design.

See the photos bellow for more details. The colors may vary depending on the light source.

Snatch the original table runner before it’s gone >> Etsy

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Red table runner in combination with Amabel ivory crochet coasters.
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The table runner measures approx. 60 x 16 inches.
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The unfinished table runner under direct sunlight. It was one of those lucky winter days when I could actually sit outside and crochet 🙂
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When I was done with the crocheting, I pinned the table runner to a big cork board and used a spray fabric stiffener. This took a long time as well: I have used up all my pins, put on multiply coats of the spray, turned the table runner on the other side and repeated the process.

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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

Get it here >>

Etsy

 

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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.

Get it on Etsy now.

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