Wednesday 21 February 2024

Crochet Sparkle Coaster Pattern

These pretty sparkly coasters are easy an easy project to make with my free pattern:


Crochet Sparkle Coaster Pattern

Recommended yarn: Lincatex Gold Rush®
decorative metallised thread
(1 x 20g ball per 4 coasters)

Recommended hook size: 3.00 mm (11)

Approx diameter: 10.5cm

 


Round 1:  4 chain, join with a slipstitch to form a ring.

Round 2:  3 chain, followed by 15 trebles into ring, slipstitch into top of 3 chain.

Round 3:  5 chain, 1 treble into same stitch (equals 1treble, 2 chain, 1 treble), *miss one stitch, 1treble, 2 chain, 1 treble into next stitch**. Repeat from * to ** to end, slipstitch into 3rd chain of 5 chain.

Round 4:  3 chain, *3 trebles into 2 chain space, 1 treble into next treble, 1 treble into next treble**, repeat from * to ** end, slipstitch into top of 3 chain.

Round 5:  Repeat Round 3.

Round 6:  1 chain, 1 double crochet into same stitch, 3 double crochet into chain space, 1 double crochet into second of the 2 treble stitches, *3 double crochet into chain space, 1 double crochet into second of the 2 treble stitches**, repeat* to ** to end, slipstitch into 1 chain.

Round 7:  I chain, 1 double crochet into same stitch, 1 double crochet into next stitch all the way round, slipstitch into 1 chain.

Round 8:  3 chain° (equals 1 treble) , 3 trebles into same stitch (to form most of a fan), miss two stitches, *1 double crochet in next stitch, miss two stitches, 5 treble into next stitch (to form a whole fan), miss 2 stitches**, repeat from * to **. On last whole fan end with 1 double crochet in last free stitch, 3 chain, slipstitch into top of 3 chain°. 

Fasten off with a thread long enough to carefully weave or sew back into stitches to finish off.


Friday 12 January 2024

Happy New Year!

I'm delighted to announce you can find my Kent poems in this new edition:

Inside the Quiet Spaces, Again is a selection of my poems written during the years spent living with my family in Kent. They feature everyday events like trips to museums and beaches, family walks, garden observations and more personal poems dealing with dreams, thoughts and meditations. This is the second edition of this set and I have added a couple of extra poems which belong to this period of time.

Available now as a Kindle Edition, click on image below for more details:




Thursday 7 December 2023

Handmade Christmas Gifts to suit any budget!




handstitched paper bookmarks


Organic cotton crochet coaster set


Avebury Sheep and Stones original watercolour 



Gardener's pocket postal gift


Freestanding desk hand-stitched beaded mandala