How are you all doing on this second Sunday in Advent?
Here's a little something I've made from one of my own patterns. Although the Little Spring Mandala seems to be my most popular pattern (and post), I personally like my Spiral Coasters better. They're so quick and easy to make, and so I've made two new sets last week:
It's a set of six coaster, made with different shades of blue, turquoise and green, and so I've called it the "Ocean Breeze" set.
And here's the "Rosegarden" set, made with different shades of red, pink and purple:
Maybe I should have made a yellow one, too (you know, like "The Yellow Rose of Texas"), but then again - not everyone's a fan of Country Music and yellow wouldn't really fit into the Rosegarden-palette. Great, and now I've got Lynn Anderson's "Rosegarden" in my head! I beg your pardon... :)
These Coaster Sets are now available in my Etsy-Shop, but if you'd rather like to make some coasters yourself, you can find the free pattern here. Oh, and if you're looking for more inspiration, I'd suggest you hop over to the Project Gallery on Ravelry and check out all the lovely Spiral Coasters that other users have shared.
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone,
Countdown: only 16 more days until Christmas-Eve! Yes, I love it!! :)
My Dots'n'Dashes Baby Throw is finished! Well, actually it's been finished for quite a while, but it took me forever to take and edit the pictures and to write this post.
I've blogged about the progress with this blanket in another post and had a lot of comments (and Pinterest visitors) for that. Thank you very much! :)
The blanket measures 95 x 100 cm (37"x39") and is made with Stylecraft
Special DK, an acrylic yarn. I've used the following colors: Cream,
Spring-Green, Shrimp and Saffron. The yarn is available in the UK, but
so far I've tried two online-shops that ship overseas as well: Masons and Wool Warehouse.
The Pattern for this Dots'n'Dashes Crochet Throw by Darla Fanton is available as a free download on Red Heart.
The pattern is actually written for three colors, but I've worked with
four. Someone asked me in the comments of my previous post, how this
pattern works with four colors, so I'll explain here (maybe others are
interested, too): The pattern says, you should carry the unused yarn
along the edges - this way, when you get to the end of a row, there's
always your next yarn already waiting for you, and the color-sequence
forms all by itself: ABC-ABC-ABC and so on. When you work with four
colors, you also have to carry the unused colors along the edges, and
when you reach the end of the row, you sometimes have one color waiting -
then take it :). Or you've got two colors waiting: then make a command
decision, which color you want to go on with. Working this way, a
color-sequence like ABCD-ABCD-ABCD is not possible! (Unless you cut the
In my case, I wanted cream to be the dominating color - so everytime
cream was "available" at the end of the row, I took it. This way, I've
got cream in every third row, and the rest is just random. :)
For the edging I've used - once more - Lucy's Bobble-Shell Edging as seen on Attic24.
I'm sure this wasn't the last time that I've used this quick, easy and beautiful pattern! The only thing I would change is the first row of the edging: I've found that the whole blanket curls a bit, so next time I'll try with some decreases here and there. For now I just pretend that the ruffles are intended :)
This blanket is for sale in my Etsy-Shop now. It's beautiful for both little boys and girls :)
I hope there'll be a little sunshine tomorrow, so I can finally take picture of all my other finished items and show them here. Oh - and if you're looking for some last-minute Christmas inspiration, please check out the new linkparty at The Crochet Boulevard, with Christmas and Winter goodies all through the month of December!