Crafterday: Crocheted Coasters

Happy weekend! I’m so excited!! :o) This week has seemed to stretch into an overly long cacophony of busyness! So now I am going to sleep in, do lunch with a friend, and catch up on some reading.

Today I wanted to share my latest project. Surprisingly enough, it is not a knit (gasp!), but a crocheted creation. Crocheting is actually my first yarn-craft. My grandma taught it to me when I was very small, but somewhere along the line I took an affinity for knitting a little bit more. Every now and then, though, it’s fun to once again explore the simplicity and beauty of crochet.


Oh, and by the way, for those of you who do not do these things, might I have a word? Let me give you a quick tutorial on how to tell knitting and crochet apart, so that when you are in the unfortunate situation of complementing someone’s yarnery, you will not inadvertently insult them. :o) Here it is, real quick:

Is the crafter using a hook? It’s crochet.


Is he or she using two pointy sticks (needles)? It’s knitting.


I am so good at tutorials, aren’t I? Don’t you feel smart? I need to do this for a living. ;)

Anyway, I digress. I made these cute coasters this week with 100% cotton yarn in a beautiful burgundy color. It was my first time working with cotton yarn, and I must say I love it! It’s soft and yet so sturdy, and perfect for keeping moisture off your favorite mahogany coffee table (or other woods. Whatever).

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And guess what else is cool? I am selling them as sets of four in my Etsy shop! Head on over and check them out!

Have a happy Saturday. Stay frosty my friends!

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