Crochet Sun Tea Spot: Free Coaster Pattern

Materials Needed :: Cotton worsted weight yarn – at least 5 three yard lengths :: Size G Hook :: Sun Tea with Ice and Straw Finished Size 3 3/4” (9.5 mm) diameter Notes All stitches are worked through both loops. For one of the first times this year I sat outside […]

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Free Woven Coaster Tutorial: Just Pay with a Tweet!

I’m not sure if you’ve ever heard of Pay With a Tweet before, but, read on and you will! This great service let’s you set up a tweet, a gift to download, and then generate the code for you (or in this case me). It allows us to swap nice and even steven. :) You tweet (or post on Facebook) about my holiday related eBook Card.Paper.Ribbon. and in exchange, I give you this sweet little tutorial for using greeting cards by making them into sturdy, woven coasters!

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Switchy Swatchy Swap

While working at the yarn shop I mostly came into “knitting” questions and troubleshooting so that increased my progress exponentially when compared to crochet. So I make little swatches. Sometimes from a stitch dictionary, sometimes from my head. Then I put a border around it. I try to do a different stitch and a different border each time. Or if I have a hard time with a particular technique, I do it again and again until I get it right. It has helped so much and I highly recommend this practice for anyone trying to get comfortable with new techniques. Mix and match crochet and knit borders to get an idea on how to work with the two techniques. My knit/crochet version of a sampler.

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Crocheted Sun Tea Spot

For one of the first times of the year I sat outside on the front stoop with my drink to work on some research stuff on my laptop. As I put my drink down I had a deep seated fear that I was going to put my glass down to hard and crack the bottom on the concrete… no good. So what to do? How about crochet my own little spot for my sun tea.

It’s also heating up around here, finally, and condensation is getting everywhere, so they will be coming in handy for that too!

And so this week’s Craft Leftover pattern was born.

Unfortunately, today is not one of those “sit outside in the glorious bliss of the sun” so here it is keeping my external from getting wet.