* failed coaster experiment part 2

Posted on January 25th, 2009 by maitreya. Filed under Crochet, Wants.


I got some cute pink yarn at the thrift store yesterday and thought I might as well see what it would look like on the coaster prototype.  Still meh.  Besides being too chunky, the seam where the rounds join is really bad.  I think it’s worse because I didn’t turn between rounds (as futuregirl‘s seamless crochet tutorial advises), but I’m not sure there’s a way around the 2-chains-don’t-really-look-like-a-double-crochet problem.  I do like the pink rim enough to try again, at least, with a lacier pattern.  Besides this color, I also got a ball of a coordinating light pink, so the imaginary set would be a few of each.

Other thrift scores: red gingham apron with chicken scratch embroidery, one elbow-length lace glove, giant piece of orange linen, home dec-weight fabric in a great geometric pattern, baby sweater with tiny knitted reindeer trim, faux cross stitch dishtowel, giant piece of cream waffle-weave, yard of dark denim.

Thing I didn’t get that was the whole reason for going to the thrift store: hotplate for encaustics.



2 Responses to “failed coaster experiment part 2”

  1. ohthecuteness Says:

    Maybe you should try making coasters out of single crochet instead of double, that way you can work it in a continuous spiral with no joining or turning at all, all you need is a marker to indicate where you started from. I could probably make up a quick pattern for you, if you like.

  2. jami Says:

    you can do dc in a spiral, i use it all the time to make hats. Seamless!

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