I had a subscription to Simply Crochet for a few months. (I'm not usually a magazine person, but there was a bargainous offer on, so I thought I'd give it a go) I'm not subscribing any more, as I felt a lot of the items I wouldn't ever make, but there were a few tempting projects. One such being these lovely summery fruit coasters in issue nineteen:
What do you think? Very cheery and fun! I'm definitely tempted to give them a go - I've been checking out my yarn stash for the right colours. If you're interested yourself and haven't got the magazine, I've also found free patterns for some similar ones over at Repeat Crafter Me - including a cute pear!
It got me thinking, though... these are very summery, but what about when summer is over? (Sorry, I'm not wishing the summer away just yet!) I was struck with the idea of seasonal coasters! So how about some pumpkin coasters - I found a free pattern by Habitual Homebody for these great ones...
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And I love these beautiful autumnal leaf coasters...
|Picture via Crochet Spot|
The pattern for these can be purchased here.
I think I'll start with the fruity ones first, as I'm still in summer mode - despite the funny weather we've had the last few days. (Although I do love a good storm every once in a while!)
Of course, there are so many gorgeous patterns for pretty everyday coasters - the possibilities are endless, how do you pick?! I've been pinning some lovely inspiration to my Crochet Pinterest Board, so take a look if you're feeling the coaster obsession!
Have you made any crochet coasters? Do you have any pattern ideas for me? Let's share the coaster love!