Monday, August 28, 2017

Feeling determined!

It's been a crochet week.....I'm determined to finish off my crochet blanket! I finished the blanket to the length that I wanted and started to do a border round the edges. The pattern didn't call for an edging, it was a case of once you had reached your desired finished length, that was it....you were done. I felt though, that it looked a bit unfinished....and after all those hours of work on it, it seemed a shame not to put in a few extra hours to finish it off properly. Here's the first row of the border...


....and adding the second row of crochet in the middle shade of blue...


I was hoping to have all three colours of the border completed to show you today, but as always, I underestimated how long it would take me to do the borders. The blanket is 82 inches square, so it does take a long time to all four sides! It should definitely be finished for next weeks post :)

And since I was on a crochet binge, what better than a quick and easy project to have for on-the-go crocheting. A cute coaster pattern.....


...and one became two...


....two became three..


 ....yes, you've guessed it....four....

...and five!


A great little project for using up those odds and ends of yarn that we just can't throw out :)


These would make a great little gift ....maybe tied up with a ribbon.... a nice mug...and some flavoured teas....oooohh....I can start my Christmas gift making list now!

Hope you're having a great week....thanks for stopping by.

Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona

11 comments:

C Reeder PhxAz said...

Gorgeous edging - it really finishes the blanket of my dreams! The coasters bring back fond memories of my gramma never wasting a smidgen of threads or yarns. I only have one or two of hers left as I use them all the time and have worn out several. (paracletedesigns@gmail.com)

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

I love your coasters - they will make great gifts - I might do some myself :) Your blanket colours are lovely, very calming .
Jillxx

Mouse said...

hahahaha I am with you on the crochet bit ... getting to the end of my third one this year !!! and love those wee crochet mats ... sounds like a fab plan for Christmas presents ... shall I send you my snail mail address hehehe ... love mouse xxxxx

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Your blanket is looking wonderful, those coasters are pretty too.

Brigitte said...

Oh, so lovely, your little coasters.
I'm sure your blanket will be finished by next week.

Martina M said...

Lovely Idea for Christmas Gifts.
Martina

Weronika said...

Wonderful work Rhona. I always loved such pieces as my aunt is crocheting as well. I would be a really great gift for someone!

Irene said...

wow Rhona, sono bellissimi!

Robin in Virginia said...

What sweet coasters you created with your hook and yarn! I think they would make fabulous gifts for coffee, tea, or the iced beverage drinker. Your blue blanket is coming along.

RJ said...

Rhona, I just love the color of your blanket. It is going to be gorgeous. And your coasters are perfect and will make such a welcome gift for others. RJ

Astrids dragon said...

Your blanket is going to be so beautiful when you finish!
The coaster are so lovely, I love the idea of gifting them with tea. A perfect Christmas gift!