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Friday, 15 January 2010

195

This is my latest crochet project... have other
projects on the go... you know how it is, somethings
you just need to do something different. I had been
making something with fine cotton & the idea of
using thicker yarn appealed, especially to the hands.
While I've been surfing the net I found where
someone had been using old CD or DvD disks as
drink coasters...
So I set about making some as, like most of us, I
have heaps of old CD's & crocheting covers for them
seemed like a fun thing to do...

I started off with the Royal Sisters Grandma
Round pattern - I didn't really need to scallop the edge.
So you can see I crocheted two rounds...
then I crochet them together, just over half-way...
with single crochet stitch...

When you get to this stage you pop the CD in &
continue to crochet around to join it all up...

I pulled the beginning thread through to the front
side & have done a few slip stitches through the hole
to keep it all in place...

Yaaa... Looks pretty cool, I thought...

so I had to try it out & it worked well...


When I gave it to My Man, we found it wasn't a
suitable pattern for his mug as his mug is one of
those that you use in your vehicle...
Back to the drawing board, so to speak...

I decided to just crochet a plain treble cover...
just the same sort of pattern you use to start
a beanie/cap... it worked well & his cup sits
firmly & safely on it now...

Thinking cap, back on, so now I've made a plain
treble base & Grandma Round for the top...

This will still not be suitable for My Man's cup...
It will be a more stable drink coaster all round,
for general use, I think.

"Thinking" again... I do a lot of that - Plus a lot of
pulling stitches out - 'frogging'? I think they call it...
now I thought... Why not do crab stitch around the
edge instead of the single crochet... ummm

Now I have five of them made so it's back to my
fine crochet again...
Angel Messages...
Instead if angrily doling out blame,
try to offer gentle encouragement.
Do this regardless of whether
you are dealing with yourself or others.

4 comments:

Mrs Twins said...

Oh goodness what a wacky idea! Something else to try Bethel. I'm late getting round, we've had the white stuff, I'm all behind with everything.
Also lost my blog roll! But its come back thankfully,
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Olivia Munroe said...

Love these, the colours are great!

Anonymous said...

Hi there Bethel, the CD's are looking good old gal, maybe you could do a Xmas kind of one for next year like a xmas decoration ... good teachers present!! What are you going to do with all that stuff you are making ... giving it away I hope. Cheers YVT

ek said...

Bethel! What a wonderful idea! It's so important to recycle is not it? Was totally gorgeous! :0))