Free Crochet Pattern – Square Blossom Coaster…
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on a couple of baby blankets… and whilst designing one of them, I had an idea that I just had to act on. So I went off on a tangent that paid off in the end. I managed to design two crochet coasters. (Both Blossom themed) I made a circular coaster and a square one. There’s a story behind the blossom theme, but I’m waiting until I release one of the blanket patterns to tell you about that. I’ll be writing up the pattern for both of the coasters, so here is the first… I’ll upload the circular one in the next few weeks…
I have used Scheepjes Catona and a 2.5mm crochet hook. I desperately wanted to try Scheepjes Catona as I’ve heard a lot about it online – and I’m not disappointed. Usually when crocheting with cotton, I choose Rico essentials or DMC Natura, but Scheepjes is so much more cost effective! I couldn’t believe the price difference. I just can’t get my head around why the prices are so different. There is such a lovely colour range, and the Catona colours suited this project much better than the equivalent I found in Rico Essentials Cotton. You can buy Scheepjes Catona from Black Sheep Wools in store and online…
If on the other hand, you have cotton in your stash, feel free to use it! You don’t need a lot of each colour, and you can make it in any colour-way you wish. I think it might be nice to use lilac shades instead of the pinks to give a ‘forget me not’ look rather than blossom.
Not only can you make this as a coaster using cotton, but I believe it would also make a nice lacy blanket if you made several squares and joined them together. This pattern is versatile, and apart from the colour changes (and weaving in ends) it is easy, and rather painless. If you continued using one colour per square, there would be no ends to weave in!
However, I have to confess that the ends I couldn’t crochet in as I went along, I just cut off after the knot on the underside as it’s pretty much going to stay on a sideboard/desk/table… and I don’t think it’s going to be exposed to any damage that may tease the knots loose. I would definitely have had a different attitude if I was making something more wearing such as a blanket, garment or bag.
Although this square was designed as a coaster, I’m excited at all the possibilities that this square can be made into. Blankets. Coasters. Bunting. Bags….
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**This pattern has not been pattern tested by anyone other than myself. If you find any mistakes, please kindly let me know and I’ll make amendments and re-upload. Thank you! Xxx