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Friday, January 30, 2015

"Grandma's Knickknacks" Coasters

Here is another simple pattern using the "Grandma's Knickknacks" motif.

I do love colors...All colors... I love pastels, and brights.  I love neutrals and muted tones.  My color mood changes all the time.  Lately I've been in a "brights mood".  

So I thought it would be fun to work up some coasters in the six colors of my "Fiestaware" dishes: 
Red, Navy, Orange, Yellow, Green and Blue.

I made these bright and cheerful coasters out of worsted weight cotton that I had in my stash of "bargain buy" yarn. 
 Hooks size 4.0(G),  Instructions are in US crochet terms

I worked them up following the first three rounds of my "Grandma's Knickknacks" blanket  motif.

Then added a Forth Round as follows:
Using a new color, make a standing sc in the top of any dc3tog of round 3, ch 2, *dc3tog in the next ch-2 space, ch 2, sc in the top of the next dc3tog of round 3, ch 2 repeat from * ten more times, dc3tog in the last ch-2 space, ch 2 and join with slip stitch in beg sc, fasten off. Voila!  A quick little coaster. 

 A set of 4 or 6 would make a nice little gift!  


  1. These are lovely- thanks for sharing.

  2. Love these! Wish I had some yarn to make them with!!

  3. You have the most wonderful eye for color, Laurel ! And, I love your Fiesta dishes! blessings ~ tanna

  4. Thank you Tanna, Have a wonderful day! :-)

  5. Que bonitos!!! Son además muy alegres para una merienda!!! Gracias por compartir el motivo!!! Besos

  6. I totally am with you about colors. I see some blogs and people have such clearly defined color. They are bright people or pastel people or muted people - all their projects have the same color scheme. But I am kind of all over the place. My color moods change constantly! I also find combining colors to be one of the most difficult parts of crochet - it just doesn't come naturally to me. I struggle to get the look I want - the one I'm in the mood for that day. But I do know that I love loads of different kinds of color combos. I really like your bright colored coasters! Thanks for sharing the pattern. Sher (

    1. I relate totally! As a matter of fact, when I began this blog a few weeks ago, I was trying to decide what color scheme I should go with so I could be consistent...but I just knew I would be miserable trying to conform to one scheme! So I will be content to be all over the map with colors. Actually, I am that way at home too...My house just doesn't know what it wants to :-) Thank you so much for your comment! Blessings, -Laurel

  7. These are adorable and the mugs are cute too! Welcome to blogland, nice meeting you!

  8. LOVE THEM !!!!
    wow, please share them at my Link up party today :)

  9. Hi, I've just got here from Tangled Happy and I love your colour choice for your coasters. What a great present they would make for someone. (And for me.) I am bookmarking your pattern. I've read through all your blog and shall certainly be back for more.

  10. Love these. You can't get too much color this time of year!

    Cindy Bee

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