April 3, 2012

Crushing on Crochet

I absolutely adore the look of crochet.  While I know how to crochet, it's not something that I do well.  For some reason I always seem to have one more stitch than I'm supposed to.  However, when I saw these adorable coasters on this blog on Friday, I just couldn't resist attempting them. 

On Saturday I stopped at Michael's to pick up the yarn called for and started my first coaster.  Of course there was some ripping out and repeating before the first one was completed but I'm pretty pleased with the end result so far. 

I have to say I am not a fan of the Martha Stewart yarn - I find it a pain to work with but after switching to a bamboo hook, it was less of a pain.  I'm persevering because I adored the colors in the original photos.  I will definitely look for an alternative though because I think these would make a really cute gift.  Now I just need to see if I can master the basket!

1 comment:

Chris said...

these are very cute!!