Made these stars for my last secret crochet pal on Crochet List. They can be coasters or ornaments or motifs or whatever! I found the pattern online.
So recently I was inspired to try my hand at crocheting with sewing thread. My goodest buddy, Tina of Secret Crochet Pals, made the neatest little doily out of this rainbow varigated sewing thread. So, I thought, “oooh, that’s neat and I want to try!”
So I chose a large, 15 round, 13″ pattern that called for a size 10 thread and a size 7 hook. Since the theme on CLDX, which is what these doilies were for, was fall colors, I dug around and found three shades of orange/brown for my experiment. I chose a size 9 hook.
I really, really love how it turned out, but it’s way smaller than I expected! I figured I’d be close to 8″, no…. it was a little over 4″ (but sure makes a cute little coaster!). I love the texture of the sewing thread, and the unusual color scheme that the three related hues created. I love how it lies flat on it’s own, yet remains soft. I hate how the pesky, silly little threads would slip off the hook, which made crocheting this take longer than normal and border on the “I’m about to throw you against the wall” level of frustration. Will I do this again? Absolutely! But I think i’ll use 6 strands of thread instead of 3, and a larger hook. : )
And since the requirements for this swap is 1 8″ doily or 2 4″ coasters, I whipped this cutie up, too.
For Mary’s purse, I used this really neato yarn I got from someone on freecycle. I haven’t a clue what the yarn is, but I did double it with some size 5 cotton thread to give it weight. I also lined it as things would clearly fall through the holes in the stitches.
For her coasters, I used a size 10 cotton thread an a coaster pattern I got from a library book. They were very easy to make. : )
I did these 2 thread coasters for the last round of the CL Doily & Coaster exchange, and I’m so pleased with how they turned out! These are only the 2nd coasters I’ve ever made, and I’m pleased! I got the pattern from the Pattern a Day calendar, kinda modifying it a bit so they would be 4 inches in diameter in order to meet the exchange guidelines.
We’re gearing up for round 2, and I’m planning a special surprise drawing for one lucky winner!!!! If you like thread, you should join today! Get yer thread on! : )