We’re trying something a little different today.
I dabble in a few different crafts and for a while now I have been thinking about how I could tie them in with this blog (I used to have a blog wholly dedicated to crafty things but I just don’t have the time to keep two blogs up to date so it has now gone bye-bye).
I thought that I could, once a month, do a little DIY post that is food / kitchen related. How does that sound?
Here is the first one.
Crochet watermelon inspired coasters.
The weather in the UK has been decidedly more October than August of late (socks and slippers. Really?? In August?), so let’s hang on to the tails of summer for a little longer and add a pop of colour to dreary days with these bright coasters.
They are quick to make up and not too taxing if you are new to crochet. As long as you can do a magic loop to start, trebles, half-trebles and double crochet (UK terms) then you are all set.
I used Rico Design Essentials Cotton DK in a coral colour and lime green, with Rico Design Essentials Crochet Cotton in a dark / teal green.
You can use different colours if you prefer and there is nothing to say that you can’t make these in a solid colour rather than three different ones.
NB: All instructions are in UK terms.
- DK weight yarn in coral or pink
- DK weight yarn in lime green
- Crochet cotton in dark green
- 3.5mm hook
- 2mm hook
- Scissors and needles for finishing off.
- Using the coral / pink and 3.5mm hook make a magic loop.
- Round 1: ch3 (counts as 1tr), 11tr into the magic loop. Slip stitch into beginning chain to join. Pull the loop tight (12 sts).
- Round 2: ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr into st at base of chain, 2tr in each st. Slip stitch into beginning chain to join (24 sts).
- Round 3: ch2 (counts as 1htr), 1htr into st at base of chain, *(ch2, miss 1 st, 2htr into next st), continue from * to end. Slip stitch into top of beginning chain to join (24 sts, 12 chain spaces).
- Round 4: ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr into next st *(2tr into chain space, 1tr into next 2 sts), repeat from * to end. Slip stitch into top of beginning chain to join (48 sts).
- Round 5: ch2 (counts as 1htr), 1htr into st at base of chain,*(ch2, miss 2 sts, 2htr into next st), continue from * to end. Slip stitch into top of beginning chain to join (32 sts, 16 chain spaces).
- Round 6: ch3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr into next st, *(2tr into chain space, 1tr into next st, 2tr in following st), continue from * to end. Slip stitch into top of beginning chain to join (80 sts).
- Fasten off coral / pink yarn.
- Join lime green yarn.
- Round 7: ch2 (counts as 1htr), 1htr into st at base of chain, 1htr into next 14 sts, 2htr into next st, *(1htr into next 15 sts, 2htr into next st), repeat from * to end. Slip stitch into top of beginning chain to join (86 sts).
- Fasten off lime green.
- Change to 2mm hook and join dark green crochet cotton.
- Round 8: ch1 (counts as 1dc), dc around all sts, slip stitch to join (86 sts).
- Fasten off and weave in ends.
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6 thoughts on “DIY// Watermelon Coasters”
These are so cute! I wish I knew how to crochet! You gave me a great idea for watermelon coasters to be sewn with fabric 🙂 So glad I stumbled across your blog!
So glad to have you here! 🙂
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these are soo cute! I might make these but a bit larger and turn it into a bowl with the help of mod podge! thanks for the inspiration 🙂
You’re welcome! I like the idea of turning them into a bowl 🙂
Fun idea! How about some nice crochet macarons to act as pin cushions? These watermelon slices are in really luscious colours, should cheer things up if it’s dreary. Of course, whatever’s in the glass on top of the coaster may have a similar effect…
That’s an idea – I shall pop it down in the book!
And yes, whatever is in the glass could help considerably on the cheering up stakes!