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Crochet Fruit Coasters – Knitting Club Fundraising Project #4 – Free Pattern

Spring has been procrastinating and seems nowhere nearby, but I guess I could speed it up a little bit by making some fruit coasters to feel the summer earlier.  I’ve  made a set of 6 for the Knitting Club Fundraising.  All of them are using the same pattern pretty much, except changing yarn colors.   I innovated my pattern from Christine Longe’s Green Apple Coaster pattern as well as Tessa Shearer’s Summer Watermelon Coaster pattern.

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I used Caron Simply Soft that I got from Michael’s.  For crochet hook, I used the 4.5 mm hook

Here’s the basic pattern:

R1: Chain 2 (counted as 1 double crochet) in magic ring, and then make 11 double crochet. Join with slip stitch to top of chain 2, then chain 2 (as the next round’s first double crochet) – 12 stitches.

R2: Work 1 double crochet in the same stitch where you chain 2, then work 2 double crochet into each double crochet gap. Join with slip stitch to top of chain 2, then chain 2 (as the next round’s first double crochet) – 24 stitches.

R3: Work 2 double crochet in next stitch. *Work 1 double crochet in next stitch, 2 double crochet in next stitch.* Repeat * 11 times.  Join with slip stitch to top of chain 2, then chain 1 (as the next round’s first half double crochet) – 36 stitches.

R4: Work 1 half double crochet in next stitch, work 2 half double crochet in next stitch.   *Work 1 half double crochet in next 2 stitches, work 2 half double crochet in next stitch.* Repeat * 11 times.  Join with slip stitch to top of chain 2, then chain 2 (as the next round’s first  double crochet) – 48 stitches.

R5: Work 1 double crochet in each stitch around. – 48 stitches.

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.

Apples:  Use white yarn for R1-R4, and green/red yarn for R5.

Lime/Lemon/Orange: Use green/yellow/orange yarn for R1-R3 & R5, white yarn for R4.

Watermelon: Use red yarn for R1-R3, white for R4, and green for R5.

Seeds for apples/watermelon (optional):  Use Black Yarn to sew accordingly.  (See photo for placement.) Fasten off and weave in ends.

Leaf for apples:  Use green yarn, Chain 9, work 3 dc in 4th chain from hook,  1 double crochet in next 2 chains, 1 half double crochet in next chain, 1 single crochet in next chain, 1 slip stitch in last chain.  Go on the other side of the chain and repeat in a reverse order: slip stitch in first chain, 1 single crochet in next chain, 1 half double crochet in next chain, 1 double crochet in next 2 chains, 3 double crochet in last chain (where the first 3 double crochet were made).  Fasten off, sew in apple coaster and weave in ends.

Stem for apples:  Use brown yarn, chain 10, from 2nd chain from hook, work 1 single crochet in each chain.  Fasten off, sew in apple coaster and weave in ends.

Section Lines for Lime/Lemon/Orange: Use white yarn, chain enough length measured from magic ring hole to R4 (white).  I chained 8 for mine.  Fasten off and sew into coaster.  Weave in ends.

Thank you for reading and comments are welcomed.   I would love to see your finished items too.  Show me in comments or on my Facebook page or twitter.

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Knitted Reversible Twisted Cable Rib Shrug

I have been working on this for a while and finally it’s completed.  I started the pattern with something I found online, but by accident I did it my way which turned into a slightly different pattern.  I originally planned to make this for myself, but it turned out a bit too small for me.  Since I promised my niece to make her a shrug, and this size is just perfect for her, she’s now the owner.  Pattern (that includes both teeager and adult size) is available at Etsy, Craftsy and Ravelry.  Hope you will like it!

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Crochet Wedding Bear Couples

Oh my, it’s been 6 months since my last post.  Finally, inspired by a niece’s request, I crocheted a bear that I made a few years ago (see previous post here) but with a different outfit – black tuxedo.  Here’s what I made for her:

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After that, my 5-year old boy said he loved it and wanted one.  Alright alright, I will make another one, and also write up the pattern in case any of you out there would like to make one too 😝 So I made the outfit in grey this time.

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And of course, my 7-year old girl will not want to be left out.  So I decided to make the girl one too, but with a crown instead of a hat this time, and a different dress – a dress with train…I am not done with the front though – still working on the bouquet and will do some more decor on the dress.  Here’s the back as a sneak peek (as always, you gotta wait for the bride’s grand entrance, right? 😉):

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Crochet Bouquet and DIY Card as Bridal Shower Gifts

It has been a while since my last post.  Life has been busy with two young ones during summer time, plus we got a pantry bug issue that bothered us for a while.  So finally I got some work done, because of a bridal shower that I went to over the weekend.  Here’s the card that I made (click here for what I came across on Pinterest that inspired me to make my version):

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I also made this cute bouquet as a gift for the bride-to-be (click here for instructions that I used to make mine):


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