Recently I visited friends who have a beautiful burl wood table. When the drinks came out I noticed they had no coasters. This sent me on the quest for the perfect coaster.
I settled on the Springtime Coasters pattern by Doni Speigle. This pattern is very well written and produces wonderful results. Plus, it’s available free on Ravelry. The post stitches make this an advanced beginner project. There is a video tutorial providing an excellent opportunity to learn a new skill if you’ve never made post stitches before. If you already know how to make post stitches you probably won’t need the video.
As you can see I went a bit overboard with the coaster and will have some coasters leftover for other friends! I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn with a G (4 mm) hook. See my Ravelry project page for more details.
And, if you are interested in learning how to make these Tunisian crochet mitts…
I am offering a class at Windy Knitty in Chicago. The two week class meets this Saturday May 7 and May 14, 1-3 pm. You can sign up online, the deadline to sign up is Thurs. May 5 at 7 pm. So if you’re interested head right on over to their website to sign up.