Sunday, 21 April 2013

A hunka hunka instant satisfaction!


Happy Sunday

Forgive the title but I'm channelling Elvis this morning; can't get burning love out of my head!

Just dropped by because Sunday is the day that I often hunker (see!!  he's still there...) after something crafty that's easy, and simple, but most of all quick, and while it hasn't been the sunniest start to the day here in South West Scotland I thought I'd quickly put together a tutorial for a coaster should you also fancy a quick fix.


I came up with this pattern a while ago when looking for a simple square crocheted coaster, nothing too fancy, or floral, or pretty, but with great texture. 

I NOW HAVE A NEW WEBSITE AND THIS PATTERN CAN BE FOUND AT -

http://psicrochet.com/portfolio-items/simple-place-mat/


Remember I bought some gorgeous squares of fabric with the intention of making a quilt.  I thought they were too green so vowed to buy some more fabric to bring some more blue to the mix.


This is what my shopping spree produced.



I think I've got a better mix now, so I've got a date this afternoon with a cutting mat and rotary cutter.


 I guess it's now or never.  (oh shove off Elvis...)

Happy crafting!

Karen
xx

38 comments:

  1. Your coasters are pretty - thanks for sharing your pattern. You've picked out some gorgeous fabrics - your quilt is going to be beautiful. :)

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  2. Gorgeous fabric, can't wait to see what becomes of it x x
    Esther formally handmadewithlove-esther

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  3. Lovely coaster and beautiful fabrics. Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  4. Thank you Karen!!!!
    so lovely to "see" you again!!!
    xxxx Ale

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  5. Love the coasters and fabrics!

    Luv Jane XX

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  6. Thank you for the pattern! With a more strong yarn would be genious :)

    Kisses
    Sofia G

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  7. I think some new placemats are on my horizon! Thank you!!!!!

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  8. Love your square coaster and placemat, I'll be making some of these. Thank you for sharing your pattern and its been lovely to hear from you again. :o)

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  9. I like these, they're simple and so pretty!

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  10. I love the placemats, such an easy but effective pattern. Thanks for sharing. Also love your fabric stash and look forqarding to seeing what you make with it.

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  11. Wonderful tutorial! The placemate is lovely! Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Your off-white squares are so elegant looking. Love them. And your fabric squares will make a gorgeous quilt! Just found your blog. I'll be back. Come visit if you get a minute. Hugs. (Your shove-off Elvis comment made me laugh.)

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  13. There's something so satisfying about white cotton squares! I love color as much as the next gal, but white is a staple for me. As always your tutorial is wonderfully done making these a breeze even for someone that's never made a granny square. Kudos for teaching the invisible join! It's such a gem - I use it all the time!!

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  14. Beautiful fabrics you've got there! Can't wait to see the finished project.

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  15. Though I'm following your blog via bloglovin I have to tell you I pinned a photo from someone else already not realizing it was from your post until now! :) Very nice pictures, and I love how your tutorial makes it look effortless and flowy :). Love your fabric options too btw! :) Till next time, happy crafting! ♥ Dawn

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  16. Love the fabrics but especially love your coaster pattern, I've already made my first one :)

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  17. Your coasters look lovely, and very simple!! And all of that fabric looks amazing!

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  18. Could I ask what yarn you used -it looks super thank you for sharing.

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  19. Yesss! grâce à Pinterest, je viens de découvrir votre blog!!! J'avoue que vous me donnez envie d'apprendre le crochet afin de réaliser les merveilles que vous nous offrez avec vos tutos!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Merci bon dimanche!!!!

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  20. Hello, I'm one of your newest followers and just wanted to say I am enthralled with your beautiful work - what talent, you are one gifted lady!
    Joy

    joyjinkscreations.blogspot.com

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  21. Hello Karen
    Lovely sturdy looking coasters. I haven't crocheted a coaster yet but these look ideal and especially the possibility of making a larger mat to go with them.
    How's the quilt going? I'm looking forward to seeing the combination of all those lovely fabrics!


    keep well

    Amanda xx

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  22. These are fab Karen - just perfect for a plain wooden table. I'm after a gift for my sister's new summer home in France and think these will be just the thing! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. ola tudo bem!!!
    Gostei do blog..
    abraço Leila.

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  24. I could really get some use of a knitted coaster. Thank you for the tutorial, it is really interesting to learn how to make these for beginners. I think that the larger coaster would double as an effective pot holder for larger meals. I would love to see some finished photos from the fabrics.

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  25. Hi , I love your blog always has nice things here, hugs ...

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  26. I love your blog- all your images are clear and great! They are very helpful too.

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  27. I love the coasters and fabrics!
    Nice day, R & S

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  28. so great job http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/

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  29. bello e belle le tue stoffine

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  30. Hello Karen - I've been missing seeing your lovely posts and just wanted to say 'Hi' and hope all is well with you and yours!
    Joy x

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  31. mommy those fabrics are devine!

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  32. I have just gone thru all your posts to the very beginning. I love your blog. So bright and colorful. Scotland- Wow! Your work is wonderful and definitely inspiring. Will be happily following you.

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  33. Hey Karen,
    I've been wondering what's wrong. I don't see any updates from you at all. No new posts... Is all okay or you're just busy? I love your blog and enjoy going through your posts. Do write a new post and come back to the blog land.

    Hugs,
    Ranjitha

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  34. Hi. I saw your fun flamingo inspired coaster and was attracted to it. But unfortunately, I do not know where to find the pattern (I do not have the book and with reasons cannot buy the book) where would you suggest me to find the pattern? thank you so much.
    i love your blog and your crocheted things (got attracted to the lily hexagon and almond blossom bag, gonna try those when I got time)

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  35. One very beautiful, talented lady. But I knew that when you were five and your colouring book was neater than mine. Love your work and love you xxx

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  36. I love those grannies! I also am in love with those colors in your fabric choices!!! I just found your blog via bloglovin' and am your newest follower! I'm looking forward to browsing around the little corners of your blog as I've seen lots of adorable things to investigate! Oh, your new kitty is adorable... I love kitties as well you see :D
    Hugs from across the pond in Harrisville, New Hampshire,
    Beth P

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