These coasters and mandala were originally designed for a workshop. I wanted to teach some specific techniques and as a result I ended up with 3 circle coasters, one square coaster and a mandala.
The techniques include using a magic ring, my favourite little diamond pattern (I am obsessed with it!) and slip stitch surface crochet.
Using the patterns you will be able to make a myriad of different coasters, just use your imagination!
The patterns are written in English and US crochet terms, and are charted.
I prefer to use cotton yarn for them, but any dk yarn will do. The amount you need will vary depending on the coaster/mandala/colours etc.
Like many I took a couple of decades off my knitting and crochet whilst my working life took over, but now I am catching up. I always have a hook or pair of needles close by; my fingers do not like ...
Like many I took a couple of decades off my knitting and crochet whilst my working life took over, but now I am catching up. I always have a hook or pair of needles close by; my fingers do not like to rest. After reacquainting myself with my old hobbies, I progresed to creating my own designs. It seemed a natural progression for me, as did running crochet workshops in the NW of England.
Those who have tried my designs will know that I love creating simple designs that look very effective, after all life doesn't need to be complicated! And I understand that many people like a bit of television or music knitting/crochet, so the easier they are the better it is to enjoy the world around you whilst enjoying your craft.
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IMPORTANT NOTE FOR EU CUSTOMERS: New regulations in the EU (with effect from 13th June 2014) mean that patterns aren’t refundable after download. However, if you’re unhappy in any way with your pattern I can still offer a refund / replacement. To comply with the regulations there is full information on my terms and conditions here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hfs2o9h7qidk6qu/AGRARIAN%20ARTISAN%20DESIGNS%20TandCs.pdf