My name is Susan Lowman. I've been crocheting for over 40 years and designing for over 15 years. I have over 200 published crochet designs in various crochet books and magazines. In addition, I blog ...
My name is Susan Lowman. I've been crocheting for over 40 years and designing for over 15 years. I have over 200 published crochet designs in various crochet books and magazines. In addition, I blog about crochet and self-publish crochet patterns on my website, TheCrochetArchitect.com. I am also a technical crochet editor and teacher, as well as an active professional member of CGOA.
I learned to knit in the summer of 2013 and I couldn't be more thrilled! I'm having a blast learning more knitting techniques. You'll see some of my knitting designs here on Craftsy, too.
I thank God for the gift of creativity He has given me and I thoroughly enjoy sharing it with others.
These designs are made in the wiggly crochet technique, which is started by making a filet mesh for the base of each piece. Then double crochet stitches are worked around the post of the dc stitches and in the ch-2 sps between the double crochet to add the dimensional "wiggly" stitches, forming the design. This technique is fun to make! The thickness of the dc "wiggles" and the cotton thread (which absorbs moisture) makes these ideal to use as coasters. And the playing card theme makes them fun to use while playing cards with friends!
This pattern includes photos showing the filet mesh and the wiggly stitches. It also includes 5 wiggly crochet charts, one for each of the pieces.
with smaller hook, 11 mesh and 12 rows on foundation filet mesh (before wiggly stitches are added) = 3" square