Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Strawberries and Coasters

on the facebook page I gave a preview yesterday of strawberries and coasters

a new adventure

may be you remember I got this pretty yarn from my sweet friend Molly a few weeks ago

well, I got out a crochet hook and this is what happened....

I wanted to use the three balls of yarn for one project

and they became coasters!

three different colors allow for six unique color combinations

with hook size five it did not take me too long ~ which I always love of course, easy and fast

so a new set was born

and the good news is : I wrote out the pattern and will post that here soon so you can all enjoy

making a quick and lovely set yourself !


but ... it is getting even better ...

after making six coasters, there was more yarn left

and I made a matching basket for them

and yes, I also wrote out a pattern for the basket

yay !

thank you again very much Molly for the beautiful yarn in these great colors

I had so much fun making this little Spring set and as you can see, it made perfect use of the yarn


I hope you get as much in Spring mood as I did after looking at all these images


  1. absolutely darling, maaike. i knew you'd do something clever with the yarn, and you proved me right. love the coasters, the sweet basket, and your beautiful photographs. well done, you!


    1. thank you so much Molly ! You are the sweetest - xoxo

  2. what beautiful coasters! my friend has lent me some hooks as I want to learn how to crochet, but wasn't sure what to make. looks like i've found the perfect 1st crochet project.

    Nina (@lilbluelephant)

  3. love, love, love!! will you make the basket pattern available??

  4. How adorable! I love the basket idea with the coasters.

  5. Absolutely lovely! Well done! Can't wait for the pattern to make some myself.

  6. Ooh wat is dat leuk zeg!!! Als het patroon er is, wil ik deze set heel graag gaan maken.
    alvast bedankt!
    groetjes Ester

  7. Prachtig! Ik krijg er zo'n zoet lente gevoel van! En trek in aardbeien ;) ik kan niet wachten op t patroon, hopen dat ik dat met mijn ongeoefende haakskills voor mekaar kan krijgen. Vooral t mandje vind ik te gek! :) fijne dag!!

  8. I just love these very pretty coasters in their fresh colours and that little crocheted basket is perfect! I shall look forward to popping in again to see your tutorial!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely work!

  9. Absolutely SWEET! Love it..... And yeah, a pattern on the way! X

  10. These are gorgeous, the colour combination is wonderful, makes me wish I could crochet!

  11. Very CK-ish and very pretty. Looking forward to your pattern. Especially the little basket thingy. :D Annette

  12. Wat leuk!! en wat een kleuren! Super!
    fijne dag

  13. Ahhhhhh so pretty.......sooooooooooo incredibly pretty! Love it all my friend!


  14. Hola. Es tan bonita la cesta y los posa vasos, me gusta la combinaciĆ³n de colores de primavera.
    Un saludo.

  15. Maaike - These are perfect. I love the colours and I LOVE your styling. Adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Wat een superleuke post! Prachtige haakwerk ideetjes en de combinatie met de kleuren en het servieswerk, helemaal mooi!

  17. I love these hand made coasters. How darling are they!

  18. These are fantastic! And with a matching basket - what a great hostess gift. Well, frankly, a great gift for anyone, hostess or not :)

  19. Ik vind je kleuren geweldig gekozen, prachtig gehaakt ook.

  20. These are beautiful! I can't wait for you to post the pattern! Thank you sooo much! xxx


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