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Sunday, September 16, 2012

My hands can do this --- Crocheted Glass Coaster


Canning is a lot of work, but it’s worth doing it.  You store your foods the right way to stay longer and to save money.  But remember, every time you do canning, mason jar lids need to be replaced.  The rubber in it becomes worn out due to heat exposure. I don’t like to just throw them away.  I really have to find an idea how I can make use of them again.  Since I have always excess yarns, I thought of making these lids into a simple, cute glass coasters with different color yarns that can be washable and replaceable.  These are easy to make and attractive to look at and use on the table while enjoying your meal with a nice drink or cup of coffee or tea. (Note: Image or letters can be drawn on this lid to add more creativeness.)




CROCHETED GLASS COASTER

Materials:
(1) Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic, 6 oz  (chocolate) 
(1) Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic, 6 oz  (soft pink) 
(1) Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic 6 oz  (plum perfect)
(1) Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic 6 oz  (light country peach)
(1) Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic 6 oz  (autumn red)
(1) Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic 6 oz   (bone)
(1) Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply acrylic 6 oz  (dark sage)
(1) Red Heart, 4 ply acrylic 7 oz  (pale yellow)
(4) used Kerr Mason canning jar lids (quart size)
     crochet hook size - F5 / 3.75mm

Note: These are all excess yarns.  I just listed all the yarns I used for this project, but you don't necessarily have to buy all of them.  It depends upon your discretion, if you like to use different colors or use only 2 complementing yarn colors.  

Level of Difficulty -  easy

Stitch Abbreviations:
(ch)    chain
(sc)    single crochet
(dc)    double crochet
(st)     stitch
(sp)    space
(sl st)  slip stitch  
(pc)    popcorn

Note:  Count first all the stitches you have made before going to the next row to avoid mistakes.


Special Instructions:
Popcorn -- 5 (dc) in same (dc), remove hook from fifth (dc), insert hook into first (dc) from front to back, reinsert hook in fifth (dc) and pull loop through first (dc) to complete (st). Pull yarn to tighten (pc).

Instructions:  (Chocolate)
1st Row - Make 4 (ch).  Make the first loop hole bigger than the rest so you easily insert the hook and make the succeeding (dc’s). Make 11 (dc) in 4th (ch) from hook. Hide the excess yarn as you make the double crochets. Join in top of beginning 4 (ch).  
Result - 12 (dc)

2nd Row - Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) on the same (sp).  (Dc) on next (dc).  [2 (Dc) on next (dc). (Dc) on  next (dc)] 5X.  Join with (sl st) to beginning 3 (ch).  
Result - 18 (dc)

3rd Row – Make 3 (ch). (Dc) on the same (sp).  (Dc) on next (dc).  [2 (Dc) on next (dc). (Dc) on next  (dc)] 8X.   Join with (sl st) to beginning 3 (ch). 
Result – 27 (dc)

4th Row – Make 3 (ch).  2 (Dc) on the same (sp). Make 7 (ch) and (sl st) on 7th (ch) from hook.  (Dc) on next (dc).  [(Dc) on next (dc).  (Dc) on same (sp). Make 7 (ch) and (sl st) on 7th (ch) from hook. (Dc) on next (dc)] 12X.   2 (Dc) on last (dc).  Make 7 (ch) and (sl st) on 7th (ch) from hook. Join with (sl st) to beginning 3 (ch).
Result – 42 (dc) and 14 (7-ch)

Connecting Another Yarn:  (Soft Pink)
Insert the soft pink yarn into the loop hole of chocolate yarn. Pull the chocolate yarn and tie it twice with the soft pink yarn. Cut the chocolate yarn.  (Sl st) on same (sp) and on next (dc).  Hide the excess yarn as you crochet.

5th Row -  Work in front of every succeeding (7-ch)'s. Make (pc) on same (sp). Make 2 (ch).  [Skip (7-ch) and 2 (dc). Make another (pc) on next  (dc). Make 2 (ch)] 13X.  Join with (sl st) to beginning (pc).
Result – 14 (pc) and 14 (2-ch sp)

6th Row –  Make (ch). [Skip (pc) and 2 (sc) on (2-ch sp)] 14X. Join with (sl st) to beginning (sc). Fasten off.  Hide the excess yarn.  Insert the Kerr Mason lid.   
Result – 28 (sc)

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