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Saturday, March 6, 2010

CD Coasters


While over at my house one evening, my sister was venting about how she couldn't find a coaster that didn't stick to the bottom of her glass when she picked it up or one that didn't fill up with water as your ice melted. I told her that I could make her one using an old CD and if she liked it, then I'd make her a whole set.

So... I made her a "prototype" using this pattern. This is a great pattern, well written and works up really fast. It took about an hour to make, at the most and she took it home that night - then took it to work the next day to try out. She loved it. She wanted a whole set (with different colors to match her home decor). I got busy with the holidays and such but finally got around to making her a set. Now one of her co-workers wants a set of her own.
I used Lily's Sugar n' Cream cotton yarn in Softly Taupe and Landscape and and some old bank CDs that I got from a previous job (they were duplicate CDs and we didn't need them so I decided to put them to good use and just as a safety precaution I put a long stratch in each one the day I took I was given permission to take them home)
I was really happy with how they turned out - my mom even asked if I'd make her a set for mother's day and my mom (in general) doesn't usually ask me to crochet her anything, so you know she loved them!
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6 comments:

  1. These are so pretty. I haven't crochet in so long.
    Good idea

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  2. These are adorable! I used to love watching my mom make these when I was young. :)

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  3. Those looks neat. I bet they'd look good in a solid color too.

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  4. Those are so fun! Great idea, I hate how the coaster sticks to the cup too!

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  5. Loving my coasters. The colors are perfect for my livingroom, and they are both fabulous and functional. You are so talented.

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