This stitch is best worked in light or neutral colors so you can see the texture better. It’s also a bit of an alternating stitch, because you work single crochets on top of double crochets from the previous row, and double crochets on top of single crochets from the previous row.
We all have those plain metal, boring and VERY uncomfortable to use hooks from when we first started crocheting. The smaller hooks can be difficult to hold and spin around in your hand while you try to work with it.
I had my coasters, placemats and napkin rings. They looked so pretty on the table.
When they weren’t being used the table looked bare and boring. It needed something for everyday when the mats were not being used as its impractical with two large dogs, kids and of course the biggest kid of all, sometimes referred to as ‘husband’. Continue reading →
I’ve been wanting to make myself some new placemats for what seems like forever. We had the covered corkboard ones that you can get in any homewares shop, and they bare the scars of a well-used life. There is paint that will not come off, patches where the top has rubbed away when I have cleaned them, some are sunlight faded because our kitchen table is next to our French doors. You know the drill – old and tired but perfect for the kids doing arts and crafts or slopping food all over them while being daft at dinner. My daughter is almost 8 and so I am getting to the point where I would like my home to look less like a creche and have nice things again.