I hope my fellow Canadians had a great long weekend. Canada Day was extra special this year. Turning 150 only happens once!

We took in the pancake breakfast, then visited the Telephone Museum. It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come in the world of communication. After that we drove around town for a bit then went home.

As some of you know, we are in the process of moving. We have cut down trees, found water lines and found the septic tank. On Saturday we uncovered the well, and climbed down into the pit to check it out. It smelled like an old potato bin, but it was much cooler than above ground. Things are slowly falling into place. We have a lot to do yet, but as long as we’re settled before winter sets in, I’m happy.

Tomorrow I am meeting the man from the Mobile Home Lot at the site, with my list of questions. Once he sees the site he’ll be able to give us a better idea of what else we need to do to get ready. It’s exciting and can’t come fast enough, but I know it can’t happen instantly.

Now that you all know what has been keeping me occupied, in addition to extra hours at work, I will get to the pattern.

As many of you also know, I am a big fan of Pinterest. While scrolling through a few days ago, a picture of a cute little coaster showed up. It was just a photo, no pattern attached. So, me being the creative one, decided to see if I could replicate it. 

With that being said, if the original designer happens to read this post: thank you for the inspiration. 

Shell Coaster

4 mm crochet hook 

1 skein Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (or equivalent)


Yarn needle

Make a magic circle.

Round 1: Work 12 double crochets into the circle. Join with a slip stitch. (12 stitches)

Round 2: Chain 1. Work 2 double crochets into each stitch. Slip stitch to join. (24 stitches)

Round 3: Chain 1. 3 double crochets in 1st stitch, skip 1, 3 double crochets in next. *Skip 1, 3 double crochets. Repeat from * around. Join with a slip stitch. (12 clusters)

Round 4: Chain 1. * 3 double crochets in 2nd double crochet of cluster, single crochet in space between clusters. Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends with your yarn needle.

I made four coasters from one skein of yarn, with a little extra to spare. They make excellent housewarming gifts, paired with a set of glasses. Or, make several sets for yourself to change with the seasons.

The feature photo is of my coaster set. Feel free to post pictures of yours on my Facebook page.

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