Crochet Coasters

felted crochet coaster

The pattern is the centre of the Amanzi Block by Jen Tyler.

The yarn, Stylecraft Special DK (acrylic)

The colours: Petrol, Bright Pink, Lime, Turquoise

The hook: 4.5mm

I wondered if this would make a good coaster, but it was too bouncy, thick and unstable

Amanzi Block, crochet, acrylic, coaster

So I flattened it at the highest temperature my iron could muster. I put a piece of card covered with a cotton tea towel on a flat wooden table, then, under a damp cloth, used a good deal of pressure and circled the iron for a good minute.

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It looks like a little mosaic mandala and has a pleasing silky sheen which does not show in the photos.

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I’ll be making some more.

Update: I did make some more!

20 responses to “Crochet Coasters

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  2. It’s amazing the difference the ironing made! More like a painting.

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  3. Great idea and very effective 🙂

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  4. Murtagh's Meadow

    They look great. Love the colours.

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  5. This is really cute, and what a great idea! 🙂

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  6. Laurie Graves

    Clever! And so bright and pretty.

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  7. Very cool idea! I really like the way they came out after ironing, and the colors and shape are 👌

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  8. You’ve felted it! Well done, it’s a very cute finished item 🙂

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  9. Very pretty, clever idea to flatten it.

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