Monday, July 29, 2013

Crochet Along Link Up!

Summer is always such a busy time, even more so for me with a cross country move and a new job, but I was so glad to be able to host this month's crochet along and take a little breather to whip up these two awesome projects!

The watermelon coasters were extremely fun to make. For some strange reason, I enjoy crocheting in the round more than straight lines. I used a sturdy cotton yarn so that the coasters hold their shape well.

As mentioned in my previous post, I chose to use the invisible finish method so that the edge remained smooth and without that bulky knot that we usually use to finish off projects. I only made four coasters, but I might make a couple more to add to the set! :)

The "Trek Bracelet" was SUPER easy to make (it's pretty much just single crochets up and down),  and I am kind of annoyed with the color I ended up using, but I just basically used some scrap cotton yarn I had from a previous project. I guess it is kind of cool how it turned out to be pink in the middle and white on the edges, though.

I did alter the ends a bit, simply because my clasp was WAY smaller than the one used in the original pattern. It also stretches quite a bit, so for my next bracelet, I'll probably make it just a bit shorter to begin with to accommodate the stretch.

Which project did you work on? Link up your blog/Twitter/Facebook posts, Instagram photos, etc. below!


  1. thanks so much for hosting this month! your bracelet came out adorable :)

  2. Thank YOU! I'm glad I was able to help out this month!

  3. I love the way your bracelet turned out with the separate border color - and of course the coasters are adorable! :)

  4. Thanks, Liz! I just don't have enough pink in my wardrobe to match this bracelet with :P