Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Crochet Doily and Coasters

This is the set that I gave my secret sister for Christmas, I know I am a bit behind on my postings.

There is a long story behind this and since it was a couple of months ago that I did all this it is hard to remember exactly how it all came about but I will try to share with you the patterns I used to make these.

It all started with Oliva's post HERE . I loved the colors and cute design and it was one I thought I could do so I followed links she had to other blogs and came up with This pattern here that I really liked .  So I decided to do that one for the coasters.  Then I found This Link , that I used for the big doily and thought it could go with the coasters, and that is how this came about.


I was able to get the whole set done with one skein of yarn so that was nice.  I am lucky that there are a lot of ladies in the church that crochet so it wasn't giving me away that I made these for her, in fact I don't crochet nearly as much as the other girls so she would probably think they are from them or that they made them and were bought buy them.  After the reveal she said she liked them and her colors for her living room is green, I am not sure she likes this shade but I thought it was pretty.

We were above freezing this morning when I woke up, that is exciting and yesterday the sun came out and it warmed up into the 40's so most of our snow we had Sunday has melted.

Hope you are having a good start to your week. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate it!

Connie

19 comments:

Sandra said...

Your crocheted pieces are so pretty and I love the color. You did a wonderful job making them. So thoughtful of you too to make these as gifts. We have been having cold and snow. I wish our snow would melt and go away. For now I will remember Spring is on its way!

Christine said...

They are a sweet set & I really like the shade you picked !
Have a lovely week,

Diane said...

Your crocheted doilies are wonderful Connie.

Hugs Diane

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, your crocheting is beautifully done, and I'm sure your secret sister was surprised to receive them! And I'm sure she will love the color. Over the years, I've done lots of crocheting (and more when we lived in New Jersey when I made more crocheted afghans than I can count or remember - LOL!). I've loved it and think these are fabulous and will come in handy for her as she entertains. How wonderful that your temps have risen and melted away all that snow! Have a wonderful week, sweet friend! Hugs! (P. S. I am way behind in my emails and posting, but I'm making my way through! Hugs!)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, Oh how I love this set and the beautiful color. I love adding this shade through the spring and summer. Kind of beachy. Your crocheting is outstanding. You do it all my friend and so talented. I am sure your secret pal loved this precious gift!!
Blessings for a great week. xo

Debbie said...

you are a great talent and a beautiful friend and soul. these are beautiful, so well made and i LOVE the color!!!

Pam Sparks said...

pretty Connie! Our daughters have been crocheting the last few years... so fun!

Shoregirl said...

Very pretty -- love the colors! I've made both of those patterns before -- Fun! Fun!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Very lovely Connie!! Beautiful handiwork~ Great color and what a pretty set they make! ~Karen O

Daniela said...

So you can also crocheting, my darling Connie !
Yor work is so very beautiful, I like its design and its colour, I'm sure that your secret sister appreciated it so very much !

Sending blessings on your day, today, and on the new week just begun,
with so much love
Dany

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are very pretty - love the color! What a sweet gift! Thank you for sharing the link. hugs xo Karen

Linda Carson said...

What beautiful crocheting! I envy your talent and envy your secret sister too! Love the color and pattern!

Kim said...

Your crocheting is lovely Connie. This shade of green is so very pretty, as is the pattern.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a special gift, Connie! I love the color that you used, and I'm sure your secret pal was thrilled with this gift.

Leslie Miller said...

What a cute set! I know she loved them. I have coaster sets of all kinds all over the house. Seems to be something I'm drawn to. Such a fun idea for your Secret Sister!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

These are lovely! I love the shade too, very unique and I'm sure your secret sister just adored them! Crocheting is something I did years ago, and have completely forgotten how to do. Maybe someday I'll take it up again :) Have a lovely day!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Connie,
These are so pretty!! I know how to crochet but have not for a very long time. Maybe I may try my hand at these.... Thanks so much for sharing!!
and visiting!!

Hugs.
Debbie

Stephanie said...

Good evening, Connie! Ah, what beauty you have created! I think the color is quite stunning and the pattern is so pretty. I remember when you gave me a few of your crocheted flowers - oh, how I loved using them for special projects :)

Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, there are so pretty. I wish I could crocheted something like these... I can only do a small flower... I don't know any terms so it's hard for me to follow directions...