20 January 2011

Crochet Coasters


Okay - I've gone and done it.  I think I've turned 'un-cool' on you all.

A few weeks ago I saw these sweet crochet coasters here and decided I'd love to make some myself. They are fun to make, and look really cute... or so I thought.

Today I proudly showed Symon my creations, and a horrified look came over his face.  "They're doilies" he exclaimed with fear in his eyes.



It was at that exact moment that I realised I've crossed the line... I have turned into a total Granny (no offence to the grandparents reading this).

So, I think I'll still use them (in private), and I've popped the red ones in the shop for any older people out there who need something to catch the tea and coffee cup drips.

*Gulp*

For more crafty makings go here.

47 comments:

  1. Actually Granny PJ, I think the red ones look hot! Am imagining Symon's horrified look and giggling to myself!

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  2. Oh, gosh! I think they're adorable! It never occurred to me that they look like doilies. I was actually thinking of making some myself...

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  3. I like the red ones. I think as long as you steer clear of the white colour...they wont look like doilies.

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  4. Yes. Yes, you have. I didn't think it was possible for someone to rival me in my crochet madness but there you go...next thing you know you'll be making shower scrubbies and dish scrubbies or "coasters"(aka doilies) that can also be used as shower and dish scrubbies. The. HORROR.

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  5. are you kidding?? I think these are the most adorable coasters I've seen in my life!
    ~Andrea

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  6. the are cool...maybe im a granny at heart tho!!

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  7. they literally took my breath!
    (but then, i am unnaturally obsessed with doilies!!)

    just checked out your shop.i need some PJ around here!.....so tempted, so tempted. do you have paypal? x

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  8. They're awesome! How can anything involving a hook & yarn be granny-like?!? You should make them at the park, that would be totally cool ;)

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  9. Doilies are actually very cool .. in the scrapbooking world anyway .. very shabby chic of you to have them ;)

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  10. Oh - tell him they ARE cool - I made some for Christmas gifts and felted them (different pattern) We can both be Grannies together:)

    http://mealyandi.blogspot.com/2010/12/felting-fun.html

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  11. thanks for visiting my site :) I just checked oput your latest post and had a bit of a giggle :) AND i agree with Jacksta - stay away form the white/cream ones! Jazz it up with colour - multi coloured ones would be COOL!!!

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  12. i love them! totally cool!

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  13. I loooove these - they're gorgeous!
    I'd be very proud to have them gracing my table.

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  14. Hmm well I LOVE them! And I am not a granny... :-P

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  15. I love the cream colored ones! I didn't think they looked like doilies, but after you said it, I guess I can see a similarness. But they look thicker and they have an actual purpose unlike doilies. Not that doilies are a bad thing.. Not that I have any...

    ..I knitted a coaster for our computer desk. Haha! I am so not ready to be a knitter. I don't have the patience to learn anymore than the basics right now. Once I found out that to use a pattern, I would have to constantly keep track of how many stitches until the next step, I was done. Maybe in a few more years. ..My coaster is a plain square that looks just like the hotpad I knitted, only smaller. ;)

    I really do love the cream colored ones you made!! They are so pretty.

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  16. Very funny:) You sure whipped them out fast! I think they're cute, but I AM a grandma:)

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  17. i think they're very cute especially the red ones!

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  18. Really cute, red too, ah, fabulous!! I just love that men shudder at crochet (but know words like crochet & doilies). Ha!! Love Posie

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  19. try them with a variegated(sp) peaches and cream yarn, it's the perfect yarn, and the result will look kinda tie-dyed, which is SO not granny (well, it's kinda MY granny, but not most grannies.)

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  20. Haha hilarious .. they kinda are like mini-doiles - but aren't they making a bit of a come back?

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  21. Ellymay9:51 pm

    What's wrong with doilies, I think I still have some in my drawers, maybe Symon call recall this Granny going through the crocheting stage!!! you have done well.

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  22. Yay, so glad you made some, even if they didn't get rave reviews from the "man" :P...Totally, so much more then doilies lol...Yours turned out great!!

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  23. still reckon they look hideous... although 2 sewn together would make a nice bikini for my wife ;-)

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  24. Those are darling! I want to make some. men don't understand, do they?

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  25. I love them but then I love doilies too!

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  26. I love those coasters! I made a few of those ones, they're so pretty

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  27. um. if these are for old people then call me granny. PLEASE!

    love.

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  28. They're BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  29. I'm with everyone who thinks that these are totally cute! Besides, granny chic is in!

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  30. To my dearest (and slightly naughty) husband... must I remind you of your confession not too long ago regarding crochet? http://www.symondrake.com/im-okay-with-crochet/

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  31. Honestly.....................rethink your personal opinion of yourself.
    My grannie was the COOLEST!!!
    I think they are beautiful :-)

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  32. Hahahahahaaaa!! I love it that he was so horrified by them! :)
    They are indeed VERY cool - I would proudly whip those puppies out for visitors to rest their mugs of tea on! Be not ashamed of them :) xx

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  33. Haha! I'm glad it's not just my husband that makes eyebrow-raising comments like that publicly!
    Lately I've actually been receiving compliments on my attempts at crochet projects.
    I think the coasters are cool. I'd better check that pattern out - my last attempt at coasters didn't work all that well!

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  34. Granyish to some, totaly cool to others - can't please them all! thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I love to crochet too!

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  35. Well Paisley Jade,

    Your moment of crossing over was doileys - mine was covered coathangers!!!

    I always said I would NEVER crochet a coat hanger, because the looked so old ladyish- guess what.....

    Cheers
    Fi

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  36. Soooo cute! I love them!!! Hey- Granny is in now- so you're all good! ;)

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  37. I totally ador these, I think they are fab!!

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  38. Sienna4:13 pm

    Not to encourage granny-like behavior (or imply there's anything wrong with such behavior, because there isn't!), but would you consider making another set of these and putting them up in the shop? We seriously need coasters and I love yours. If they are doilies, it must be said that they're cool doilies.

    p.s. Narnie sends her love!

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  39. Actually granny crochet is very cool now and also profitable. New designers are using different yarns, stitches and colours to give granny a new spin.
    Google the words "babette blanket" and see what amazing images come up!
    cheers sukigirl

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  40. Love your blog! :D Glad to find my way here. Beautiful photos!

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  41. What you talkin' bout! Those lil doilies are the cutest! What do BOYS know anyways, haha! Seriously, I love them and wish I knew how to make some. :O)

    www.billiemonster.com

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  42. haha I love the post....and those coasters are so cute!

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  43. I like them! So what if they are "doilish"..if they make you smile/happy...crochet on!

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  44. Well, live and learn! I always thought doilies were the bigger ones LOL. I made some multicolor ones for my sister-in-law for Christmas and she loved them. BTW you can see these in all the tea related magazines. Maybe you should make some fancy ones and use them when you invite your husband to "high tea", haha.

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