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What I made this month, crochet edition

You know, sometimes I get so into my current creative thing that all of my other creative things take a back seat. And I’m not talking about a regular back seat, I’m talking about the way back. The back back of the station wagon.

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So, I’ve been all about the polymer clay here lately, and that’s cool – anyone who’s been sticking around here with me for any length of time knows that my interests come in waves like this. The difference is that a polymer clay wave, because it is so closely tied to the products I sell, also tends to usher in a self-promotion wave.

I know that in order to have any modicum of success, I need to get the word out, but I really don’t like to do it. And when I go back and see how many of my recent posts were in that vein, well, it makes me want to talk about something else completely for a while.

Add to this a feeling of being too lazy to take pictures today, and that leaves me with blog topics where the photos are already taken.

As it happens I have something that will do 🙂

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Remember the table toppers I made for the family room back in 2012 when I reviewed Simple Crocheting by Erika Knight? (Of course you do. I am sure your memory of my blog posts is as encyclopedic as my own, oh loyal reader. That is why I love you so.)

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And do you remember later when I crocheted some square coasters to coordinate with the rug in my living room? (Of course you do. See above.)

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Well, the squares recently went missing. I think they’re in the attic along with the other stuff I moved when I decorated for Christmas, but I haven’t actually checked. Instead, I thought it far more enjoyable to spend an evening crocheting up some new ones. Erika Knight-style.

And so I did.


I cranked out four of them in one night before I lost interest. They are all made from cheap craft store cotton that I had in my stash. They’re different sizes because I used progressively smaller hooks each time.

I really love the brown ones, which is surprising, because brown.

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I’m keeping both of them on the little table next to my favorite chair in the living room. I have my breakfast (and often a coffee break, too) in that chair every morning, so it’s nice to have a cushy place for my mug.

The chartreuse flower and the red wagon wheel are down in the family room along with another red flower I couldn’t resist crocheting the following day, and all of the table toppers from a few years ago.

Periodically these things go missing (especially when toddlers visit – they love to play with them), and so there can never be too many of them down there as far as I am concerned.

In fact, I feel like we need a few more colors… Good thing they are such instant-gratification stash-busters!

I feel better now: a crochet show-and-tell with nary a whiff of self-promotion. Just what the doctor ordered 😀


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5 thoughts on “What I made this month, crochet edition

  1. I really like the coasters. Homey looking on your tables.

    1. Thanks, Chloe 🙂 I would put them everywhere, if I didn’t think it might be overkill!

  2. Your clay work is insanely gorgeous and of course makes me want to dive right into my clay box! Of course I will not, I refuse to get into anything else right now as I am focusing on my knitting. I have never had much success with clay so I will just admire yours 🙂 Love the idea of the coasters matching the rug.

    1. Aw, thanks, Linda, I really appreciate the complement 🙂
      I can definitely relate to being pulled in several artsy directions, but I think you must have more self-discipline than I!

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