This post is my submission to the Deramores Craft Blog Competition 2015. Deramores is the UK’s number one online retailer of knitting and crochet supplies. Visit www.deramores.com for more details.
Would you like to come in for a coffee? I hope you will find this ombré themed coffee afternoon as inspiring as I did Meredith’s beautiful crocheted baskets. You can have a look at them on her blog, One Sheepish Girl. I have always found the ombré technique visually appealing with its blending of tones from dark to light in a gradual transition. Reading Meredith’s article further compelled me to try an ombré palette on my own designs.
I have chosen a blue ombré that ranges from darkest navy through shades of medium and light blue and finishes in white. For this project I have used Patons 100% cotton DK, available from Deramores, which is a good quality, washable cotton yarn.
Here are my bread basket, coasters and succulent pot in blue ombré:
If you would like to make the two ombré coasters, this is the pattern, it is very easy:
Beginner crochet pattern
You will need:
You can use any DK cotton yarn in your own choice of ombré shades, but I have used Patons 100% Cotton DK.
C1: 1 ball of White (2691)
C2: 1 ball of Pale Blue (2173)
C3: 1 ball of Delta (2729)
C4: 1 ball of Navy (2124)
Size 4mm crochet hook.
Scissors and yarn needle for weaving in ends.
Working the coaster:
Work a flat circle in half treble crochet stitches. In standard UK terminology.
Foundation ring: Ch4 and join with ss to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 10 htr into ring. Join with ss (does not count as a stitch) to first htr. (10 htr)
Break off C1
Round 2: Join in C2, Ch 1, 2 htr into every htr of Round 1. Join with ss (does not count as a stitch) to first htr. (20 htr)
Round 3: Ch 1, [2 htr in same. 1 htr in next htr] Repeat till end of round. Join with ss (does not count as a stitch) to first htr. (30 htr)
Break off C2
Round 4: Join in C3, Ch1 [2 htr in same. 1 htr in each of next 2 htr] Repeat till end of round. Join with ss (does not count as a stitch) to first htr. (40 htr)
Round 5: Ch1 [2 htr in same. 1 htr in each of next 3 htr] Repeat till end of round. Join with ss (does not count as a stitch) to first htr. (50 htr)
Break off C3
Round 6: Join in C4 [2 htr in same. 1 htr in each of next 4 htr] Repeat till end of round. Join with ss (does not count as a stitch) to first htr. (60 htr)
Break off C4. Weave in loose ends.
Work the second coaster the same as the first.
Tip: Everybody’s crochet is a little different, if your coaster turns out slightly bowl shaped, try starting with 11 stitches in round 1. On the other hand, if it turns out slightly saddle shape, try starting with only 9 stitches. The increases on the following rounds are still worked the same. Find the right number of stitches for the first round, and your coaster will be completely flat.
Tip: For a sturdier edge you can work one last round of slip stitches. Just be careful not to work them to tight.
Good luck 🙂
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