I hope you all saved up some food wrappers and cardboard like I said, as today I thought I would post a tutorial on how to make a crochet crisp packet coaster!!!! You can use any food wrapper, I just first made one with a crisp packet :)
They are pretty much recycled and are quick to make and I think they look great. They come in very handy at parties as everyone can choose one, (their favourite food!!!) and there is no more problem of mixed up drinks! Make them now ready for your summer party/barbecue, you can never have to many coasters...
You will need:
- Some cardboard e.g from old cereal boxes or birthday/Christmas etc... cards
- Some food wrappers (about crisp packet size)
- A pen
- Hole punch
- 3.75mm crochet hook
- Small amounts of any DK yarn of your choice (e.g chosen to match your wrapper)
- Darning needle
How to make them:
Firstly take your cardboard, measure and cut out a 10cm by 10cm square. It doesn't matter what is on either side of the square as you won't see this when your coaster is finished.
Next take your chosen wrapper and place the cardboard square on top of the area of your wrapper you want to be shown on your coaster. Draw around the square.
Then remove the cardboard and place it to one side and cut out the shape from the wrapper, make sure you cut through both sides so you end up with two squares (one from the front of the wrapper and one from the back), both the same size as the cardboard.
Now glue one piece from the wrapper to one side of the cardboard square and the other to the other side. (You can use any glue just make sure it dries before continuing with the next step).
Now this is the tricky bit :/ Take your hole punch and punch 9 holes along each side of your square. (Corners are shared so there are 32 holes in total, see picture if confused)
I recommend you practice on a 10cm x 10cm piece of paper before trying it on your coaster.
After you have done that care fully snip off a little bit of each corner. This makes the corners easier to crochet around and gives them a more rounded finish :)
(It also stops the corners sticking out of your finished coaster!)
Next take your yarn and crochet hook and join the yarn to one of the holes (do this however you normally join on yarn). Do 2dc into each side hole and 4dc into each corner hole. When you get to where you started join with a slst and fasten off.
Finally darn in any loose ends and voila! you have your finished crisp packet coaster :D
The back even looks good too... :0)
Heeehehhee a coaster that gives you nutritional information too, that's impressive!
(I am using UK crochet abbreviations)
- dc = Double crochet
- slst = Slip stitch
I hope you like the tutorial, you could even make one as a gift using a wrapper from someones favourite food :)
See you all again sooooooonnn
Bye xxxxx :D
(P.S. please don't sell items made from this tutorial, if you want to for charity or another reason please contact me first, thanks xxx)