I love reusing things around my home and creating simple projects, which fill my spare time with some creative thinking and productivity. My home is practically filled with things I created with my own hands from various other items. These patterned tile coaster are just one of those things. I really enjoyed this project, because it’s incredibly simple and yet you create something you will use every single day. The idea came to me after our bathroom renovation was finished and there was a box of tiles left unused. The rest of the things I needed I found in my local craft store. Here’s how I did it.
I saw this cute bookmark on Pintrest and it made me think of “the diary of Jane” by Breaking Benjamin. But I thought the bookmark on Pintrest could have looked more like a rose. So after 2 experaments with wire, prior knowledge about metel bookmarks, and an folding origami rose, I made this. And it actually works!
Did you know Battersea Dog And Cat Rescue Centre Host Knitten Kitten events?
Whether you’re a novice or knitting expert, crafty cat lovers are welcome to the Knitting Kittens Club
Admission to the Knitting Club is £2 suggested donation although further donations towards caring for our animals would be greatly appreciated.
Please bring your own wool and knitting needles.
This is the world’s first interspecies knitting club where animal lovers can create donations for our cats including knitted mice, blankets and toys or they can knit items for their own pets or purposes using our animals as inspiration.
Upcoming Event Dates
- Wednesday 14 October
- Wednesday 18 November
- Wednesday 16 December
Brands Hatch (1.30-4pm)
- Tuesday 13 October
Old Windsor (5-8pm)
- Thursday 24 September
- Thursday 29 October
- Thursday 26 November
If you can not attend but would like to help then do not worry!
If you can’t join us for Knitting Kittens, we would still welcome your donations of knitted blankets and knitted mice for our cats to enjoy while they wait for new homes.
It does state they prefer knitted blankets over crochet but here is a helpful tip from charitycrochetandknitsforanimals if you use Attic 24′s Neat Ripple Pattern for crochet blankets there are no large gaps or holes that concern some animal rescue centres.
If you are a Dog lover then you could consider making Doggy size blankets 🙂
Depending on your skill level and how fast you can crochet, this scrunchy can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes to whip up.
This pattern is very flexible in yarn and hook size. For instance, I crocheted one using a 1.7mm hook and another using a 2.1mm hook and they ended up being the same size.
I used crochet cotton thread size 10 for this scrunchy, but any light weight yarn should work well.
Abbreviations: USA Terminology Used
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
f/o – fasten off