Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Kit 8- A Basket of Sunflower Coasters Review

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This was truly a fun pattern to crochet. I worked on this while I helped my daughter with her garage sale. The pattern is marked easy and consisted of chain stitches (The Chain Stitch), slip stitches (Slip Stitch), single crochet (Single Crochet) and double crochet (Double Crochet). The one challenging stitch is the treble crochet decrease.

(Triple Crochet Decrease)

I started with the coasters since they had very clear instructions. If you would like to practice working rounds this will be a great pattern to start with. One coaster was completed in four rounds. My four year old grandson enjoyed watching me make flowers out of yarn.

The basket was also worked in rounds which also had clear instruction until the very last row. In the last row it was clear where you crochet the stitches around the ring, but how to position the ring afterwards was not. In the picture the ring appears to be at the bottom of the basket, but I was unsure of this for the lack of instructions for positioning the ring so I left it at the top. The appearance still looks good, and I was really pleased with the end results.  Based on this one fact I am rating this kit an nine.

I am thinking about keeping this project. Not only because it is so cute, but because my grandchildren like the pretty sunflowers.

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.

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I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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7 Responses to Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Kit 8- A Basket of Sunflower Coasters Review

  1. Linda Hicks says:

    Very pretty. The yellow of the sunflower is just the right shade.sometimes yellow is so overpowering.

  2. The sunflowers and the basket go really well together. What a cute coaster set!

  3. I think the colors go well together, It was a fun project to crochet and the end results were beautiful.

  4. daniellajoe says:

    That’s like a ray of sunshine 🙂

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  6. Lacey monday says:

    Where is the pattern located? I can’t seem to find it but my sister would love these!

  7. I joined Annie’s Hook & Needle Club and it was one of the kits that was sent to me. Once you join once a month they mail a kit. You have no control over which kit you receive. It is one of my favorite. My grandchildren love using the sunflower coaster with their cups.

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