Friday, November 23, 2012

A Cute Stocking Stuffer Idea

I'm always looking for that one last little something to tuck in a gift box or in a Christmas stocking. These pretty little knit coasters are reversible and quick to knit. Instructions can be downloaded at Ravelry (with many more photos of different colors/styles of the coasters).

I found this idea on the Simply Notable blog (where the gift boxes from the other day were featured. Click through to Simply Notable to see how pretty they are. She also shows some coasters that are a mix of knitting, crochet and basic quilting). While I'm not totally certain that the image below shows the exact coasters, they're either the same ones or they're very close.

Heather W's coasters
Source: Heather W

This is exactly the type of project I like (one that's attractive and can be made in a day). 


Mary Preston said...

They are a great idea. I think I'll make these my next project.

At present I'm knitting up kitchen wash cloths. I keep giving them away, so never seem to have any for myself.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Mary, I've never made kitchen wash cloths, but they sound like a great idea. Do you use worsted weight cotton or something less heavy?

Laney4 said...

My aunt crocheted four of these "coasters" for us years ago. They are green with white letters spelling out "NOEL", and they are glued on a red ribbon, complete with a "D" shaped brass ring at the top for hanging.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

I confess to being a bit addicted to coasters. It's not that I'm so worried about my furniture, but I just love the variety of having lots of different types of cute or pretty coasters.