Monday, May 23, 2011

Cotton Crochet in the Round for Summer

I've mentioned before that I love road trips and the chance to do a lot of crochet. These are three projects I've made in the car, no pattern, no reading required. Just cotton yarn and a hook. Also, a drink bottle or soda can helps for gauge.

One of my favorite cotton yarns is Cotton Tots. It doesn't split, it's sturdy and feels so rich and thick worked up. When I learned to crochet, one of the first projects I made were baby wash cloths with this yarn, yummy.

These can cozies and drink bottle covers were just crocheted in the round. I used the net stitch for the bottle cover with a chain three.

The coasters were made with Sugar and Cream tweed yarn. The coaster holder is just a coaster with decreasing rows to make the sides. My mom showed me how to add the edge by doing a front post stitch for the last row of the coaster. We use these all over the house and I need to make more when we hit the road this summer.

Hope this inspires you to pick up your hook this summer! These make great gifts, too!


  1. Lovely. I especially like the coasters and their holder!

    I haven't heard of that yarn before - will definitely have to add it to the list of yarns to check out.

  2. Hi Martha,..This is definately my kind of to have something on the go..they look so much like summer!

  3. Anonymous4:08 PM

    super cute! i like the coaster holder the best - looks like a wee basket. :)

  4. Nice cozies! I love knitting time in the car, too. Next month we are moving from NJ to FL....lots of car time, right? But I have to drive a fair!!! I'd rather be knitting!!

  5. I love these summer project ideas! Shoot, I need a birthday gift for this weekend - not sure if I'll be able to whip any of these out in time, but they'd be perfect. lol Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  6. Anonymous9:43 AM

    I love these projects Marti! Great ideas!
    -Erin of Elysian Studios (this is the only way I can figure how to leave a comment right now)

  7. These are SO cute! Thanks for sharing at Make Something Mondays!

    ~ Sarah


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