Crochet Leaf Coasters

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I was racking my brain for a crafty gift idea that was nature related when I came upon this perfect pattern for some crochet leaf coasters. I was flicking through a bunch of old magazines when I saw this pattern in Inside Crochet (Issue 50). The fact I had some left over 4ply cotton in varying shades of green and brown made it even better…

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This project was rated as 3 out of 5 stars for difficulty. I was a bit nervous to start with as it was a relatively complex pattern for me and I was still quite a beginner. It had varying stitch placements, number of stitches and quick variations in the type of stitches. This pattern also introduced me to the DC picot stitch. However, despite this, after only a few starts and re-starts I got the hang of the pattern relatively quickly. I had to focus on following the pattern closely when completing the first one but I eventually did it, although I doubt it was in record time! Once I had completed the first one, it was much easier to work through the remaining 5 needed to compete the set! Now that they are all completed, I am very happy with how they turned out… so happy in fact I made some extra ones for myself!