Christmas Crafts 2

Oversized Coaster

Guess you never saw a star like this? Need somewhere to put those Santa cookies? This oversized coaster will accommodate a cup or saucer. It is worked on plastic canvas.

To start you will need five diamond plastic canvas pieces, a yarn needle and scissors.

This is what the canvas looks like.

Start at the top point with your needle threaded and push your needle up from the back and to the hole under it as shown above. Leaving about an inch or so of yarn at the end do not knot but pull it down in back of your work so that you are making your stitches over it. When you get to the end of the row drop down to the block on the next row and work up. Continue in pattern until diamond is covered. With last stitch completed on the back side stick your needle under the last two stitches worked and pull tight. Cut yarn.

To join: I actually joined these as I went so taking the next blank diamond line it up with the top points together. Working from the bottom up you are going to just make a whip stitch (going through stitch on one diamond and across to the same whole on the new diamond. When at the top you will be in position to begin as you did with the first diamond. Continue around completing and joining diamonds until yours looks like mine in the very first image above.

Edging: With white yarn begin by sticking your needle in the back of any block at the edge and whip stitch around. Tuck in your yarn in the back and cut.

This project is not real difficult but does require some time to do.

Happy stitching.

Author: throughmyeyes720

I love art, especially photography and painting. My next addition is crafts or primarily needlecrafts. And as if that was not enough, I am a genealogist.

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