Hello, Yarnies <3

The most hopeful aspect of working in a team is seeing everyone's individuality and personality shine through. It's a tough goal to reach, but I feel that, throughout this CAL, each creation absolutely radiates each respective designer! All the designs really do embrace the personalities of their creator, and this is especially true for this next pattern. 

Are you ready? 

Let's see what we are making for Day Nine!  

 🎵 On the ninth day of Christmas-CAL, Mrs Yarnish sent to me 🎵

Three beautiful coasters: one, two, tree! by Mrs Yarnish herself, Nicole Vesterholm. 

These beautiful little coasters are made using the very current, and trendy mosaic (or tapestry) crochet method. This is an absolute joy to make, as you will see your little creation 'reveal' before your very eyes! I am obsessed with this style of crochet, the colourwork is so clean and the design is so simple, totally Scandi-inspired! 

Do you think Mrs Yarnish was inspired about her upcoming Christmas in Sweden? I'm thinking so too! I love it's minimalism and it is very simple to recreate. In this pattern, you will learn how to carry your non-working yarn through your stitches and swap colours when needed. Loose ends? What loose ends?! This style of crochet completely minimises the need to weave in threads for each colour change. Now can you see why I'm obsessed? You're going to love making this one ;) 

Like with all previous designers, I asked Mrs Yarnish to answer a few questions about the design, as well as some questions about her most cherished Christmas memories. Here's what she had to say:  

What was the inspiration behind your design?

"I love the look of mosaic crochet and I really wanted to create something with a ‘nordic’ feel. There were a few false starts with this design – but I got there in the end!!!"

Any tips or tricks when working on your design?

"The trickiest part of the pattern is working the mosaic double crochet stitches. The entire stitch is completed in front of the chain stitches worked in the previous rows. The chains will just sit loosely on the back of the work."

What is your advice to beginners?

"Both a written pattern and grid have been provided. If you find the grid confusing – just stick with following the written instructions. Also, try and keep your chain stitches even and not too loose."

Are you team Rustic, Merry or Frosted?

"Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells … Rustic all the way!"

What’s your favorite holiday tradition?

"We have always had a relaxed approach to Christmas. For the past 12 years every second year we celebrate Christmas on the weekend before the 25th December. I love being able to get everything sorted before those ‘crazy days’ leading up to Christmas Day."

What is your most treasured Christmas memory?

"My three ‘babies’ 1st Christmases will always hold a special place in my heart – even if the wrapping paper was always the most exciting gift!"

Thank you for sharing, Nicole. Its so lovely to get to know you better <3

We hope you enjoy this beautiful pattern,

Merry Yarning <3




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