Paja's Party by Catherine Bligh

Paja's Party

Crochet
May 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
US
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Paja’s Party is a three-in one pattern – a coaster that can either grow into a place mat, or into a gorgeous beaded jug cover. Perfect for an afternoon tea in the garden!

Designed as part of the 2022 Stylecraft Blogstars Garden Party. All promotional photography (c) Stylecraft Yarns.

No previous experience needed of crocheting with beads – the pattern will walk you through it, with plenty of pictures.

Gauge is not essential for this project. Use the hook that feels comfortable for you. For reference, my measurements after blocking are: coaster = 11cm; place mat = 31cm; jug cover = 28cm (from longest point to point).

Materials needed

• Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo + Cotton in Buttermilk, Pale Pink, Powder Blue and Lavender. I used less than a ball of each, and made four coasters, four place mats, and a jug cover.
• 3.5 mm hook
• Tapestry needle for sewing in ends
• 36 beads for the jug cover – size doesn’t matter, but they must have a big enough hole to be threaded onto the yarn!

This pattern is available for free, but if you like the pattern, it would be great if you could make a contribution to charity. I am particularly asking you to donate to ME Research UK. You can go straight to their JustGiving page here.

You can read about my reasons for asking this here on my blog.