“Real friends listen with their hearts.”-Unknown
How does one listen with the heart?
I believe listening with the heart is allowing yourself to be completely engaged in the other person’s presence. It’s watching a child’s eyes light up with excitement when he can’t wait to tell you about something he learned at school. It could also be noticing a droop in a friend’s shoulder or a heavy sigh that breaks the silence. Listening with the heart is hearing what a friend has to say for the sheer joy of their company and not clamoring for a turn to speak. Listening with the heart is hearing your little girl singing off-key in her room knowing that her heart is so full of happiness that it’s overflowing in song. A real friend cares about every single thing that the other person is feeling whether it’s joy or sadness, excitement or fear, love or hate.
I don’t know about you, but one of the easiest ways for me to express my love to others is through creating. When I care deeply for someone, I want to make that person things. When I was dating my husband, I made him hand-drawn cards. One time, I even decoupaged a picture of us onto a little wooden shelf for him to hang in his dorm room. Now I make him meals and coffee! Haha! I have made dozens of things for my children from quilts for their beds to stuffies to sleep with at night. Making for others is definitely one of my expressions of care and love!
With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought writing up a heart mod to my Boho Crochet Coasters would be perfect for those of you who enjoy making for others as well! These boho crochet coasters work up so quickly! You could gift them to a friend along with a mug or to a child’s teacher with a quick note of appreciation! Nothing says “I love you” more than a gift that was…
…handmade with love!
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Skill Level – Beginner
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- Worsted (4) weight cotton yarn
- US 7/4.50mm crochet hook
- Stitch marker
- Tapestry needle
- CH – Chain
- SC – Single crochet
- SC INC – Single crochet increase (two single crochet in one stitch)
- SK – Skip
- PM – Place marker
- Sl St – Slip stitch
- These crochet coasters are worked in a spiral fashion beginning with a CH and then working down the chain, around the end, and back up the other side of the chain. A stitch marker is used to mark the beginning and end of each row.
- Gauge is not essential for this project. The finished coasters measure approximately 4.5″ x 4″ at the tallest and widest points BEFORE fringe and approximately 6″ x 6″ at the tallest and widest points AFTER fringe.
- Cotton yarn is recommended to be fully functional as a coaster in absorbing moisture.
- Parentheses indicate stitches that are to be worked into one stitch.
- When working the tip of the heart, be sure to make the CH 1 LOOSELY. If the CH space is too small, it is difficult to insert the hook on the next row.
- If you have any difficulty completing this project and would like support, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Row 1: CH 11, SC INC in 2nd CH from hook, SC 3, SK 2, SC 3, SC INC in last CH, (now working into the opposite side of the CH), SC INC, SC 3, (SC, CH 1, SC), SC 3, SC INC, PM. (23)
Row 2: SC INC, SC 3, SK 2, SC 3, SC INC 2x, SC 5, (SC, CH 1, SC) in the CH space from the previous row, SC 5, SC INC. (27)
Row 3: SC INC 2x, SC 2, SK 2, SC 2, SC INC 2x, SC 8, (SC, CH 1, SC) in the CH space from the previous row, SC 8. (31)
Row 4: SC 1, SC INC 2x, SC 2, SK 2, SC2, SC INC 2x, SC 10, (SC, CH 1, SC) in the CH space from the previous row, SC 9. (35)
Row 5: SC 2, SC INC 2x, SC 2, SK 2, SC 2, SC INC 2x, SC 12, (SC, CH 1, SC) in the CH space from the previous row, SC 10. (39)
Row 6: SC 1, (SC INC, SC 1) 3x, SK 2, (SC 1, SC INC) 3x, SC 12, (SC, CH 1, SC) in the CH space from the previous row, SC 11. (45)
Row 7: SC 1, SC INC 5x, SC 3, SK 2, SC 3, SC INC 5x, SC 13, (SC, CH 1, SC) in the CH space from the previous row, SC 12. (55)
Fasten off and join with an invisible join. This is accomplished by threading the yarn tail onto your needle and working it under the “v” of the next stitch and then back into the middle of the “v” of the last stitch worked.
For the fringe detail, check out my original Boho Crochet Coasters post. Cut 55 yarn pieces instead of the 48 for the original coasters. Be sure to attach three yarn tails into the CH space at the point of the heart. Also, I have learned that it’s much faster to separate the plies of yarn if using a darning needle!
When trimming your fringe, focus on little sections at a time. Comb the fringe straight out from the work. Trim to desired length. Turn the piece as you work each section continuing to comb the fringe out and trim.
I hope you enjoy this pattern! Make all the cute boho heart crochet coasters for those that you care about to let them know how much you love them!
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“Much love, sunshine, and pineapples”Sarah
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