Another knitted dishcloth that I use for a hot pad. Knitting these is a good way to learn/practice a new stitch. This one is 9"x9.25".
I knit and crochet in the car when Mr. Fred is driving when we travel. I can't sew/quilt in the car/truck, but I can knit. I can also knit in very low light, especially a simple pattern, like the knitted pincushions that are somewhere on this blog, so those are good for long car rides at night or even at the movies. I do this as well as other handwork - sewing, cross stitch, etc. - while watching TV.
Crocheted Coasters. This are from a leaflet for coasters made from worsted weight cotton yarn. I prefer cotton for these and the dishcloth/hot pads. Acrylic can melt if you put something hot on it, and it doesn't absorb moisture like cotton does. These were leftover from a bunch I made for my 50-year high school class reunion. I use leftover bits of yarn from the dishcloths to make coasters. Sometimes, I'll do a set using the same pattern with one main color but different contrast colors. That way, different people can keep track of which glass of lemonade is theirs.
This is just a thread crochet coaster/doily that I made with the worsted weight cotton. It's my favorite pattern to make. It reminds me somewhat of both a poinsettia and a snowflake, so I've done it in both white and red to use on the Christmas table. These lacy doilies look complicated, but most are a lot easier than they seem. The original pattern for this one has extra little picots (little points) on the edges, but I like a smoother edge on this particular pattern, so I leave them off.