Recycle, don´t throw away!

May 11, 2009
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Recycle your old-non-useful CD's into beautiful coasters

Introduction

http://www.flickr.com/photos/honeyvarita/3523348008/

My mug and my diffussor were unhappy placed on an old CD, but the CD felt it was still useful, so I decided to add some thread, and imagination, for making nice coasters

Materials List

-Old CD's
-Thread, scraps, about 1-2 oz

-2 crochets 2mm (N° 4 steel crochets), one for work the sc , the other to bring the yarn up

Finished Size

12-14 cm diam (4.8-5" diam)

Gauge

Not important

Notes

You can see the CD, but that is nice too.

The Pattern

Add thread to an old CD, with one crochet, do sc at the outside border, the other one is for bringing the thread for work.
Follow the line of the diam., so no thread will be on top of more thread.
I made shells
1 row : 1 sc,1hdc, 2dc, 1tc, 2dc, 1hdc, 1 sc all in a previous sc, skip 2 sc, shell, all around the border
2 row, ch 5, sc on top of treble, ch 4, ss on first ch (picot made), ch 5, sc between shells.

Iron with steam or a wet towel.

I also made it with simple flowers, or mimic a spider web with a little spider, they look very nice.

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jenninbrissy wrote
on May 11, 2009 7:41 PM
Wow, I think this is a great idea and would love to see your other types with different borders :).
I am a little confused though regarding getting the thread on or starting ... or the need for 2 crochet hook.

Thanks for the pattern though and will give it a try as I have heaps of scratched CDs and DVDs thanks to my little girl :).

RuthD@2 wrote
on May 12, 2009 7:47 AM
Jenninbrissy
Just hold the yarn with your fingers, and start bringing the yarn with one crochet, use the other to secure the thread with a sc, when you make one, you will notice that it is easier.
You can see the other borders, styles,(just 3, as they are so easy to do, that I made them almost no time), at Flickr by Honeyvarita,

Thanks. Ruth in Chile

bmarchaj wrote
on May 12, 2009 1:35 PM

Awesome idea!

jenninbrissy wrote
on May 12, 2009 3:00 PM
Ruth,
Thank you so much for the extra explanation :). It helped especially with one of your photo on Flickr that showed one in the making :).
I love the 3 samples you showed on Flickr :), it has me thinking whatelse design there could be :). Except hubby has limited me to the number of CDs/DVDs I can use as they aren't all too damaged beyond repair :P.
Thanks again and have a nice day :).

Jenninbrissy (in Brisbane Australia).

s.clyatt wrote
on May 13, 2009 1:14 PM
sclyatt

clever what do we come up with next?

on May 17, 2009 1:08 PM

I have a question...when you say you used "2 crochets 2mm (N° 4 steel crochets)", are you using two #4 steel crochet hooks - one to pull the thread up through the center of the CD and the other to crochet the border with?

I have done a few of the CD coasters by crocheting small doilies with an absorbable yarn like Lily's Peaches and Cream cotton and a size F, G, or H aluminum or plastic hook. I sandwich the CD between the too doilies as I put the border around.

The lighter thread you are using allows for a more intricate stitch than yarn. It might be possible to tat a border around the CD after filling it in with the thread? Any tatters out there who might know....

RuthD@2 wrote
on May 19, 2009 6:24 PM
OldieGoldie, the thing is you do not overlap the thread, so you need 2 crochets, one to hold the thread on the border, the other to bring the thread up. If you use another thread, sure you can use another crochet number. But if you do not have a border of sc made I think it must be difficult to tatting or crochet a nice border. And if you make a doilie, it can be more unstable to hold a cup, sure it will be very prety, but I needed for holding my diffusser and my morning coffee......Just very simple pasttern to do, but I wanted to share with you. Just look for more at Flickr, just for Honeyvarita.

Honeyvarita

laura@113 wrote
on Sep 1, 2010 9:32 AM

Very clever, since i never throw any thing away i still have all the cd's from when aol etc. used to send them out in the mail to every home and business by the hundreds. Those were the days you could paste the walls with them. Thought i might get the kids to make bird mobils for the garden; but they are grown and married now...rotflmao about the things that are pack ratted for my kids to use as crafts ;p

Any hoo, This is dooable and durned if those kids aren't going to get a set of coasters for christmas this year; lol, lol, rofl

laura@113 wrote
on Sep 1, 2010 9:32 AM

Very clever, since i never throw any thing away i still have all the cd's from when aol etc. used to send them out in the mail to every home and business by the hundreds. Those were the days you could paste the walls with them. Thought i might get the kids to make bird mobils for the garden; but they are grown and married now...rotflmao about the things that are pack ratted for my kids to use as crafts ;p

Any hoo, This is dooable and durned if those kids aren't going to get a set of coasters for christmas this year; lol, lol, rofl