Whenever I am in the middle of a big project and I get tired and bored, I look for something else to do, something fast to do and colorful to get back my crochet mojo. And my favorite project during this time is coasters. They are easy to make, small enough for that instant gratification and the color variations are limited only by your imagination. They are functional too, and a great gift for Christmas.
The latest ones I made are the Spiral Coasters from Made in K-town blog. Personally, I call them my Lollipop Coasters because they are yummy enough to eat, hehe.
An in-between project is also a good opportunity for me to use and lessen the content of my scrap crochet thread box. At the time I was doing this, the box is full. Now it is only half full. Hurray!
I personally like using Monaco crochet threads for coasters. I just triple the strands to make them thicker. Branded cotton yarn in the Philippines is hard to come by and if there are any available, they tend to be expensive. There are local cotton yarns available but most of them are hand dyed and there's not much colors to choose from. I tend to go for bright colors. So for now, I am okay with just manipulating the thickness of the Monaco crochet thread to achieve my desired yarn weight.
Monaco crochet threads are available in 85 scrumptious colors.