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« on: January 26, 2006 02:06:48 PM »

Okay, so this is the second doily I've made. I love it! Some parts are kind of "lifted up" (for lack of a better phrase/word). I tried to capture that on my camera, but wasn't totally successful. Hopefully you can tell though. Thanks for looking!

The 1st pic shows the true color of the thread.

You can kind of see the little fan-shaped areas that are "lifted up" on this 2nd pic

« Last Edit: April 13, 2008 06:17:27 PM by sweets4ever » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2006 02:17:54 PM »

« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2006 03:08:17 PM »

Whoa - that's really pretty. Must've taken you forever!

« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2006 07:05:32 PM »

Gorgeous!!!! Does the pattern incorporate the bullion stitch, or does it just look like it in the pictures?

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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2006 07:13:15 PM »

Wow! It's beautiful! Your work is so even and perfect. I've been quasi-commissioned to make a doily and I like how this one doesn't have a lot of empty space--is it your own pattern or from somewhere else? (And how long did it take you? My goodness!)

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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2006 07:22:54 PM »

Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone!

The pattern is from a book called Extra-Special Doilies. It's a Leisure Arts publication. I bought it, got it home, and then realized that all the patterns are labeled as being for the experienced crocheter. I've only  been crocheting for about a year, but I decided that all these doilies were just gorgeous and that I'd look up the stitches as I got to them.

Rachelofthree I'm not familiar with the bullion stitch. I'm going to have to Google it! I know that the pattern never said "bullion stitch" though.

And this doily took me maybe 5 days. HOWEVER that's only because I had a friend in town that was visiting me for 3 days. At night, we sat around and did a lot of knitting and crocheting while watching TV. Also, I killed my right hand because I guess I was gripping the hook so tightly and for so long each night. I had to take a 2-day break from knitting/crocheting after finishing this doily!

« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2006 07:55:52 PM »

Well I googled "bullion stitch" and I definitely didn't do that. I loved it though! It's really pretty...

The part that looks like that stitch was actually front-post treble crochets into 2 rows below...I'm not sure if I described that right. For example, if you're on Row 13, you would do the front-post treble crochets into the 11th row stitches.

« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2006 08:07:47 AM »

Ah, ok.  The bullion stitch is lovely, but very complicated, so I've heard.  I like doilies and have made quite a few.

« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2006 08:17:13 AM »

I am in awe of the work that goes into these 'doilies'.  My grandma just passed away and was an amazing needlecrafter.  I found several tablecovers in her apt. 'in progress', as well as the number of finished projects, and am wondering how she could even see the stitches!  I'm amazed (for lack of a better word) at all of you who can do this.
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2006 09:39:24 AM »

oh very pretty what pattern is it. I love to make doilys
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