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avari20
« on: April 27, 2008 03:05:15 PM »

Hi, all! So I'm not all that new to the crochet scene, but this is my first crochet post on Craftster. Let me know what you think!

I have about 8 doilies that my grandmother crocheted over fifty years ago. I've always appreciated them but only now understand just how wonderfully crafted they are. My mom used to crochet, and still had some doily books around. I picked one up and decided to give the "Sunny Morning" pattern a shot.

Here are my results!

My Sunny Morning



Now, the pattern calls for regular crochet thread and steel hooks. I wasn't that confident. I used Peaches and Cream Ecru-colored cotton yarn (2 and a smidgen of a 3rd ball). So instead of 10 1/2 inches, the doily actually turned into a table topper as it's about twice the estimated size.

Come closer, my pretty...


Closer still for some detail.


And the obligatory action shot!



I'm very proud of how it turned out, and the Ecru color reminds me of Oma's doilies, which have yellowed with age.

I'd appreciate any comments! Thanks for looking!
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sillysmushyhippocake
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2008 03:07:46 PM »

That looks fantastic! Great job!

 I'm currently working on a doily myself. It's a bit tedious.

Did this take you long to make?
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avari20
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2008 03:11:29 PM »

Compared to other projects, no, not at all. I worked on it off and on for three days, so I'd estimate about 5 hours? You know, a tv movie here, a spare moment there.... Smiley

What's your doily pattern called? I'm thinking about doing another one, since I did have to buy that 3rd ball (I was literally 40 stitches short of finished, the curse of the crocheter...)
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2008 03:21:05 PM »

WOW!  That's absolutely beautiful!  Nice work!

Shelley
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avari20
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2008 03:26:13 PM »

WOW!  That's absolutely beautiful!  Nice work!


Thank you!
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2008 07:33:56 PM »

Yessss!  I love love love doilies (my friends all call me a grandmother for it) and yours looks AWESOME.
I made a ton of doilies last summer, and got really addicted to making them.  Maybe I should do a doily post too..  Cheesy
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avari20
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2008 08:45:31 PM »

Yessss!  I love love love doilies (my friends all call me a grandmother for it) and yours looks AWESOME.
I made a ton of doilies last summer, and got really addicted to making them.  Maybe I should do a doily post too..  Cheesy


Do it! Be proud of your doily-ness! lol
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Cabin Fever
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2008 10:22:55 AM »

I like how it came out so big!  I've been messing with some dollies lately, that small thread is hard to work with! But bigger looks great! Good idea.
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2008 11:44:11 AM »

Thats Wonderful! I have an Oma too, she would crochet doily dresses for dolls.
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avari20
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2008 03:43:29 PM »

Cabin Fever: I am adamantly against steel crochet hooks and bedspread weight crochet thread! (read: I can't see the little buggers). I end up getting things knotted up and snarled. Blegh. Maybe I'll give it another try after this cotton yarn training, hm? I'm working with the smallest hook I've ever worked with before, and it's not SO bad...yet.

julyseventeen: Omas are the best, yes? I don't know this for sure, but I have a sneaking suspicion that she crocheted this particular set of curtains we have hanging...lol!
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