I ordered 3 new crochet books this past week. The wonderful mail lady brought them to my door today 🙂
1. Learn to do Bavarian Crochet ~ Can’t wait to use this as I really want to make one of these blankets. This book also has 9 different patterns that look very cool. 🙂
2. Beyond The Square Crochet Motifs ~ This book has 144 patterns for different shaped motifs. I will DEFINITELY be using this as I am in different square swaps and love making blankets.
3. Around The Corner Crochet Borders ~ This book has 150 different crochet edgings and charts and instructions on creating beautiful borders for blankets. 🙂 This will come in handy for all the blankets I will be making with my new motif book 🙂
For this “hooker”, it is a good day. So many patterns, so much yarn, too little time to actually use them as much as i’d like. lol Someday.
*Dun da da da!* hehe The doily, she is done. 🙂 And she is beautiful.
I’m so happy with how it turned out. I still think that they look more like strawberries than pineapples, but whatever 🙂 lol This has given me the doily bug and I so want to find other small doily patterns so that I can use up the other pretty colors I have of crochet thread. But I need to get my swap squares done first. Maybe I will start on those today, in between some laundry and dishes.
I hope that my mom will like this doily, as I have made it for her. She has been trying to find a doily for a new end stand that she bought but hasn’t found any nice ones or ones that aren’t uber expensive or too big to even fit the small end stand. I think this will look perfect on the pretty dark wood. 🙂 Well, off to do something productive.
So I am in the midst of two square swaps, making a blanket for my mom for mother’s day ( i’m giving her gifts to her later because of family health issues) and I am finishing up a doily I started making today because I wanted to see how hard/easy they really were. I have always wanted to make one and I have had this crochet thread sitting around for a few months so I figured, what the heck.
Just regular cotton thread.
using green and white for the doily.
The pattern is a Vintage Crochet Pineapple Doily. The pattern can be found here: http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/HomeDec/WC1717+Vintage+Crochet+Pineapple+Doily.htm or on the red heart website.
After a few initial hiccups and frogs because I have never tried to crochet a doily before, I have come to the conclusion that I like making them. Aside from the small, itty bitty hook, they are rather simple to make and I don’t know why I was so afraid to try and make one before. 🙂 Will post final pictures of it when I am finished.
The other squares will come in a future blog, so you have something to look forward to 🙂 😉