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Sunday, June 8, 2008

More crochet pictures - a doily, Irish lace collar and an afghan

Here are a few more crochet projects I have done:

This is a doily made with crochet cotton in the traditional design of hospitality which is the pineapple. I love making doilies for bridal shower gifts. New brides should have nice things to display in their home!

This is my daughter's Irish step dancing dress from a few years ago when she was still dancing. We'll get to the embroidery part of it in a later post, but the collar on it is crocheted Irish lace done in very find thread. The pattern was from England, so I had to convert the directions into US terms before I could work on it. That was a project in itself!

This is our old dog Daisy, who is no longer with us, making herself very comfortable on my daughter's afghan. This was made with 4 ply worsted weight Red Heart yarn in soft pastels and white, using a pinwheel pattern in double crochet, with quarter circles along the edges. Very pretty and feminine! She still uses it on her bed after probably more than 10 years, and hopefully will cherish it for years to come.

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  • Love the doily - it reminds me of... something my Mom would make!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At June 10, 2008 at 8:56 AM  

  • I'll take that as a compliment! Our mother's would have something in common then...my mother is quite an accomplished crocheter. In fact, she recently sent me a picture of a fillet crochet piece she did which will be sewn on to the bottom of a vestment for a priest. It was quite beautiful in both design and workmanship. I'll have to ask her if I can post an entry about it here.

    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At June 10, 2008 at 3:43 PM  

  • I especially love the doily. It's very pretty. :) I haven't done much thread work and want to practice it more at some point.

    By Blogger DaleMarie, At November 30, 2008 at 11:55 PM  

  • I love the doily..the design is very exquisite..Do you think you can share the pattern for this one? Would love to give it a try...

    By Blogger Unknown, At November 23, 2009 at 11:55 PM  

  • Karuna, thanks for your kind words about the doily. The pattern was from a book which is copyrighted so I cannot send you a copy of the pattern, but you can look at Michael's or AC Moore or wherever you buy your crochet thread for doily patterns. I would start with something small if you have not crocheted a doily before, then move on to something bigger and more complicated.


    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At November 30, 2009 at 12:22 PM  

  • I am in love with that doily! I mean it.

    By Blogger Petra, At February 16, 2010 at 5:12 AM  

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