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Monday, January 30, 2012

Crocheted Tablecloth ~ My Mom's at it Again!

Thread crochet is one of my favorite types of crochet. I've made loads of doilies and table runners crocheted in thread and I think only a few of them are still in my possession. They make wonderful gifts! I've shown some of them before, HERE, HERE and HERE.

The thread crochet that I do is usually small and fairly quickly finished, but my mother seems to be attracted to Really Big thread crochet projects. I've shown you a few of them before, HERE and HERE. Well, she just finished another one and sent me some pictures. All I can say is Wow! What do you say about this...?

Crocheted TableclothThis is a tablecloth crocheted by my mother using size 10 crochet cotton. As I recall, her little kitchen table is about 4 feet across which would make this tablecloth about 8 feet in diameter! Whew! That's a lot of crocheting!

Crocheted TableclothHere you can see that the design has a cherry pattern in the lower part of each section as well as a pretty little scallop around the entire edge. Mom said that the original pattern, from the August 1995 issue of Magic Crochet magazine, called for the cherry design to be crocheted in red and green with a brown stem. She opted for the all-white look which I think I would prefer too! She found this magazine at a garage sale and paid only 10 cents for it! I checked on eBay just now and, well, let's just say, you can't get this magazine on eBay for 10 cents! If you find it at a garage sale or an estate sale, you may be able to take it home for practically nothing, but not on eBay!

I have not done any thread crocheting for a while, and seeing this beautiful tablecloth almost makes me want to take up a long-term project like this. But then again, I do like the near-instant gratification of smaller projects, and the lap-warming qualities of making a big cozy afghan in the winter, so maybe a big thread crochet project is not in my future. But you never know!

Happy Stitching!

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