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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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  • Wow! What a stunning tablecloth. Your mom did an outstanding job on it. Thas for sharing it.

    By Blogger Sweet P, At January 30, 2012 at 8:41 PM  

  • That is one BEAUTIFUL work of art! Do you know how long it took her to make? I've only done bookmarks! I really want to crochet some doilies...would love to do a tablecloth one day! You get your creativity honestly Mary Beth! Thanks for sharing!
    Merry ♥

    By Blogger MerryT, At January 31, 2012 at 7:14 AM  

  • This is so beautiful! So much talent in your family. Maybe this could be the project for spring and fall, when you don't want something quite as warm as an afghan on your lap....

    By Blogger Karen M, At January 31, 2012 at 7:37 AM  

  • Wow! I certainly am impressed! I've only ever done a little bookmark and some simple edgings. You really have to keep your tension even for this huge project. Just gorgeous.

    By Blogger Cynthia Gilbreth, At January 31, 2012 at 9:51 AM  

  • Hi Mary Grace!

    That tablecloth looks just beautiful! I wish I could do that. I seem to get the crochet bug On & Off..:-)

    ~ Susan

    By Blogger Susan, At January 31, 2012 at 10:47 AM  

  • Absolutely stunning - I love thread crochet but have not done much of it - you mother is inspiring me give it another try! Thanks for sharing.

    By Blogger annemarie, At January 31, 2012 at 9:21 PM  

  • Lovely! The cherry motifs are so cute, and the all-white version so elegant.

    By Blogger Jan M, At February 6, 2012 at 7:23 PM  

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