Tuesday, September 25, 2007

New Project: Pineapple Petals Doily

I've jumped into yet another new project and this time it's a new brand of project, too - DOILIES. And not just your grandma's doilies.

That's what people think when they hear "doilies", right? These random, frilly, lacy things laying around on every available flat surface of your grandma's house, under crystal vases and candy dishes filled with salt water taffy (YUCK!).

Well, I happen to have found doilies to be a new challenge in broadening my crochet repertoire. Using thread instead of yarn and wielding a tiny little hook to create beautiful lace designs seems like fun. And for my first ever doily project, it's going well.

Pineapple Petals Doily 01

The pattern is Pineapple Petals Doily and I'm using J.P. Coats Classic Crochet Thread size 10 in Victory Red with a size 6 hook. I don't think this is the right yarn or hook size but that's what I had in my stash and this project is really just to try out the technique and pattern reading. So far, so good. I think it will be better once I block and iron it. Stay tuned...


Tracie said...

I love crocheting doilies...or just about anything else where thread is appropriate. There's a lot to be learned from a pattern that changes a little on almost every round.

Yours is looking pretty good so far.

The Queen of the Snow Cows said...

hey, I like saltwater taffy!

The doily is looking beautiful too. Is there nothing you can't crochet, woman?

Sam said...

Thanks. :)