Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fun and Funky


I've had a couple huge skeins (710 yards each) of natural color Handicrafter Cotton
in my stash for a few months.  I've been thinking of several project ideas for it
...weaving and/or a chunky doily/tablecloth.

I started a couple doily patterns but ruled them out because they didn't look good with
thicker yarn.  Then, I found the "Summer Splendor" pattern that seemed like a good match.
And, so far, so good.  I'm liking how it looks with worsted yarn and an "H" hook.
The pattern is well written and there are sections that make it easy to enlarge, if needed, to
make it fit my table.  I like how it's looking and a little blocking will make it even better.

I'm so excited to finish it and use it over fabric table cloths.  I think it'll be pretty.
The thickness will work nice as a hot pad for our plates to protect the table underneath.
I love the natural/off-white color cotton, the frill of the lace, and that the
thick yarn makes it a little different.  It's doily with a twist or attitude.
It's fun and kind of funky!  :-)

14 comments:

Sandra said...

very nice! I have a few of those giant skeins of Handicrafter - I may have to do this.

Susan said...

OMG! That is so amazing! I cannot imagine creating something so intricate and lovely. It will look wonderful over a fabric tablecloth. What talent!

Quinn said...

I love the way crochet lace doilies look over a solid-color tablecloth. This looks like a very pretty pattern!

kathyinozarks said...

this is gorgeous-I really love the pattern you chose--enjoy

Cindie Kitchin said...

I can't wait to see it finished. I can remember crocheting doilies when I was young - nowdays I can't believe I did that intricate crochet.

Shirley said...

Hi, I love your doilies and will be looking forward to seeing it finished. It makes me think of watching my mom crochet. I still have the hankerchief that she made me when I got married. She was always sewing or something. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

Carolyn ♥ said...

Such beautiful works of art you create with a crochet hook. I've inherited many fine doilies from my great grandmother... they are precious to me.

Carolyn Phillips said...

That looks amazing.

KarenB said...

So cute! At first I thought you were attempting one of those crocheted rugs. It's going to be beautiful!

September Violets said...

Gorgeous doily! I love it when you can use something so pretty for a practical purpose as well (heat pad). This is the sort of project that makes me want to learn crochet! Have a great day :) Wendy

Beth said...

Your tablecloth is gorgeous! How talented you are!

Patty said...

Oh, so beautiful! You make gorgeous things that are very useful!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Love the color and design ! Tammy

Vicki Boster said...

Oh my goodness!! What can I say but that it's gorgeous! I am in awe of anyone who can crochet so beautifully-- this is an heirloom!
Vicki