Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer Splendor

My Summer Splendor doily is done!


I crocheted it with a size "H" hook and about 1.25 skeins / 800+ yards of Handicrafter Cotton.
I enlarged it a bit by repeating rounds 18-22 several more times and using some treble crochets
and improvisation on the final rows.  It helped.  However, if I were to make it again,
I'd start enlarging it earlier on in the project to make the larger size I wanted.  


The warm temps this week are perfect for blocking.  I blocked it outside so it would dry quickly.  
Our round patio table helped me to keep it even as I stretched it out to the size I wanted.  However,
I had no way of fastening it down to the table and it dried to a smaller size.  I had wanted it to be big enough to reach the edges of our kitchen table.  Oh well.  I love it anyway.


It looks great over our solid red table cloth.


I've been wanting to make a chunky, cotton, lacy doily for our table for a while now.
I can't believe it's moved from my imagination to my table!

12 comments:

Patty said...

Oh, my, just lovely. Just lovely...

September Violets said...

This is just gorgeous!! It looks so pretty and stands out beautifully against the tablecloth. Isn't it great when a vision becomes reality?! Congratulations on completing it! Wendy :)

Susan said...

It's amazing! It's beautiful!

Cindie Kitchin said...

It's beautiful!

Quinn said...

Wow! That came out just beautifully!

girlunwinding said...

Ahhh, I remember my doily days. I have many that are treasures to me now as I know this one will be for you! it is fantastic!!
~Dawn

Michelle said...

That came out just beautiful!

Kaisievic said...

Stunning! Exquisite work.

Benita said...

Actually, I like how the red table cloth frames the lace in the middle. I think it is prettier this way than not having that frame.

kathyinozarks said...

just so lovely

Roxie said...

Bravo! Good work.

KarenB said...

Okay, you're really going to town and are beating me in finishing projects! This turned out fabulous.