While I was wiping down the counters in my kitchen yesterday, I got an idea! I thought my tea kettle would look really cute with a doily underneath that had little petals or points sticking out. So, I crocheted one! It turned out just like I had imagined. I love it!
I used some leftover Handicrafter Cotton in the Paprika colorway and a size "H" crochet hook. I made it with a free pattern I found on Ravelry called, "Star Flower Coaster". However, I made a couple of changes to the pattern. On row four - instead of chaining four in between groupings, I only chained three. It seems to lay a little nicer. And, I needed mine to be a big bigger and I love picots. So, instead of the row six that's in the pattern, I crocheted the row as follows: *4 dc, ch 3, slip stitch in third chain from hook, 4 dc, ch 1, sc in sc between previous points, ch 1. Repeat from * all the way around and slip stitch in the top of the first dc. My finished doily is nine inches across.
That was fun! I love quick little projects like this!