Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tea Kettle Doily

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!


9 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Now that is a perfect resting place for that tea kettle! A great way to use up leftover yarn, too.

Susan said...

Lovely color, too!

Cindie said...

So cute!

Laurie said...

I'm partial to red and this is just precious! A quick project, huh? Shoot, it would take me two weeks. A great idea, though. I would love to have some smaller ones in red and white to hang on the tree this Christmas.

Primroses Attic said...

Very pretty, love the red against the black.
Rosezeeta.

Amy at love made my home said...

It is a very pretty design and a lovely colour too!! xx

Shami Immanuel said...

Pretty doily. Nice color. photographed lovely.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That turned out so pretty. I love the color too. It would be pretty with a candle on top, too! Hugs!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Pretty. That's one of my go to patterns when I want something quick. But I'm making it with thin cotton so it turns out much smaller. I like that using different yarns and hooks and colors makes the same pattern look quite different. Best wishes, Tammy