Hooray for two crafty posts in one week!
Today I am excited to show you my Autumn Doily. I began this shortly after I made my two new mandalas back in October, stashing it away in my crochet corner and working on it a bit at a time over the last few months. It was a bit tricky, this pattern, and required some serious counting and concentration, so I found that I could only work on it when I was certain I would not be interrupted.
stash busting creations, I have made a considerable dent in the amount of yarn I have in my cupboard. In fact I noticed yesterday that if I am going to do any more crocheting with cotton I am going to need to replenish my supplies...yarn levels are at an all time low and there is a severe shortage of color options.
You know, its funny, I never thought I would crochet a doily. I used to think they were old-fashioned and unnecessary, but my opinion has certainly changed after making this gorgeous one. It adds a little cozy to the room, a little handmade, and I love everything about that. And while I used mostly autumn colors this time, I think this pattern would work up beautifully in bright, cheerful, summer colors.
Lovely doily! And good idea to get rid of the stash we all have! IruneReplyDelete
Thank you so much Irune. I love my doily and the fact that my yarn drawer is a little roomier. Win-win..Delete
I am also trying to knit from my stash only instead of buying new. Your doily is really beautiful. Very pretty colours!ReplyDelete
Thank you Soma. I think of it as a fun, creative challenge to only crochet with what I have. Best of luck with your stash-busting knitting.Delete
Wow, it's just beautiful! I love it. I find thread crochet so difficult, it makes me happy to see people getting it and making such lovely things.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jennifer. It was a bit of a tricky pattern, but in the end I am very happy with how it turned out.Delete