Sunday, April 29, 2012

Doily of the Week #21: Vintage Doily and Roses from My Garden

Today I am sharing an old doily made by my mom many decades ago. From countless washings, the doily is totally out of shape, but it is still very dear to me.

I am also showing the first roses I picked this spring. They are called Bewitched Hybrid Tea.

vintage doily



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Friday, April 27, 2012

Spider Stitch Exploration Part 2. Swatch Pattern

This is my second post in the Spider Stitch Exploration series. In Part 1, I shared a symbol chart for a spider stitch. However, not everyone knows how to use symbol charts. In the USA, most crocheters use written directions patterns. So I tried to come up with one.

I must admit it was not an easy task. But luckily there are so many wonderful people who share the love for crocheting and willing to help! I want to thank Mary from Crochet Partners Yahoo Group, who helped me to revise the pattern, and other group members who tested it for me.
Thank you ladies!

spider stitch crochet pattern


Spider Stitch Swatch Pattern

Abbreviations

ch chain(s)
sc single crochet(s)
dc double crochet(s)
() contains explanatory information

Ch 23.

Row 1: Dc in fourth chain from hook (three skipped chains count as first dc) and in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), turn; dc in each of next 8 dc; chain 8, skip next 3 dc, dc in each of next 9 dc to end of row.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn; dc in each of next 5 dc; chain 5, skip next 3 dc and next 3 ch, sc in each of next 2 ch of ch-8; ch 5, skip next 3 ch and next 3 dc, dc in each of next 6 dc to end of row.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn; dc in each of next 2 dc; ch 5, skip next 3 dc and next 3 ch, sc in each of next 2 ch of ch-5; sc in each of next 2 sc and sc in each of next 2 ch of ch-5; ch 5, skip next 3 ch and next 3 dc, dc in each of next 3 dc to end of row.

Row 5: Ch 3, turn; dc in each of next 2 dc; dc in each of next 3 ch of ch-5; ch 5, skip next 2 ch and next 2 sc, sc in each of next 2 sc; ch 5, skip next 2 sc and next 2 ch, dc in each of next 3 ch of ch-5; dc in each of next 3 dc to end of row.

Row 6: Ch 3, turn; dc in each of next 5 dc; dc in each of next 3 ch of ch-5; ch 3, skip next 2 ch, 2 sc, and 2 ch, dc in each of next 3 ch of ch-5; dc in each of next 6 dc to end of row.

Row 7: Ch 3, turn; dc in each of next 8 dc; dc in each of next 3 ch; dc in each of next 9 dc to end of row.


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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Doily of the Week #20: Pineapple Doilies by Mindy

Hello my crocheting friends!
I am back from my spring break. I had a wonderful couple of weeks off, spending time with extended family and friends. I didn’t do much crocheting, but I contemplated many new projects and worked on a spider stitch swatch pattern. I was also invited to participate at a local fair as a crochet vendor (I haven’t decided yet if I will)!

Now let’s get to Doily of the Week! Mindy from “In the Loop” kindly permitted me to share some of her work. I picked these two beautiful doilies. The pineapple stitch is very popular, especially in crocheted doilies and tablecloths as it is a symbol of hospitality and warm welcome. Visit Mindy’s blog to find the patterns (green pineapple doily, white pineapple doily).





Thank you Mindy for sharing these lovely doilies with us!

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring Break

My baby’s first birthday is approaching; my mother-in-law is coming for a visit; and dear friends from abroad are going to be in California this month! So I’m going to take a break from blogging and crocheting for a couple of weeks. I will be back on April 21!
Have a happy Easter weekend with your families!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Crochet Flower Tutorial

This pattern should work for any kind of yarn. Try hooks of different sizes to find the right one.

crochet flower tutorial

Start with chain 53.

how to crochet a flower

Double crochet in third chain from the hook. Double crochet in every following chain. Turn.





Single crochet in next space. Double crochet 5 in next space. Single crochet in next space. Double crochet 5 in next space. Repeat until the end of row.









Finish off but leave a yarn tail long enough to sew the flower together. Wave in the short yarn tail on the other end of the work.



Use a tapestry needle. Little by little, roll the flower and stitch together.







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Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Doily of the Week #19: Two Doilies by Charlotte

Hello and welcome to Doily of the Week!

I am happy to show you today two gorgeous doilies made by a fellow blogger and crocheter Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web Page.





The first one is called Amour, and to me it looks like a round dance of angels. So beautiful! The second one is called My Love. I think it will be perfect for a romantic summer tea setting in a garden. Both patterns are from The Big Book of Doilies.
You can see more of Charlotte’s doilies here.

Thank you, Charlotte for sharing your beautiful work with us.


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If you would like your doily to be featured on Doily of the Week, see the guidelines below.

E-mail me a picture of your doily. You can add a story of the doily if you wish. If you want me to link to your blog/website so Lacy Crochet readers can see your other work, indicate so in your e-mail and provide me with the html address.

The picture has to be taken by you (not a copy from a magazine or the Internet). By sending me the picture of your doily, you grant me the right to post it on Lacy Crochet only.
You can find my e-mail address in my profile.