Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tablecloth Update


It feels like I’ve been crocheting this tablecloth forever. My original deadline date was Christmas, but of course that never happened. I no longer give myself deadlines but rather work on it in between my other crochet projects.



I now have 9 motifs done. Here I placed them next to each other on my table and they cover half of it. I’m still not sure if should make the tablecloth 3 or 4 motifs wide.

Three motifs barely cover the width of the table, but there is going to be trim crocheted as well. What is more, I should take into account that the tablecloth will stretch once I block it.



This is the mistake I made with this round tablecloth. As I was crocheting it, I intentionally made it bigger to fit my outside round table. I wanted the row of the pineapples to start right at the edge of the table.

But look what happened after I blocked it. The pineapples are way too low!


Crochet Tablecloth


I was telling my mom the other day that I want to unravel this tablecloth and make it all over, but smaller, so that it would fit the table perfectly. To which my mom replied: Don’t you dare!

The pattern for the tablecloth I'm working on right now is here

I'm linking this post to Open House link party at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog.

17 comments:

  1. Your table cloth looks lovely! You have put in lot of hard work in it!:) I am not an expert on washing/ blocking but I feel you make it less wider and add a thick band of dtrs as border and then start your trim. In this case, if you stretch then the thick border even if stays on table or fall a little will still look good. But if you make the table cloth more wider, then some part of your motif may fall. I hope I am not confusing:)

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    1. Yes, I see what you mean. Thank you.

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  2. a mi me parece que esta precioso, yo no lo desharía...; un besito.maria:)

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  3. Don't worry that the pineapples are lower than you wanted them to be. Your tablecloth looks wonderful and you are very very talented! :)

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  4. No Olga don't unravel it!!!! It's so gorgeous!!! Just buy a bigger table!! LOL
    Have a great day, penny x

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  5. oh my goodness your table cloth is lovely I do love the design You did say your squares are larger and they are beautiful. As for your round pineapple tablecloth i am with your Mother DON'T YOU DARE rip it out...:)it is beautiful.

    Hugs
    Susan

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  6. Your mom is right ...Don't you dare! Tablecloth is beautiful...Take care, Kamilla

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  7. Listen to your mother that Pineapple tablecloth is beautiful. Pineapple's are my favorite motif I agee with Knot Forgotten Studio just buy a larger table. Marlene mplemel@yahoo.com

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  8. You are a courageous woman !!!
    Big Hug
    Anna

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  9. Hola Olga que atrevida querer desarmar, eso es ser muy puntillosa jajaja... pero se ve genial y el nuevo es un gran trabajo muy delicado y como lo termines quedara divino, pregunto si le aras un borde con puntilla? o le agregaras mas motivos que caigan? seguro que va a quedar hermoso como sea porque tus manos siguen a tu corazón y crean muy bonitos resultados besitos.

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  10. Brave work, Olga!How beautiful!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  11. Fabulous, and I LOVE the round pineapple! It's perfect!

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  12. It would be a lot easier to extend the table top size to "meet" the tablecloth. Or put the tablecloth inside a bag and wash with very hot water and shrink it a little.

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    1. It's called the "Square a Day" pattern. How long does it take for you to make each square? :-)

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    2. I only work on this project in between other crocheting projects. It's quite boring crocheting these squares and they are too big to be made in one day. I can make one in a week if not crocheting anything else.

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  13. I like the finished look but I think I'd also be bored making the squares. Good luck!

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  14. Is there a printed pattern for the Pineapple round tablecloth???

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