Sunday, May 19, 2013

Crochet Tablecloth Update

I can’t believe I’ve been working on this tablecloth for a year now! But finally I’m getting towards the end. I only need to crochet a couple more square motifs!

I already started blocking my motifs. I thought it would be easier to block them separately and then join together rather than blocking the entire big piece.

I don’t use the fancy blocking technique with pins and padded surface. What I do is I wet the motif, gently squeeze the access water, put it on a towel, and smooth and straighten it. Once the motif dries, it looks much better than it did before.

I also started joining the motifs together. This job is even more tedious and boring than crocheting the motifs!

So far I only joined four motifs, but I must tell you I had to redo it twice.

The first time, I noticed that one of the motifs was joined with the wrong side up. So I had to undo it. The second time, I missed one stitch and as the result, the meshes weren’t matching. So I had to undo it again. That was quite frustrating, but at last all the four motifs were joined correctly. By the way, I use slip stitch on the wrong side to join the motifs since I don’t really know of any other way of joining them.

It looks really nice so far. Once all the motifs are joined, I'll start working on the trim (still sounds like a lot of work). Then I will only need to iron the tablecloth (especially the seams) and it will be done!


  1. Very nice - well done! It does look like a lot of work, but the result will be well worth it!

  2. Ciao Olga
    Hai scelto un motivo molto bello ... e fra poco hai un capolavoro unico! Complimenti!
    Bye, bye Elli

  3. It may be a lot of work, may be tedious, but what a beauty. An heirloom to be treasured forever. Lovely work.

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  5. Wow. So beautiful. Is there anything you can not do?
    Hugs for you clever crocheter

  6. It's absolutely beautiful!!!
    It's like it's the sister of my tablecloth!!!
    I did the same job in the end and I can say I had a greati agony to finish it as soon as I could! I had an accident too and I had to crochet one more piece the last minute!!! BUT I washed it in the end (using a towel like you) because this way it's becoming one and then I'm ironing it!
    I'm waiting to see it finished!!! And as we say in Greece: "God bless your hands!!!"

  7. So beautiful, Olga! A real treasure and something you can pass down someday. So worth all the tedious work. You are very gifted. xoxo

  8. Your table cloth looks very beautiful, Olga!! :)It is a big project. I too prefer crocheting method for joining squares, but recently I decided that if I plan to join from back with a slip stitch, then it is much faster and easier to sew . If I want to join from the front to show the lines, then, of course, I crochet them. Not always I follow these methods, I keep changing my mind based on my mood ;)

  9. What a beautifull tablecloth! So fine work!
    Greetings, Corine

  10. Wow ! Very promessing....
    Have a nice week.

  11. Gorgeous. I think I have this pattern. I think I also would crochet as you go..It may not look as perfect as this one does though..Have a great day.

  12. Absolutely beautiful, you have so much patience, I could never under take such an intricate project.

  13. Olga,
    This is so beautiful. I love what you have done. I have never had the patience for filet.

  14. Woow!! That's stunning ♥. And what a work, hats off!!

  15. The motifs are pretty, the tablecloth would be a treasure once you are done with it. :)

  16. Its v.beautiful Olga... Hats off to ur patience.


  17. Such pretty work. Well done. Your patience has paid off! It looks great. M

  18. Ольга, красивые мотивы и скатерть должна получиться симпатичной. Удачного Вам завершения работы!