I've had a bit of spare time on my hands lately so managed to get my doiley done.
It is just over 8 inches width and made with a soft and shiny viscose thread that has a white silk thread running through it (this doesn't show up very well in the photo). Colour is ecru (creamy beige).
The pattern is loosely based on shells with ch spaces. I think I started with about 30 st into the ring. I didn't keep track of the pattern as I made it up as I went.
And if you want to work out the stitches used ...... here is a detail photo.
Well done and yes I would love to have that on display at my house!! now I really do have to get hooking!!
You wouldn't believe how much ironing it took to "make it" lie flat, hahaha. Even now it still looks like it is popping up in places. Not a good yarn to use, as it was very slippery and twisted and tangled too easily. Love the colour though.
Pamela Joy, don't just attack your crochet with a hot iron. Put a damp cloth (a tea towel is great) over the doiley first then press rather than iron as you would normally.
Pamela Joy said:
I didn't know you can iron your crochet goodies down...
Make sure the thread/yarn is ok with a test piece of yarn first. Some yarn with a high nylon or acrylic content will melt under a hot iron.
And I would only iron under a wet cloth too, like Fiona mentioned here.
Pamela Joy that sounds pretty good to me, after frogging my original piece I have just about finished mine. Hopefully I will find some hooking time today!! LOL
ok guys this is terrible, I just emailed my Dh (dear husband) one of our friends wants to come and visit, I've cut the new blouse out , but all I can think of is Crocheting LOL! One of my dear friends son just had a baby I can hardly wait to make little blanket ....this is so addicting!!!!!!!! LOL
This is Fiona's Star Nova doiley for the challenge.
Fiona's words - My Doiley for the challenge. The photo isn't fantastic but I made the doiley with hand dyed cotton that is a colour wash effect from pale lavender in the centre out to deep purple. It is a Star Nova (which is why it has folds and ruffles!)
Thanks for doing that for me Cy, my brain isn't wired for technical things like photos etc.!!! Much better with a hook and yarn no wiring required LOL!!