Thursday, July 9, 2015

Mini Doily with Added Picot Edging

I got it into my head that I wanted to make a doily so I went in search of patterns that would be 1) quick and 2) easy. I was browsing around on You Tube and found several that looked really good but for some reason I just wasn't feeling like they were the right ones for me. I've made several so making a doily wasn't intimidating, they just didn't fit into my two requirements.

That's when I stumbled upon Jeego Crochet. This guy has so many fabulous doily patterns and I couldn't take my eyes off them. The more I looked at his channel the more stunning I found the work. But again, I was looking for 1) quick and 2) easy. He has a two part video series for the Beautiful Mini Doily - Pineapples Pattern that fit the bill.

He uses a #3 crochet thread for this one (I think) but I wanted a more delicate piece so I opted for what I believe is a #10 nylon or acrylic thread. I can't be more certain than that because I've tossed the label that came on it <or> the label was missing when I got it. It's in a lovely antique white color that I think will look stunning for what I have planned for it. I'm also using a 4/2.00MM steel crochet hook (it's very small). The finished piece is looking to be around 5.5" before blocking.

The left side is the "original" edging when you're finished with the video. The right side is a picot edging I'm adding on to give it a more delicate appearance. 

Left side with the original finished edge.

Right side with the Picot Edge I'm adding.

I'm liking how it's coming along and I'll be sure to post blocked photos and finished project photos when everything is completed!

Love the pattern that can be seen in this shot!

Until next week,
peace and blessings to you all,

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