Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

May the new year bring you much peace and happiness.  May your new years' resolution come true for you.  Here's to more time to do those things you enjoy in life!

God Bless!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas to all!

A special Merry Christmas to all my followers.  May this Christmas season be special to you and your family in every way.

I bring to you a special prayer...

God Bless!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Promises to Keep doily

Just took this one off the blocking board.

Promises to Keep by Elizabeth Hiddleson made with Aunt Lydia's #30 thread using a #12 hook.  It measures 14 inches.  The pattern can be found in Decorative Crochet issue 17.

Christmas is almost here and I haven't made anything in red-white-green!  This is the first year in a long time I haven't done at least one thing.  Will have to do better next year.

I am currently working on a Nativity Doily in white, but don't know if it will be done by Christmas.  Will keep you posted.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a blessed Sunday!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A pretty doily with pineapples

This pattern was found somewhere along the way on Pinterest.  I really loved it, but with 45 rows I knew I didn't want it to be large, which it would be with size 10 or 20 thread.  I decided I would try my hand with LizBeth size 80 thread, and my Lacis .50mm hook.  The doily ended up being 16 inches, which is a nice size for me.  It is so light and delicate in the smaller thread.  (I may try another large table topper pattern I have my eye on next year with this size thread)

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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Vintage Doily Design 767

This pattern is simply called Design 767.  It was made with Coats & Clark Big Ball size 30 in ecru using a #10 hook.  The finished doily measures 18.5 inches.  It required frogging several times in order to complete it.  There were a lot of dtr, tr, trtr stitches and required a lot of attention.  The pattern directions referred to the cluster stitches as "petals".

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A new look!

Fall is behind us and we are moving forward to Christmas and some true winter weather here in South Georgia.  Time to give the blog a seasonal change.  Didn't want something too heavy, but still a winter like feel.

Hope I have accomplished that!


Friday, November 25, 2016

Pineapple Bloom doily

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!  Sorry, but I was really lazy in posting a Thanksgiving wish up front.  No excuse except laziness!  This year our wedding anniversary fell on Thanksgiving day....46 years.

This doily is called Pineapple Bloom and was designed by Patricia Kristoffersen.  It can be found in the publication Absolutely Gorgeous Doilies.  It was made with #20 thread using a #10 hook and measures 16 inches. 

I did change the last round to a simple round of single crochet stitches with picots, which I like much better.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Blooming Pineapple Doily

This pattern can be found in a couple of foreign magazines called Moje Robotki, 12/2009 issue, and Sabrina Rob√≥tki, 6/2005 issue.  I've made it twice before.  The second one I made in April of this year didn't block correctly.  I couldn't figure out why, since the one I had originally made in July 2011 blocked perfectly.  When I started this one (which was a special request), I realized double crochet stitches changed to triple crochet stitches at a certain point.  I didn't pick up on this with the 2nd doily I made, thus my problem.

This one was made with #20 thread using a #12 hook and measures 18 inches.

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Vintage Pineapple Doily

This doily really doesn't have an appropriate name in the vintage publication it came from, so I call it "Vintage Pineapple Doily".  It was made with LizBeth #20 thread using a #10 hook and measures 18 inches across.  It was a special request in white.  I had made this one several years ago in color.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Double Pineapple Doily

I've made this doily in years past.  This one in ecru and small thread was a "special request".  It was made with #30 thread using a #12 hook and measures 16.5 inches.  It comes from the vintage book Sparkling White Doilies, Star Doily Book 91.  You can find the pattern HERE for free.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a blessed Wednesday and the remainder of the week!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Doily #7

Such a simple name for such a cute doily.  It was made with #20 thread using a #12 hook and measures 11.5 inches.  I liked it so much I decided to make TWO.  The pattern can be found in Magic Crochet issue 152.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Between Meals Centerpiece

A very lovely vintage pattern called "Between Meals Centerpiece".  Made with Clarks Big Ball vintage thread in the color ecru and size 30.  Finished piece measures 20 inches.

The pattern was published in Corticelli Lessons in Crochet, Book No. 5 in 1919 and Old Time Crochet Magazine, Autumn 1977.  The pattern can be found HERE although there are a few corrections that have to be made.  I really enjoyed making this one in size 30 thread.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tray for Three - runners #2 and #3

All three runners are now completed as a special request.  Thread used was Coats Big Ball #30 in ecru with a #12 hook.  My previous post was the first runner, which is the largest one at 22.5 x 13 inches.  Below is #3 (11.5 x 5.5 inches).  Then a picture showing all together, including #2 which measures 17.5 x 11.5 inches.  The source of the pattern is in my most recent post.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a blessed day!
Linda Crochets

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tray for Three runner

This is the first of 3 small runners that I'm working on for a friend.  The pattern is No. 7149 "Tray for Three" from the vintage book "New Ideas in Crochet, Table Topics", and can be found HERE.  

I used the vintage thread pictured in size 30 and #61-ecru.  The border is a separate pattern that I found somewhere else.  Each motif is 1.5 inches.  The runner measures 22.5 by 13.5 after blocking.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Thursday!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sunshine Lace Doily

I'd like to present to you the "Sunshine Lace Doily" designed by Cylinda Mathews.  It's a free pattern on her website Crochet Memories.  I made it with #10 thread using a #18 hook and the finished doily measures 17 inches.  It was completed on August 4th.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed weekend!


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Changes made

Fall is in the air!  That being said, it was time for a change to the theme of the blog.  I've added fall doilies to my header and leaves in the background!  Not sure if I like it, but it will stay this way for a while.  Will need to update it before Christmas comes!

Have a nice weekend and God bless!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A new runner

We can finally feel some fall in the air.  Although the temps are still in the upper 80s low 90s, there is a "coolness" that you can feel when the wind blows.  We are really looking for some cooler fall weather!  In the meantime, watching the tropical depression entering the Gulf of Mexico and what will happen.

This runner was made as a gift.  The motif was found on Pinterest some time ago.  I had previously made a smaller runner for a friend using this motif, and when the opportunity came up to make a birthday gift, I immediately thought of this pattern.  It was made with Red Heart #20 white thread using a #11 hook.  It took approximately 1,800 yards (4+ balls) of thread.  There are 19 rows of 4 motifs each.  Started July 7, 2016, and finished July 26, 2016.  It's 6 feet long and will look lovely gracing her dining room table.  Hopefully I will get pictures and be able to post later.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sirius Doily

It's a quite Sunday afternoon for us, hope everyone else in enjoying the time together.  

Sirius Doily designed by Julie Haberberger and from the book "Stella Beauties".  Used #10 Thread - Artiste Porcelain and Aunt Lydia Maize with a #7/1.65 mm hook.  Finished size 13 1/2 inches.  Completed 7/28/2016.  I had also made this doily several years ago substituting gold thread for the yellow Maize.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a wonderful week and God Bless!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Spokes Doily

Another doily from Sabrina Tous de Ouvrages, issue 81, made with Artiste #10 thread in the colors grass and porcelain using a #1.00 Clover hook.

I think it looks so much better in color than how it looks in the magazine.  What do you think?  You could change the color on the outer round to red and have a Christmas doily!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!