When I first started crocheting, I made only doilies. I enjoyed the seeing the dainty delicate lace pattern come to life in my hands.I loved working with thread, the finer the better .Still , I never once made a ruffled doily.
just love the mesh centre
Then I moved on and did not make doilies for a long time.
the complete look
When there was a Crochet Along for a ruffled doily ,at the Crochet group I belong to, on Facebook, I decided to join in .
Surgery, recovery got in the way and I finally got in,late to the party. All the lovely finishes of the ladies in the group, motivated me to finish mine.
I just made one part of the pattern. It was a breeze till I reached the ruffled part, then I did not know how to proceed from there.The lovely ladies in the group tried to help me but no I couldn’t figure out how to do the ruffle joins. I kept it aside and went on to make other smaller projects. Then it came to me.Without any trouble.
Tell me, would you have known, if I didn’t tell you, there was more to the pattern? No? I thought so !
I decided to stop working more on the pattern, because I felt that just the inner part of the pattern was a doily by itself. Moreover,The novelty of making a ruffled doily had worn off as soon as I finished this part and did not want to go further.
Inspired by the pictures of fall colours I saw on FB, I made this doily in a not so thin size 8 DMC Perle Cotton , and a 2.35 mm steel hook.
Apart from the customs people still dragging on and on pointlessly, power cuts and lack of internet driving us insane; the inverter does not even have a chance to charge ,we sit sweating , cranky and ready to scream,waiting for the power to come back , rubbing on odomos , and flaying our hands around to keep mosquitoes from whining in the ears., (A lesson in patience for us, I guess!) nothing else is going on here.
So how are things in your part of the world?
Have you made doilies before?
Do you like making doilies?
Have you made a ruffled doily before?