Thursday, August 11, 2016

Doily Mania

Into doilies lately, don't know why, maybe because I've haven't really made in any in a while. It could also be because I had been looking for something I didn't have to think too much about to do. For this set I used up the most of three balls of number 10 crochet thread in purple, green and cream.


I added a round of tatting to the this one for kicks.

Chainy little doily.

Another little pinwheel.

Monday, August 8, 2016

More of the Scrappy Doily

In the end, my scappy little doily measured 24" in diameter. It seemed to crochet up really quickly. It was fun to make and I've already started on a second one. Here are some of the pics taken along the way:






Monday, July 25, 2016

Scrappy Doily

Starting a doily.... or doiley, doyly, doyley if you prefer..... using odds and ends of size 10 thread. I'll see how big I can make it!


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Another little one

Yet another little crocheted bag with tatted edging in the works! 


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tatted Edging


easy ring and chain edging


Here's a simple little edging that I came up with the other day as the wind howled and the snow swirled! It's pictured here done in size 10 thread, hand dyed by Karey Solomon of Graceful Arts Fiber Studio. Love her hand dyed threads!

Easy to take along wherever you go and pull out if you've got a few minutes to spare. Also good to have with you if you're out and about and someone asks "Don't you do tatting? That's a lost art!". Not lost at all .... right here in my purse!


Here's the pattern:

Ring: 4ds  1P  2ds  3p  2ds  1P  4ds (reverse)
Chain: 4ds  3p  4ds (reverse and keep repeating)


Join the first P in each chain to the last P in the previous chain. You can notice from the pic that I tend to make the first and past picots (P) in each ring longer than the others (p). I like the look, but by all means experiment and use what works for you.


Here's a more detailed pic:

click me to see more detail!


Happy Tatting!