2.22.2007

Trying my hand at crochet lace. So I've done some filet crochet work relatively recently, and I made the Hayden-Harnett collar (which was very fun to make) over the summer; but I was really excited to do some lace work. I did a little reading, and found out that lace crochet uses some very manageable stitches with very fine thread and a relatively small needle. I sat down with a pattern book, and crocheting on-and-off, after two days, I finally ended up with this...



I was pleasantly surprised with how relatively simple the process was, and with how striking the doily looked in red, rather than in traditional white. I refuse to starch it- I like its imperfect appearance. My plan is to frame it.

5 comments:

LaSandri said...

nicely done! looks striking, like you said!

lasandri
www.sandrisuperstar.com

Andi said...

It's beautiful! Love the red.

VeganCraftastic said...

Very cute, it looks great in red! What size hook did you have to use?

rina said...

Cool! I'm not usually into doilies, but you're right, the red makes it striking.

someone who cares said...

The needle used was a 2.00 mm.
Thanks for the nice words!