Friday, October 3, 2014

Spoke Doily Variation Update

As promised, I made the smaller "coaster" size doilies to go with the larger spoke doily in my last blog entry.

I used the same thread but with a size 10 needle.  Each one took me only a couple of hours.  (I have to confess I had about three hours invested but that included refilling my glass of tea and then multiple trips to the bathroom!)

I love them on my glass top coffee table and I love that they are slightly larger than the standard coaster.  Smaller candles fit beautifully on them.

Here are two photos.  One with just the doilies and then a second one to display how my coffee table is set up with the set.




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Spoke Doily Variation

I've made a few doilies using this spoke doily pattern ((CLICK HERE for the pattern).  I have a couple on the coffee table and a couple of smaller versions (smaller needle, smaller thread) that we use as coasters.  But they were "use up the leftover thread" projects and don't really match.  


Here is a photo of the dolly as made according to the pattern found on the above link (I did not make this one ..... it is a photo from the website referenced above):  












I like the pattern and wanted a set for my large coffee table.   So here is the variation I made using the above pattern as my inspiration:















Using standard crochet thread (Aunt Lydia's size 10) and a size 7 metal crochet needle, I started out with the spoke pattern but at the end of the flat-topped spoked, I continued, using a decreasing dc and turned the flat-ended spokes into points.  I continued with the "dc-ch3" but didn't want just a lot of blank space, so I added the mini-pineapples in the (what I call the) outfield. The green trim near the outer edge is when I went back to the original pattern and finished it up.

Like many of my projects, this was a "make it up as you go".  One day I just HAVE to remember to write down what I'm doing as I do it!

A large glass candle display will sit in the center of this.  I plan to make four or six small ones to use as coasters.  Photos to follow, of course!

Maybe I'll crochet a basket out of seafoam green bedsheet strips to keep the coasters in.