Autumn Doily

Sometimes unexpected detours along life’s journey can bring about much needed results that will solve a problem that you might have been unaware of. This is what happened to me when I found myself at my daughters house one day being grandma. I did not bring enough yarn to finish the project I was working on and so I started a doily with a ball of yarn left in my bag.

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I started looking through a book call “Creative Crochet in a Day, “ and found the “Autumn Doily” pattern. (pictured above) It was a small project that took two days to complete. The pattern was easy, crocheted mostly using double crochet (Double Crochet) chain stitches (The Chain Stitch) and front post double crochet.(Front and Back Post Double Crochet) This actually would be a great pattern for someone who would like more experience working in rounds.

The pattern definitely put me in the mood for fall. It had leaves crocheted into a circle of chain spaces. The spine (or central vein) of the leaves was enhanced by crocheting front post double crochets making them all have a 3-D effect. Since it was an unplanned project I did not know what I would do with it until it was completed. I decided that it would make a very nice addition to my living room, and placed it immediately on my end table by my couch. The dash of color on the wooden table really give the whole room some added warmth.

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I had a small amount of yarn left over and so I quickly crocheted some miniature granny squares and placed them in a chest that I keep all my tiny squares in. (pictured above) When I have 760 of them, I will have enough for an afghan. Since each motif requires approximately two yards of yarn, I only use small balls of yarn that I can not do mush else with.  Because I only use left over yarn, this usually takes anywhere from twelve to eighteen months to accumulate.

This just goes to show you that even unplanned projects can end up being very beneficial in the end.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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2 Responses to Autumn Doily

  1. LeeAnne says:

    Love this doily Pamela and it reminds me of my recent unplanned project. i made some mug cozies with pink and purple remembrance ribbons on them Bobbie will sell them at her bazaar. Quick unplanned projects can be fun, and often very useful.:)

  2. LeeAnne it is so good to hear from you. It sounds like you have been busy. I just recently learn about mug cozies, I think they are great. I am sure Bobbie will appreciate all the work you did to help make her bazaar a success.

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