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Ok, hit me with it, how difficult is it to make doillies?

(9 Posts)
katolla Fri 01-Feb-13 10:20:12

If you make ones with bigger holes, even if they're a but fancier they'll be quicker. Tiny yarn drives me crazy. Very nice dress though!

MercedesKing Fri 01-Feb-13 09:58:04

Daisybell1, I love "your swoon", they are very nice!!
And love crafty's tea time design as well! It is great!!smile

Daisybell1 Thu 31-Jan-13 19:18:42

Really latte? Oh my goodness you might have just made my day! In fact my year! I can crochet 4ply!

Is it premature to be planning this when oh hasn't even popped the question??? hmm

LatteLady Thu 31-Jan-13 16:57:58

Looking at the dress, the crochet cotton that she has used is quite thick... 4 ply if not DK... so it would work up fairly quickly.

Take a look at some of the crochet block books... they usually do circles as well as squares.

Daisybell1 Wed 30-Jan-13 15:28:45

Crafty, I agree, it's beautiful and I've added it to my list.

I crochet a lot but nothing quite this small... Plus I struggle with knitting 4 ply so I hate to think what this will be like...

But it's beautiful

Dothraki Wed 30-Jan-13 15:17:51

crafty they are lovely

Just to add, mine took 10 days from start to finish. It was quick to work up the doily but I could have made something much bigger if using a dk yarn iykwim. I don't mean it took months to make one (after re-reading my post I thought I might have given that impression)

Well doilies are no more difficult than any other crocheted item. The stitches are the same. It's just much thinner thread and hook and so it feels like it's taking much, much longer to make. I made one which you can see here and I like it but I'm not sure I have the patience to make more because I keep thinking that with dk yarn I could have made a blanket in the same time!

Daisybell1 Wed 30-Jan-13 14:54:11

I'm in love

swoon

Tell me to stop dreaming and point out how difficult it would be to make please!

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