Hi this is the very modest start of my doily journey. Pattern is Sweetheart Soiree by Julia Hart. If anyone else has made some of her patterns, I’d love to see!
Her patterns are described so thoroughly with pictures and chart superimposed on part of the picture so you can see where things go, so it makes it way easier for neurodivergent humans who want to try their hand at doilies.
Julia Hart - Sweetheart Soiree
Erishkigal Skully Snowflake
Turns out I didn’t have enough size 10 thread so that’s size 5… But it works up beautifully. I’ll update you with progress pics!
Looks great love the colour
How gorgeous!!! I haven’t made any yet, but I definitely will be taking a look at Julia Hart’s patterns I’m going to put this post on watching so I can keep seeing your progress!
She has so many good ones too! Halloween ones, and lots of adorable snowflakes
Ooo I’ll have to look at those Halloween ones!
Ohh that’s a pretty design I love making doilies but haven’t seen any of hers yet
Very pretty doily . I started out decades ago as a thread crocheter. My late maternal grandmother crocheted some beautiful doilies. Wish I knew what happened to them
Searching Ribblr I found a very pretty one
Yeah it’s in my watchlist
My grandma crocheted doilies too. In her younger years cause later on she had pretty bad arthritis and she couldn’t handle something smaller than dk/worsted anymore.
I was less than 4 years old when she died. Finding her steel crochet hooks is what inspired me to teach myself to crochet from books when I was about ten years old
Sorry for your loss my grandma is a big source inspiration for me as well. She always let me play with her stuff and craft with her.
I really only knew my paternal grandfather. He lived with us for a while. He passed when I was about eight. Of course I am 62 years old so most of my elders are gone. One last aunt who I am not even on speaking terms with Unfortunately she is local to me
You’re doing a beautiful job! My very first project was a queen sized afghan, but after than I made many doilies, bedspreads, curtains and tablecloths using threads size 3, 5, and 10. I love the delicacy and decorative nature of the lacier crochet! Things that can be layered! Like a tablecloth the can look so delicate with a pink cloth one day but bold and exotic with black under it the next! Do share more as you make! Mine were mostly done back before the digital age, or computers! We didn’t really get into taking photos of every little thing we did back then.
Here’s a finished pic. How did I do for a first one?
Squeeeeee!!! Please keep posting your doily journey!! Watching this thread, so I get updated! I love seeing them, but hate making them, so I want to live vicariously through you and this is gorgeous
Stunning you did an amazing job
I’ve just been lurking too never tried doilies or anything so delicate. Yours turned out so good gorgeous!!