Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Few Projects

This past week I made two doilies and worked on some orders.  I'm also preparing to update my etsy shop with more doilies, bookmarks, and other things soon! :D  Here are a few crochet projects that I've been working on-    

I finished this order of flower bookmarks yesterday.  The pink flower is made with Garden size 10 thread in pink and fern.  The red flower is made with Knit Picks Curio in Hollyberry and Ivy.  The light lavender flower is made with Knit Picks Curio in Ice Lily and Sagebrush.  All three flowers are made with a 1.75 mm hook.

    
I'm almost finished with an order for 100 bookmarks.  Just a few more to go and then I will block them and make the tassels!  The pattern is called Picot, Picot by Annie Potter.

                       

For this doily I used size 10 thread and a 1.5 mm hook.  The pattern is called Pineapple Portrait by Patricia Kristoffersen.  It's in the book Masterpiece Doilies, available in her etsy shop.  




This is an order i'm working on to recreate a doily.  There will be 24 motifs which are crocheted together.  The pattern seems close to Pinwheels Turning but sort of different.  I'm using size 30 thread and a 1.00 mm hook.  

This doily is made with Knit Picks Curio thread in white and a 1.75 mm hook.  It measures 10 1/2".

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Solar Brilliance


I finished the pattern for this doily yesterday.  It's called Solar Brilliance and the pattern is available for free here- Solar Brilliance.  It is 17 rounds and measures about 10 1/2".  The materials needed to make this are size 10 thread in 6 colors and a 1.75 mm hook.


So far iv'e made this pattern twice.  For the one in the first picture I used Artiste size 10 mercerized cotton in the colors cornsilk, gold dust, salmon, glacier ice, carribbean, and cornflower.  For the second one I used Aunt Lydias size 10 mercerized cotton in the colors white, cream, copper mist, light peach, aqua, and delft.  



I will be making a pattern for a doily similar to this one.  It's the same until about round 10 and the last round is also the same.  The instructions will be for 1 color, but you can use as many as you want!


  

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Primal Light



The pattern for this doily can be found here- Primal Light.  The doily is 19 rounds and measures about 11" once blocked.  I used Aunt Lydias size 10 thread and a 1.75 mm hook. 

This is almost the same pattern as the one I made 2 weeks ago, just with a few changes.  The center of the first one was too big and wouldn't lay flat until I blocked it.  So I removed a round and started the shell stitches earlier.  I also added small spider stitches to the inside of the pineapples.  The most noticeable change I think is the addition of the points between the fans.  Since I added the points the border is different too.  The same picot cluster stitch is still used though.  There were a few other small changes, but nothing major.







  

Monday, June 13, 2016

Peacebloom Flower



The pattern for this flower is available here- Peacebloom Flower.  I ended up making a few changes to the one I used in the doily.  The center is little bit different, and I added a third color.  The flower is 9 rounds and measures about 2 1/2".  I used liquid starch mixed with water to lightly stiffen the flower, and then pinned it onto a blocking mat to dry.  Now that the flower pattern is finished, the doily pattern will be next.      

Here are some pictures of peacebloom flowers :)


Light blue and cream colored flowers.


 These flowers are made with Knit Picks Swish DK weight yarn and a 4.5mm hook.


This is a hexagon I made with the flower.

A peacebloom in the beautiful Eversong Woods.  

 


Friday, June 10, 2016

Peacebloom



I really like floral doilies, and wanted to try making my own with a flower in the center.  It starts out with a small flower that has 7 rounds, followed by 6 smaller pineapples, and 6 larger pineapples.  For the final round I switched to the leaf color, and worked in the back loops only.

The flower I named peacebloom, after the one in World of Warcraft.  The doily is 29 rounds and measures about 12 1/2".  I used a 1.75 mm hook with Aunt Lydias size 10 thread in the colors ecru and frosty green.  The pattern for the flower and doily will be available soon!
 






Saturday, June 4, 2016

Doilies


I've been making more doilies, and will get patterns written down soon.  It's tough coming up with names for them lol!  All the doilies shown here are made with Knit Picks Curio thread in white, and a 1.75 mm hook.

  
This doily has 36 pineapples and 18 shells for the border.  It measures 19 1/2".


This one measures 14 1/2".


This one measures 9 1/2".