I was visiting my husband’s family in Iowa for Christmas this weekend. While there, my Mother-in-Law showed me some doilies she had picked up at a thrift store. This multi colored pansy doily was one of them. I had brought some thread with me to work on making some crocheted snowflakes and I thought this was so pretty I decided to try to see if I could replicate it.
This is what I ended up with. It was such a lovely idea and I enjoyed the challenge of seeing if I could reproduce the piece. I left both the original and the copy-cat version with my mother-in-law, but I will see if I can write the pattern down and add it here.
I will also be posting quite a few Christmas presents given this year. I haven’t been able to post them until now because I wanted them to be surprises for the recipients!
Stitched in Love,
Another gift made for my wedding… I wanted to make something for my Bridesmaids that they could use for my wedding that would go with my colors and their dresses. So I crocheted lace edging on handkerchiefs for them. I found a unique hankie with their respective initials for each of them on Ebay and then used the same variegated thread for the edging that I had used on some of my candle holders.
The pattern for these was incredibly simple. The hardest part was crocheting the base stitches around the handkerchief, right through the material. After that it was just a matter of chain stitches and single crochet stitches in the spaces those chains made, repeating this around the handkerchief until the desired width was achieved. Believe it or not, this part actually took quiet a bit of time.
I made my sister’s slightly different by using white thread for the lace and then using a single round of the variegated thread with picot stitches on the last row.
I also crocheted hankies for both my Mom and my husband’s Mom, each with their initials too.
I used a very simple pattern for these. However, there are countless lace patterns out there that are more detailed and complex. Have you done lace edging for a handkerchief? I would love to see pictures if you have!
Stitched in Love,
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