Saturday, October 8, 2011
Well, it's not really your traditional style of doily... but it certainly serves the same purpose.
And let's face it - I'm not exactly your TRADITIONAL kind of girl anyway!
As you can see, I have crocheted a variety of different sized granny squares: using a 1.0mm hook and leftover embroidery threads. The final round of each square was completed using a similar thickness of navy 'op shop' cotton. Once the squares were all joined, I worked a few rounds of single crochet (US) around the entire piece. Then finished it off with a simple running stitch embroidered border.
It was never my intention to create straight edges on this doily... although the whole piece did turn out a bit more 'square' than I was hoping for. If you were wanting to make one yourself with straight edges, then you'll just need to spend a little time on some math before you start - to work out the sizes and quantities needed of each granny square.
As for me, no real thought went into it! I just worked up some squares, then slapped them together... and I'm loving the result.