Saturday, April 3, 2010

Beautiful Butterflies

My mommy LOVES hummingbirds and butterflies.

So imagine my delight when I found this pretty doily pattern:


Doesn't it just scream "SPRING!!!"?

She loved it, flaws and all.

I was using up some stash colors I was given
and I had to make them stretch a bit so
I tweaked the edging of the butterflies a bit.

I also messed up the center and ended up
with less stitches around the edge than I needed
to use the number of butterflies in the pattern.
I will pay better attention next time.

It was just as well since I was short
on thread anyway.

The Butterfly Garden Doily pattern is from
the Annie's Attic book:  Vintage Floral Doilies
by Elizabeth Ann White

I also made the Sweet Southern Belle Doily from that book.

All the patterns in the book call for using a size 7 (1.65mm) hook.
There are 7 floral doilies with raised motif aspects.

3 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous! Where did you find the pattern? I'd love to make one myself...

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  2. The pattern book is called "Vintage Floral Doilies". I got it from Annie's Attic. They are all doilies using color and most have motif aspects.

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  3. This is really pretty. Like playing with crochet like little children, I think. It is worth being put on the wall like a painting.

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