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.


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

  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.

  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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