Monday, August 15, 2011

Vintage Floral Doily Ta-Daa!

The Springtime Floral Doily replete with rose, posey, daffodil, and butterfly motifs is finally done!  (Check out the link for the crochet motif pieces and parts separately.) 

It was a great project to use up some of my crochet thread stash.  I used some green and white variegated crochet thread for the base that I, personally, wouldn't have chosen for a bootie or bonnet project.  So this doily was a great way to use it up.  I also used some dark pink, light pink, creamy yellow, as well as the remainder of a lavender spool.

All I had left to do was the ironing and 
the sewing of pieces onto the main doily base.


4 to be exact.

But it was well worth the wait.

I truly do think this will be a fine keepsake.

I sewed the flowers on instead of the recommended glueing.  I know I can wash it and iron it if it is held together solely by crochet thread.  Whereas, I was not sure what would happen if I washed it with the glue.

Once again, kudos to Bella Crochet designer Elizabeth Ann White.  I so enjoy her work.


  1. Very beautiful doily! You do such wonderful work.

  2. Really exquisite... love to see such beautiful work.

  3. Dazzling! You are an amazing woman and I can say this, because I see all of the things you get done besides crochet! Blessed to call you friend!

  4. Just lovely..I have that pattern..and have been looking at it for awhile. After seeing yours I just may have to make it. Nice Job

  5. It is a sweet pattern. I think it will be a great comfort to my flower loving soul. Thank you for your kind comments.

  6. This is such a pretty doily. I can really understand how much work must have gone into making this one.

  7. You're right Pradeepa. It took quite awhile to get all the motifs to come out the same size. But I love the result of the work. It was worth it. Welcome to ETCD!

  8. Beautiful! I also enjoyed the other 'butterfly' patterns from Bella Crochet.

  9. Hello, I found your blog by way of Vikki at Hooks 4 You. This such a beautiful doily. Doilies are an addiction of mine, I love them all. You did such a beautiful job on this. The flower petal doilies are a favorite. I love your blog and will now visit regularly. Have a wonderful evening.

  10. Mary, thank you. Nice to meet you. Welcome to ETCD!


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