My first doily

I always wanted to crochet a doily someday and guess what...: it finally happened! I don't know yet where I will leave it, because honestly I don't really have furniture that matches with doilies, but I really wanted to make one. They make me think of spring, especially the ones that look like flowers. I love tulips and red, so I made a red one with a tulip-like  pattern. 




The pattern I found at Crochet Plaisir.

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  1. it's pretty! I'm the same with doilies, I love making them and like how they look, but they don't really fit in with my modern home!

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  2. Beautiful! I've never made one; same thing with my house, they wouldn't really match. Great job :-)

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  3. This is really pretty...you did a fantastic job.
    Maybe if you frame it in a small frame with a mat, it will look pretty in your bedroom or bath. I think you did so well on it that it SHOULD be framed. :)

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    1. Thanks, that's a great idea! Maybe I will do that! Liz

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  4. I have always wanted to make one too. I love it in red! I checked where you got your directions and did you just look at the drawings because they are not in English...

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    1. Thanks, Patty! I just looked at the drawings. In december I crocheted snowflakes and in the book I used for the patterns they used the same symbols, so that's how I could 'read' the pattern for the doily.

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  5. I am embarrased to call mine my 12th Doily:-) You did a great job! I love it.

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    1. Wow, that's a lot! Maybe I will make another one someday. Thanks for visiting, Sara!

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  6. super pretty doily. I used to love to crochet doilies when I was young. I never have the time any more...but I do think it's fun!

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  7. Oh, what a beautiful doily! You did a wonderful job. I crochet and am very impressed this is your first!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thank you, Shelia! I made some snowflakes in december and for the flakes I had to crochet in rounds, too, so I guess that made it easier to do.

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing. I'd love to have you come link this up to our Teach Me Tuesday Linky - it's brand new and in need of creative contributions! http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/02/18/teach-me-tuesday-5/

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    1. Thanks for inviting me to your party! I just linked up some projects! Have a great day! Liz

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  9. How beautiful! Love the color too!Thanks so much for sharing.Visiting from Small Things blog party.
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  10. Very nice ! you can use it on your table under your plate...there are many options...search on the web...
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  11. Lovely job, especially for your first time.....I'm the same, I've made a few doilies but they don't go with my house, but I still love making them :)

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  12. So pretty! Would never know it was your first!
    Glad I stopped by from the link party!

    Sara
    http://lifeinthesetimesblog.wordpress.com

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  13. wow, great job. Hard to believe its your first effort. I bet you are glad you gave it a try
    Janice

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    1. Yes, I am! I did snowflakes before, so I knew how to crochet in circles, but never made a larger project like a doily. Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment!

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  14. Wow, your doily is absolutely stunning! Great first try.

    Barbara
    www.busyfingersbusylife.blogspot.com

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  15. This is beautiful! Well done... I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at Off the Hook!

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    1. Just linked up some of my projects. Thanks for inviting me!

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  16. This is beautiful, you are so talented! I would love for you to share it tomorrow on Thrifty Thursdays link party @ http://fromnature-tonurture.blogspot.com/ Hope to see you there!

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    1. Thanks for inviting me! Just linked up some projects!

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  17. That is so pretty - congratulations! Knitting and crocheting are things that I never bothered to learn. Probably cuz I'm a lefty but, no matter, I've got enough to do!

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  18. Gorgeous doily Liz!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  19. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at The Gunny Sack!

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  20. Very cute!! Would you consider sharing this and any other posts you may have at my Pinterest Party?

    http://www.thetaylor-house.com/2013/02/20/pinterest-power-party-7-2.html

    Thanks so much!
    Chrissy

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    1. Just linked up to your party! Thanks for inviting me! Liz

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  21. Congratulations, your first doily is so wonderful!! ♥ I have a similar problem: My furniture would match with doilies indeed, but there's not enough place for all the doilies I'd like to crochet ;-).

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  22. really nice,,,,,, a very good work :)
    and do not miss.....

    SATURDAY SHOW OFF

    it is FUN :)
    WELCOME
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

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  23. The doily is very nice. I am not sure why a doily doesn't fit in any home. They are pretty wonderful under lamp bases to keep the furniture unscratched. And you can customize the size so that none of the doily goes past the edge of the base. But, that's just me.

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  24. Frame it! It's beautiful and needs to be shown. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Hilary! That's so sweet of you!

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  25. I have always wanted to too, but it's never happened. Congrats to you! Thanks for linking with me.

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  26. I am so impressed you made a doily. They always look so elegant and difficult. I can't tell you how nice to know this beautiful art is not lost.
    Cindy

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    1. They're not so difficult as they look, I know now :-) ! Thanks for your nice comment! Liz

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  27. The doily is beautiful. There have been times when I was so hooked on thread crochet.

    You could do one of the following with it. You could mount it and frame it. Or, you could mount it on a fabric pillow top. I don't have furniture where a doily would be appropriate either. Considering that I'm 71 years old, I doubt if there is anyone currently alive who has furniture where doilies are appropriate. But they are so much fun to make.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your ideas! It's on my table now, but I love the idea of applying it on a pillow cover, so I guess it will end up there! Thanks!

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  28. I love making doilies, though haven't made any in years!
    This one sure is pretty.

    via Penny's Vintage Home, nice to meet cha!
    Pat

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    1. Thank you, Pat! Nice to meet you, too!

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  29. This turned out beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  30. You did a fabulous job! It's beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing at a Bouquet of Talent!
    Have a wonderful day!!
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  31. Thanks for sharing an awesome project with us! Come by again next week and share another cool project with us!

    Have a great week!
    Susie @bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/02/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-3/

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  32. Hello, just wanted to let you know that I have mentioned this post on my blog. If there is anything you wish for me to remove, please let me know. Cheers Jennifer http://eatcraftsow.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/linkup-party-like-bit-of-crochet.html

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    1. Thank you very much, Jennifer! I feel very honored! Have a nice weekend! Liz

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