Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Christmas Bell Doily

Christmas Bell Doily
"I am in Kerala enjoying Christmas holidays. Kids are happy following Uncle Santa for the church carol. Visiting many houses on such days. Since schools are closed for Christmas holidays, most of the kids attend the Carol. My kids are celebrating Christmas in hometown for the first time.... They are familiar with the limited celebrations in Muscat. They are in heaven now.  Last day they came back home at 1 am in  the morning..." [Dec 23rd, 2012]

I found this post saved as Draft in my folder today. I was in Kerala during last Christmas season. Couldn't post that time.  This was my second doily for the last Christmas season. I found this particular pattern  at http://www.momsloveofcrochet.com/belldoily.html.  I have done this  with knitting thread and 2mm steel hook. To give a a festive mood,  used red and green colors.

Christmas Bell Doily - another view
Bell and the centre of the doily

 

See you next time......

i s h a 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Star Center Ruffles Doily

After my last vacation during July-August, I was really feeling bad for not touching my crochet needles and threads.  I collected some crochet threads via Pradhan Embroidery Stores, Mumbai. I ordered the threads through their Facebook  page and they sent me the yarns through Speed Post. I got the threads on the third day of my order. Their service was excellent.

Anyway, I came out of the laziness by the end of October. Did  two crocheted doilies for Christmas. The first one is the Star Center Ruffles Doily. The pattern is from Nima's blog.

Star Center Ruffles Doily
Thread : Size 10 crochet thread
Hook : 1 mm steel hook
420 Red beads
Star Center Ruffles Doily - Close up
The beading part was comparatively easy for me. Scatter the beads on any flat surface.  Use a beading needle. If you use the normal one, the beads should pass through the needle's eye smoothly. Thread the needle using normal sewing thread. Loop it through the crochet thread. Start beading.  With a soft touch of needle tip on the bead's hole, it easily jumps and places on the needle. To speed up, you may use your other hand's index finger to slightly push the just added bead on the needle.



After placing 8-10 beads, drag  them down to the crochet thread.  Count the the number of beads in one inch of thread. Then calculate the length of  beaded thread for the required amount of beads. Eg: This pattern needs 420 beads.There are 20 beads in one inch of beaded thread. So 420/20=21". Bead the crochet thread for the calculated length. You may add few extra beads for your peace of mind, if necessary.The advantage - no need of counting beads. Enjoy beading...

See you next time......

i s h a 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Pineapple Fans

Here is my new pineapple fans doily. 
It is simple and  easy to work on. 
Full of  treble crochet stitches. 
Just have a look at it.

Pineapple Fans Doily
Pattern Pineapple Fans
Thread : Ecru
Hook : 1.5 mm
Pineapple Fans Doily
Pineapple Fans Doily - zoomed in
See you next time...

J i s h a

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Double Pineapple Doily


Double Pineapple Doily

I completed this doily by the end of December 2011. But blocked it recently. The inspiration to do this one is from Ninu's blog. Enjoyed doing it.

Thread : Ecru
Hook : 1.5 mm

See you next time.....

J i s h a 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Pinwheel Doily

          Nothing more creative happened this month. My mind is more into sewing. Successfully stitched one churidar set for me.  Needs more perfection for the sleeves it seems. Will be trying another set  soon. Before going on summer vacation in July-August, there is a long to-do list with me. Have to work hard to complete it before leaving. 

          I did one pinwheel doily last month. Did a pinwheel for the first time. Interesting pattern.. Like that swirl in the middle. Wish to do more swirls when I come back after the holidays... 

Pinwheel Doily
Pattern :  Pinwheel Doily
Thread : Anchor knitting thread
Hook   : 2mm
See you next time...

J i s h a

Friday, May 25, 2012

Mantilla Doily

Recently I have crocheted a Mantilla Doily. I got this pattern from the Coats website. I would like to share it with you. I enjoyed doing it. Planning to give it to my cousin when I go to India during summer vacation.

Mantilla Doily
Mantilla Doily - Close up
Thread : Crochet size 10
Hook : 1.5 mm steel hook

 See you next time

Jisha

Christmas Bell Doily

Christmas Bell Doily "I am in Kerala enjoying Christmas holidays. Kids are happy following Uncle Santa for the church carol. Visit...