wondered if I was ever going to add to that purple doily I showed you a couple weeks ago. I kept it close wondering how I
would finally end up making it bigger. I didn’t test any ideas, for fear the
thread might fray because I had so many ideas in my mind. Over the weekend, I
came up with a dandy and today I finally picked up my hook and finished our
doily, making it approximately 14 inches diameter/38 inches circumference.
Please refer to Part 1 of this Purple Doily pattern, before following the steps below.
Part 2 –
Step 1: Chain 3 (counts as 1st dc); make 3
dc over chain 3 just made
Step 2: Double crochet in 3rd stitch from
hook; make 3 dc over dc just made
2 around; join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st chain 3]
Step 3: Chain 4 (counts as 1st triple);
make 2 more triple in same place – between dc groups
Step 4: Make 3 triple in space between each dc group
around, joining with a slip stitch to top chain of 1st chain 4
Step 5: Slip stitch into next triple, chain 1, single
crochet in same place
Step 6: Chain 5, single crochet in 3rd
triple from hook (center triple of next group of 3 triples)
6 around, ending with chain 5 and joining with slip stitch to 1st sc
Step 7: Slip stitch in next 2 chain; single crochet
in chain 5 loop
Step 8: Chain 5, single crochet in next chain 5 loop
5 around, ending with chain 5 and joining with slip stitch to 1st sc
7 & 8 one more time around.
Step 9: Repeat Step 7
10: Chain 7, single crochet in next
chain 5 loop
10 around, ending with chain 7 and slip stitching in 1st single
11: Slip stitch in next 3 chain, single
crochet in chain 7 loop; repeat Step 10 around
Weave in loose ends. Steam and lay flat to relax stitches.
Note: This pattern is an original design and my not
be copied or shared in any way. You may use it to make a doily for yourself.
However, you may not reproduce or cell this pattern or products made using this
pattern. Links to this page for sharing purposes are very much appreciated and
encouraged. Thank you.
I am very
happy to report that my mom is out of ICU and I was able to talk to her on the
phone today and tell her I love her. She even said she loves me too. Things are
starting to get much better now.
all for your prayers and kind wishes. Keep ‘em comin’! We’ve got a long road
ahead of us yet. I’ll be sure and let you know the power of them as things
continue to improve.
I’d take this opportunity to share a photo of the afghan my mom made for me
more than 30 years ago. Your prayers and kind thoughts are working. She’s not
out of ICU yet, but my brother assures me, she’s now working very hard to get
in a regular hospital room, so she can go home.
again for being such kind and wonderful people. I know I’ve never personally
met most of you, but I can honestly say I’m extremely proud and honored to call
you my friends.
Best to all and
thank you for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches. Stay tuned. I’ll be working on
my purple doily and sharing the larger version with you, hopefully by early
I grew up
watching my mom crochet. All eight of her kids and almost too many grandkids to
count each have a special afghan she made just for us. Mine is 30+ years old
and still in very good condition. Not to mention countless bootie and bonnet
sets she’s made as shower gifts over the years, watching mom crochet – or watching
t.v. knowing she was sitting on the couch, crocheting in the background was the
The last several days have sent me
into a bit of a whirlwind. My mom is in ICU in the hospital. Your prayers for
her would be very much appreciated.
I remember a
time that probably lasted a couple of years or so. My mom made aluminum can
crochet hats. She spent hours cutting the cans into proper rectangles and
punching holes around the sides. Then she crocheted a border around each one,
joining them together to make a hat.
beer can hats were extremely popular, as were Coke and Pepsi – 7-up, not so
much. Crochet was mom’s thing; somewhere along the line, it became my thing too.
She didn’t actually teach me how to crochet. I just watched her for so many
years, that when I decided to learn, it was almost second nature to me.
One of the
reasons I’m sharing this story with you is because yesterday, my dear blogging friend Tina gave me a
sisterhood blogging award. Sisters share their stories, and this is one of
share the love and give great big group hugs. Here are the sisters I want to
hug with this post:
listed 5 of you. It’s a magic sister number for me, because I am #5 of my own
sisters…5 girls and 3 boys – yep, mom had her hands full! No wonder she
crocheted so much. lol
working on making that doily from my last post bigger. Lots of interruptions as
of late; I need quiet and limited interruptions to design my patterns. Sorry
for the delay, but life happens, and right now it’s happening in a big way in
my little corner of the world.