Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Cluny Lace" Motif for Tablecloth, Runner, Chair Set

This is a good piece to practice some more complex instructions - this one has a few extra turns. This sample was made as gift for a friend who wanted a tiny doily. It was made with DMC Cebelia #10 thread and an 8 or 9 hook and measured 6 inches across. This makes and elegant and sturdy dresser scarf or table runner.

Here are the instructions for the motif.  I'll post the entire pattern shortly, which includes instructions for joining motifs.

Here are the rest of the instructions.  Click on the photo for a super large image.
If you cannot download the pdf version, email CrochetedLace at gmail dot com and I will send the PDF file.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Elegant and Easy Doily

This was worked with #20 Thread Coats & Clarks Big Ball and #10 hook and measures 9¼ inches point to point. The pattern is from Coats & Clarks Book No. 285 "All Time Favorites" published in 1980.

I believe this pretty old pattern may be in the public domain, it was once featured in "Old Time Crochet". I haven't found the pattern on the web yet.
The 1980 patternbook called Red Heart Lustersheen, a size 5 hook and measured 19 inches across. I made the pattern once with a cotton and rayon yarn, and a size 2 hook. It measured about 23 inches across.

It works up quickly. If you want to make an elegant doily and time is short, this is a good choice. It's best worked firmly so the pattern is well delineated.