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OffJumpsJack 02-19-2009 01:23 AM

FO: Doily in #10 Crochet Thread
 
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I was looking at my FO pictures and saw this. It is an old pattern (Herrschners, Crochet Patterns Nov/Dec 1990).
:oo: That means I was 20 something when I crocheted this for my mom. And later when I was 40 something she gave it back to me. ;)

Attachment 51911
"Colorful Petals" Crochet Patterns, Herrschners, (Nov/Dec 1990)

I disremember any details of the crochet thread brand or color. :sad:
Well, it is easy to remember that it is a verigated, cotton thread, size #10 if I'm not mistaken.

Kind of looks tie-dyed. ;) I still have a ball or so of the thread.

wezyus 02-19-2009 03:10 AM

so nice n thanks for sharing

PamJ 02-19-2009 10:48 AM

That is so beautiful, Jack. I wish I could learn to use small thread and hooks. My hands feel like tree stumps when I try. Do you think it would come with practice? (Keep in mind I'm pretty old with some vision issues.)

OffJumpsJack 02-19-2009 11:45 AM

Thank you both for your comments.

PamJ,

I find thread crochet splits less than yarn. I use Boye steel hooks and need good lighting as I now need bi-focals. I think a loose stitch is also required (at least for me it is a must) for thread crochet.

Practice will always help, and a strong appreciation for the beauty of lace helps too. ;) I tend to use small motions when working with thread. You may find some patterns that interest you at http://www.hassdesign.com/ or just search the internet for doily patterns.

Good Crossed Fingers luck!

saracidaltendencies 02-19-2009 01:36 PM

How pretty!

pcmaya 02-19-2009 02:01 PM

You did great! I have never tried to make anything with thread. To be honest, I'm a little intimidated:shrug:

cftwo 02-19-2009 02:55 PM

Beautiful!

MGM 02-19-2009 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pcmaya (Post 1207672)
You did great! I have never tried to make anything with thread. To be honest, I'm a little intimidated:shrug:

Nice job Jack! I'm sure your mom loved it.

pcmaya, no need to be intimidated by thread crochet! It's all the same stitches and techniques as with yarn, just on a smaller scale. Start with something very simple, like that pretty bookmark that Merryknitter posted on here recently. Then move on to other doily patterns that you find and like.

I have found that good light, Boye steel hooks, and an inexpensive pair of drug store reading glasses makes my thread crochet experience so much more enjoyable.

Give it a try! You know we will always be here to help!

MGM

vampirebox 02-20-2009 08:26 PM

I usually don't like multiple pastel colors in knit and crochet items, but this one looks really good! =)

Marria 02-20-2009 11:24 PM

That's very pretty Jack! I've never tried crocheting with thread, but I think I'm going to give it a try. What size steel crochet hook(s) would you recommend I get to start?


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