The “Mini” Doily & Mega Doily Challenge

My next projects are the product of my overachieving nature. I am getting ready to enter some knit and crochet items in a local contest. Last year was my rookie year in this contest, and I had some beginner’s luck. Just enough to get me fired up to go again this year. πŸ™‚

Sunburst Pineapple Crochet Hooks

Part of the entry for this contest involves paying for tags. The thing about the tags is that you buy them in increments of 10. You don’t have to use 10, but you have the tags. I had 18 items (I know) to enter, and just under a month until the contest. Two unused tags. Sitting there smugly. Mocking me.

I looked through the remaining categories and came up with an idea for an experiment that would be interesting and give me two more entries in categories that I hadn’t already entered. While perusing Ravelry, I have seen quite a few blankets that have been made from doily patterns. They’re elegant and unique, but I haven’t really had a reason to make one. Until now.

Aunt Lydia's & I Love This Yarn

Presenting my own personal “Mini” Doily & Mega Doily Challenge (mini in quotation marks because the finished doily is actually a decent size), to be made from the Sunburst Pineapple Doily pattern. Using #10 crochet thread (Aunt Lydia’s in River Blue) and Aran-weight yarn (I Love This Yarn in Antique Teal), I am making two versions of this pattern: one an afghan, one a centerpiece.

Sunburst Pineapple Doily Challenge

I picked this pattern because it is relatively flat, and isn’t too lacy to be an effective afghan. Plus, it’s also pretty in its original thread crochet form. I crocheted the first few rounds on each one separately, and am now proceeding round by round, switching between projects. Let me tell you now that this makes every round seem ridiculously long.

Here’s the project after ten rounds. Fingers crossed that they both turn out!

Sunburst Pineapple Doily Challenge

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9 thoughts on “The “Mini” Doily & Mega Doily Challenge

  1. That looks really great! I am in love with doily floor mats made out of t shirt yarn at the moment and i have been wondering if I could just follow a doily pattern but use a large hook. Have you altered anything else in the pattern other than yarn and hook to achieve the two different sizes?

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  5. I have always loved this pattern, have it copied and not will make it an afghan! Like you, I love the Hobby Lobby yarn and have used it several times on afghans. Can you tell me how many skeins this took you to make? Thanks and thanks for sharing this idea!

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