Finished Objects, Past Projects

Doily Blanket

I challenged myself to a task for the contest last year: make two versions of a doily in different sizes. The “mini” version was to be made of thread, and the “mega” version was to be made from yarn. Here’s the final result of the larger version: a doily blanket.

Sunburst Doily Afghan

The pattern is the Sunburst Pineapple doily, which is a rather large doily even when made with its intended thread. My blanket version was made out of the lovely Antique Teal shade of I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby.

Sunburst Pineapple Doily Afghan

No awards for this one, but I do really like it. In fact, it’s one of the few crocheted afghans that I have out on display. It’s draped over the living room loveseat at this very moment. 🙂

Sunburst Pineapple Doily Afghan

Finished Objects, Past Projects

Cobweb Scarf

I don’t know about you, but I just can’t stop creating scarves. For someone who likes to try different different types of patterns, stitches, and yarns, there’s no better project. Plus, they’re awesome gifts. And to keep. A girl just can’t have too many. I made this one almost a year ago. (Wow, has it been that long?!) It’s the Cobweb Scarf by Joan Barnett.

Cobweb thread crochet scarf

I used Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Cotton in the Monet (930) variegated colorway. I’d loved this thread for a long time (still do), and was looking for an awesome way to use it. The stitch pattern, which was pretty easy to memorize, and the beading are lovely.

Cobweb thread crochet scarf

I modified my version slightly by adding more “cobweb” square repeats (six across instead of just three), and incorporated more beading on the edges.

Cobweb thread crochet scarf

I’m not going to lie – the beading was such a pain on this project. I used a thumbtack to shove the thread loop through the tiny beads. Every. Single. Time. Lots of poked fingers, and my patience was definitely tested. I wouldn’t recommend using such small beads if you don’t have lots of time to get this project done. For me, the result is worth it. It’s a little heavy, but I like wearing it.

Cobweb thread crochet scarf

This was one of my projects for the contest last summer… I’m pretty sure it got an Honorable Mention in the accessory category.

Finished Objects, Past Projects

Crocheted Angel Ornaments

Now it’s officially acceptable to talk Christmas (I’m looking at you, Christmas in July at Hobby Lobby), so I thought I’d share one of my ornament projects.

Crochet angel ornaments

One of the funny little things that my husband and I have in common is that we both had crocheted angels at the top of our Christmas trees while growing up. Although I haven’t made a full-size one yet, I’ve made a few miniature versions. These ornaments are made from the Lora’s Angel pattern – one of the best angel patterns I’ve found (and it’s free!). Mine were made with Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread. They really need to be starched again, but you get the idea. 🙂 It’s an awesome pattern – give it a try!