So I threatened a post with photos of all the doilies I’ve crocheted over the years, and I almost always follow through with my threats! I dragged the stack out of the hall closet and took shots of them as well as ones scattered throughout the house. Unfortunately, all the ones I’ve given away are lost.
Nekoka and Sassafrass participated, of course.
Most if not all of the doily patterns come from an old magazine called Magic Crochet, which apparently is no more. I still have stacks and stacks of issues though – they had the most wonderful thread crochet patterns.
These are downstairs in my living room. I moved off the candles, teapots, and lamps that they usually sit under for their shots. I also realized how dirty they are – I need to wash and re-stretch them.
I promise more cat pictures! Just keep scrolling!
That’s a vase full of Pionus and Nanday feathers off to the right
Awww, my son and Sassafrass as a kitten – and goodness, I made this little frog when Tony was three or four. He’s ancient!
Yarn potholder – using leftovers from the afghan on my bed. I still have tons of pink yarn left.
This doily’s purpose is to keep parrot crap off my CDs…. oh and help parrots not slide off when they come in for a landing.
Spot the bird poop!
Looking at these now, I can’t believe how tiny some of the stitching is. No wonder my eyes and hands are crap now.
I barely remember making these. OK these really aren’t showing up very well against my bedspread. Let’s find some cloth to show them off a little better.
Oh, I like this one! Even though it badly needs some blocking, it turned out really nice.
Some filet work.
I still have skeins and skeins of this lovely blue thread. But I can barely see yarn now, I think that I will probably never use it up.
To give you some concept of size, that purple thing is a pillow case.
The white thread shows up much better on purple then on my multicolored bed spread.
Popcorns and more popcorns!
This is about the tiniest thread I’ve worked with. This thing is about five inches in diameter.
Some fun pineapples.
Another really tiny one, maybe six inches in diameter.
I like this one too but it really needs to be blocked, the chains are all squirrely.
Here’s one almost as wide as the pillowcase. I actually remember crocheting this one because while the middle is worked in the round, the border (from where the little boxes are on the outer ring) was done as a strip working back and forth around the interior, which was a fun change from normal.
Another tiny little doily which is all shriveled from being folded. These would look so much better blocked and starched.
Another bigger one with thicker thread. The flower pattern in the filet and the edging would look much better after blocking.
When I think back on how many stitches I’ve counted, row upon row… so much enjoyment! They really are fun and not as hard as you might think, if you haven’t done threadwork. Its just counting and repetition.
I know, I know, I promised more cat pictures! They are coming!
But I want an online record of these so hang in with me.
Just a few more
And we made it to the cats!
This is when Sassafrass and Nekoka decided to help out. Sass didn’t really like Neko showing up. She actually pounced on him and chased him off, which is pretty unusual.
Look at that face! The photo at the very top of this post is the one where she pounced – I wasn’t fast enough (as usual) to get the really good shot.
I have no idea why I had black thread – but it did make a nice pineapple doily!
A tiny little green doily, and then last but not least, my threaded flower table cover.
This took forever.
But Sassy approves!
Close-up of the flowers.