My First Doily
When I was a teenager, a friend of my mom showed me how to crochet a granny square. Of course I didn’t know at the time that it was a granny square. I made a few hot pads for the kitchen and then I forgot all about crocheting.
This past May when I went to visit my parents at their new home in Puerto Rico, my mom asked me if I still crochet. I said not really, why? She showed me that she had a square tablecloth on her round dining room table and she wanted a round tablecloth instead.
With Christmas coming, I remembered that she told me that and so I decided to pull the yarn out and start looking at maybe doing a tablecloth for her. I haven’t crocheted anything that intricate or large before. So I started with a doily and this is my first doily. I think it’s pretty, though I’m not sure I’d like it as a large tablecloth.
One thing I love about crochet work is that you don’t need a ton of supplies for your project. You need four things really: a pattern, yarn/cotton, a crochet hook, and starch.
- Crochet Cotton – I used this multi-colored purple and white crochet cotton, I believe it was size 10.
- Size 7 Crochet Hook
- Starch – This is used after the project is complete to help protect it and maintain shape.
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If you’re new to crocheting, as I am, I’ve recorded a real short video to help you get started with the basic crochet stitched. I start with a slip knot and walk you through the chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet.
The video below shows a quick demonstration of those basic stitches to help you get started.
All stitches that were used in this project are demonstrated in the video.
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