Friday, December 18, 2015

Mini Doily Earrings

    I crocheted these beautiful doily earrings in less than an hour.  I found this free doily earring pattern on Ravelry.  You have to be a member (it's free to join) on Ravelry to get the pattern.  The pattern was written by Emily Forrest and it's a fun pattern for a miniature doily to put on your ear wires.  I used #10 crochet thread in white and a 1.5 mm steel crochet hook.  These were fun to make and I can't wait to wear them.  I would love to make some more and tea dye the doily to make it a more natural color.  Fun.

    I wet block* these mini doilies after I finished them.  They dried overnight and were ready to wear the next day.

   I have the faux redwork quilt top sandwiched and ready to quilt.  I bought a Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 crib size (45" x 60') batt and it was the perfect size to use with this small quilt top. I want to free motion quilt this quilt on my Janome 7700 and the last time I tried to free motion quilt on this machine it was not working for me, so I'm determined to figure this machine out and get this quilt done the way I want.   We'll see.

*To wet block my doilies I wet the doily in cold water, gently squeeze out water, 
place in towel and gently squeeze some more to try to get as much moisture
 out as possible.  Place the doily on a dry towel and gently stretch it, pat it, and shape 
it until it looks even on all sides.  For these little mini doilies, I tried to make sure 
all my loops on the edges were pulled out and visible. Leave it to dry.  
I don't use any starch because I'm afraid of bugs.
I learned this method from lacycrochet blog.   The link to her page is here.

1 comment:

Jamie Bassett said...

Awww, so sweet. Very delicate and pretty, love the feel of the old-school.