Lately, it appears that crochet is being shared more often on my blog than anything sewing related. I've dabbled with crochet, on and off since I was a young girl. Back then, I loved the immediate gratification of this craft... and I still do. Combine the quick results with colourful threads and you may understand why I'm hooked (sorry, couldn't resist that pun!;o)
I completed the motifs in December and then put them aside to await blocking. Earlier this week, I finally got out my steamer and blocked all those colourful motifs. Blocking did make a noticeable difference in the appearance by opening up the design and making sure each will lie flat. Ridiculous how long I managed to put off this necessary step.
The pattern for these colourful doilies is in Linda Permann's book, Crochet Adorned. The book is full of inspiring and modern crochet projects that will have you wanting to pick up your hooks and yarn. It's a fantastic book and one I hope to add to my own library.
What did I finally make with those doilies?
A whimsical table runner!