Friday, February 10, 2012

Colourful Crochet for Friday Finish

It's Friday and I've got a finish to share!  I'm linking up with friends over at Crazy Mom Quilts (be prepared to be inspired by great finishes this week).

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.
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What  did I finally make with those doilies?


A whimsical table runner!

It now resides on a side table in the living room where the colours complement my Sparkle Snowflake cushion and the matching Snowman cushions.  Nothing like bright colours to liven a snowy, winter day!

3 comments:

Sandra :) said...

Gorgeous table runner - post a montage picture!

amandajean said...

i can't believe you made those! i don't think i'd have the patience. i love that you made them into a table runner. it looks wonderful!

thanks to your crochet pillow, i learned how to make granny squares. still trying to figure out how to make them look as good as possible (without obsessing and driving everyone crazy, including myself!)

thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

Wendy said...

oooh, love it!!

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