Morning lovely people, how are you today?
I’ve been playing with some crochet ideas this week, actually I’ve been inspired by seeing the current craze for mandalas in a puzzled sort of way. I’ll explain…
Years ago, when I first learnt to crochet I’d make doilies using very fine crochet cotton. I used to turn these out at an alarming rate and I still have some of them stashed away somewhere 🙂 So when crocheted mandalas started popping up I thought – what’s the difference, apart from the obvious one of thicker yarn that is? And I’m still not sure, so if anyone can enlighten me I’d be grateful.
Anyhow, I dug out my old doily patterns and chose one to do but using lovely soft coloured cotton instead of the old fine yarn of before.
This is the result,
As you can see the pattern is very old – an old Woman’s Weekly one if I’m not mistaken!
and while I was hunting for my old patterns I found this one,
handwritten by me many years ago, I remember being asked to work out a pattern from an old doily and this was the result! Trouble is I can’t for the life of me remember what the old doily looked like so I shall try making it up and have a nice surprise (hopefully) when it’s done!
Enjoy your day.
Until next time,