DOILIES ~ who doesn’t love em…
My Aunt Wilda, my mom’s sister, taught me to crochet when I was about in the 3rd grade. I loved all the beautiful things that she’d made; especially the beautiful beadspread made with rosette flowers on top. So, when I asked, she taught me how to get started. I would sit for hours just making chains, and then eventually, I learned to hook the chain into a circle and go from there making my own designs. Now mind you, they weren’t the prettiest things because I didn’t know how to gauge them to the right size so usually they ended up curling and not in a round circle. As the years went by, and those doilies went by the wayside (trash), I didn’t crochet that much anymore. After I was married, I decided to learn to read the patterns in a book and crochet doiles, and I even made my new baby boy a sweater (still have that one). Mostly, the doilies I made, I gave away.
After my third child was born, and I was almost 40, I was ridiculous and started smoking (dumb move on my part). After a bit, I quit because my mind kept telling me how sad that baby would be if I had to leave her to grow up on her own because I chose that habit. Anyway, leading into the rest of my paragraph with that because when I quit, doilies were my life saver. To find something different to do with my hands, I began making doilies again. I made 10 or more and gave them as gifts to whoever wanted one, but I did keep some of those.
I’ve made doilies for my daughters-in-law, and my newest daughter-in-law’s birthday is coming up in a few weeks so the latest craft in ‘The Peabea Patch’ that I’m sharing is the one that I’ve made for her. It’s called Gentle Wind.
Some Freebie Info:
There was also one of the doilies that I’d made for my daughter that I no longer have the pattern, and I wanted to make another. I must have somehow lost track of the magazine that I’d purchased or pitched it. I couldn’t find it anywhere. So, off to the internet to see if I could find any free crochet patterns that might be like it or refer me to where I could buy it. In my search, I found http://freepatterns.com and on their front page, I couldn’t believe they had a picture of the doily I was looking for; it’s called Granny’s Favorite.
Hope you enjoy the latest craft in my Patch. Will share more pictures of doilies from yesteryear later.
Happy Crafting, and thanks for stopping by.
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