Busy Bee’s Crochet

c-mama’s crochet journal and ramblings

Tag: Doily

Sun and Sand Tote

I’m working up a tote bag made with yarn doilies crocheted around plastic rings. The pattern is found in Crochet Today! July/August 2009, page 40. It is designed by Mary Jane Hall.

Since I was unable to find plastic ring, my awesome husband took me to Home Depot. We picked up some Vinyl tubing and poly tubing and I made my own plastic rings.

I’m interested in seeing how this is going to turn out.

I’m using Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Sport in Kiwi and a G hook.

6/22/09 – I finished the tote today. I found the pattern simple enough with just enough work to keep me focused. It’s a perfect tote for my W.I.P.s. This is probably a pattern I won’t mind working up again. It measures approx. 14.5″ w x 9.5″ l (not including handles) x 6.5″ d at the bottom.

Sun N Sand Tote

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What I’m Working On

W.I.P. 7/16/08

I’m waiting for my elann.com order to come in so I can get swatching on my friend’s mom’s turban.

Elann.com - Coffee Bean

edited – It came in today! Yay!

I’m slowing working on the Kitty Bag.

I still have to finish the Belles doily.

I’m almost finished with my last La Mer scarf.

Can’t really get motivated right now to do much of anything. 😦

edited – I’ll be working on the Chemo Turban. 🙂

Belles of the Ball

I was organizing my Ravelry projects and came across a pattern in Magic Crochet, June 1989 that I want to do. It’s called Belles of the Ball, design by Mayumi Sato. I will be working it up in size 10 thread and a 7 hook.

It’s amazing that after all those years of making doilies, then taking a couple of years off to make things with yarn, how difficult working with thread and small hooks are. I’m looking into either getting new steel hooks with larger handles or baking a polymer clay handle on my current hooks (that looks better to me financially). We shall see. In the meantime, I’ll be working with a nakkie hook. 😉

Belles of the Ball

Silent Night


Silent Night
Originally uploaded by cmama

Hass Design

7 hook, 10 thread

Snowman Doily in Filet


Snowman Doily in Filet
Originally uploaded by cmama

Hass Design

7 hook, 10 thread

Square Rose Doily


Square Rose Doily
Originally uploaded by cmama

Doilies, Star Doily Book No. 104, 1953

Size 7 hook, 10 thread

Summer Breezes


Summer Breezes
Originally uploaded by cmama

Leisure Arts, Doilies for All Seasons, 1998

Design by Hazel I. Henry

25″ diameter (approx)

Size 10 thread, 7 hook

Nature’s Bounty


Nature’s Bounty
Originally uploaded by cmama

Touched by Nature, Leisure Arts, 1998

Design by Delsie Rhoades

Size 7 hook, 10 thread

Ecru Pinwheel


Ecru Pinwheel
Originally uploaded by cmama

Made a few years ago.

Doilies, Star Doily Book No. 104, 1953

Size 7 hook, 10 thread

Violets Doily


Violets Doily
Originally uploaded by cmama

Doily Bouquet, Star Book No. 71, 1950

Size 7 hook, 10 thread