Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mary's Doilies from Leisure Arts

Hello crafty cats! I have been so busy with projects but occasionally I see something so beautiful that I have to put everything down and start it right away. That was exactly how I felt when I saw the cover of Mary's Doilies at Leisure Arts

My first thought was, "Wow! Look at that detail and in thread!" My eyes might not like that, but then I thought, what a lovely throw that would make and I sure am ready for a new throw on my recliner. So, I knew I had to have it! I happened to have some lovely vintage looking ecru yarn that was also soft and squishy, so I grabbed my K hook and set out to see how this pattern would translate into worsted weight yarns. 

The end result was a lovely 39 inch throw that just looks stunning and has received rave complements from everyone who has seen it. While this is marked an experienced pattern, it was really easy to follow and very well written. If you have experience with front and back post stitches, you should have no issues at all making this. 

What's is even better than one to die for pattern is a whole book of them! It is pretty rare to get a book where you want to make several of the patterns much less all of them, but this book will surprise you. There are seven patterns and all seven are stunning. There are round, oval, and even a square one! I will be making more, probably eventually all of them. The patterns are all for more experienced crocheters but as I said, they are written very well and easy to follow. 

Have you ever made doilies? How was working with thread? Have you ever made a thread pattern with yarns? I'd love to hear about your experiments. 

Take some time to browse Leisure Arts' great selection and make sure you also connect with Leisure Arts on Facebook and Twitter so that you never miss a special or new pattern! Also, if you sign up for their knitting or crochet newsletters, you get a free pattern on Fridays!

Disclosure: I may receive products in exchange for an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be good for my readers. 

1 comment:

  1. I learned to crochet because I was obsessed with doilies and my mother could not make them fast enough to suit me. I have crocheted hundreds and hundreds of them in sizes of thread from 3 to 50. I started knitting them as well and knit myself a throw out of worsted weight yarn. Whether some people think doilies are in style throughout the years matters not to me. I have loved them since I was a child and always will!