Friday, 23 May 2008


I made this doily a few months ago. Yes, I've become a closet doily maker! I wanted to make a classic pansy doily and found a good free pattern here.

It was enjoyable to make if you don't mind crocheting the same thing many times. Darning in all those ends can be a tedious part of the process, but it's got to be done! My pansies are all purple, but they could be made in any colour or in a combination of colours.
I did have to steam press the pansies to make them lie flat, because the petals are quite full and they all need to be folded the same way.
I used my favourite 4-ply-weight cotton, and it's a bit heavier than an authentic vintage doily, but I like it that way.