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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Crocheting 'Doilies' ...

Hello my dear friends,

I am buzzing with a sort of energy and the need to learn and create new things right now and feel so good about it too. I truly hope I am going to stay like this for some time because I just had enough of feeling grey like the sky on a rainy day.

 I went in search of new supplies to use for new creations and maybe a few new things to learn too and I was lucky. One of the things I found was to do with crocheting doilies and since I love to crochet, I took to the idea of making doing this right away ... but it is not your every day type of doily you see.


I had found Helen Glaze's Etsy shop 'Raggedy Anns' with her amazing patterns on how to crochet her 'doilies' and had to buy some of them right away. Like I said these are not your every day doilies but  a new take on them. They are doily rugs or as I like to call them floor dollies. The link above with take you to her Etsy shop where you will find her patterns.

No sooner the patterns were bought and I was off to thrift stores around our town in search for my supplies to make one of these beauties. I found what I needed ~ bed sheets ~ at our local Salvation Army store. Happy and eager to start I went home.
And that is where the work started of getting my supplies ready to start making my floor doily. It took much longer than I thought it would before I could start the actual piece because the first step of making a floor doily is cutting up bed sheets in order to turn them into a long strip of fabric which in the end will become something so pretty.

Things went really well at first ... 

... but then I needed a little help from a chart that I drew for myself to prevent any counting mistakes.

 In the end I didn't just make one floor doily the first day but also second one the next day and these are my beautiful floor doilies!

These lovely pieces are going find their new home in my studio and that is where you will see them next.

I even have some 'yarn' left over and another full sheet to use, so I am already looking forward to making another one soon. My hands just need a little rest right now because it is actually hard work to crochet these pretties due to the thickness of the fabric strip but it is so rewarding once you are done.

I hope you enjoyed my newest making as much as I have! Why not give it a try yourself?!

I hope you are my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. WOW these are real beauties! Can't wait to see them in your studio - how is the re-organizing going?
    Have another creative day! Pam

  2. Love this! They are really nice.

  3. Brilliant! How many sheets did each on take?? Eleanor x

    1. It really depends on which pattern you are using. The square lace floor doily was made from the leftovers from the first one.

  4. Gorgeous. I would be interested to know how many sheets were used, as well.

  5. These are so pretty. I'd be interested to know how big they are. I can imagine that crocheting woven sheets would be hard on the hands.

  6. Oh my goodness I love them! And I can see why your hands are needing some rest!! Phew!! Looks like a lot of work. What a great way to reuse sheets!!

  7. These are beautiful.. reminds me of the rag rugs my grandmother used to make, only these designs are much prettier.

  8. I love the idea of a floor doily!