FINALLY finished my Sunflower doily! Just in time to swap over to Christmas décor... (*insert face palm emoji here) Anyone else only want to crochet for the season/holiday during that season? I know I should be at least one season ahead but I can't bring myself to crochet fall goods when it's still summery, or Christmas stuff when I'm in fall mode. But then I usually have to wait a whole year to enjoy the thing I just made! (I guess if that's my biggest problem- I should be thankful!)
We usually wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas but there's something about this year that makes me want to do it early...Even if that means not enjoying the fall décor I just finished... There's just something comforting about Christmas decorations- and that seems especially needed in 2020. Am I right?
If you are still holding out on decorating for Christmas and want another fall piece- this doily is perfect! Or save it for next year to enjoy for a whole season- unlike me! It may or may not have been the extra sewing that got to me too! I really need to teach myself the "join as you go" method.
I'm not a big fan of "pattern" books but I absolutely love stitch encyclopedias, granny square or motif books- they still allow for some creativity but you don't have the re-doing of designing a pattern from scratch (unless I'm the only one who has to do that?). If you are like me- you'll love "Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs". There are a bunch of fun motifs and granny squares in this book.
How I made the Sunflower Doily:
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Connect the Shapes- Crochet Motif's Book by Edie Eckman --> Get yours here.
Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread- Classic 10 (I used Goldenrod, Russet, and Fudge Brown --> Order yours here)
Size 1.5 mm Hook
Crochet Thread Needle --> I used these, get yours here.
How to Make:
Follow the pattern on Page 149 of the Crochet Motif's Book- Motif #62
For Round 1 I used "Fudge Brown"
For Round 2 I used "Goldenrod"
For Round 3-6 I used "Russet"
*The book provides crochet as you go instructions if you'd rather do that than sewing them together*
My Doily required 35 squares and it's final measurements are 14" x 20" after blocking but you can make as many or as few as you want!