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Some doilies

Hello All,
Not much to brag about and here are two doilies that I made during the silence period.

First one is Double Pineapple Doily which I made after getting impressed from this one.
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I made it with the cotton thread I bought on Raja Market and it took 2 full hanks. I was left with not even a handful of yarn.
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Throughout the last few rows, I was nailbiting and hair scratching whether I will have enough to finish or should I buy one more hank just for the last round. Finally God saved my nails as well as the doily.
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The second one is Victorian Rose doily which I have already attempted here.
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I actually started with Fractal doily with the group in Facebook. For some reason, my doily was very big(yes, I did with Anchor knitting cotton) and came out of shape. The colors did not work. So decided to rip it out and try in single color. Till that time, I wanted to do something and so did the already perfected ( Oops read attempted) Victorian Rose doily and really liked it a lot.
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I have stuck it on the wall and it is very heavy( obviously as it is almost 3 100 gm balls of Anchor knitting cotton). I tried with double sided tape which was not strong enough, so I have used these https://www.amazon.com/Command-Picture-Hanging-12-Pack-8-Medium/dp/B000OF6X48 for extra support.
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I got these from my sister in Australia, but I’m sure it must be available in Staples.

Cheers,
Sangheetha.

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Crochet Wall Organizer

Hi All,

One of my new year resolutions is to Craft Less!! Surprised, I actually I wanted to craft in less tension and do not want to feel guilty over the WIPs and the yarn which I bought and not using them.
Did I tell, I dont have a separate shelf or cupboard to stuff the stash. So I keep them in wardrobe. So whenever I open the cupboard I feel like I’m wasting so much stuff and time in arranging and rearranging things.

So to feel good, I have packed the not-really-being-used-regularly craft items to attic.
And the other odd balls, I’m trying to make useful and quick to make items.
So that’s how the Crochet Wall Organizer idea came into being.

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My cousin was once an avid crafter and she appreciates handwork and wanted a wall organizer. I made her one in cloth and she liked it very much. She said they are very useful and can be used for various purposes in different rooms. So I decided, I will make one more for her.

I followed no pattern, 4 big granny squares, added some contrast rows and sewed them. Then for the loop, I made crochet strips and attached it with button. The Button are shirt button size, so no button holes are required. It can be fixed on any dc row, so it can be attached to any size cloth hanger.

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When I made, I intended to fix it in a hanger and cover the hanger too. Then decided that I’ll keep the loop open with button so that it can be attached on window bars also and keep room for flexible options.

I took some in-progress pictures but alas somehow they are deleted.

So, Bye for now.
Sangheetha.