Monday, February 18, 2013

Gin's B-day Gifts: The Crocheted Stuff

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My sister came up from Brooklyn this weekend, so we celebrated her birthday (which is the 26th of this month), a little early!  I made a few different things for her, and thought I'd share them in a couple of different posts.  This is the post with the crocheted bits...

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I made sixteen doilies from this Japanese crochet book that my sister got me for Christmas.  My original idea was to crochet a bunch and sew them together to make a table runner.  But as I was crocheting them I thought of a bunch of different ways the doilies could be used...

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What if she wants to use them separately?  What about starching them and pinning them to the wall?  What about framing a couple for wall art?

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So I decided to just give them to her as separate doilies and then she could decide what she'd like to use them for... and depending on what she decides on I could always help!

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For the crochet specifics, I used size 3 thread and my 2.2mm steel hook. I had a lot of fun making all the different motifs!

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I also made another owl from Bunny Mummy's pattern, to put on the package I wrapped her doilies in.

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For this cute little guy I used DK weight yarn (Stylecraft) and a 4.0mm (G) hook.

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This concludes the crocheted parts of her gift... Stay tuned for some animal themed gifts...

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    1. Thanks!! I picked the colors to match her kitchen!
      Kate :}

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  2. Everything, the doilies and the owl look so lovely :)

    Lluisa x

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    1. Thank you so much!! She loves it all so that makes me happy!
      Kate :}

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  3. I've changed my mind : may we be sisters????
    beautiful work!!!
    xxxx Ale

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  4. Love the dolies! good idea to give them separately - so many options to choose from! I really like the colours you've used - they look really good together!
    Have a good week!
    Carly
    x

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  5. Beautiful doilies - I love the way they look together on your table. Happy Birthday to your sister. :)

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  6. Well you have had busy fingers, Kate! Wow! All those amazing doilies! I love the owl's colour combination. I That pale spring green with lilac and matching beak!

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  7. Wow! Those are beautiful! You did a great job, and I love the colors. Happy birthday to your sister; she's going to love her gifts. Cute owl, too :-)

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'll pass on the "happy birthday" to her!!
      Kate :}

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  8. These are so beautiful! And your work is impeccable! I am wondering if the Japanese patterns are all charts. I don't know how to read charts, so before I buy the pattern I wanted to see how you read them.
    Thank you,
    Carol

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  9. Your doilies are SO beautiful, and I love the colors you used! Cute little owl too. Wow, you must work fast! It takes me a while to complete a doily. Still learning I guess. Happy day to you!

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  10. those doilies are just insanely beautiful!!! Your sister really is lucky! :-) Amazing job.

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