It's been ages since I've shown you any doily type projects! Today I'm sharing a crocheted runner that I just gave as a wedding gift.
The pattern is called Stardust, and it's a free vintage pattern that you can find HERE! It's a fairly labor intensive pattern, but well worth the effort! I used Aunt Lydia's size 10 crochet thread in white and a 1.5mm hook.
The pattern has you make the squares and then join them by sewing, but I joined the picots together while crocheting. It was a little tricky doing it this way as you have to turn the work a few times, but it's definitely doable! I made the runner 2 squares by 7 squares, which made the final dimensions 12 in x 43.5 in.
I was able to crochet over a lot of ends on the petals, so that eliminated some ends that I had to sew in. After the rest of the ends were sewn in, I blocked it out which opened up the pattern very nicely!
I know people are curious about how long it took me, but I honestly don't know as I worked on it over the course of several months. I'm guessing each square took somewhere between an hour and half and two hours maybe? I'm awful at keeping track of time, but I think that's a good indication that I enjoy doing it! And I'm so pleased with the final result!